inspiHER Project | About Abbey Daw
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About Abbey Daw

Abbey’s Background

Abbey Daw has been practicing yoga for sixteen years and professionally teaching for thirteen years. With over thousands of hours of yoga education, she is a certificated yoga therapist and instructor. She grew up as an avid athlete from a young age and fell in love with yoga when she attended her first yoga class in 1999. As a young athlete, Abbey ran eight marathons including the Boston and NYC marathons. She also has competed in many half marathons, relays, and four times completed the longest one-day-sanctioned bike race in the country.

Fine Tuning Skills

Abbey is a natural born leader and a naturally gifted teacher. She has taken all opportunities that have allowed her to step into leadership roles and positions that challenge her potential. Abbey has always set high goals throughout her life within her jobs and personal goals. In 2006 Abbey got her first certification through Yoga Fit and immediately knew yoga would be her career path.  She was then hired within local gyms and finally landed a corporate gym position at Life Time Fitness. Within her time there, she helped develop a weight loss program, was awarded instructor of the quarter and NPS instructor of the year. In 2009, Abbey was picked to be on the first cycle board by the CEO of Life Time fitness in Minnesota at the cycle summit.

Always Learning

In 2010 Abbey enrolled in the 500-hour teacher-training program at Centered City Yoga in SLC, Utah, through D’ana Baptiste and InBody Academy and never looked back.

Abbey has spent the last 16 years being deeply and passionately involved in full time teaching within many different spa’s, clubs, and studio’s throughout the Salt Lake City valley. She currently teaches full time yoga at 21st Yoga in SLC. She believes in order to be a good teacher; you must always be a student. In 2013 she traveled to New York City and studied with world-renowned teacher, Ana Forrest, within her advanced training.

Special Training

Over the years, Abbey has developed skills and passion for addiction, trauma, and special populations. She believes that yoga can heal those suffering from these vices and has witnessed the way yoga can truly save lives, because it has saved her own life. She also specializes in working with athletes and enjoys guiding them to find their body from an entirely different perspective then what they already know by being engaged in athletics. She believes with athlete’s; it is about uncovering potential while riding an edge within integrity of the body. Abbey ultimately establishes the intention to heal and deepen the connection to body, as well as progress the mind cognitively to improve mental focus and awareness while she teaches.