Dhawi Pienta


Dhawi Pienta

Dhawi is a native Indonesian who came to the States to pursue college education. She then graduated from the University of Toledo and holds a BA degree in Communication. In an attempt to find inner balance between working in the corporate world, raising her family and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Dhawi discovered her love of yoga in 2002 and has been continuously practicing daily. She received her RYT 200 in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga through It’s Yoga International and also completed a 100hrs teacher training in Jivamukti at Yogaja Yoga. The past 3 years, she has been taking a journey to study through mentorship with Taylor Hunt at AYC in Columbus, OH., a level II Authorized Ashtanga teacher from KPJAYI in Mysore, India. Through direct guidance from her teacher, Taylor, and some intensive workshops from other lineage teachers worldwide, she will continue progressing with her journey in Ashtanga Yoga.

“Practice and all is coming” is the classic quote by Pattabhi Jois that Dhawi keeps closely to her heart.  Her love and passion in the traditional lineage of Ashtanga Yoga continuously pushes her to make progress in her personal practice, as well as sharing her knowledge with others. She is currently teaching at two other studios/places in Toledo, Yogaja Yoga and Racing for Recovery, because she believes that Ashtanga Yoga is for everyone and is a great tool to use as inner work to create self-transformation as it has helped her in so many parts for her life.

“My class is all about internal focus and giving oneself a chance to ‘check-in’ to their own personal space. Using the sound of our own breath and steady gaze on the eye as we move through each pose, not only will we build inevitable physical strength, flexibility, mobility and balance, this practice will also offer the opportunity for an internal transformation… only if we put the work into it.”