Our Mission & Values
Co-Founder of Messy White Elephant, Dawn is a 1200 hour Certified Baptiste Yoga teacher and a Fit to Lead graduate with the Baptiste Institute. Dawn is also a Life Coach, Community Change Maker, and Leadership Consultant. Dawn started practicing yoga after experiencing panic attacks post 9/11. In 2011, after ten years of studying with various teachers in NYC, she discovered Baptiste Power Yoga and became a yoga teacher. Dawn also has 23+ years of corporate leadership experience. She has founded numerous successful organizations while living in NYC. Her goal is to facilitate transformative leadership skills to individuals and groups throughout the world.
Co-Founder of Messy White Elephant, Margie is 500hr Certified Baptiste Leader. Level 1 YOD Instructor, 500hr RYT with Yoga Alliance and Yin Trained. She is currently in FIT to Lead, a 2 year training program with Baptiste Yoga, April 2020-2021. Margie is passionate about teaching mindfulness, problem solving and positivity to children. She gets extra practice with her young grandchildren. Yoga has not only given her physical transformation, it has also been a vehicle into deep inquiry, altering her life and brought in healthy mental practices. Margie's legacy is her most valuable WHY, leaving the future generations with the tools to defy the lie and become strong, authentic, powerful leaders.