“To be a warrior is to learn to be genuine in every moment of your life.”

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


About Dawn

Dawn Tanis, a certified yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist, is the founder of Sunrise Healing Arts in Thunderbolt, GA.  Dawn’s work draws from many different disciplines:  The Rolf Method of Structural Integration, Thai Bodywork, Swedish/Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage, Somatic Movement, Biodynamic Cranial Touch (aka Stillness Touch), Breathwork, Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Meditation. Some of her teachers include Neal Powers, Sharon WheelerGiorgia Milne, and Elijah Nisenboim.

Dawn has spent the majority of her life as an athlete and believes in the infinite wisdom of the body as a doorway in towards self-awareness and healing.  She has worked with people of all ages and appreciates the embodiment of all stages of life.

She also enjoys world travel & foreign languages, frolicking in nature, singing, playing guitar, and gut-gripping belly laughs.



“I participated in the 10 session structural integration series with Dawn this past year and it completely changed my life. That might seem dramatic to some, but as a woman who has dealt with weight issues since childhood, this bodywork brought to light for me the real root issue: I had disassociated from my own body. Each session was completely different, some were more intense than others, but by the end I felt so much more spacious within myself and much more in tune with what my body was asking for and needing from me. Naturally, this awareness led me to eat healthier and take better care of myself. I highly recommend everyone to try this work with Dawn!"

- Mackensey Alexander