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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, 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.


sarapicAbout Sara

Sara Malphrus began practicing massage in 2007. She is originally from Albany, GA and studied at the Atlanta School of Massage in Atlanta. She has worked in a variety of settings from spa to chiropractic and private practice. She has also traveled doing massage for the cast of the broadway show STOMP.

She offers therapeutic massage and reflexology at Sunrise Healing Arts.


"Dawn Tanis was one of my first, and by far my most influential, yoga teachers. Because of her early and unconditional support, encouragement, skill, patience, and humor, I have been inspired to maintain a daily yoga practice for the last five years. Dawn's [Thai] massage practice is like having someone else do your yoga for you! What could be better? Dawn is a wonderful teacher, friend, and spirit."

- Steve Mosch