A fresh take on wellness…
Pose with a Pisces, the brainchild of Najma Dawood, offers a curated wellness experience to address your unique needs. Whether you are a corporate office seeking to offer yoga classes to your staff, or a busy mom who doesn’t have time to make it to the studio, I am here to bring yoga to you.
Hello, my name is Najma and I’m a Yoga-holic! Growing up, all I ever wanted was to be myself, and Yoga has allowed me to do just that; albeit decades later. I struggled with anxiety for much of my life, and a lot of it can be attributed to feeling pressure to perform and conform. Yoga helped me to shed the expectations of others, including myself (hello perfectionism!), and prioritize living authentically.
Before developing a deeper Yoga practice, I spent several years working in corporate where I felt unseen, unheard, undervalued, and underutilized. I decided to go back to school for my Masters in Digital Media at NYU in 2016. The program allowed me to reconnect with my innate creativity and intellect; I began to explore the topic of the self and identity through the lens of emerging technology. After graduating, I realized that getting another job was not for me, and was led on a winding road to Yoga Teacher Training at Sacred Brooklyn in Bed-Stuy.
YTT allowed me to dive deep into the core of my being and emerge with a renewed sense of self and a sense of knowing that I was never able to access before. It gave me the tools to find my peace in any situation and the courage to keep going regardless of what others think.
In my class, students will have the opportunity to reconnect with their spirit through a slow progression of gentle postures, a few well-placed challenges—all leading up to a sweet surrender in Savasana. I love to give my students time and space to really feel the transitions between asanas and achieve proper alignment. You can always count on me to have a vibe-y playlist and foster a fun, non-judgmental environment. I can’t wait to lead and be led by you!
M.S. Integrated Digital Media - New York University
B.S. Communications Management - Manhattanville College