Ashtanga the shamanic way…

Danny Paradise

Ashtanga which means “eight limbs” in Sanskrit refers to the eight limbs of yoga laid out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. An ancient system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method  involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures. A process producing intense internal heat and purifying sweat that detoxifies the whole body. For more info check the following link :
Some of us may have more or less experience in ashtanga yoga, but what most of us may not be familiar with is ashtanga the shamanic way. A style that we will have the opportunity to be introduced to by Danny Paradise at BYC.
Danny Paradise is a teacher and a yogi who has been teaching and practicing for more than 30 years and has been influenced by many great spiritual teachers. What characterize his teaching is the blend of different traditions, a liberated and non-dogmatic way of practicing yoga.
Here follows a short bio and his website:
Danny has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since May 1976 and teaching publicly (and occasionally privately) worldwide since 1979. He teaches all levels of students and teachers and was in one of the earliest groups of westerners to learn all the classical sequences of Ashtanga Yoga. His first teachers were David Williams & Nancy Gilgoff. David was the first western Ashtanga adept. He began teaching with David Williams in 1979 and was asked to assist him at that time.
Danny introduces the forms to beginning students, experienced/advanced practitioners and teachers. Many people he has taught are now themselves teaching and have their own schools. He’s also introduced the Ashtanga forms to many people who were Yoga teachers in other traditions and styles.
He’s taught numerous well known artists, musicians, dancers, sports champions and studied with K. Patabbhi Jois in 1978 in Hawaii and 1980 in Hawaii in the USA. This included K.P. Jois’s first advanced series public classes in 1980 which were in Maui, Hawaii.
He’s also studied and practiced with numerous teachers of other Yoga forms as well as various martial arts including Karate, Kung Fu and Tai Chi. His influences in Spirituality have come from Krishnamurti, teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Shiva, Yoga, as well as numerous Shamanic traditions of Native North and South Americans, from indigenous cultures of the Pacific, Tibet, Africa and South East Asia. Some of these traditions also include Mayan, Egyptian, Hawaiian… His main objective is to help people develop a sacred, personal, private, safe, healing, meditative, consistent , non-dogmatic Yoga practice. A few of Danny’s personal thoughts:
•    Everyone is born to follow their dream.
•    Borders were created by narrow-minded men {not women!} to divide and control people, but God created a world and a universe without borders, without limitations…
•    Only a person with a tiny mind wants to lock people out or in.
•    Death is just another stage of evolution.
•    Love is an endless well available at all times from the Great Spirit… no charge!
•    Go organic! Stay Flexible…
•    Find out what’s really going on… Travel!

Danny Paradise will present  the Shamanic Yoga at the Pre-Conference for 6 hours and during the Main Conference he will hold classes daily.

Looking forward to it!

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