EVOLUTION & YOGA'
"Taking care of your mind and body in the deepest ways prescribed by the Spirit is the same whether you are from the East or the West. In this way true evolution occurs. We’re in the process of evolution anyway, but when you take active responsibility the process speeds up." Danny Paradise
Weekend Workshop Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday afternoon
Suitable for beginning to advanced practitioners and teachers of all forms of Yoga
Guests are welcome to come to 1, 2 or all 3 sessions.
SHAMANISM, FREEDOM, EVOLUTION AND YOGA
Workshops are suitable for all levels of practitioners and teachers of all forms of Yoga.
Danny teaches the Ashtanga Sequences with emphasis on an expanding evolving practice. He shows derivative poses, modifications and variations, Egyptian Root Yoga positions, Elements of Tai Chi and Kung Fu within the structure of the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga. Classes include Pranayama, Asana, and open discussions on topics such as:
1/Shamanic and Historical Roots of Yoga and the connection to other ancient cultures: Egyptian, Mayan, North and South American Native, Chinese, Polynesian.
2/:Healing Processes of Yoga, and other Native/Indigenous traditions.
3/Spiritual Intelligence and Evolution.
4/Personal Responsibility, Personal Authority, Fulfilling Personal Destiny and Yoga
5/Medical Intuition: Understanding the processes that create disease and healing and the relationship to Chakras and glandular systems.Yogic and 5/Shamanic perspectives on Aging and Transition.
Day 1 (Friday) 6:30PM - 8:30PM
1st Class Friday Evening 2-2.5 hours:
Yoga and Shamanism: Yoga is an ancestral gift to the Human Race from Nature to help reconnect us to the Journey of the Soul. Yoga has connections to all Sacred, Indigenous, Shamanic Spiritual Traditions. Danny begins each class with a short discussion on perspectives of these Shamanic technologies and the Journey of the Soul that lead us to healing, evolutionary consciousness and personal communication to the Spirit without the Intermediary or guru.
Friday evening introduction
A non-dogmatic, playful approach to the exploration of Ashtanga Yoga including an Expanded Standing sequence with derivative routines, Egyptian Elements, modifications, variations, including aspects of Tai Chi and Kung Fu positions and movements related to Yoga practices. Some sitting poses from primary/second series.
Day 2 (Saturday) 1PM - 5PM
Yoga as the science of flexibility, strength, balance, healing, meditation, purification, happiness, aging and transition.
PRANAYAMA: An accessible Introduction to the Pranayama routine in the ASHTANGA Yoga Tradition.
A non-dogmatic, playful approach to the exploration of Ashtanga Yoga including an Expanded Standing sequence with derivative routines, Egyptian Elements, Taoist Positions, modifications, variations, including an aspects of Tai Chi and Kung Fu. Elements of Primary Series and 2nd series with derivative poses, variations, modifications ... for all levels of practitioners and teachers of all forms of Yoga
Day 3 (Sunday) 1PM - 5PM
'SHAMANISM AND AGING'. Sunday After noon 3.5-4 Hours
Chakras: Balancing Life Force/Native American and Yogic/Tibetan perspectives of Chakras, Yoga, Shamanism and Aging, Approaching Transition with Vitality, Clarity and Peace
PRACTICE: Pranayama -An accessible Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama.
Asana Practice - Ritualistic, Meditative and Therapeutic exploration of Asanas, Martial Arts Positions from Tai Chi and Kung Fu, Egyptian Yoga with Ashtanga Yoga for all levels. (Extended standing sequence from Ashtanga Yoga and other varied Yoga traditions, variations, derivative poses and modifications. 2nd series and beyond, derivative routines, Extended finishing sequence.)
ABOUT DANNY PARADISE
Danny has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching in 42 countries since 1979. He initially studied with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, the first Western teachers and adepts of Ashtanga Yoga. In 1978 and 1980 he also studied with the Indian teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in California and Hawaii.
Danny was an early advanced practitioner and pioneer who played a seminal role introducing people around the world in public classes to the Ashtanga Yoga form. He was the first Western ‘Traveling Teacher’ Of Ashtanga Yoga and continues each year to introduce his style of the exploration of Yoga in new countries. Danny also has taught some of the world‘s most renowned and talented musicians, actors, sports champions, artists, designers, film directors and dancers.
Danny teaches the Ashtanga Yoga sequences with emphasis on an expanding, evolving practice as well as showing derivative poses, modifications and variations.
Yoga is an ancient exploration of ancestral teachings and is an evolving, visionary path.
Danny draws from the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, Buddhism, ancient Egypt, contemporary teachers such as Carolyne Myss, Alberto Villoldo, as well as many shamanic nature based indigenous native cultures including Mayan, Hawaiian and Native Americans.
He communicates the teachings of ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. Danny shares his insights into healing and freedom in a creative, therapeutic and ritualistic exploration of Yoga.
Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic, nature based, indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia. The Yogis and Shamans were the early pioneers of consciousness, healing knowledge, and communication with the spirit realms. The basic premise of Shamanism is that nature is our spiritual guide and teacher. Danny’s main objective is guiding people to evolutionary consciousness as well as to help people develop a healing, sacred, personal, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice.
Yoga is designed to create well-being, help people fulfill personal destiny and learn to age with vitality, energy and grace. Danny teaches Yoga as a means of creating personal authority, personal responsibility leading to universal responsibility.
Danny has also studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate. Danny is a musician, singer, songwriter, performance artist, Human Rights Activist, film maker and film producer.
Danny's Music CDs: ‘Caravan Of Souls’ (2021), 'River Of The Soul' & 'Travelers, Magicians and Shamans' available on Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes and www.dannyparadise.bandcamp.com
His DVD is called 'River Of The Soul'
See his animated film and song produced with Matthew Kelly and recorded with Chris Botti and other World Musicians, ‘Love Will Rescue You’ On YouTube: https://youtu.be/KZEdFZKlWWs
More Videos on YouTube Channel: Danny Paradise
‘Now That The Shamans Have Planes’ with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell and Chris Botti:
‘Ye Rising Stars’ with Dominic Miller:
‘At The Conference Of The Birds’ with Dominic Miller and Manose Singh: