SHAMANISM, TOTAL FREEDOM, EVOLUTION AND ASHTANGA YOGA with Danny Paradise The sessions include discussions, Pranayama and Asana. EACH Asana class will also include derivative poses and modifications to show how to keep expanding the practices of Ashtanga Yoga to make them a Joyous, Sacred, Lifetime, Healing, Unlimited Exploration.
As an ancient Shamanic practice, Yoga is about creating personal empowerment, personal authority and total freedom with an understanding that Nature is our Spiritual Teacher and Guide.
CLASSES ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE from beginning students to advanced practitioners, teacher trainees and teachers of ALL forms of YOGA.
The classes as taught are considered to be Teacher Training sessions as well. Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1979. He initially studied with the first Western teachers of Ashtanga, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Danny learned the beginning and advanced sequences from them over five years and has studied with Sri Patabbhi Jois in 1978 and 1980. Danny has also studied and practised with Yoga teachers and Spiritual guides in many other lineages and traditions as well as teachers of Kung fu, Tai Chi and Karate.
SESSION 1 · SEPT 5 Friday Evening 2.5 hours
Yoga and Shamanis: Journey of the Soul, Connections of Yoga to Sacred Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Fulfilling Personal Destiny, Your Dream as your Masterpiece, Conscious Evolution
Practice: Introduction to Danny's Approach Expanded exploration of standing sequence and finishing poses, including derivative routines, variations, Egyptian elements, modifications.
SESSION 2 · SEPT 6 Saturday afternoon 3.5+ hours
Healing Perspectives of Yoga, Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide, Personal Authority, Personal Responsibility, Freedom, Developing a Lifetime Sacred, Healing Practice Practice: Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama, Expanded Standing sequence with derivative routines, modifications, variations, Introduction to Primary Series and 2nd series for all levels of practitioners of all forms of Yoga.
SESSION 3 · SEPT 7 Sunday Afternoon 3.5+ hours
Chakras: Balancing Life Force, Yoga, Shamanism and Aging. Approaching Transition with Vitality and in Clarity and Peace
Practice:Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama, Expanded standing sequence, 2nd series and beyond, derivative routines.