SHAMANISM, TOTAL FREEDOM, EVOLUTION AND ASHTANGA YOGA WITH DANNY PARADISE FROM SEPTEMBER 4th – 6th, 2015
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. “Yoga arose out of man’s perception of nature and is a journey back to Nature.” 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. Danny Paradise has been practising 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 Pattabhi 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. Since 1979 Danny has introduced all levels of the practices of Ashtanga Yoga to students and teachers worldwide. He has also introduced the Ashtanga practices to world renowned artists, musicians, dancers, Buddhist Lamas, actors and sports champions. He incorporates several indigenous spiritual traditions into the practice and philosophy of Yoga, relating Yoga to all Shamanic nature-based cultures. Danny draws from the teachings of Krishnamurti, Buddha, ancient Egypt as well as many Indigenous Cultures: Hawaiian, Mayan, Native Americans. Danny passes on ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. His purpose is to help people develop a Sacred, safe, meditative, healing, joyful, expanding, pain free, personal self-practice. Danny teaches all the Ashtanga sequences with emphasis on an expanding evolving practice. He shows derivative poses, modifications and variations within the structure of all the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga. Classes include Pranayama, Asana and open discussions on topics such as:
- Shamanic and Historical Roots of Yoga and the connection to other ancient cultures: Egyptian, Mayan, North and South American Native, Chinese, Polynesian.
- Healing Processes of Ashtanga Yoga, and other healing traditions.
- Relationship of Yoga to Sacred Indigenous Spiritual traditions worldwide.
- Spiritual Intelligence and Evolution.
- Responsibility, Personal Authority, The Sacred, Fulfilling Personal Destiny and Yoga.
- Food, Diet and the dangers of the Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Genetically Modified Food Industries.
- Medical Intuition: Understanding the processes that create disease and healing and the relationship to Chakras and glandular systems.
- Yogic and Shamanic perspectives on aging and Death.
THE CLASSES ARE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES AND LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE from beginning students to advanced practitioners and teachers of ALL forms of YOGA. These classes are considered to be Teacher Training sessions as well.
1st class Friday September 4th, 2015 – 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm Yoga and Shamanism: 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.
2nd class Saturday September 5th, 2015 – 2.30 pm to 6 pm 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.
rd class Sunday September 6th, 2015 – 2.30 pm to 6 pm 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. We kindly ask you to be punctual. It may be possible that classes finish a little longer, Danny just let himself go!!! This Immersion is suitable for all ages and all levels of practice, from beginning students to advanced practitioners, teacher trainees and teachers of ALL forms of YOGA. The Immersion classes, as taught, are considered to be a real Teacher Training sessions as well.
RESERVATION PROCEDURE: Due to the limited number of spaces available for this workshops we only accept binding reservations with full pre-payment of the workshop fees. With full payment of the workshop fee your are firmly booked for the workshop. In case you cannot come, you can name another person who can come instead of you. Priority will be given to the participants of the full workshop.
DATE & PRICES: Complete Immersion 155€ early bird or 185€ if paid after June 30th. Groups with minimum 5 people from the same Yoga School: € 140,00/student before June 30th. Friday Sep. 4th: 45€ early bird, 55€ if paid after June 30th. Saturday Sep. 5th: 55€ early bird, 65€ if paid after June 30th. Sunday Sep. 6th: 55€ early bird, 65€ if paid after June 30th.
Applications must be sent by email to email@example.com and bank transfers to:
ASHTANGA YOGA MODENA ASD
IBAN: IT76 L076 0112 9000 0100 9567 296
Subject: “Name Surname Workshop Danny Paradise”.
Afterwards you’ll receive a confirmation and all info about places to stay and facilities in Modena. For further information, please contact Isabella at +39.346 6843037 or firstname.lastname@example.org See also www.dannyparadise.com Thank you!