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WORKSHOP CON DANNY PARADISE A MODENA

Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2017

Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2017

Per la 3a volta a Modena, dal 15 al 17 settembre 2017, DANNY PARADISE con “Sciamanismo, evoluzione, libertà e yoga”. Tutte le sessioni saranno un’ampia esplorazione della conoscenza sciamanica, della pratica terapeutica delle Asana e del Pranayama dell’Ashtanga, la presentazione della versione egiziana dello Yoga ed altre posture con influenze del Kung Fu e del Tai Chi. Rivolto agli yogis e yoginis di tutti i livelli e stili di Yoga. Iscrizione aperte!
Organizzato da Ashtanga Yoga Modena ® A.S.D.

Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2015

Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2015

Danny Paradise pratica Ashtanga Yoga dal 1976 e insegna in giro per il mondo dal 1979. Inizialmente ha studiato con i primi insegnanti di Ashtanga nell’Occidente, David Williams e Nancy Gilgoff. Con loro Danny apprese in 5 anni le prime sequenze e quelle avanzate ed ha studiato con Sri Pattabhi Jois nel 1978 e nel 1980. Inoltre Danny ha studiato e praticato con altri insegnanti di Yoga e guide spirituali in tante altre tradizioni e linee come, ad esempio, Kung Fu, Tai Chi e Karate. Dal 1979 Danny ha introdotto tutti i livelli di pratica dell’Ashtanga Yoga ad allievi e insegnanti in tutto il mondo e diventa ancora più conosciuto perché da molti anni è l’insegnante di Sting e di Madonna. Ha introdotto la pratica anche a queste celebrità: Trudie Styler, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Graham Nash, Donna Karan (DKNY), Eddie Vedder e Jeff Ament dei Pearl Jam, Micky Hart e Bob Weir dei Grateful Dead, Dominic Miller, Chris Botti, John McEnroe e sua moglie Patty Smyth, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Griminelli e molti altri artisti, musicisti, ballerini, Lamas buddisti, attori e campioni sportivi. Ha incorporato diverse tradizioni spirituali indigene nella pratica e nella filosofia dello Yoga, creando una relazione tra questo e tutte le culture sciamaniche basate sulla natura. Danny spazia tra gli insegnamenti di Krishnamurti, Buddha, Egitto Antico e le diverse culture indigene: Hawaiana, Maya, Nativa Americana passando da una tradizione antica a una non dogmatica, contemporanea, compassionevole con un senso di umorismo unico! Il suo obiettivo è aiutare le persone a sviluppare la loro pratica personale in modo sicuro, meditativo, terapeutico, gioioso e libero da dolori. Danny insegna tutte le sequenze dell’Ashtanga con enfasi nello sviluppo e nell’espansione della pratica. Mostra le posture come erano in origine, le modifiche e variazioni dentro della struttura di tutte le sequenze dell’Ashtanga Yoga. Le lezioni includono Pranayama, asana e discussioni aperte sui seguenti temi:

  1. Le radici storiche e sciamaniche dello Yoga e il collegamento con altre culture antiche: Egizie, Maya, Sud e Nord Americane, Cinese e Polinesiana.
  2. Processo terapeutico dell’Ashtanga Yoga ed altre tradizioni terapeutiche.
  3. Relazione tra lo Yoga e le sacre tradizioni indigene nel mondo.
  4. Intelligenza spirituale ed evoluzione.
  5. Responsabilità, autorità personale, realizzazione del proprio destino e Yoga.
  6. Alimentazione, dieta ed i pericoli della chimica farmaceutica e della industria degli alimenti geneticamente modificati.
  7. Intuizione e consapevolezza: comprensione dei processi che creano le malattie e come curarsi. La relazione tra i chakra ed i sistemi ghiandolari.
  8. Prospettive yogiche e sciamaniche nell’invecchiamento e morte.
Super Baba Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2015

Super Baba Danny Paradise a Modena, settembre 2015

“Lo Yoga è nato dalla percezione umana della natura ed è un viaggio di ritorno ad Essa” Questo incredibile workshop include la pratica originale del Pranayama dell’Ashtanga, la pratica delle asana in un modo ampio e discussioni sulle tematiche poste da Danny. Ogni lezione pratica include anche le posture proposte in origine ed alcune modifiche per mostrare come continuare ad espandere la pratica dell’Ashtanga Yoga rendendola gioiosa e lunga una vita, insomma, una esplorazione senza limiti! Come una pratica sciamanica antica, lo Yoga riguarda il nostro potere interiore e la nostra totale libertà, con la comprensione che la Natura è la nostra Guida e insegnante spirituale. Le lezioni sono adatte a tutte le età e livelli di esperienza, dai principianti ai praticanti più avanzati e agli insegnanti di tutti i tipi di Yoga. Non perdete quest’esperienza ricca di informazioni comparata a un vero Teacher Training!

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PROGRAMMA:

Venerdì 15 settembre dalle 18.30 alle 21.30 Viaggio dell’anima, connessioni fra lo Yoga e le tradizioni spirituali indigene, realizzazione del proprio destino, il tuo sogno come un’opera prima, evoluzione della coscienza. Pratica: Introduzione al mondo di Danny, ampia esplorazione della sequenza in piedi e delle chiusure, includendo le routines originali, variazioni, elementi egiziani e modifiche.

Sabato 16 settembre dalle 14.30 alle 18.30 Prospettive terapeutiche dello Yoga, sciamanismo e le tradizioni indigene nel mondo, autorità e responsabilità personale, libertà, sviluppo di una vita sacra secondo i propri parametri di “sacro”, pratica terapeutica. Pratica: Pranayama dell’Ashtanga, sequenza in piedi ampliata con le routines originali e variazioni, introduzione alla 2ª serie per tutti i livelli dei diversi stili di Yoga.

Domenica 17 settembre dalle 14.30 alle 18.30 Chakra: equilibrare la forza vitale, Yoga e invecchiamento, avvicinarsi alla transizione con vitalità, luce e pace. Pratica: Pranayama dell’Ashtanga Yoga, routines originali e qualche postura della 2ª e 3ªserie in una visione più ampliata.

Si richiede la massima puntualità. Informiamo che l’orario di fine lezione è indicativo, pertanto saranno possibili eventuali prolungamenti. Nel caso non si possa poi partecipare, è possibile cedere il workshop ad un’altra persona, ma non è prevista la restituzione della quota. Sarà data la priorità ai partecipanti del workshop completo.

COSTI:

Ogni sessione: € 65,00/Workshop completo: € 180,00

Gruppi 4+ allievi stessa scuola: € 160,00

Affiliazione ad Ashtanga Yoga Modena ASD e tesseramento obbligatorio ASI: €5,00

ASHTANGA YOGA MODENA A.S.D.

IBAN: IT92Z0538712919000002483126

BANCA POPOLARE DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA

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Vedi anche www.dannyparadise.com Per ulteriori info, chiamare Isabella al 346 6843037. Grazie!

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Read the complete interview of Danny Paradise: Evolution and Ashtanga Yoga in Modena

An awesome talk with with Danny Paradise, Yoga teacher and guru of the stars in

Chiara Mastria

Chiara Mastria

Modena, Italy. By Chiara Mastria from Resto Del Carlino Modena.

How and when have you started practicing Ashtanga yoga?

DP – I began studying Ashtanga Yoga in Maui, Hawaii on a May 2nd, 1976 with the first Western adepts and teachers of the practices, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. I studied with them off and on for 5 years. I had studied Martial Arts as a teenager and was an athlete. An older Yoga friend in Hawaii told me and others that two young Yoga teachers had arrived and were going to give a demonstration of Ashtanga Yoga. At the time no one had ever heard of the practice. David and Nancy did a wild advanced demonstration…showing extreme strength, flexibility and balance. The next day in a beautiful shaded park 35 people started the practice with them. I broke into a sweat that day after 10 seconds in the first posture they taught. I realized that this was something completely new for me and extremely deep and powerful…I’ve continued the practices since then –  for 39 years.  I have also studied with the Indian teacher of the form…Sri K Patabbhi Jois in 1978 and 1980 in California and Hawaii.

Why is it so appreciated in western countries?

DP – I think Ashtanga Yoga is appreciated all over the world when it’s taught properly and carefully. People see dramatic results and positive changes in their lives. Their immune system is boosted, They create greater health, energy and vitality as well as strength, balance and flexibility. Many conditions can be healed. Stress, anxiety and all tension can be eliminated. They come deeply into the Present. They learn the evolutionary practices and suggestions of our Ancestors who were concerned with helping people lead the most healthful, tranquil, creative lives possible. Learning the disciplines of the exploration of Yoga helps to clarify the mind, increase perception, intuition and ways of seeing beyond ordinary reality…. All Yoga works in this way, fine tuning people’s senses and putting them more in sync with the flow and power of Nature. Ashtanga Yoga contains more concentrated aspects of the practices of Yoga. It also helps nurture independence and freedom to explore the practices on your own once you’ve studied for a period of time. The practices naturally slow down the mind and create the ability for deeper concentration, meditation and communication with the soul and the Great Soul. These are ancient Shamanic practices that deeply resonate with the soul.

In other words…Yoga works! You get a bigger picture…

You have taught too many celebrities like Madonna and Sting. Are they good students?

DP – They love the practices of Ashtanga Yoga and have great respect for Yoga.   All the more well known people, artists, musicians I’ve taught were excellent students and already quite disciplined when I met them. To survive in life in general and the Entertainment Business, certainly for so long, requires being on top of one’s health, clarity and vitality. Yoga in my experience is a foundation for living; It pulls people’s lives together in deep natural ways. If you do the work at your foundation then you are creating more opportunities for yourself and more clarity for your own personal life and art. Or another way to say this is: You can handle the opportunities that come your way and meet the challenges of life with full energy and responsibility…

We know that you have taught also to Luciano Pavarotti. How did it happen? So, considering that Pavarotti did yoga with you, anyone can do it, right?

DP – I met Luciano Pavarotti and Nicoletta through Luciano’s good friend, the amazing Classical Flutist Andrea Griminelli.  Andrea is considered the world’s greatest classical flutist and he toured often with Luciano. Over the years I worked with Sting and his wife Trudie, I met Andrea Griminelli who was also their very good friend…Andrea studied Yoga with me at Sting and Trudie’s house on numerous occasions. He liked the practices and one day he suggested I meet Luciano and Nicoletta and see if they wanted to learn Yoga. Soon after I came to their apartment in NY and introduced the practices to them. I taught them over numerous visits to NY and in Europe.

The practices of Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga can be taught to anyone by an experienced and sensitive teacher. Everything can be modified to suit each physical and psychological condition of the students. Luciano obviously had an amazing understanding of breath and that is really the essence of the practices of classical Yoga. He had certain obvious limitations especially because of a bad hip at the time but he was able to learn basic movements and some of the principles of the practices. He was also enthusiastic and a very sweet man. So to answer your question; Anyone can learn apects of the practices of Yoga- at any age, physiological or emotional condition.

What’s your typical day?

DP – I’ve been traveling and teaching Yoga around the world since 1979. When I’m not traveling and teaching I live in the Hawaiian Islands in a remote rainforest.  Most days of the week I practice Pranayama for 40 minutes in the mornings which is a series of breathing exercises. After a break I do an hour and a half to two hours of Asana practice based on the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga. I practice Kung Fu and incorporate some of the movements and postures from Kung Fu into my Yoga practice.  I also play music, compose songs and do performance. I usually work on music each day.  After my daily routine if I’m teaching I have my class. Otherwise, if I’m not teaching and I’m home I enjoy the powerful gifts of Nature where I live –  swim each day in the ocean, work in the jungle garden…

What do you think about the contemporary way of life?

DP – Whose contemporary way of life? I aim to spend as much time as possible in Nature. When I can be immersed in Nature for long periods of time my life force increases and that makes it easier for me to travel, explore new regions as well as teach. The general urban contemporary lifestyle is not something I spend a lot of time in. I encourage people to spend more time in Nature. At the same time there are tremendously talented people living in Urban zones. There are huge new Communities of people learning Yoga and changing their lifestyle in a positive way to meet the challenge of growing older with vitality, clarity, health and creativity. After all, if we are creating this dream we all have to begin to work together in compassion and clarity to clean up the mess that is happening all around us. The big cities are toxic in many ways with tremendous pollution, stress, anxiety and fear…All these elements shorten life.

The solutions to these problems exist. If people have to continue living in giant urban places and if they come together and apply their knowledge and wisdom the cities can radically change for the positive.  The solutions are clear and simple. For example, rooftop gardens are a revolution in Urban centers now. Clever teachers are starting gardens at schools so children can learn to grow their own food… Many cities around the world are cleaning up their rivers and waterways after realizing they have no choice! They build beautiful parks and gardens around the rivers and nature dramatically responds as a result. This is the beginning of a deep healing. In order for people to survive nature has to be cleansed from the damage mankind has been inflicting upon it.

What’s the greatest teaching that you received from yoga? 

DP – Certainly how to create peace, tranquility and a healing life-force each day…How to manifest my dreams, how to take care of my health and well being, how to attempt to age gracefully with energy and clarity and learn how to communicate with Gaia – the living force of Nature. Yoga also nurtures independence, freedom, personal authority and personal responsibility. For me Yoga has been an endless evolving evolutionary tool.

This is the second time that Ashtanga Yoga Modena organize your workshop here. In Italy we usually say that there is always a third time, after the second… So, when are you coming to visit us again?  

DP – I’ll come back as soon as I can!  Italy is an amazing country with vibrant people, a phenomenal living history and beautiful nature… I move around the world traveling, teaching and playing music. I try to come back often to beautiful places with an expanding community of friends who are exploring the ancestral and evolutionary practices of Yoga. Isabella Furtado of Modena is an excellent, sweet, dedicated, enthusiastic practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga. I’m very thankful that she invited me to come back to Modena!

With Peace and Blessings,

Danny Paradise