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 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.
SINCE 1979 Danny has introduced all levels of the practices of Ashtanga Yoga to students and teachers in 40 countries. He has also introduced the Ashtanga practices to world renowned artists, musicians, dancers, Buddhist Lamas, actors, designers, film directors and sports champions. He incorporates indigenous spiritual traditions into the practice and philosophy of Yoga, relating Yoga to all Shamanic nature-based cultures.
Danny draws from the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, Buddha, ancient Egypt as well as many Indigenous cultures. Danny passes on ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. His objective is to help guide people to evolutionary consciousness as well as 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. As a Ritualistic, Meditative and Therapeutic exploration he shows derivative poses, modifications, Egyptian Yoga, Taoist, Kung Fu and Tai Chi variations within the structure of all the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga.
Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic Indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia.
Danny is also a musician, song writer, performance artist and film maker. Please see this recent song and animated film Danny helped create with an International group of activists, animators, musicians and cinematographers: ‘Love Will Rescue You‘ https://youtu.be/KZEdFZKlWWs
“Inspiring, really wonderful…Bravo! The film and the song will move hearts and engage minds.” – STING