Daniel will share his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of yoga. We will explore and integrate the layers of Self experienced through our asana, pranayama and meditation practices.
Our morning sessions will begin with chanting and quiet meditation focused on breath and mind-body awareness. Pranayama practice will grow out of this subtle awareness of breath and internal energy currents. We’ll follow this with an expanded explorative style of asana informed by the Ashtanga Vinyasa system building our postures from the breath, bandha and principles of alignment. The essence and subtleties of breath and mind-body awareness will be continued in all practices. You will be guided to look deeply to discover and overcome your own internal knots and boundaries.
During the afternoons we’ll explore ideas relating to yoga and spirituality from a traditional and contemporary perspective to develop understanding and purpose in our practices. This will be open debate structured around various themes. Finishing with a restorative asana session.
You will leave feeling recharged, invigorated and well nourished. Plus it’s a chance to meet and share your experience with other yogis in a beautiful place.
Daniel had numerous influences leading him towards a life in yoga. From disciplined training in judo and martial arts as a child to an introspective education in art. Also learning Qi Gong standing meditation from a friend which he continued daily for two years. After leaving art college he discovered Astanga yoga in 2003 with Christopher Gladwell in Bristol and was immediately devoted to this challenging transformative practice. Even in the early stages, positive developments followed due to personal dedication and support from charismatic people. Practice practice and all is coming! Events unfolded and in 2006 he travelled to India to practice with Shri K. Patthabi Jois, then he moved on to Thailand to participate in the teacher training with Paul Dallaghan, a man who remains his primary teacher. Returning to Samahita every year since 2006 to continue studying asana / pranayama with Paul and O. P. Tiwari and anatomy with Neil Barker. Daniel stayed in Thailand throughout 2007 where he met his wife.
In 2008 he began teaching full time at mYoga in Hong Kong where he currently lives and works.
Daniel is an excellent teacher, his demonstrations are very detailed, it is absolutely amazing to watch and listen to him describing each move and be guided with awareness and care in each Asana. Other than his excellent knowledge in Asanas, Daniel has also been an amazing pranayama & guided meditation teacher. I learned so much about the benefits of yoga physically & psychologically!
Daniel also has exceptional communication and interpersonal skills which he uses efficiently when interacting with his students. He has a very sensitive approach, he truly and honestly addresses each concern with equal attention.
I would say that Daniel has all the qualities of an exceptional teacher. It has been both a remarkable learning experience and privilege for me to have known Daniel and attend his retreat. I would certainly wish him all the best for his future. With the numerous abilities that he has, he is surely an asset for any yoga studio & retreat center that has him.
I look forward to attend his next retreat!
∼ Pascaline, October 2014
The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.
|7.00 am||Meditation and Pranayama|
|8.00 am||Asana (Led Ashtanga/Hatha Vinyasa)|
|10.00 am – 1.00 pm||Brunch Buffet|
|4.00 am – 5.00 am||Discussion/Workshop|
|5.00 am – 6.00 pm||Restorative Asana/Inversions|
|6:00 pm||Dinner Buffet|