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Love BaliSpirit – Meet the Masters: Danny Paradise, Ashtanga and Shamanism, USA

Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic, nature based, Indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia. He studied with the first Western Ashtanga teachers, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff and with Sri K Patabbhi Jois. It was he who introduced Sting, Trudie Styler, Madonna, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Eddie Vedder, John McEnroe and many other renowned artists, musicians, actors, dancers and sports champions to Ashtanga Yoga.

His main objective is guiding people to Evolutionary Consciousness. He says, “Develop a sacred, personal, healing, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice it will bring you well-being, fulfill your personal destiny and teach you to age with vitality, energy and grace.”


Danny Paradise, a few of his thoughts here

Bali Spirit Festival is


Don’t miss…

this gathering of like-minded friends from all over the world who carry positive influence, healing, new ideas, ancient and contemporary teachings and the Spirit of a global family

Join us and …

change for the better.

If I could be on the cover of any magazine I’d choose

Mad magazine: Shamanic Yogi on the Loose!

I found yoga…

by accident.

In the beginning I was

in the right place at the right time – that was Maui, Hawaii, playing music for a living in 1976 when the first western Ashtanga Yoga adepts, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, arrived to introduce the practices. Like many others I was naturally drawn to the practices and teachings as soon as they were introduced and I felt the immediate effects.

When in doubt, remember that

all obstacles seem to be overcome through the beauty, healing force, meditative energy and power of music, Yoga and dance.

Yoga gave me…

the strength to overcome adversity.

As I yoga teacher I

hope the work is helping me to continuously evolve and discover new levels of reality about myself and the world and universe around me. .I am simply trying to pass on my experience to people when I teach. Because these practices and teachings have inspired and helped me so much, I hope some of that inspiration can be passed on.

The greatest gift of yoga is

helping to create and nurture Independence, Personal Responsibility and Personal Authority.

I never forgot…

hearing Krishnamurti speak in Brockwood Park, England in the early ’80’s. He said ‘True Freedom means having no choice.’ This impacted me very powerfully and helped me eliminate anxiety over perceived choices. It really did help to set me free!

When I grow up

I’ll let you know!

My first job was

teaching swimming.

If it wasn’t for yoga I’d be


My favourite quote is… 

You are your only Master, Who else?’ Buddha

Despite all this yoga

I can’t Samba… yet!

I want this year to be about

Living Love! Love as a Social Force!

The book I couldn’t put down was

‘Anatomy of the Spirit’ by Caroline Myss

Tune in to

Danny Paradise! Check me out on YouTube!


Yoga is …

community service! All teachers need to recognize this if they don’t already. Any class should be available to anyone who can’t afford it. If a person truly can’t comfortably pay the amount requested then a donation should be acceptable. Teacher training programs should only be for people who have a regular long term practice. Otherwise the teachings become diluted and superficial. Then the whole community suffers.

I would love to see

yoga become in schools worldwide.

Yogis! Get up and…

check out the Anti-GMO movement…. support 100% Organic agriculture. Renewable Energy, Ending Nuclear Energy!

Meet Danny at the BaliSpirit Festival 2014!

Written by : BaliSpirit


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