with Danny Benoit
$35 per person
Ahhhh yoga. So much to be gained through this beautiful discipline. These shapes take us on a journey don't they? When is the last time you felt focus, fear, faith, strength, humbled, empowered all at the same time? Arm balances and inversions have the potential to ignite all of these in one fleeting moment.
In this 120 minute workshop Danny will take you on a fun-filled, challenging journey into the land of balancing on your head, your hands, your forearms, your shoulders, your face!! The space will be set with a powerful guided meditation to help you summon the strength needed and work through any fear of flying. We'll warm up with a vinyasa flow directed to the use of core and bandha engagement. Then we take flight! Whoa! That's alot! Bring your strength and a smile. Check your ego at the door and watch how you fly off the floor!!
Suitable for all levels. In every shape we'll find a way for you to achieve your next level be it using props to help your crow or sticking handstands in the middle of the room....on your fingertips! The next level is yours! Come explore how turning your practice upside down can help you grow right side up!
Danny Benoit turned to yoga in 1991 to help settle his mind after serving in the Gulf War. Healing happened and his yoga practice stopped. He rekindled his affair with yoga in 1995 looking for a new physical challenge. The affair turned to love as he felt his physical practice turn into a spiritual awakening. This awakening has kept him connected to the mat ever since.
After years of unfulfilled corporate work Danny left California for a year long road trip throughout the US and Mexico to “rediscover” himself. This newfound clarity led him to Nepal where he taught Nepali’s to fly airplanes in the Himalayas’. Once there, he searched throughout his village of Bharatpur for a yoga studio to no avail. Inspired by conversations with his students, he started teaching yoga in the flight school airplane hangar. The Asana Courses in B.K.S. Iyengar’s “Light on Yoga” would be his teaching guide. After a year in Nepal he headed back to the U.S. and settled in Chicago. Through his travels he discovered what he wanted out of life. “To seek! To teach! The peaks of joy I’ve experience in seeing a student achieve their ‘next level’ is a driving force in my life. Using my knowledge and experiences to help others grow is where it’s at for me.”
Influenced by the teachings of Max Strom, Janet Stone and Saul David Raye, Danny creates a fun-filled learning environment loaded with energy that will be sure to touch you mentally, physically, and spiritually.