with Danny B
$30 per person
"Breath is the key to ultimate emancipation." - Hath Yoga Pradipika
Pranayama is the ancient yogic practice of controlled breathing. When we consciously control the flow of breath we have the opportunity to enhance the flow of energy in the body. A regular, balanced pranayama practice increases prana or life energy. Pranayama, like other yogic practices, is about being more fully alive, calming the mind, connecting.
In this workshop, you will:
• learn and practice various pranayama techniques
• understand the basics of yoga philosophy behind pranayama
• practice the integration of pranayama within an asana series
• learn how to apply pranayama as a tool to daily life
This workshop will include lecture, light asana, breath work and a guided meditation. Suitable for all levels.
Danny B 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.