Danny Paradise Shamanism, Evolution, Freedom and Yoga

13 Oct - 15 Oct 2023
Space at the Mill , Wellington Mill, Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK

Yoga Manchester are thrilled to announce the return of the AMAZING Danny Paradise (please scoll down to see Danny’s full bio)  to Manchester for a weekend workshop.Danny teaches all the Ashtanga Sequences with emphasis on an expanding evolving practice. He shows derivative poses, modifications and variations, Egyptian Root Yoga positions, Elements of Tai Chi and Kung Fu within the structure of all the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga. Classes include Pranayama, Asana, and open discussions on topics such as:

-Shamanic and Historical Roots of Yoga and the connection to other ancient cultures: Egyptian, Mayan, North and South American Native, Chinese, Polynesian
-Healing Processes of Yoga, and other Native/Indigenous traditions.
-Spiritual Intelligence and Evolution.
-Personal Responsibility, Personal Authority, Fulfilling Personal Destiny and Yoga
-Medical Intuition: Understanding the processes that create disease and healing and the relationship to Chakras and glandular systems.
-Yogic and Shamanic perspectives on Aging and Transition.


Yoga is an ancestral gift to the Human Race from Nature to help reconnect us to the Journey of the Soul. It has connections to all Sacred, Indigenous, Shamanic Spiritual Traditions. Danny begins each class with a short discussion on perspectives of these Shamanic technologies that lead us to healing, evolutionary consciousness and personal communication to the Spirit without the Intermediary or guru.

Friday 13 October 7pm-9pm

Yoga and Shamanism: Journey of the Soul, Connections of Yoga to Sacred Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Fulfilling Personal Destiny.

Pranayama: An accessible introduction to the 6 exercises of the Pranayama routine from Ashtanga Yoga.

An Introduction to Danny’s approach using traditional sequencing of the Standing positions and finishing positions with derivative routines, modifications, variations from Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Egyptian Yoga

Saturday 14 October 12pm – 4.30pm

Healing Perspectives of Yoga, Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide.Personal Authority, Personal Responsibility. Freedom, Developing a Lifetime Sacred, Healing Practice .Effects of Pranayama

Pranayama: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama.
An exploration of the 6 exercises from the classical routine  of Pranayama from the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga.

An exploration of Ashtanga Yoga with modifications, variations and derivative routines in the standing sequence as well as using elements of primary and intermediate series, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Egyptian Yoga…

Sunday 15 October 12pm – 4.30pm

Chakras-Balancing Life Force. Yoga, Shamanism and Aging, Approaching Transition with Vitality, Clarity and Peace

Pranayama: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama. An exploration of the 6 exercises from the classical routine of Pranayama from the tradition of Ashtanga Yoga.

Ritualistic, Meditative and Therapeutic exploration of Asanas, Martial Arts Positions, Egyptian Yoga with Ashtanga Yoga for all levels. Extended standing sequence, 2nd series and beyond, derivative routines.


Price £150 Early Bird £130 (if booked and paid for March 1st 2023) Individual sessions Fri £40 Sat & Sun £60

Please note when booking individual sessions please ensure you email us with details of which sessions you want to book on.

Please contact us to organise payment by bank transfer

Please note that cancellations within 8 weeks of the event will not be refunded.Refunds given outside of the 8 week period will be subject to a 45% fee.


Space at the Mill Wellington Mill Yoga Studio , Duke St, Manchester M3 4NF, UK

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Danny Paradise Biography

Danny has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching in 42 countries since 1979. He initially studied with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, the first Western teachers and adepts of Ashtanga Yoga learning all the sequences of Ashtanga from them from 1976-1981. In 1978 and 1980 he also studied with the Indian teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He was an early advanced practitioner and pioneer who played a seminal role introducing people around the world in public classes to the Ashtanga Yoga form. He was the first Western ‘Traveling Teacher’ Of Ashtanga Yoga and continues each year to introduce his style of the exploration of Yoga in new countries.

Danny also has taught some of the world‘s most renowned and talented musicians, actors, sports champions, artists, designers, film directors and dancers.

Danny teaches the Ashtanga Yoga sequences with emphasis on an expanding, evolving practice as well as showing derivative poses, modifications and variations. He strives to create independence from teachers and systems.

He draws from the teachings of Krishnamurti, Buddhism, ancient Egypt, contemporary teachers such as Carolyne Myss as well as many Shamanic nature based indigenous native cultures including Mayan, Hawaiian and Native Americans.

Danny communicates the teachings of ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. He passes on how to experience and create a meditative, therapeutic and ritualistic Yoga practice.

He 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. The Yogis and Shamans were the early pioneers of consciousness, healing knowledge, and communication with the spirit realms. The basic premise of Shamanism is that nature is our spiritual guide and teacher. Danny’s main objective is guiding people to evolutionary consciousness as well as to help people develop a healing, sacred, personal, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice.

Yoga is designed to create well-being, help people fulfill personal destiny and learn to age with vitality, energy and grace. Danny teaches Yoga as a means of creating personal authority, personal responsibility leading to universal responsibility.

He also has studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate. Danny is a musician, singer, songwriter, performance artist, Human Rights Activist, film maker and film producer.

See here for a recent short video ‘The Evolution of Yoga’.