05: Yoga, Music, Shamanism & Freedom with Danny Paradise


It was a real treat to catch up with my friend Danny Paradise on the rare occasion that he's at home in Hawaii. In this conversation we discuss the shamanic roots of yoga, ayahuasca, music, aging gracefully and his work raising awareness for the Children of the Forest, a sanctuary and school for orphaned and abandoned kids in Thailand.

Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1979. He is known for his non-dogmatic and exploratory approach to Ashtanga Vinyasa and has taught numerous well-known musicians, athletes and artists including Sting and Madonna. He travels the world teaching all levels of students and encourages people to take up a sacred, personal and healing yoga practice. In addition to teaching yoga, Danny is an accomplished musician, songwriter and filmmaker. He has released two albums of music, River of the Soul in 2000 and Travellers, Magicians and Shamans in 2008.

Music by Danny Paradise: iTunes
Danny's website: dannyparadise.com
Children of the Forest: childrenoftheforest.org

About Brian James
Brian James is a yoga teacher, musician and artist currently living in Montréal, Canada. He has been exploring the intersection of music, yoga and shamanism for over 20 years.


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