Daniel Subramanya de Luis
Daniel grew up in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. With a background in martial arts and fitness, he began practicing yoga to combat chronic back pain and the stress typically accompanied with it. Practicing yoga since 1999, Daniel studied under various teachers and styles until he found his way to a Sivananda ashram where he attained his teachers training certification. Free from pain now Daniel has taught in Europe, Mexico, U.S. and Canada. With a great admiration for the traditional spiritual style of this ancient science and over 20,000 hours of teaching experience, Daniel practices a Yogic lifestyle encouraging students to live in the moment by focusing on the breath throughout their practice. Through the breath we can create space in the body and mind tap into the vast amounts of energy locked away, waiting to be released. Classes are taught in the classic Sivananda style combining mind and body control in a spiritual setting through hatha yoga.
What is Yoga? Yoga means union of the mind, body and spirit with the Divine and while this refers to a certain state of conciousness both individual and Universal, it is also a method to help one reach that goal.
We teach a traditional, exact and easy-to-learn system that aims at naturally achieving the goal through creating a healthy body and mind that leads to spiritual evolvement.
Based in the teachings of Swami Sivananda, Swami Vishnudevananda summarized the yoga philosophy in 5 principles or the Five Points of Yoga which make the complex teachings of yoga easier to understand:
FIVE POINTS OF YOGA