June 23, 2011

About Daniel
& Yoga of Energy Flow

Boston yoga teacher with classes, workshops, and yoga teacher trainings in Boston, New England, and Europe

Profiled in Boston Voyager, September 2018 . . .

Profiled in Boston Yoga, July 2016 . . .

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. ~ John O’Donohue

I have studied yoga and meditation for over forty years and have taught since 1992 in Europe and America. A graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, I am the originator of Meridian Yoga and certified in Kundalini Yoga, Jnana Yoga, and Kali Ray TriYoga; I am also an enthusiastic student and teacher of Qigong.

I am the director of Boston University’s yoga teacher training program and have been a faculty member at Lesley University, teaching “Yoga: Theory, Culture, and Practice.” I have taught popular workshops at the Kripalu Center and the Omega Institute for over 20 years, as well as conducted workshops and trainings for groups like the Michigan Yoga Association, the Yoga Teachers Association of the Hudson Valley, and the Boston Medical Center Integrative Nurses Association.

I also lead 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance-approved teacher trainings worldwide.

My academic education led to a master’s degree in Expressive Art Therapy/Dance Therapy from Lesley University and I have been a visiting lecturer in movement studies at Tufts University.

Yoga of Energy Flow integrates three yoga styles and an ancient Chinese healing art into one unified, transformational practice:
Kundalini Yoga activates prana/chi energy and strengthens the nervous system.
Meridian Yoga opens and balances the internal energy flow.
TriYoga, a vinyasa style, cultivates the flow of internal energy into a beautiful flow of postures;
as one applies the principles of yoga flow, one begins to feel the life-flow.
• Qigong is an ancient Chinese moving meditation and health method that cleanses the senses and balances one’s vital energy.

These three yoga styles are very complementary and, in combination, powerful. The addition of exercises from Qigong adds the element of suppleness to the practice. All these forms have been an incredible help on my journey toward health, happiness, and wisdom, and I love to share them with my students.

There is a creative infinity that is in constant flow among, through, and with all things. To me, the experience of this silent flow is what yoga is all about. Like the Chinese concept of the Tao, this flow has no beginning or end; it is unity with the all. It is the moment before we breathe and the breath we take. It is the moment after, too.
The science of yoga is the practice that bring us to this feeling of wholeness and peace. It is a map of the path we travel, the vehicles that carry us, and the scenery on the way. It is the asanas, the pranayama, and the meditations; it is the techniques used for centuries to melt the physical, emotional, and mental boundaries until only reality, totality, infinity, and bliss are left.