Dani was born in South Africa and raised in Israel, until setting off for India in search of the unknown. He explored various styles of yoga, meditation and healing methods before stumbling across Siddha Guru Avdhoot Baba Shivanand in early 2000. His life was to change. He spent the next few years living with the Guru in his house, embarking on a powerful, spiritual journey. Spending his days studying and meditating intensively enabled Dani to realise the huge healing potential of the Siddha system. This ancient technology is formed upon a body of esoteric knowledge more than 5,000 years old; predating even the Vedas. It is a system of challenging which recognises the divine power within humans to direct energy for self-healing. He witnessed countless miracles take place before his very eyes. Cancer and HIV/Aids patients being healed, and paralysed persons becoming mobile. Dani developed the belief that everything is possible; that with trust and with the correct tools we all have the capacity to go beyond the limitations of this reality. To be healed, and to heal others. He received sacred Shaktipat initiations into the Siddha tradition, before being granted the honour of becoming a fundamental pillar of this mystical lineage. Recognising Dani’s gifts the Guru requested for him to become a teacher and Shaktipat initiator of the Siddha science himself. The years to follow saw Dani integrating all that he had learnt. He continued to explore every angle and opportunity to expand his consciousness and deepen his understanding of spirituality and natural healing. His next significant quest was spending one month in darkness, alone, living in very basic conditions, following an ancient Ayurvedic discipline called Kayalkalpa. In complete darkness it became clearer than ever that the ego cannot hide. That transparency is the key to healing, and the key to enlightenment. A year later he entered the darkroom again; this time for two continuos months. Time became eternity to him during this experience. He experienced non-duality in its purest form taking him beyond the manipulation of the egoic mind. Dani himself, became the power and potential of many ancient healing tool. Dani has been living in India for more than 15 years spreading his vast and varied body of knowledge, helping countless others face their fears and transform their lives. He has integrated his experiences to develop a bespoke and unique system that he refers to as ‘Siddha Kundalini Healing’. Awakening of Kundalini, the divine life-force energy within us all, is a vital component to his work. He recognises the importance of purification on all levels - mental, physical and spiritual, in order to align Kundalini and Shaktipat energies. His all-encompassing approach combines alchemical Navapashanam medicines, the power of crystals, sacred geometry, mandalas, Kundalini yoga, Shaktipat initiations and Siddha rituals. Channeling these healing frequencies, he works to quieten the egoic mind, open the heart, rejuvenate the body and purify the soul. Dani We warmly invite you to join us on this magical journey masterfully helps many others reconcile the fundamental conflicts within themselves, manifesting results that can only be described as miraculous.
Abby is nomadic, living somewhere between her yoga mat and her journal. Some years ago she packed up her life in London, leaving behind a career in Human Rights, to follow a dream of exploring the world, teaching yoga and writing poetry. She has journeyed on foot, on horseback and by hair-raising public transport, through thousands of square kilometres of African wilderness, Indian mysteries, the Himalayas, the High Andes, and the jungles of Latin America. Expanding her knowledge of yogic practice a n d p h i l o s o p h y , T h e S i d d h a l i n e a g e , kundalini activation, crystal and energy h e a l i n g , n a t i v e s h a m a n i c p r a c t i c e s , permaculture design, wildlife conservation and sustainable living techniques has changed her perspective on life dramatically. She teaches a self-adapted version of Hatha Yoga, inspired by Hridaya, Sivananda and Agama traditions. With a balance between movement and stillness she guides her students through a sequence activating each chakra in turn. This allows for deeper exploration of these subtle energy wheels and encourages purification and healing to occur on many levels. With a focus on bringing kundalini energy to rest in the heart each practice finishes at Anahata (the heart) chakra. Holding postures for extended periods of time, allows the body to become more subtle and flexible without risking injury. The states of stillness cultivated during these periods resting in posture, deepen our states of consciousness and allow for each seat to become a meditation position. Abby recognises that just as we can tune in, to feel the vibrations of our chakra system with asana practice, or feel the beat of a drum travel from base to sky, so too can we feel energy in words. She started writing poetry as a child, and has used it as a method of self-therapy since. It is her way of communicating with her inner-voice, and a powerful technique used to untangle the challenges that life brings. She passionately believes that since purifying herself, on physical, mental and spiritual levels, her poetry has deepened in meaning and is generating more profound results for both herself and her audience. Today, she combines poetry, asana yoga and silent meditation to bring about deep purification, healing and transformation. She doesn’t view yoga as a form of exercise but more as a way of life. ‘Being a yogi off the mat is as important a on the mat’, she stresses. Abby teaches Anahata Hatha yoga all over the world as she continues to travel. She runs poetry workshops and retreats focusing on releasing blockages to allow our true voices to blossom. Always documenting, always writing and always asking questions, she dream of spreading the knowledge of tribal communities, and ancient yogic philosophy through poetic publication and spoken word performance. For the better good of our global garden. Always thinking about the better good of our global garden.