YOGA IS MEDITATION
When yoga came to the West in the late 1800s its spiritual essence was minimized to make it palatable to the western audience. It was then heavily influenced by dance and gymnastics before it incarnated into the many forms of bodywork called yoga today.
I was interested in the deeper and spiritual aspects of Yoga and was not satisfied with what I found in books or at the yoga studios in Europe. So I went to India, where I after a great deal of struggle found a genuine tantric yogi in the Himalayas who initiated me into the exoteric and esoteric aspects of Tantric Yoga. Almost two decades has passed since then and I have continued on the path of my Guru and sharing his methodology with aspirants all over the world.
The intention behind this website and my programs is to make the traditional teachings of my Guru’s ancient lineage available to modern yogis who seek a more traditional and spiritual methodology than the mere fitness and physiotherapy that is taught as yoga everywhere today.
To address the needs, desires and capabilities of the modern western practitioner I have divided the traditional teachings of into Surya and Chandra Yoga. Through these you build the foundation needed to awaken the energetic essence of traditional tantric yoga (kundalini) and evolve your practice of “modern postural yoga” towards a profound and holistic practice that truly integrates your body and mind with the all encompassing spirit that is your essence and true nature.
I hope you enjoy this website and that we will meet on a yoga mat soon. If you have any questions you are most welcome to contact me here or visit me at my retreat in Chiang Mai in Thailand.
In Loving Service
TRADITIONAL WAY IN MODERN LIFE
For the past 20 years Daniel’s life has been a living laboratory dedicated to Yoga as a spiritual science. As a teacher, he manages to merge the physically oriented methodologies of modern yoga with the spiritual insights that unfolded within him during his profound journey into traditional Himalayan Yoga experienced by few westerners.
After meeting many of the famous Gurus of the late 90’s in India, none managed to quench his deep spiritual thirst or appease his hunger for self realisation and knowledge of the divine life. So he went on to study the history, philosphy and psychology of Yoga at the Bernaras Hindu University (2000)
But it was not until he lived and learned from an accomplished yogi in the Himalayas (2001 & 2002) that he found a competent guide that could show him the true path and methodology he had been seeking. He received initiation into tantric meditation and traditional Hatha Yoga in the high Himalayas from his Guru Viseshananda before he left his body in May 2003.
He then went on to Puri in Orissa to become a Brahmachari (monk) but during the months of training it became clear to him and his mentor that it was better for his spiritual development to go back to his native Sweden and practice Karma Yoga by sharing the understanding of Yoga he had uncovered.
He returned to Sweden and opened Yoga Kendra (2002) where he inspired hundreds of students and guided several instructors for almost a decade. He got married and lived the life of a householder while continuing to visit India yearly for personal retreats.
In 2005 he received initiation by a Siddha from Tamil Nadu in Kerala and in 2008 he was trained by a great yogi from the ancient Nath Sampradaya during one of his pilgrimages in the Himalayas. In 2012 he was given the name “Sadananda” while receiving higher initiation into tantra by a revered master in Varanasi.
In 2011 he left Yoga Kendra, his family and his country and went into a 7 year retreat. During this retreat he travelled for a few months yearly to share his practice with aspirants all over the world.
Since 2015 he has settled in Chiang Mai (Thailand) where he offers retreats and initiations to sincere aspirant from all over the world. He still travels whenever he is invited but keeps a low profile for an international teacher.
Daniel also have a passion for tea (seeing how valuable it is for meditators) and he have a tea house where he offers meditative tea-ceremonies and coaches yogis, meditators and spiritual aspirants. He also produce his own tea from his farm in the jungle outside of Chiang Mai.