Dan Steel

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I first started on my yogic path back in 2008 while I was enrolled in an intro to Eastern philosophy course at the Berklee College of Music. My professor at the time sparked my interest in Transcendental Meditation, a technique that has its roots in the yoga tradition, which I learned later that semester. Shortly thereafter I discovered the asana practice. Having a background in martial arts and gymnastics, I was immediately drawn to the physically demanding aspects of the asanas and the focus that it required. Not long after establishing a regular practice, in conjunction with daily meditation, I began to recognize the powerful potential in yoga for healing, self-discovery, and transformation. I believe that the strength, flexibility, and balance cultivated in the body through asana can be reflected in the mind.

Every time one steps onto the yoga mat, there is the opportunity for growth and greater understanding of the self, both physically and spiritually, if the practice is approached with the appropriate degree of attention, patience, and dedication. The more we come to understand ourselves, the more we can act in accordance with our true natures.

I have completed both the Foundational and Advanced trainings with Ana Forrest, a 200 hour vinyasa training with Ame Wren at Back Bay Yoga, and studied Budokon Yoga with Cameron Shayne. In addition to my continued yoga studies and practice, I am training in the system of Z-Health (a fitness system inspired by current neuroscience that focuses on improving the connection between brain and body). In my classes I strive to offer a platform upon which students can explore and develop a heightened sense of body awareness, control and overall focus.