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Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1979. He initially studied with the first advanced Western teachers of Ashtanga yoga, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Danny began teaching with David Williams in 1979 in Maui, Hawaii.

Dr. Madhavan Munusamy belongs to the South-Indian branch of Swami Sivananda tradition of yoga. Yogacharya Madavan is Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Venkatramana Ayurvedic Medical College (Chennai); he also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana in Bangalore and attended the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta ashram TTC and Advanced TTC courses.

A step away from paradise:

Tibetan lama's extraordinary journey to the land of immortality

Gabriella: At the time of my studying in the university a relative of mine gave me book on yoga, starting from this book I became interested in yoga. When I met a person, who was already practicing yoga I was so curious that I went in to yoga class with this person. I liked yoga and hence continued practicing. It was Iyengar yoga in Florence in 1973.

Jonas Westring: I will start from the beginning. I clearly remember my first yoga lesson, because it was 14-day yoga retreat at Scandinavian yoga school in Sweden.

Mark Darby: It started when I was young. I was interested in spirituality, I wanted to be a priest. I grew up in Australia. I went to catholic school, But after I became disapointed with catholic church - I could not believe that God let only catholics go to Heaven. 

Well known yogi couple Angela and Viktor are now practicing and teaching yoga for over than 30 years. They both started with Iyengar yoga but with the years new way and approach for yoga evolved. Now they call their approach "Unwinding Yoga". 

Shandor Remete, Hungary-born Australian yogateacher, is widely known in the world, even though he keeps aloof from "mainstream yoga". His own style of "Shadow Yoga" resembles a mixture of asanas with employment of vinyasa, dynamic exercises from marshal arts, Thai Chi, and traditional Indian dance.

Chatral Rinpoche, Sangye Dorje (born in 1913) is a Dzogchen master in his mid-90s. He is a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. Rinpoche is one of the few living disciples of Khenpo Ngagchung and is widely regarded as one of the most highly realized Dzogchen yogis. In addition to his relationship with Khenpo Ngagchung, 

“The main scripture to study is the mind and ultimately the Self”
Malibu, California, 2009

Questions and footnotes – Ilya Zhuravlev
Interview – Ganga (Natasha Rivera)
Editing – Katya Degtyar