My own body is always my best laboratory, teacher, and motivator to practice and maintain all the elements that contribute to health. I love teaching and sharing my discoveries with students, who also present me with a second way of observing what things work and which do not within the framework of different individuals.
Dan Boyne has been practicing yoga for over twenty years, and teaching it since 2002. He has been interested in mind-body disciplines since high school, when he studied judo, and in college he practiced Kung Fu and Tai Chi. He was also a member of the Trinity Crew, which led to a lifelong passion with rowing. He continued to study Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and other internal styles from Boston master Arthur Goodridge, who also taught him the Japanese hand-healing art known as Reiki. In the yoga world, he has worked with several master teachers, including Richard Freeman, Ana Forrest, Barbara Benagh, Tias Little, and Patricia Walden.
Dan has also had a lifelong passion for rowing, which he considers one of the oldest mind-body practices in the western world. As the Director of Recreation Rowing at Harvard University since 1987, he has trained several national champion scullers, written several books about the sport, and served as a Hollywood film consultant. In the 1990's he became interested in yoga as a way to enhance athletic performance, and began working with several of the Harvard varsity athletic teams.
With a perennial fascination for the process of learning and self-discovery, Dan has a master's degree from Harvard in Adult Education, and has recently done graduate work at the Harvard Divinity School in order to better understand the historical roots of yoga. He has developed a wide breadth of knowledge about the classic underpinnings of yoga practice which infuses his teaching.
Dan leads a subtle but strong, fluid practice with attention to breath awareness, internal and external alignment, and the physical sensations rising out of asana work.
Dan has written articles on yoga, meditation and yoga for a variety of outlets, including Elephant Journal, Atlantic Monthly and Harvard Magazing
Dan is the author of several books, including, "Kelly: A Father, a Son, an American Quest", "The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women", "Winning and the Water, Essential Sculling and The Seven Seat", A story of rowing, revenge and redemption.
A weekly Blog, dealing with the themes covered in his classes.
"Coming to your sessions every morning these last weeks has been a real awakening: I feel each time that I'm walking around with a flashlight in a darkish cave, turning it here and there, seeing/feeling areas that of course have been there all the time but dark. It's been and will continue to be, illuminating. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
- Betty, long time yoga practitioner.
Your revelatory and brilliant approach to yoga has brought a profound dimension of cohesion, integrity and movement to my confinement. Sunday’s in your extended room are also much looked forward to. The influence of your shared discipline and practice do make it into my head. I am so appreciative! With warm wishes
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