About The Teacher

Danijel Dubičanac, Zagreb, Croatia Yoga / Thai Yoga Curriculum Vitae 

Danijel Dubičanac has been practicing yoga since 1991, teaching hatha yoga since 1996 when he was certified by Swami Krishna in Rishikesh in the tradition of Sivananda yoga. He has been practicing Thai massage since 2008 and becoming a medical Thai acupressure teacher in 2012. He has been active in acrobatic yoga and inversion therapy since 2009, and has held workshops and regular training sessions in the region since 2011. Completed the certification for a yoga instructor according to Croatian standards at Magistra 2018. Danijel is president of the Yoga-Zagreb Recreation Society, occasionally holding workshops and courses in Thai Thai massage and acupressure, therapeutic flying, steam yoga and acrobatic yoga, yoga for a healthy spine etc. 

He emphasizes an individualized and non-dogmatic approach, health effects of yoga and the importance of personal practice.

EDUCATION

-  from 1993 to 1996 yoga and meditation self-practice 

- 1996 Yoga Pravesh Course, Tapovan, India with prof. Laxmankumar V.S. 

- 1997 Certified in Sivananda yoga, Rishikesh, India with Swami Krishna 

- 2005 Studying with Boris Georgiev, David Williams (ashtanga vinyasa) 

- 2006 Studying hatha yoga in Iyengar tradition with Kate Foley 

- from 2006 to 2007 Basic and advanced Thai Yoga Massage courses, International Society of Thai Yoga Massage, Croatian branch led by Davor Haber 

- 2007, 2008, 2009 Acro yoga workshops with Adam Rinder 

- 2009, 2010, 2011 THAI International Retreat, island of Iž, Croatia 

- 2010 Myofascial Thai bodywork with Howard Evans 

- 2011 Certified as practitioner of Thai acupressure for orthopedic disorders with Noam Tyroler 

- 2012 Instructor certification in Thai acupressure for orthopedic disorders with Noam Tyroler 

- 2012 Acrobatics and kids yoga in Nairobi, Kenya 

- 2013 Craniosacral therapy with Howard Evans 

- 2014, 2015 Osteothai module 1 and 2 with David Lutt 

- 2016 Biodynamic craniosacral therapy module 1 with Howard Evans 

- 2016 Tok Sen with Davor Habor 

- 2017 Biodynamic craniosacral therapy module 2 with Howard Evans 

- 2017 EU recognised certification for Yoga and Pilates instructor at Magistra, Zagreb 

EXPERIENCE

- Teaching hatha yoga since 1997 to mixed age groups and skill levels, I’ve developed an individual approach to teaching asana. Along with general hatha yoga courses, I have been giving yoga-based workshops: yoga for the office, yoga for healthy bones, yoga for pregnancy, antistress yoga, tibetan pranayama. 

- Since 2004: teaching yoga and giving massage treatments to Zagreb Youth Theatre actors

- Two collaborations with Jan Fabre’s Troubleyn in 2009 and 2010, yoga and therapy

- Since 2004: workshops for dance companies (zagrebacki plesni ansambl, brunoisakovic, Studio-contemporary-dance- company 

- from 2009 to 2014: teaching basic acrobatics classes and workshops in yogic context 

- 2010 and 2017 teaching yoga to UNICEF staff 

- 2010 and 2011 teaching inversion therapy at International Thai yoga massage Conference on the island of Iž 

- 2011 teaching acrobatics to 3 rd year drama students at Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art within their Stage Movement course 

- 2011 to present: personal trainer (yoga, kettlebell, swimming, running and calisthenics) (From zero running experience, my pupil Lada Tedeschi Fiorio became a medalist in her age group at Croatian Half Marathon Championships in 2016 

- 2012 yoga, partner yoga and thai massage course for Nafsi Africa: collective of artists, performers and educators from slums and ghettos in Nairobi, Kenya 

- 2012 and 2013. Acro yoga workshops at Terraneo festival  

- Since 2012: teaching thai yoga massage 

- Since 2016: teaching yoga and giving massage treatments to Zagreb Puppet Theater actors 

- 2017 co-organizing and teaching at the first Croatian Thai yoga massage practitioner conference 

PUBLISHING 

- 2005 and 2006 authored a 40-episode web series of yoga exercises for a leading Croatian web portal 

- 2008 authored the first Croatian self-help series of 8 audio CDs based on yogic techniques

- 2017 and 2018 authored three online courses: Life in Motion, reversing the effects of prolonged sitting with the help of yoga, bio-mechanics, ergonomics, self-massage and walking from kinesiological perspective; Heart of Winter, guide to year-round swimming in wild waters; Art of Relaxation: guide to mastering the relaxation response and activation of the parasympathetic nervous system

- Currently developing: Sun Salutations from a bio-mechanical perspective - challenges, rewards, from therapeutic to athletic applications

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