After a profound and intense awakening experience in 1998, Daniel dove deep into his yoga and meditation practice to stabilize his realization in his body and the world. He began teaching in 2002, and took over leadership of his neighborhood yoga studio in 2004. He’s directed several teacher training programs and taught on the faculty of even more. Once, he even taught vedic mythology at an online wiccan theological seminary online in second life. He currently offers leadership coaching with a heavy emphasis on mindfulness and somatics, and is based in Marin County.
Daniel ‘Sitaram Das’ Shankin has dedicated his life to the cultivation of clarity, resilience, and heart. With the recognition that our true nature is vast and generous, wise, he strives to serve his clients in finding their own innate goodness and boundless strength. As a teacher, he shares his experience with heart-felt wisdom, using metaphor, story-telling, and a dry humor to convey even the most complex and subtle of topics. He is a true partner, remaining present with whatever arises, meeting each moment with compassion. It doesn’t matter if it’s an exciting challenge at work, or a difficult situation in the heart. Our lives are complex, and they are also workable. Courage makes us brilliant. Love makes it worthwhile.