Yoga with Danielle Arin
At seventy, Danielle Arin continues to move around
the world circuit with the same ease, efficiency and humour that has
characterized her success in the British Isles and abroad for over 30
French born, she has lived in England for nearly forty years. It is
there that she qualified as a yoga teacher with the Iyengar Association, the
British Wheel of Yoga and the International Yoga Teachers' Association.
Besides attending many courses in Poone over the years with BKS Iyengar, she
has been studying with Angela Farmer for thirty years. Angela has been a
major but quiet influence on her life and her yoga.
She writes for various international yoga publications, including
and appeared on the front cover of" Yoga & Health" Magazine of
Danielle's yoga is extraordinary. It is classical and it makes one fit,
alert and balanced. The postures are explored with such depth and
imagination that in a typical group of widely different physical types,
there may be as many variations of each asana as there are abilities
amongst the students. Belts, blocks, walls and furniture are used to ensure
that everyone can genuinely get in touch with their bodies without fear or
pain. She teaches with an unquestioned enthusiasm and with a relaxed but
She is reckoned to be an unusual teacher who can inspire her students to
move from the strength of the outer body into the stillness of the inner
On the personal level, she has been described as strong willed, extrovert,
dynamic, independent, outspoken, and... very kind and compassionate.
Certainly some of this can be put down to Frenchness! Yet, she talks very
calmly and openly of what yoga means to her: a light that illuminates her
own world; a spark of divinity; an unfailing source of energy. Her students
comment that she is always willing to reveal herself and learn with them.
Even though she sometimes stumbles over her own ego in her practice, the
difficulties and limitations she uncounters makes her realizes how small she
is and how much she needs to be compassionate to herself. This is why she is
not interested in diminishing other people's ego..
What about the future? - To learn to be kinder to her body, to listen to the
voice of her soul, to understand others better, to enjoy the wisdom of
Workshops and retreats schedule for 2009
|"YOGA SUMMER SCHOOL"
in Marlow, Bucks. Five consecutive mornings of in-depth yoga with
Danielle. Contact Danielle Arin, Yew Tree Cottage, Spinfield Lane West,
Marlow SL7 2DB. Tel/Fax: 0033 (0)1628 486698. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - £95
|YOGA HOLIDAYS IN SOUTH PORTUGAL
Two seven-days' yoga holidays. The courses take place in an elegant
venue set in the midst of acres of fruit trees overlooking the distant
coastline. Purpose built centre providing ample yoga equipment. Three
swimming pools. Air-conditioning and bathrooms en-suite. Two classes of
yoga daily conducted by a very experienced and sensitive teacher,
allowing time to further one's practice in a relaxed atmosphere.
Excellent self-catering facilities; restaurants, sandy beaches and
various acitvities near by. Contact: Danielle Arin as above. £485 for
tuition, accommodation and Saturday evening welcoming meal on arrival.
|3 - 10 October
|"In-depth Yoga, Breathing & Meditation".
A residential yoga week-end with Danielle at St Katherine's Parmoor,
near Marlow/Henley. Contact Danielle Arin as above. £230
|"Recuperative Yoga". A Sunday morning workshop at the Red Cross Hall, Marlow, Bucks with Danielle. Contact Danielle Arin as above. £20
Unless otherwise stated, for further details or to book any of
the workshop or retreats above, contact
Danielle Arin, Yew Tree cottage, Spinfield Lane West, Marlow, Bucks SL72DB, England,
Tel/Fax (44) (0)1628 486698
also runs yoga classes for students of all levels in the Marlow
area in Marlow, Bucks.
Danielle is a regular contributor to a number of Yoga
publications, including Yoga Online.
See some of her articles below: