Hello, I’m Daniel Chandranayagam,
also known as “danyoga.fit”.
I seek to help you find peace and clarity in your grief through yoga.
With more than a decade’s experience in wellness, let me help you cope with grief and loss, while gaining deeper insights into yourself, through yoga movement, breath work and wisdom.
When my father was hospitalised with final stage liver cirrhosis, I found myself forgetful, scattered and often overwhelmed. Things got much worse after he passed away, not to mention sleepless nights and sudden meloncholia.
One morning, as I lit some incense and watched the sun rise, I decided to contextualise all the yoga wisdom and philosophy I already knew into the experience of grief. Grief is an inevitable human capacity, and is a natural and normal response to loss.
These tools and framework helped me so much, and together with the passage of time, I gained clarity and a deeper insight into myself, compassion for myself and for others who shared my sorrow (and also who are on the journey in grief) and also some peace and calm, notwithstanding the ever-presence of grief.
There is so much therapeutic value to yoga movement and wisdom, that fits into any lifestyle or ideology you may practise.
I would like to share these tools and framework with you. With my knowledge and experience as a yoga teacher, personal trainer, and reiki healer – all rolled into one – let’s work together in a yoga mentorship journey to help you in your grief.
Aside from personal training, my early fitness career was in boot camp. Highlights of my career are in the right column.
Looking back on my career, I realise I have accomplished so much, and yet I feel I have so much more to do!
My goal is to help you derive clarity and calm through movement, meditation and mindset change. From this, you will derive so many benefits, including ageing well.
Aside from yoga offerings, I currently also offer personal training (especially for men seeking to combat andropause) and energy healing, specifically for animals.
- teaching yoga to the visually challenged
- instructing yoga and fitness at a shelter for girls from troubled homes as well as children who are trafficked
- “Yoga for Runners” and “Yoga for Athletes” workshops with FISAF Malaysia
- writing a “Yoga for Runners” series for Running Malaysia magazine
- being featured as a guest teacher in MURFEST 2017
- successfully running a charity fundraiser for the Furry Friends Farm, my favourite charity.
Watch a short interview on me below:
Levels 1 & 2 (Reiki Healer). Energy healing that helps soothe the body and peel the emotional layers to understand your true identity.
I offer reiki for animals (scroll below).
ACE Mind Body Specialist
Including yoga and pilates for special populations.
E-RYT200 Yoga Alliance
Yoga Teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance, with more than 200 hours of experience.
ACE-certified Personal Trainer
Lapsed certification arising from the 2020-2021 pandemic – but with years of experience to bolster the knowledge behind the certification.
I also have the Sports Science (level 1) certification from the Malaysian Nation Sports Council.
Besides yoga, reiki and fitness, I occasionally work as a writer and editor. My academic and professional qualifications are in law (LLB (Hons) / Gray’s Inn).
Yoga on YouTube is filled with videos of very skinny and impossibly flexible instructors that are hard to relate to. Daniel’s yoga is yoga for real people!
Thanks for a great workshop, Daniel! I’m so impressed with the prep you did, especially all the videos for the drills! 🤩. Omg yay! I just did my first crow pose by myself right after the workshop ended! I was never able to get both feet up until now! 😀✨
(Working with Daniel through virtual yoga) helped my body feel more flexible, and at the same time I learnt about my own limits in flexibility. Physically, I feel younger and fitter than I was in my 40s, when I was having a lot of body ache and pain due to work stress.
Although I feel that my health has always been relatively good (I don’t get sick on most years), feeling good doesn’t mean only being in good health. I believe having flexibility and strength is also very important as we age. From my personal experience, our body is able react faster to possible accidents, trips and falls, and is able to recover faster from the physical stress and trauma.
I really enjoyed the grading of skill upwards and would love to see that continue.
The classes were really well structured and delivered. While there was opportunity to learn and develop skills and challenge yourself, there was also understanding reminders to be kind and meet your body where it’s at for the day. The delivery of the instructions were both calm and casual which I really enjoyed.
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Check out my meditations and scheduled live yoga classes on the Insight Timer app.
Check out my writings on yoga philosophy on Elephant Journal.