Danijel Dubičanac (1973) yogom se bavi od 1991. godine, podučava hatha yogu od 1996. kada ga je za podučavanje asana i pranayame certificirao Svami Krišna u Rišikešu. Tajlandsku masažu prakticira od 2008., a učitelj medicinske tajlandske akupresure postaje 2012. U akrobatskoj yogi i inverzijskoj terapiji aktivan je od 2009., a radionice i redovne treninge održava u regiji od 2011. godine.
Danijel je predsjednik Društva za rekreaciju “Yoga-Zagreb”, redovno vodi nekoliko grupa yoge, podučava individualno te povremeno održava radionice i tečajeve:
– yogijska tajlandska masaža i akupresura,
– inverzijska terapija za dekompresiju kralježnice,
– yoga za zdravu kralježnicu,
– tehnike disanja od rehabilitacije do sporta,
– yoga nidra i meditacija,
– važnost kretanja za zdravlje,
– zimsko plivanje u divljim vodama.
Njeguje individualiziran i nedogmatski pristup. Važno mu je da vježbači_ce razumiju zdravstvene učinke vježbe i da nauče samostalno vježbati yogu.
Yoga / Thai Yoga Curriculum Vitae
Danijel Dubičanac (1973) practices yoga since 1991 and teaches it since 1996, when certified by Swami Krishna of Divine Life Society in Rishikesh. He practices Thai massage since 2008. In 2012 he became a medical Thai acupressure teacher as well. He has been active in acrobatic yoga and inversion therapy from 2009 to 2014, and is still teaching occasional workshops.
Danijel presides over Recreation Society “Yoga-Zagreb”.
He cherishes individualized and non-dogmatic approach and gives courses on:
– yogic Thai massage and acupressure,
– inversion therapy for spinal decompression,
– yoga for a healthy spine,
– breathing techniques from rehabilitation to sports,
– yoga nidra and meditation,
– the importance of movement for health,
– winter swimming in wild waters.
2020 6 Critical Problems in Modern Yoga…and How to Work with Them with Matthew Remski
2017 additional EU-recognized certification for Yoga and Pilates instructor at Magistra, Zagreb
2017 Biodynamic craniosacral therapy module 2 with Howard Evans
2016 Tok Sen with Davor Habor
2016 Biodynamic craniosacral therapy module 1 with Howard Evans
2014, 2015 Osteothai module 1 and 2 with David Lutt
2013 Craniosacral therapy with Howard Evans
2012 Acrobatics and kids yoga in Nairobi, Kenya
2012 Instructor certification in Thai acupressure for orthopedic disorders
with Noam Tyroler
2011 Certified as practitioner of Thai acupressure for orthopedic disorders
with Noam Tyroler
2010 Myofascial Thai bodywork with Howard Evans
2009, 2010, 2011 THAI International Retreat, island of Iž, Croatia
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Acro yoga workshops with Adam Rinder, Jason Nemer and Jenny Sauer-Klein
2006-2007 Basic and advanced Thai Yoga Massage courses, International Society of Thai Yoga Massage, Croatian branch led by Davor Haber
2006 Practicing hatha yoga in Iyengar tradition with Kate Foley
2005 Workshops with Boris Georgiev, David Williams (ashtanga vinyasa)
1997 Certified in Sivananda yoga, Rishikesh, India with Swami Krishna
1996 Yoga Pravesh Course, Tapovan, India with prof. Laxmankumar V.S.
1993-1996 yoga and meditation self-practice
I am giving hatha yoga courses since 1997. Working with mixed age groups and skill levels, I’ve developed an individual approach to teaching asana. For the last 17 years I have been giving yoga classes to the actors and have adapted yoga techniques to their needs, resulting in
– stronger and suppler body
– faster recovery from psychophysical efforts
– freer respiratory musculature
– less possibility of injuries during the performance
– greater resistance to stress
– reduction of chronic muscle pain
– better functioning of the heart and lungs
– increased awareness of the position of the body in space
– better balance
– restored relaxation reflex and ability to quickly and deeply relax
– improved concentration and memory
– better mood
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.
2004 – DATE teaching yoga and giving acupressure treatments to Zagreb Youth Theatre actors.
2012 – DATE teaching thai yoga massage
2004 – 2020 yoga and breathwork workshops for dance companies
2016 – 2020 teaching yoga and acupressure to Zagreb Puppet Theater actors
2011 – 2019 personal trainer (yoga, kettlebell, swimming, running and calisthenics)
2017 co-organizing and teaching at the first Croatian Thai yoga massage practitioner
2010, 2017 teaching yoga to UNICEF staff
2009 – 2014 teaching acrobatics classes and workshops in yogic context
2012, 2013 Acro yoga workshops at Terraneo festival
2012 yoga, partner yoga and thai massage course for Nafsi Africa: collective of artists,
performers and educators from slums and ghettos in Nairobi, Kenya
2011 teaching acrobatics to 3rd year drama students at Zagreb Academy of Dramatic Art within their Stage Movement course.
2010, 2011 teaching inversion therapy at International Thai yoga massage Conference
on the island of Iž
2009, 2010 collaborations with Jan Fabre’s Troubleyn in , yoga and therapy.
Currently developing: Sun Salutations from a biomechanical perspective – challenges,
rewards, from therapeutic to athletic application
2022 series of articles on breath, relaxation and meditation in printed Sensa magazine
2020 – DATE series of articles on breath, relaxation and meditation in web Sensa magazine
2017 – 2018 online courses:
Life in Motion, reversing the effects of prolonged sitting with the help of yoga,
biomechanics, ergonomy, self-massage and walking from kinesiological perspective;
Heart of Winter, from a cold shower to year-round swimming in wild waters;
Art of Relaxation: mastering the relaxation response and activation of the
parasympathetic nervous system.
2008 authored the first Croatian self-help series of 8 audio CDs based on yogic
2005, 2006 authored a 40-episode web series of yoga exercises
for then leading Croatian web portal