About Daniel

Daniel Hickman

My background is in physical theater, traditional rock climbing, western body-mind methods, eastern wellness and sitting meditation. I trained in raja yoga from monastics. I continue to study the buddhadhamma with lay people in sangha. My tao is a mix of modalities steeped in meditative experience. My classes are for all levels, lineages and lifestyles. 

I created the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training from my experience with various cultures and communities. I work with all types of people, many with unique conditions or maladies.

There is no ‘right’ way to ‘do’ yoga. It is really about your being, relationships and skillful means for living. Focus on the teachings, not the teacher. Look into all the different practices that are available. Through curiosity and discernment your insight will arise, from your direct experience, as you walk your path of self-realization.

Inquiries: danielofthesun@gmail.com


Adaptive Yoga with a US Marine Combat Veteran,
at the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center,
via the Exalted Warrior Foundation.

Yoga therapy service for active US Military patients with chronic low back pain.
Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management.

Restorative yoga for African American Breast Cancer Survivors.
Howard University / Cancer Center.

Meditation, qi gong & yoga for recovering homeless people living in permanent supportive housing.
Friendship Place /La Casa
Restorative Yoga for active US Combat Veterans with PTSD.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence.

I was on the board of the Yoga Service Council for a couple of years.

Nature is the Best Medicine

Traditional rock climbing has been my ‘highest’ spiritual practice.
I learned the old fashioned way (my friend Matt taught me).
Pinnacle – Strawberry Jam 5.8 of Rocks State Park, Maryland.

Past Life

I’ve felled a few trees in my time. Dangerously fun, yet taxing on the ol’ bod.
This was Xmas Day of 2015. It was 69 degrees fahrenheit. #climatechange

Natarajasana… early morning in Playa Guiones, Costa Rica.
When I worked at the Nosara Yoga Institute with Don & Amba.
Pic by Angie.

Over a decade as a performing artist.
Here I am with my girlfriend at the time (she was always on my back).
Pic by: Tony Powell