Daniel Hickman


I am the Director of the Silk Road Sangha and creator the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Trainings. I have over 30 years of experience and work with all persons, all ages, all stages of life, and with various conditions or maladies. There are numerous pathways, and the best way is for you to find your own way.

I have gained most of my education, on meditation and yoga, from monastics.

You may have heard about my work with…

The Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) – adaptive yoga & meditation to US combat veteran amputees, their relatives, other patients and the hospital staff.

WRNMMC Yoga-2.1
us marine combat veteran amputee in a tripod headstand aka srisasana

The Defense & Veteran’s Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) – private sessions with patients to address the #1 malady in the US Military – low back pain.

professional in purple

The Howard University Cancer Center/Hospital – yoga intervention for effectiveness on African American breast cancer survivors.

happy yogi

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence – yoga & relaxation for US veterans with PTSD.

supported savasana in the labyrinth

Warrior Camp – sitting meditation & multidisciplinary yoga, for combat veterans with PTSD, working with EMDR psychotherapists and equine therapists.


Friendship Place /La Casa – sitting meditation, qi gong and yogasana for a recovering homeless population living in permanent supportive housing.

stillness in sukhasana aka ‘easy pose’

Yoga on the Rocks  – annual hike, with meditation & yoga, atop the Ol’ Ragged Mount of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA.

multicultural mountainside movement

Yoga at Camp Mantz – annual get together for yoga, meditation & community surrounded by the flora & fauna in southern Maryland, USA.

broga aka brothers practice yoga

I mentor with the IMCW.


In my spare time, I occasionally fell dead trees.

tree fella 

My highest yoga is to rock climb. I learned the old fashioned way – from a friend.

Strawberry Jam Pillar - Rocks State Park, Maryland - September 2015
on the sharp end of the rope

In my past life as an artist-educator, I performed in multicultural & interactive presentations, with audiences of children at the: Barns of Wolf Trap, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Smithsonian Institutions’s Discovery Theater. I also danced a little bit…

in the 90’s w/ my girlfriend, she was always on my back (pic by Tony Powell)

Drop me a line – danielofthesun@hotmail.com

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