About Daniel

Daniel Hickman

I trained in raja yoga from monastics, and continue to train in the buddhadhamma with lay people in sanghas. My tao is Multidisciplinary Yoga, an amalgamation of mind-body modalities steeped in deep meditative experience. My background is in physical theater arts, traditional rock climbing, eastern arts, western body-based psychologies, various body-work styles, and sitting meditation. My classes are for all levels, lineages and lifestyles. 

I created the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training from 30+ years experience from my sadhanas, and direct it at The Center for Mindful Living in Washington DC. I work with & mentor many different people, some with unique conditions or maladies. I am the Vice Chair on the board of the Yoga Service Council.

There is no ‘right’ way to ‘do’ yoga. More so, it is about one’s being, perception, instinct, relationships and skillful means for life. Please explore the different practices that are available. Focus on the teachings, not the teacher. Through curiosity and discernment, you will gain insight from direct experience, and walk on your own pathway of self-realization.


Meditation and Adaptive Yoga with a US Marine Combat Veteran Amputee.
Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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

Relaxation yoga for active US Combat Veterans with PTSD.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence.

I serve on the board, of the Yoga Service Council, as Vice Chair.

Nature is the best medicine.

Traditional rock climbing is 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

Early morning in Playa Guiones, Costa Rica.
When I worked at the now defunct Nosara Yoga Institute.
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

Preguntas? Escribeme aqui: danielofthesun@gmail.com