Daniel Hickman


I am a mind-body educator, with over 30 years of exploration in spiritual culture, the lead of the Silk Road Sangha and creator the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training. I work with all persons, all ages + stages of life, and will always accept & respect any condition or malady. I believe there is no ‘right’ way to do yoga, that there are numerous ways 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, relaxation & meditation to US combat veterans and active military.

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

The Defense and Veteran’s Center for Integrative Pain Management (DVCIPM) – one-on-one yoga sessions with patients.

professional in purple

The Howard University Cancer Center/Hospital – restorative yoga & relaxation pilot study for individuals recovering from cancer.

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 yoga for recovering homeless persons who live 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 – an annual get together for yoga, meditation & community surrounded by the flora & fauna in southern Maryland, USA.

broga aka brothers practice yoga

I’m also a Mentor with the IMCW.


In my spare time, I occasionally fell dead trees.

tree fella 

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

back in the day  (pic by Tony Powell)

Drop me a line 🙂 RSVP – danielofthesun@hotmail.com

More here: Silk Road Sangha