Dan Ward

Yoga Teacher

DAN WARD WAS BORN IN EVANSTON, ILLINOIS AND GREW UP IN LIBERTYVILLE, A VERDANT SUBURB ABOUT AN HOUR NORTH OF CHICAGO. IN HIS YOUTH, HE LOVED RUNNING IN A PACK IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, PLAYING FREE THE TREE, GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD AND, ABOVE ALL, FOOTBALL. HE ALSO RAN IN A BMX GANG WHOSE MAIN GOAL, ASIDE FROM SHREDDING THE TRAILS BEHIND THE HIGH SCHOOL, WAS TO HIT THE WHITE HEN FOR CANDY AND SODA.

IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE SUFFERED A SEVERE REACTION WHEN BITTEN BY THE ACTING BUG AND WAS CONFUSED FOR AWHILE, THINKING HE WAS DENIRO OR SOMETHING. THIS REACTION PERSISTED AND HE SUBSEQUENTLY MATRICULATED TO THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY ULTIMATELY EARNING A BFA IN ACTING.

THE FIRST CLASS ON HIS FIRST DAY OF COLLEGE, DRUM ROLL PLEASE, YOGA! AND HE HATED IT. WELL, ACTUALLY, THE REACTION WAS A BIT MORE MIXED. PERHAPS THE CHALLENGES WERE A BIT TOO INTENSE FOR HIM AT THE TIME. BUT THE SEED WAS PLANTED.

AFTER GRADUATING, DAN MOVED TO SANTA MONICA CALIFORNIA WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND, NOW WIFE, LESLEY. IT WASN’T BUT A FEW WEEKS INTO RESIDING IN OCEANSIDE THAT DAN DISCOVERED BRYAN KEST’S POWER YOGA CLASS. IT WAS WHAT HE LIKED TO CALL A “LIFEQUAKE“. BRYAN’S INTENSE STYLE OF VINYASA CHANGED DAN’S LIFE.

 

NOW WITH FOUR BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS AND 10,000 HUGS LATER, DAN REALIZED TEACHING YOGA WOULD BE A DREAM!

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  • 30BowPose

    Bow pose

    Dan Ward / 05 MIN

    Learn this back bend Bow pose in less than 5 minutes.

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