Channa Dassanayaka is an internationally respected author, meditation and yoga teacher. Raised in the Buddhist tradition, he is a prolific figure in today’s world, who has won the hearts of many for his humor, and close relationship with Western Culture.
Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 24th, 1969, his parents both dignitaries who also raised two older sons, had servants and a class system that Sri Lanka is known for. In the early 1990’s Channa immigrated to Australia and became known for his rich culturally inspired cooking that was heavily influenced by is grandmother. Shi Lankan Flavours: A journey Through The Island’s Food and Culture was written by Channa, and gave us a glimpse into how he artfully lives life, while living in truth.
Channa is also the founder of Dassanayaka Yoga, a style of yoga that weaves meditation, breath work, and the physical practice into a slow vinyasa flow that is open to beginners and advanced students. Channa has the reputation for being the teacher’s teacher.
Compassion for self, and others is heavily placed inside of the Dassanayaka Yoga practice, allowing the space of the heart to experience deeper healing and depth.
Channa is a true visionary of our time, imaginative, generous, and an extremely humble human being. He embodies extraordinary richness that reach beyond the immediate and encompass spiritual depths that are celebrated and accessible for the modern mind.
The collective conscious community within Australia and the world that beloved teacher has anchored spans a diverse crowd from all walks of life. Australia’s finest and decorated are in his classes daily, but one would never know it, as this Sangha breeds humbleness from the depth of the teachings that are offered to them daily, that seems to reflect the quality of their teacher and their teaching.
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