Dan Fanthorpe

Dan Fanthorpe

Dan has been a dedicated teacher and practitioner of yoga for the past 30 years and he loves to keep yoga simple. His method of weaving traditional yoga philosophy and asana together aims to help guide students to a better understanding, appreciation, and application of yoga in everyday life.

Yoga has always been a way of life for Dan, his mum who is an eccentric Hatha yogini with over 50 years of experience, used to drag this grumpy little boy to her yoga classes each week. Initially, Dan hated going to yoga because it was filled with old people wearing lycra, but secretly he grew to love it, especially when it was time for relaxation. As Dan grew up, he started to understand the value of the practice of yoga and how it could be used to enhance all aspects of life.

In 1998 when he was 18, he completed his first Yoga teacher training and soon after took his first trip to India, where he fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. In 2003 he completed an intensive nine-month teacher training with Lousia Seers in Byron Bay before moving to Sydney in 2004 to study and teach with Eileen Hall at Ashtanga Yoga Moves. It took Dan a further 12 years of travelling to India to receive his level 2 authorisation from the Ashtanga yoga institute in Mysore, India, from his teachers Sri K Pattabhi & Sharath Jois.

In 2009 Dan opened Ashtanga Yoga Newcastle where he spent the next 10 years building a beautiful yoga community, being a dad, husband and trying to surf as much as possible.

Dan is currently back in little old kiwi land and has just completed his Bachelor of Health Science, now doing his Masters in Osteopathy.