Doron Yoga is devoted to guiding people into holistic health and happiness through yoga, meditation, pranayama, and nutrition, creating a stress-free, calm and focused mind in a strong and supple body. We specialize in creating a toolbox of practical life skills, blending ancient wisdom with current trends, promoting a compassionate international community guided by authenticity, service, awareness and joyfulness.
Why Doron Yoga?
There is a great need for yoga, and even more so for the Doron Yoga holistic approach. Life today is very fast, technical, and stressful, with lots of expectations and distractions. Doron Yoga seeks to help people find balance in a practical way, using the foundations of Zen, ashtanga vinyasa and Ayurveda blended with the most advanced contemporary research and knowledge of nutrition, health, anatomy and breath work, and mind training.
Doron Yoga follows the flexitarian method, which really takes into consideration the specific needs of each individual within their specific circumstances. The Yoga Lifestyle book, dives deeper into these concepts and practices.
The Doron Yoga sequences are masterfully crafted so you both stretch and activate every part of your body in every class. The sequences make sure you leave class balanced, powerful and high on life.
The Founder: Doron Hanoch
Doron is a Certified 550 hour Yoga Teacher (ERYT), Director of the Doron Yoga School (RYS 200 and 500), and Founder and CEO of the Doron Yoga & Zen Center at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. He was introduced to Yoga and Meditation in 1992 while traveling and studying in the Far East for 2 years. During that time, Doron has studied at the Osho Ashram, with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, in Thailand doing Vipassana retreats, and in Japan living and working with a Buddhist priest.
Since then Doron has returned to India many times to deepen his spiritual and Asana Practice and has practiced under the guidance of Pattabhi Jois and his family. He is fortunate to have studied with some other great teachers such as Richard Freeman (teacher training, advanced trainings and assisting), Rolf and Marci, Tim Miller (3rd Series teacher training), Adarsh, Shashadri, Cidananda, and a Vinyasa teacher training, as well as continuing studies and mentoring, with Mark Stephens.
Doron’s teachings are based on the foundation of tradition with a practical and non-dogmatic way. His classes are strong, but go at a pace that allows lots of awareness and focus. He teaches with extreme detail, shares a lot of informative tips both for body and mind, and keeps the class flowing with a fun energy infused with humor.
He came from the business world, running his own photography studio, and understands the demands of a fast pace life. He seeks to help people make real change and improvement that is lasting. Not band aids, but rather sustainable health and happiness in all levels of life, starting at the physical, through the emotional and into the spiritual. Practicing with Doron is a no-nonsense practice, yet still infused with humor and compassion.
Doron is a trained chef, a certified nutrition consultant (registered with the AADP), an artist and a long time Zen student. He uses all his skills to share a holistic experience. You may learn about Ayurveda, a new mind focusing technique or simply how to get that head stand with ease. He is observant and compassionate at the same time.
Doron works towards bringing the experience of yoga on the mat onto all levels of life. All of these components and approaches are now more easily available to the general public with the release of his book, The Yoga Lifestyle: Using the Flexitarian Method to Ease Stress, Find Balance, and Create a Healthy Life. Doron is a teacher of the full spectrum of yoga, creating a healthy sustainable bliss onto all layers of life.