Daniel Fonseca

Doi Saket
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

Daniel Fonseca is the Co-founder & Headmaster of Wise Living Yoga Academy and has been conducting Yoga Teacher Training courses & Workshops in India, South Asia (Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali) and South America (Brazil) along with his wife Jeenal Mehta. Born in Brazil he was interested in Martial Arts and Adventure sports and got his bachelor degree in Tourism. After spending a few years in Europe and completing a pilgrimage throughout Northern Spain in 2005 he made his way to India where he is living since 2006. He has then adopted the Yoga Philosophy as his way of life and he inspires his students with teachings based on Classical Yoga, Bhagavad Gita & Shri Yogendra’s methods for the practice of Hatha Yoga. Besides his formal training in Yoga Education & Therapy at The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India, where he is also now faculty teacher, he holds a Diploma in Buddhist studies & Vipassana Meditation from University of Mumbai.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
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On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Daniel and Jeenal are authentic teachers with the intention to see and treat every student as unique. His philosophy classes are amazing and passionate. Just as the asana teachings. My TT at Wise living was the best decision ever made. If you want to explore yourself through yoga start or continue with wise living.

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Lifechanging experience

I really enjoyed and learned so much from the 200 hour teacher training course in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Daniel and Jeenal prepared a very deep and complete experience of the practice of Yoga. All the students together with the teachers lived in a lovely Ashram in a beautiful small town, which allowed us to fully inmerse in the teachings of Yoga. My personal experience was really lifechanging and Daniel and Jeenal gave us all the knowledge and tools to continue our practice and to share it with others.
Also, I really liked the fact that their teaching come from the oldest Institute of Yoga, and that the teachers not only talk and teach about Yoga, they live according to the Yoga philosophy.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Muito bom professor

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Teacher Training

I took my two hundred hour teacher training course with Daniel and Jeenal this summer 2013 in Chiangmai, Thailand. I learned so much more than I thought I would. With his attention to details throughout the course and his ability to explain in particular detail the fine teachings, I was able to absorb so much of the philosophies. His nuturing and caring spirit made it a joy to fully be immersed in his daily teachings.


I HIGHLY recommend his TTC to anyone who is serious to learn yoga from the traditional approach. The vegan food was absolutely delicious and plentiful, and the wonderful Thailand setting was completely perfect. We were also blessed with having Swami G join us for a week as well as getting in touch with their gurus straight from India. They truly go beyond what was expected.
Roxanne Sundahl
Edmonton, Canada

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
great knowledge

I have been Daniel's student in Mumbai in 2010, he was very helpful to explain the tricky parts of Yoga philosophy from the Sankhya point of view, which was a challenge for most of us, especially those who had no previous experience in the study of Yoga theory and philosophy. His explanation made it very clear and easy to digest. His teaching style is very friendly and down to earth. In teaching asana, he is accurate and careful about the details; no fancy pants asana in his class, but only what is really necessary for our development, not to feed our ego. I strongly recommend him for any serious student.