David Swenson

David Swenson began his journey of Yoga in 1969 when he and his brother Doug practiced in a small park at the end of their street in Houston, Texas. There were few sources for yoga at that time so they practiced from whatever books they could find.

In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master. He made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.
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Today David is recognized as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He tirelessly travels year round to teach and offer workshops. His courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to all levels of practitioner to participate.

​David is also the author of Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual. It's one of the most beloved and widely known books about the Ashtanga practice, partly because it reflects David's down-to-earth and approachable perspective on the practice. It's available on Amazon.

Upcoming Events

 
September 2017
Event Date Event Times Event Series & Class Event Level Event Instructor Suggested Donation
September 156:00pm - 8:00pm

David Swenson Workshop

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
AllDavid Swenson$299.00
September 169:00am - 5:30pm

David Swenson Workshop

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
AllDavid Swenson$0.00
September 179:00am - 5:30pm

David Swenson Workshop

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
AllDavid Swenson$0.00