This program with David Swenson, is an in-depth immersion and fun-filled exploration of the dynamic system of Ashtanga Yoga, covering as much ground as is possible in this weekend workshop. In a step-by-step manner the minute details of the Inside and Out practice will be covered, beginning with the Sun Salutations and traveling all of the way through to Savasana. Begin an Immersion Into the Practice and Flow.
David will offer his popular Physics of Flight Vinyasa Techniques providing detailed information for jumping through and back. Alternatives will be given for the more challenging asanas to allow students of all levels to attend. Whether you are a newbie or an aficionado you will find a wealth of practical information and insightful nuances that can be applied within the realms of whatever level of practice you have.
In the decades that David has been practicing and teaching he has developed a keen insight into the subtle aspects of the practice and has become known for his compassionate way of sharing these insights and breaking the details down into practical and informative terms that can be easily applied within practice as well as within the context of daily life. Even if you do not practice Ashtanga, you will find a multitude of powerful and useful information to be applied within your personal journey of Yoga.
There is a lot of partner work in this fun-filled and energetic class as well as plenty of laughter woven into the wealth of knowledge and information that students will gain. This class is great for beginners or those already familiar with the practice.
David Swenson began practicing yoga in 1969 at the age of 13. His older brother Doug was his first teacher. They practiced hatha yoga from whatever books they could find. David’s introduction to Ashtanga came in 1973 when he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, California. In 1975 his new Ashtanga teachers brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and David was fortunate enough to be there. In 1977 David made his first trip to Mysore . He is one of a very small number of people that have learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. David Swenson is recognized today as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He has produced five DVD’s and is the author of the highly popular book: Ashtanga Yoga “The Practice Manual.”