Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had
the fortune of studying with many great teachers including
Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, David Williams, Nancy
Gilgoff, Ramanand Patel, and others.
is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and
dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences
from several different yoga systems along with his passion
for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique
approach. Over the years he has authored several books;
Yoga Helps, Power Yoga for Dummies, Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, and Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga.
Doug is a Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and
travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher
training courses around the world. Don't miss the opportunity
to study with one of the worlds top instructors. Doug's classes
are always invigorating and inspirational and his supportive
style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students
home with a smile on their face and a softness within their
David Swenson, Doug's brother, began practicing yoga at a very early age, beginning 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 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. Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977 and learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. David Swenson is recognized today as one of the worlds foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. David's website is ashtanga.net.