David Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, learning the full Ashtanga system as originally taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga and has produced numerous videos and DVDs, and the book Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual. Learn more at ashtanga.net.
Ashtanga Yoga--Inside and Out: A One-Day Immersion into the Practice and Flow
- Course ID: AFSWEN
Friday, January 16 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
An in-depth immersion and fun-filled exploration of the dynamic system of Ashtanga Yoga, covering as much ground as is possible in one day. In a step-by-step manner, the minute details of the practice will be covered beginning with the Sun Salutations and traveling all of the way through to Savasana. Even if you don't practice Ashtanga, you'll find a multitude of powerful and useful information to be applied within your personal journey of yoga. Come join us for a fun-filled and energetic class that weaves in partner work, information, and laugher.
For beginners as well as those already familiar with the practice. Asana practice with some partner work.
Ashtanga's Greatest Hits
- Course ID: M1SWEN
Saturday, January 17 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Explore some of the most dynamic and fun asanas in the Ashtanga system. Take a special guided tour of select asanas from the Primary, Intermediate, and Advanced Series. By breaking them down into their basic components, even the most advanced asanas can become more accessible. If you aren't familiar with the more challenging asanas, don't fear! Modifications will be offered for any level.
Flying, Floating, and Handstanding
- Course ID: M2SWEN
Saturday, January 17 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
In this fun-filled exploration of vinyasa and arm balances, we'll break down the vinyasa into its components and explore handstands and arm balances through the avenue of partner work. All levels can attend—even if you’ve never done a handstand.
Mostly asana with partner work.
Through the Eyes of a Teacher: See the Invisible World of Energy Lines and Flow Patterns
- Course ID: M4SWEN
Sunday, January 18 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Continue Your Education / Mixed Levels
Learn how to begin to recognize patterns of energy flow in someone else. We'll do this through hands-on adjusting techniques to enhance the inherent energy patterns at play within specific asanas. By helping others, students will then try to recognize the same energy flow patterns within their own body and personal practice. We'll explore the dynamics of Downward Dog, followed by a sampling of asanas from the standing sequence as well as some seated postures. Whether or not you teach, it's valuable to learn to recognize and feel lines of energy that pulse within our body and swirl throughout the world around us.
Asana practice with partner work.