Yoga Conference

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 Yoga--Inside and Out: A One-Day Immersion into the Practice and Flow
David Swenson - Course ID: AFSWEN

Friday, January 16 — 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday All-Day Intensives
Mixed Levels

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
David Swenson - Course ID: M1SWEN

Saturday, January 17 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Weekend Classes
Mixed Levels

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.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana.

Flying, Floating, and Handstanding
David Swenson - Course ID: M2SWEN

Saturday, January 17 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
Weekend Classes
Mixed Levels

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.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Mostly asana with partner work.

Through the Eyes of a Teacher: See the Invisible World of Energy Lines and Flow Patterns
David Swenson - Course ID: M4SWEN

Sunday, January 18 — 8:00am - 10:00am
Weekend Classes
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.

**This class has been approved by American Council on Exercise (ACE) for 0.2 CECs.**

Asana practice with partner work.