David Swenson

David Swenson, one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga, began practicing at the age of 13. He was introduced to Ashtanga in 1973 through teachers David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, and then met K. Pattabhi Jois when he came to the United States for the first time in 1975. David made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, and became one of a small number of people who learned the entire Ashtanga system, including all asana sequences and pranayama, as originally taught by Pattabhi Jois. A teacher for 40 years, David is the author of the best-selling Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual.