David Williams

David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1973, he began studying Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and his son Manju to the United States when he and Nancy Gilgoff organized and sponsored their first visit to California in 1975. David subsequently taught the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today’s leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Tracy Rich, Chuck Miller, and Maty Ezraty.


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