David Swenson

David Swenson began practicing yoga 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, Calif. In 1975, the pair brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the United States for the first time, and David was fortunate enough to be there. He then initiated studies directly with the master, and made his first trip to Mysore in 1977, where he learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.

As the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Productions, David is recognized today as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga.

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