David Swenson's classes at Yoga Journal LIVE: San Francisco + Tools, Talents & Techniques for Teachers: Presenting Yoga to the Individual for Health, Healing and Happiness
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.
Tools, Talents & Techniques for Teachers: Presenting Yoga to the Individual for Health, Healing and Happiness Instructor: David Swenson
Teaching yoga requires a specialized skill set so you can apply yoga to the needs of each individual. This requires patience, insight, sensitivity, experience, and the ability to communicate clearly. We'll explore ways to work with people who have a healthy body, as well as those who have injuries or special conditions that limit their ability. By learning to recognize the inherent lines of energy in an asana, you can discover ways of bringing the student into harmony with those lines while also working within the realms of their limitations and abilities. This class is great for teachers or those just wanting to gain more insights into personal practice or helping others with theirs.
Course ID: M1SWEN -- Level: Continue Your Education
Saturday, January 18 — 8:00am - 10:00am
- Session 1
+ Flying, Floating, and Handstanding
Flying, Floating, and Handstanding Instructor: David Swenson
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.
Course ID: M2SWEN -- Level: Mixed Levels
Saturday, January 18 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 2
+ Life, Love and Living with Purpose: Seeking a Path, Building Dreams and Finding Peace
Life, Love and Living with Purpose: Seeking a Path, Building Dreams and Finding Peace Instructor: David Swenson
David will share stories, anecdotes, and insights gained over his more than 40 years of yoga practice and pursuits of spiritual life, love, health and adventure. David is a witty, humorous, and inspiring storyteller. His life is filled with colorful, sometimes wild, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious, and always entertaining pursuits of knowledge of the world around him and the wonders that reside within us all. Within his tales of travel, fasting, chanting, seeking, studying, laughing, and crying there is always a thread of sincerity of purpose that anyone seeking greater meaning of life can relate to and possibly even gain tools of insights of their own from the mistakes, successes, failures, triumphs, and bumps along the road of life that David shares with honesty and heartfelt sincerity. Buckle up--it's a wild ride!
Course ID: M5SWEN -- Level: Contemplative
+ Pleasant Pursuits of Personal Practice: Avoiding Injury, Seeking Depth and Enjoying the Ride
, Mixed Levels
Sunday, January 19 — 11:00am - 1:00pm
- Session 5
Pleasant Pursuits of Personal Practice: Avoiding Injury, Seeking Depth and Enjoying the Ride Instructor: David Swenson
One of the greatest challenges in yoga is maintaining a practice over a long period of time. Life can become overwhelming, and it's easy to lose the time for practice and the motivation to get on the mat. Come learn simple concepts, tools, and techniques for maintaining and growing a practice within the constraints of a busy life. Develop the knowledge to create your own routine to suit your unique circumstances and needs. Whether you’re new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, you'll leave feeling inspired, encouraged, and empowered.
Course ID: M6SWEN -- Level: Mixed Levels
Sunday, January 19 — 3:30pm - 5:30pm
- Session 6
Join David at the Yoga Journal LIVE: New York
(April 24-28, 2014)