David SwensonDavid began practicing yoga at a very early age. His older brother Doug was his first teacher. They practiced hatha yoga from whatever books they could find. In 1975, K. Pattabhi Jois came to the United States for the first time, and David was fortunate enough to be there. It was then that he initiated studies directly with the master. Swenson made his first trip to Mysore, India, in 1977, and learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. David is recognized today as one of the world's foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga yoga.
Are You Enlightened?
A student once asked me: Are you enlightened? My answer: If I am it is a big disappointment!…