Virtual Workshops with David Swenson

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Ashtanga VIRTUAL Workshops 
with David Swenson
June 19 & 26, 2020

Join us on ZOOM for two special all-levels workshops with David Swenson.

David’s introduction to Ashtanga came in 1973 when he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, California. In 1975 David and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and Swenson was fortunate enough to be there. Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. He is one of a very small number of people worldwide that have learned the entire Ashtanga system including all asana sequences and pranayama as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.

David is recognized today as on of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He has traveled to over 50 countries in his 40 years of sharing his knowledge of the system.


June 19 & 26, 2020
19:00 – 21:00 Paris time | 13:00 – 15:00 Eastern time | 10:00 – 12:00 Western time

FRIDAY, JUNE 19th: Inversions and Backbends | Building Roots and Growing Confidence
Whether you are frightened of inverting or love to hang out upside-down and whether you have a flexible back or a stiff board-like spine there is much to be learned from David’s insightful tools for building confidence and gaining control in Inversions and Backbends.
David will take the class on a journey of exploration into the unseen world of Gravity and share methods of how to utilize this perpetual energy as a stabilizing force for establishing our roots from which we can grow into inversions and backbends with greater ease and more confidence.
He will teach the participants methods to expand the front of the body and open the heart rather than collapse the back in order to discover greater depth in a backbend with less effort and more grace and efficiency.

David likes to encourage patience when he teaches. He phrases it like this: “The strongest trees in the forest grow the slowest!”

Take the seeds of information he shares and plant them within the fertile ground of your personal practice and watch them grow!

FRIDAY, JUNE 26th: Really Hip Openings for the Hips | A Pleasant Exploration of Gentle Methods To Open the Hips
Tight hips can cause problems in other areas such as the knees and back. David has devised an approach of exploring the hips through slow and gentle movements, stable holding of postures and deep breathing which all combine to bring greater openness to the hips without forcing or pushing. To create stability David will share methods of activating one area in order to relax another. This balanced approach is both safe and effective and can be applied to other regions of the body as well. As always, David will manage to make this enjoyable experience.

Bring Those Tight Hips In For a Tune-Up!


€22 per session



Payments of 25 euros or less are non-refundable.
An admin fee of 25 euros will be deducted for cancellations made more than 21 days before the workshop.
Only half of the sum paid will be returned for cancellations made 8 to 20 days before the workshop.
Sum paid is non-refundable 7 days before the workshop.
We don’t accept transferring of a paid reservation to another person after 2 weeks before the workshop.
We advise to those coming from out of Paris to purchase travel insurance as travel issues will not change this policy. Medical issues will also not change this policy.
As the teacher is confirming their presence and is guaranteed the amount of people who are attending 21 days before, we ask for your understanding of this policy.


Online, live streamed via ZOOM