David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga

David Swenson Teacher Training:

A 40hr Primary Series Intensive

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to dive deep with David over 7 inspiring days of training!


Monday 20th – Sunday 26th November 2023

Stillpoint Yoga, West Wing, Guys Campus, St Thomas St,

London Bridge, SE1 9TL

Price: £800


david swenson ashtanga yoga workshops

The David Swenson teacher training is designed as a unique seven day, 40-hour course. It as an intensive immersion into the teachings, techniques and traditions of the Primary Series ‘yoga chikitsa’ of Ashtanga Yoga.


Over the course of the seven days you will learn:

  • the many different teachings and techniques of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga.
  • safe and effective hands-on adjustments for all the asanas, through partner work.
  • practicalities of conducting an ashtanga yoga class.
  • yoga philosophy and theory.

This intensive will be a deep immersion into the many rich details that underly the practice and teaching of Ashtanga Yoga.


During the training all participants will be supported and encouraged to teach and adjust each other through what they learn from David. It is a fun, energising and collaborative experience. This training will leave you with a wealth of invaluable knowledge to support your personal and teaching life.

Participants should have a consistent personal practice of Ashtanga Yoga and understand the flow and sequencing of the primary series asanas. The course is not designed as an avenue to learn the sequence but rather to teach Ashtanga Yoga or for you to deepen an existing practice.

David Swenson teacher trainings, workshops and course are always fun and inviting and, along with informative information, there is always joy and laughter. Many previous participants have commented that they learned more than they’d ever imagined possible in a week, all the while having a lot of fun in the process.

This is the training schedule

Day One to Five:

Session 1: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sessions 2: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Day Six:

Session 1: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Session 2: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Day Seven:

9:00am – 1:00pm

(These hours may be adjusted slightly during the training)

David Swenson Yoga

Your Teacher

David Swenson began his journey of Yoga in 1969 when he and his brother Doug practiced in a small park at the end of their street in Houston, Texas. There were few sources for yoga at that time so they practiced from whatever books they could find.

In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. 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. He then initiated studies directly with the master. He made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. David is one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois.

Today David is recognized as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He tirelessly travels year round to teach and offer workshops. His courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to all levels of practitioner to participate.

David Swenson | Primary Series Teacher Training | 20th - 26th November 2023

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