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    David Swenson is back at PURE Yoga Texas for a weekend of Ashtanga Yoga workshops

    The journey of yoga began in 1969, when he and his brother Doug practiced in a small park at the end of their street in Houston, Texas, learning from whatever books they could find.

    In 1973 David discovered Ashtanga after he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, CA. Later he initiated studies directly with the master after having met K. Pattabhi Jois in 1975.

    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.

    Saturday, June 11 & Sunday, June 12
    “Ashtanga Yoga is an incredible tool that seeks to balance our strength with flexibility and to bring about a sense of well-being on an emotional and mental level. A steady and regulated practice over a long period of time is the catalyst to these changes. We must be patient and listen to our body and progress at our own pace. By focusing on the breath and moving with awareness then our yoga body/mind grows like a tree. It requires steadfast care and watering through the avenue of conscious and diligent practice”. -David Swenson

    David is recognized as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. All of his courses are presented in a supportive and compassionate fashion making it accessible to all levels of practitioners to participate. David is known for his ability to modify the Ashtanga practice with grace and good-humor. Join us for a weekend of exploration of this flowing, liberating practice.

    WORKSHOP DETAIL (SATURDAY, JUNE 11) - Fully Led Primary Series PLUS 1-Hour Q&A Session
    8:30 – 11:30am
    $50 Early Bird Rate (until 5/15) | $60 Regular Rate
    This class is designed for those already familiar with the First Series of Ashtanga Yoga yet it is open to all levels of proficiency from the daily-practicing aficionados to the novice fit-it-in-when-I-can weekend warriors and everyone in between. The class will be conducted like a choreographed dance flowing all of the way from the opening sun salutations to the closing savasana. David will spend time at the beginning of class to introduce alternatives to some of the more challenging asanas as well as offer user-friendly vinyasa options. Class will be followed by an open discussion allowing students to ask David questions about any topics of interest.
    Required Items: Mat and Breath

    WORKSHOP DETAIL (SUNDAY, JUNE 12) - Intermediate Series PLUS 1-Hour Q&A
    8:30 – 11:30am
    $50 Early Bird Rate (until 5/15) | $60 Regular Rate
    Many people are frightened of or intimidated by the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga yet it is truly one of the most fun and exciting sequences! David will present the asanas with great compassion, patience and humor. This class is designed for experienced Ashtanga practitioners yet is open to anyone wishing to explore this dynamic routine. David will methodically work through the entire series offering options and user-friendly alternatives as he goes. Class will be followed by an open discussion allowing students to ask David questions about any topics of interest.
    Experience a Compassionate Presentation of Intermediate Series

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