Countdown time: Reintroduction to David Swenson
Are you packed yet?
Well, that’s OK. All you need is a few yoga outfits, right?
We are officially hours from the start of the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, and we are conveniently nearing the end of our “reintroductions” to the teachers. This one: David Swenson. It’s an in-house job, by Bobbie, from back in July.
David Swenson, the wandering yogi. If you’ll be meeting David Swenson for the first time at the Confluence, then perhaps a short summary of his role as a senior Western student is in order. His DVDs, particularly the First Series DVD, are the mainstay of home practitioners and new learners. Swenson is famous for breaking down the practice with his affable, approachable style, removing a lot of the intimidation factor. This is true even though his demonstrations of poses are jaw-droppingly awesome. Somehow, he manages to radiate humility, make you feel like the impossible is possible. His practice manual has the same tone, sturdy and spiral-bound for ease of use. Forget where a drishti is? You can look it up in the manual. Can’t get your feet behind your head? Here’s what you do until you can.
Hopefully you are prepared to be “seeded.”
Posted by Steve