At the first Ashtanga Yoga Confluence, Tim Miller proved to be the dark horse who produced the single funniest moment in 2012. From that coverage: “Tim also got the biggest laugh of the Confluence, but it just won’t translate here.”
This year, the front-runner for funniest teacher gets the award: David Swenson.
David mixes humor into his teaching at this point like breath itself. Bobbie always says he seems very much like the Texan he is, and this is part of the reason why. It also is part of his remarkable charm.
At one point during the final panel, at which point everyone was pretty loosened up and the mood overall was the lightest and most hilarious, David talked about what yoga needs.
It needs, he said, a Star magazine to bring everyone back to earth. And he meant the whole thing paparazzi / TMZ thing. You know, with photographers with telephotos lenses: “Sharon Gannon and David Life eat chili dogs!”; or headlines like “Richard Freeman — from Mars!” (Quotes are him.)
It had all the teachers in front of us rolling around laughing. And everyone in the audience, too.
Posted by Steve