More workshops in March…

Vinyasa Yoga- Cross Training
with Doug Swenson
(Balancing Strength and Softness) – (Beginner – Advanced)
Class Description…
This class is a delightful blend of Ashtanga and Soft form Yoga. Class starts with Doug’s completely unique approach to powerful Ashtanga Yoga, and then shifts gears into a challenging, yet, soft form Yoga format. Followed by, Pranayama deep relaxation and Doug’s thoughts and experiences on Yoga.

Doug’s Bio…
Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1969. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel and others. Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach.

Over the years he has authored several books; “Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies” and “Mastering The Secrets of Yoga Flow”. He travels extensively offering workshops, retreats and teacher training courses around the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to study with one of the world’s top instructors. Doug’s classes are always invigorating and inspirational and his supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor send his students home with a smile on their face and a softness within their heart.

*Cost*
Early registration (by March 15, 2011): $45
Regular registration: $50
Tickets day of the event/at the door: $55

*Place & Time*
Cahaba Pumping Station
4012 Sicard Hollow Road
Birmingham, AL 35243

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
6:00-9:00pm

Sign up via Eventbrite here: http://dougswenson-eorg.eventbrite.com/

See you there!

Ashtanga Yoga with David Williams…

http://www.birminghamyoga.com/BirminghamYogaWorkshops/news_nd1244482600767.aspx
Come see David Williams, the man who brought Ashtanga Yoga to the US, for a wisdom-filled weekend and practice!

May 13-16, 2010
Birmingham, AL
4 days, 5 classes
$250 if paid 2 weeks in advance!

About David…
David Williams has been practicing Yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw Manju demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga 1st series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda’s Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his 6 month Yoga teachers training course certification.

In 1973, David began studying Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and became the first non-Indian to be taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju to America and the western world when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California, in 1975.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today’s leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Tracy Rich, Chuck Miller, and Maty Ezraty.

David is 60 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since 1975, and teaches private individual or group classes by appointment. (taken from the Birmingham Yoga website)

David’s website…
http://www.ashtangayogi.com/

***David is not just coming to Birmingham! He travel’s all over the WORLD! View his workshop schedule at http://www.ashtangayogi.com/HTML/workshops.html