A Weekend of Workshops – Himalaya Yoga Valley – Online Yoga Studio
A Weekend of Workshops
with David Swenson

Workshop Weekend

David Swenson is back with 4 incredible workshops on May 15th and 16th! Join him on Saturday or Sunday or take part in the entire weekend with one of the world's foremost ashtanga practitioners!


Fully Led Primary Series Flow 12pm - 2pm GMT Scorpions, Peacocks and Insects that fly. Oh My! 4pm - 6pm GMT


Half & Half Fun Fest 12pm - 2pm GMT Life, Love and Living With Purpose 4pm - 6pm GMT

Booking in

Each class can be booked for just €25, with 48 hour access, or you can sign up for all 4 workshops for just €80


Weekend pass



Individual workshops

How our Online Workshops work

Our Online workshops are hosted through Zoom and the link is sent to your email before the class, with everything you need to know to prepare! This course will be available for 7 Days for students to catch up and review the lessons learned.

Saturday May 15th

Fully Led Primary Series Flow Workshop with David Swenson – 48h access
Dancing with the Breath in a First Series Rhythm

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 along 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. There will be time at the end of the flow to enjoy a soothing, deep relaxation. Required Items: Mat and Breath
12pm – 2pm GMT

Scorpions, Peacocks and Insects that fly. Oh My! Workshop with David Swenson – 48h Access
Exploring the Asana Jungle and the Animals Within

It would appear as though the first yogis observed nature to gain inspiration and insight into their development of asanas and yoga itself. There is a wonderful ‘zoological’ component to many asanas such as the Peacock, Scorpion, Frog, Crane, Dog, Flying Insect, Crocodile, Horse and many more. In this class David will present ways to approach these amazing creatures with care, wonder and joy. He is open to any suggestions of ‘animal’ postures that the participants may want to explore as well. This class is really fun and sure to put a smile on your face. Of course if there are “non-animal” asanas of interest we can explore those as well The Wild and Wonderful Asana Animals are Waiting for You!
4pm – 6pm GMT

Sunday May 16th

Half & Half Fun Fest Workshop with David Swenson – 48h Access
Half First Series and Half Second Series Makes for Full Fun Single Workshop Price: €25 Full Weekend price ( all 4 workshops): €80 This class is a talk-through of Half of Primary Series and Half of Intermediate Series. In Ashtanga the traditional approach for entering the Intermediate Series is to use the Primary Series as a yogic springboard to propel the student forward. Intermediate Series can be intimidating yet David has a way of presenting it in an accessible and enganing manner. Those that feel a bit uncertain about taking that first step into the realms of the Intermediate Series will find comfort in knowing that David always keeps it Fun, Safe and Incredibly Informative as he guides the group along in a compassionate and thoughtful manner using the first half of Primary Series as a wonderful gateway into Intermediate. Come and experience the joy and wonder of exploring new asanas or deepening awareness and ability for the ones you are already familiar with!
12pm – 2pm GMT


Life, Love and Living With Purpose Workshop with David Swenson – 48h Access
Seeking A Path, Building Dreams and Finding Peace

David will share Stories, Anecdotes and Insights gained over his more than 50 years of yoga practice and pursuits of spiritual life, love, health and adventure. David is a witty, humorous and inspiring storyteller. His life is filled with colorful, sometimes wild, sometimes sad, sometimes hilarious and always entertaining pursuits of knowledge of the world around him and the wonders that reside within us all. Within his tales of travel, fasting, chanting, seeking, studying, laughing and crying there is always a thread of sincerity of purpose that anyone seeking greater meaning of life can relate to and possibly even gain tools of insights of their own from the mistakes, successes, failures, triumphs and bumps along the road of life that David shares with honesty and heart-felt sincerity. Buckle Up It’s a Wild Ride!
4pm – 6pm GMT


Meet David Swenson

David Swenson began practicing yoga in 1969 at the age of 13. His older brother Doug was his first teacher. They practiced hatha yoga from whatever books they could find. David’s introduction to Ashtanga came in 1973 when he met David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff in Encinitas, California. 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. Swenson made his first trip to Mysore in 1977. He is one of a very small number of people that have learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. David Swenson is recognized today as one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga.