In 2014, the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne in Australia was lucky enough to host David Swenson, long-time Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and teacher. During his time with us, David gave a series of interviews (interview & video courtesy of Darius Devas of Being Films, who is also a dedicated regular at our Centre).
The first one tells how he got into Yoga and the locals' reactions to seeing him and his brother practicing in the park: "We're breathing and stretching - please don't shoot!"
David Swenson On How He Got Into Yoga
David Swenson On Answers Being Overrated
"Yoga is built on the idea of questioning...an answer doesn't mean the end," said #AshtangaYoga veteran David Swenson during this interview about using yoga to keep your quest for knowledge alive.
David Swenson on Yoga as a Tool for Life
"There is a difference between doing yoga and making an asana of ourselves,"
David Swenson on Using Humour to Teach Yoga
In the final interview, David Swenson talks about how he finds the most inspiring yoga teachers are those with good senses of humour, including his own teacher Pattabhi Jois: "The yoga is difficult but he brought a joy into the room and we were inspired to try and do more."