Ashtanga

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.

David Robson is a practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga, in the tradition of KPJAYI. He is the owner and director of the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto. David leads one of the world’s largest Mysore programs and travels extensively worldwide teaching Ashtanga yoga.

Taylor Hunt is a devoted student of Ashtanga. He makes yearly trips to India to further his studies at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) under the guidance of his teacher, R. Sharath Jois.

In 2013, after several extended trips, Taylor was granted Level 2 Authorization to teach from KPJAYI and has had the honor of assisting his teacher in India on two separate occasions.
 

Dean Hollingsworth found yoga in 2007 and immediately felt the impact it had upon his physical, mental and spiritual life. As his practice continues to deepen, his life continues to bloom and as a result he seeks to share this experience with others. He earned his 200hr RYT certification in 2012.
 

David Garrigues is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and creator of the Asana Kitchen video instruction series that is one of leading online yoga learning resources. David is the founder/director of Ashtanga Yoga School (AYS) of Philadelphia and also travels extensively throughout the US, Europe, and India offering workshops, in depth studies and retreats.

Samadhi Donna Witters Banks, E-RYT 500, YACEP, IKYTA, is the founder of Studio Samadhi, with local trainings in the Dallas - Ft. Worth and Chicago areas, as well as destination trainings and retreats, and an online yoga studio, samadhionline.com.  She is a regular presenter at The Theosophical Society in America, and featured speaker and teacher for wellness conferences and events.