About us

Beginning his study of yoga in 1963, Doug Swenson is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, writer and dedicated health advocate. Over the last three decades, he has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment. Doug has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, and many others. Doug has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and cross-training 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" and his latest book “Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga”. Doug is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT-500 with the Yoga Alliance) and a holder of registered Yoga School Sadhana Yoga Chi and 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 a keen sense of humor send his student’s home with a smile on their face and a softness within their heart.

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