Doug Swenson

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 to develop his own unique style of Sadhana yoga Chi. Doug is the author of several books; "Yoga Helps", "The Diet That Loves You Most", "Power Yoga for Dummies" and his latest release -"Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow."

As a Registered Yoga Teacher with the National Yoga Alliance, now rated (E-RYT 500), since 2002, Doug Swenson travels extensively offering workshops, retreats, and teacher training courses around the world. His supportive style of teaching and keen sense of humor create an invigorating and inspirational atmosphere in every class. Doug's unique approach to yoga has evolved into a holistic presentation - to include all aspects of a productive life, including enhanced nutrition, and cross training. As one of the world's top teachers, he sends students home with a smile on their face and a softness in their heart.

Doug Swenson began his yoga training when the practice was largely considered to be weird and uncool. He has had the fortune of studying with many great teachers including - Dr. Ernest Wood, K. Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, and many others.

He holds teacher trainings at the 200-hour and 500-hour level in Lake Tahoe, California.


    Yin, the Path to Meditation Video
    Yin, the Path to Meditation (April 2015)
    41 minutes
    In this video Doug Swenson leads you through a light and balanced Yin yoga practice, then arriving to a soothing meditation for the ending. The focus is on practicing a restorative yoga flow with awareness and grace – then ...
    Available worldwide
    Ashtanga Primary Series Video
    Ashtanga Primary Series (January 2013)
    95 minutes
    This Primary Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Class with Doug Swenson is a moderately challenging routine. Very clear instructions will be given as well as alternatives for challenging vinyasa and asana. This routine will utilize ...
    Available worldwide
    Ashtanga with Extra Spice Video
    Ashtanga with Extra Spice (September 2012)
    94 minutes
    In this challenging vinyasa yoga class, Doug Swenson will follow the order of asanas for 1st level Ashtanga, with the addition of some poses from 2nd and 3rd blended in at appropriate places in your routine. This class is a ...
    Available worldwide
    Soothing Touch of Yoga Video
    Soothing Touch of Yoga (March 2013)
    25 minutes
    Doug Swenson guides you through a balanced yoga routine for the beginner to intermediate student. The class will use some gentle vinyasa and incorporate a variety of enjoyable asana, then finish with a soothing relaxation. ...
    Available worldwide
    Yoga Expectations for the Beginner Video
    Yoga Expectations for the Beginner (September 2013)
    21 minutes
    In this video Doug Swenson presents a lecture on what to expect as a beginner yoga student. He covers such topics as pranayama, alignment, how to approach your practice, and much more.
    Available worldwide
    Yoga is Enough Video
    Yoga is Enough (February 2015)
    60 minutes
    In this heartfelt practice Doug Swenson blends a soothing yin practice with a soft touch of gentle vinyasa. This class focuses on opening the heart both physically and mentally, achieving an attitude of self-acceptance and ...
    Available worldwide
    Power To Yin Video
    Power To Yin (August 2013)
    58 minutes
    In this class Doug Swenson begins with warm-ups then progresses into a very powerful flow of asana and vinyasa. The second half of class embraces a soothing Yin flow and concludes with pranayama and blissful deep relaxation.
    Available worldwide
    Dawn Loves the Morning Ritual Video
    Dawn Loves the Morning Ritual (December 2015)
    25 minutes
    In this class Doug Swenson shares an inspirational morning ritual of yoga practice and healthy habits, designed to shine a golden light on your body, mind and whole day. Class begins with Doug walking you through some gentle ...
    Available worldwide
    Your First Date with Yoga Video
    Your First Date with Yoga (April 2016)
    54 minutes
    In this yoga talk with Doug Swenson, he discusses and demonstrates some of the more common poses and transitions in vinyasa yoga.
    Available worldwide
    Healthy Fuel for Yogis Video
    Healthy Fuel for Yogis (January 2013)
    30 minutes
    Doug Swenson shares his suggestions and tips for success will be given to support a path to better life.  This class will clearly define how students can enhance their whole life with a healthy, high energy nutritional ...
    Available worldwide
    Fluid Power Vinyasa Video
    Fluid Power Vinyasa (April 2013)
    87 minutes
    This class with Doug Swenson is a holistic blend of challenging and easier yoga asana, woven together with unique vinyasa. Students will be given instruction into more advanced poses as well as alternatives to accommodate ...
    Available worldwide
    Soothing Touch for Beginners Video
    Soothing Touch for Beginners (August 2015)
    36 minutes
    Doug Swenson has created this inspirational and yet very balanced, beginner level routine. The overall focus of this Yoga practice is to represent each separate category of yoga asana, presented in a very non-challenging ...
    Available worldwide


    General Yoga
    September 18, 2015
    Where do you begin on your search to find the wisdom and answers to all your questions for everyday life and beyond, yet in a nice cheery, leveled-headed manor? Should you base your practice on the softer styles, which embrace flexibility and...
    March 5, 2013
    Always – I am here for you Escape your busy life  Don’t talk… just join me Savor my understanding, and my love
    General Yoga
    February 18, 2013
    It used to be that most Americans viewed yoga as a weird cult, practiced only by the lost souls on the fringe, who were wasting their time reaching for an abstract view of life. An aspiring student of yoga was not someone you would want living in...
    Food & Nutrition
    January 18, 2013
    Ingredients: 4 large carrots, 1/2 clove garlic, 1 Tbsp Tamari, Slice onion, 1/2 Avocado, 8 oz. Hot water Directions: Place all in ingredients in a blender uncooked and blend until creamy. Top with green onion and season to taste with sea salt or...

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