doug swenson yoga

#87 – Keen on Yoga Podcast with Doug Swenson

From the very young age of 13, Doug Swenson began his study of yoga in 1964. He has studied and practiced with many amazing teachers including Ernest Wood, the highly respected British Yoga Master, theosophist, and Sanskrit scholar. Doug’s other mentors include Pattabhi Jois, Ramanand Patel, BKS Iyengar and Swami Satchidananda. Many of Doug’s students have become highly celebrated teachers, including his younger brother, David Swenson.

Doug is a master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for cross-training, elevated nutrition and healthy lifestyle.

In addition, over the years he has authored four books and 23 videos on Amazon. The book list includes: Yoga Helps, Power Yoga for DummiesMastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow, and Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga. His educational videos, for all levels of practice, include topics of Yoga practice and philosophy, enhanced nutrition, and cross-training between challenging and more restorative yoga styles. 

Doug’s Sadhana Yoga Chi is a holistic balance between learning and teaching, power and softness, intellect and fitness.  Above all, Sadhana Yoga is achieved by striving to create a body of enhanced health and fitness, a mind with pure clarity, true intellect and focus, all woven together with a heart filled with peace and harmony.

Sadhana Yoga Chi does not restrict your intelligence, or put limits on expanding your knowledge. Instead, we encourage the freedom to study and practice positive aspects of other different holistic techniques. In addition it includes other systems of yoga and alternate body and mind expansion concepts.

Doug is one of the original yoga teachers in the West and has quietly been living as a yogi for decades.  You can find him on his website