50 hour Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Immersion

We are happy to announce the hosting of David at Arhanta Yoga Ashram. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet one of only a handful of Westerners to have learned the full Ashtanga system including all of the asana sequences and pranayama as originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. Deepen your practice, and also live an experience that will travel you to the origins of Ashtanga Yoga!

The 50 hour Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with David Swenson is designed for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge, understanding and teaching skills of Ashtanga Yoga. This one week, 50 hour, Ashtanga Yoga Immersion is suitable for practitioners and teachers. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is physically challenging and you will often need to adapt and modify certain elements of the class to make it more accessible to your students. During this week-long intensive course you will learn how to adapt the class to make the asanas more accessible and how you can help students by applying various hands-on corrections and adjustments.

Who is David Swenson

David Swenson started practicing yoga at the age of 13, in the park with his older brother Doug. They practiced from any book they could find on this topic, as there were only few sources for yoga at that time. In 1973 David came in touch with Ashtanga Yoga after meeting David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. In 1975 David Williams and Nancy brought K. Pattabhi Jois to the U.S. for the first time and David Swenson was initiated directly by the master into the studies of Ashtanga Yoga. He traveled the first time to Mysore in 1977 to study daily at K.Pattabhi Jois’ Shala and David Swenson was of only a few Western students to have learned the full Ashtanga System as orgininally taught by K.Pattabhi Jois.

To this day David is considered one of the world’s foremost practitioner and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga. He travels the world year round to teach teacher trainings, workshops and immersion. At the Arhanta Yoga Ashram David will teach an intensive immersion into the teaching techniques of the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Participants will gain great insights and depth of knowledge as to how to share the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with all levels of students in a safe and effective manner.



What will you learn?

During the course you will

  • practice the elements and sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Serie daily
  • practice teaching and adjusting asanas and vinyasa’s of the Ashtanga Primary Serie
  • understand the underlying philosophy and history of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • understand how to modify and adjust in order to prevent common yoga injuries

You will acquire teaching skills of

  • alignments of the key postures in detail
  • understand how to spot and correct common mistakes
  • adapting the elements of the Ashtanga Primary Serie (e.g. Sun Salutations and key postures) to different levels

After the course you will receive

  • An internationally recognized 50 hours continued education certificate
  • Confidence and comprehensive foundation of the Ashtanga Primary Serie for your own practice and while teaching
  • Post course support

Worldwide Accreditation

Our courses are accredited by

  • Yoga Alliance
  • International Yoga Federation
  • European Yoga Association
  • International Yoga Association
  • CRKBO (The Netherlands)

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Course Location

The Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with David Swenson takes place at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram Netherlands. The ashram is spread over 4 acres of green land and located near the city of Arnhem in the beautiful province of Gelderland. The Yoga ashram is well-connected to Amsterdam (Schiphol) and Rotterdam Airports through public transport.

Registration Process

To register, please fill and send the Application form by email to ttc@arhantayoga.org. Once you are accepted you will need to pay an advance deposit of Euros 200 to confirm your reservation.

Payment Options

The fee is payable in one go or in installments. There are various payment options available like Bank transfer or online via Credit cards, Debit cards, IDEAL, SOFORT, Paypal etc.

Requirements to follow the 50 hours Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Immersion

  • Basic understanding of English language.
  • Previous knowledge and experience of Ashtanga Yoga is recommended.
  • An interest and desire to grow and learn.
  • Mentally and physically fit enough to follow the course.

*This course is also accessible for students with a regular yoga asana practice, who would like to delve deeper in their understanding of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It is important to note however, that this 50 hour training can not replace a 200 hour yoga teacher training

Day schedule

Residential one-week Ashtanga Immersion with David Swenson

07:00 am Breakfast
08:15 – 11:15 am Teaching Theory & Practice
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 – 12:45 pm Karma Yoga
01:00 – 02:30 pm Lecture
03:15 – 05:00 pm Asana practice
05:30 pm Dinner
07:00 – 07:30 pm Evening program
08:30 pm Herbal Tea
09:30 pm Lights out

Dates & Fees

50 hour Ashtanga Yoga Immersion – Dates

This one week, residential 50 hour Ashtanga Immersion with David Swenson will take place at our ashram in the Netherlands from:

Date Status
25 Feb – 3 March 2019 Available

Residential 50 hour Ashtanga Immersion – Fees

Accommodation Fees (In Euros)
Dormitory 1160
Double Shared 1280
Single Room 1370

Fees include all tuition and taxes, accommodation, 3 meals per day and the course manual.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an internationally accredited certificate of completion of the 50 hour Continued Education Certificate in Ashtanta Yoga with David Swenson.

For any further information please contact us at info@arhantayoga.org