March 02, 2018

Finding Balance in the MODERN World

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Looking for some balance in your day-to-day? Join us March 11 as we welcome one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga, David Swenson

On March 11, join The MODERN HONOLULU for a one-of-a-kind, two-hour class and Q&A with one of the world’s foremost practitioners and instructors of Ashtanga Yoga, David Swenson that is sure to awaken your spirit and help you find balance in your life.

Take steps to reinvigorate your life and bring balance to a hectic world. The class is from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, with check in at 9:00 am. David’s Q&A will follow from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. The cost is $45 per person, with all proceeds going to Aloha United Way & benefitting the Mental Health America of Hawaii Youth Suicide & Bullying Prevention Project. The class will contain partner work as well as individual pursuits of balance in an array of asanas and is guaranteed to be a fun-filled exploration in not falling over. Purchase tickets here.

David will also be teaching seven workshops March 9-11 at Purple Yoga Hawaii’s new studio at Eaton Square — just a five-minute walk from The Modern Honolulu in Waikiki! There are still spaces for David's two talks at Purple Yoga Hawaii on Saturday, March 10. In the morning talk, “Life, Love and Living with Purpose: Seeking a Path, Building Dreams and Finding Peace,” he shares stories and insights from his 45 years as a yogi. The afternoon talk turns to yoga philosophy with “Eight Limbs and Daily Life: How Does this Practice Apply Within the Context of Daily Living?” For a more in-depth study with David, you can sign up for his week-long Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, which starts Monday, March 12 at Purple Yoga Hawaii.

Can’t make it to the event? We bring a modern form of beach yoga to our guests and Kama’ aina alike every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am at our Sunset Pool. Learn more

David began practicing yoga in 1969 at the age of 13, and his 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, India in 1977. He is one of a very small number of people that have learned the full Ashtanga system as it was originally taught by K. Pattabhi Jois. David has produced 7 DVD’s and is the author of the highly popular bestselling book: Ashtanga Yoga “The Practice Manual” which has been translated into over ten languages.