Ashtanga Yoga for the rest of your life | David Williams

We are very happy to announce David's visit to the South of the Netherlands! 

We are looking forward to a great event that hopefully brings lots of yoga minded people together. The location is a beautiful spacious room for the workshop. You have the possibility to book a room with discount, including breakfast in buffet. You can check out the webshop for the booking of the workshop (early bird price until the 30th of June, 2016), the booking of the hotelroom must be done via: In addition, we would like to facilitate you with some free extras:
We offer you during this event unlimited water, tea and juices. Also some fresh fruits and raw vegetables are available during the day as a refreshment.

Nearest Airports to event:

  • Maastricht Airport (15 min drive)
  • Cologne Airport (1.20 min drive)
  • Eindhoven Airport (40 min drive)
  • Brussels Airport (1.30 min drive 
  • Brussels Charleroi (1.20 min drive)


About David

David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971.

In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda's Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his Six Month Yoga Teachers Training Course Certification.

In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and he became the first non-Indian taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas. He is also one of the few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama.

In 1975, David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois to America when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today's leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Doug Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Baptiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Ricky Tran, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler.

David is 66 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since l976.

A rare and wonderful opportunity to study Yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga out of India.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

Thursday- 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Talk and practice.
Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practiced based on his 45+ years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the "big picture" of the most beneficial way to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga. 1st series practice led by David.

Friday- 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Talk and practice.
Continuation of 1st series in depth led by David with thorough explanations of every step.

On the Friday the 29th of July, Yogaplace offers a roundtrip to Maastricht from Urmond for all participants in David Williams' 4-day training in July 2016. The bus departs at 10:00 am to Maastricht and returns at 3:00 pm in Urmond. You can spend some free time in this beautiful city. It is only 25 minutes away from the event. In order to reserve your spot for the roundtrip, simply book the ticket here via the webshop.

Saturday- 10:00 am- Noon
1st series completed with less interruption by David's commentary, except for postures not covered the day before.

Saturday- 4:00 pm- 7:00 pm
History of Yoga, description and the history of Ashtanga Yoga, David's travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world. Introduction and practice of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, led by David.

Sunday- 10:00 am- Noon
An introduction to 2nd series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy. 2nd session of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama led by David.

Teacher : David Williams
Location : Yogaplace Urmond
Bring : convenient clothing, towel, blanket to stay warm during the relaxation.
Level: for all levels


David Williams interview at Yoga Rocks

David Williams talks about a pain free ashtanga practice for life

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