Workshops, Masterclasses, and Retreats

Doug connects with studios all over the world to offer workshops and masterclasses - see below for details and registration for upcoming events.

Weekend Workshops at Yoga Y'all

May 18 - 19, 2024

Reserve your spot directly through Yoga Y'all.

Phone: (337) 513-5616       E-Mail:  [email protected]       Website:

3629 Nelson Rd. Ste. 100, Lake Charles, LA 70605

Yoga For Everyone

Saturday, 2 - 4:30 pm 

In this class you will enjoy a lovely yoga practice laced with beautiful flowing vinyasa which will accommodate all levels of practice.

There will be a mindful balance of challenging and softer aspects of yoga practice. This session will follow a sustainable guide to covering each category of asana practice.

This session will slowly conclude with pranayama / yoga kriya’s and a lovely guided deep relaxation.  

The (less experienced) students or those with limited strength and flexibility will be given suggestions for alternative ways to modify challenging yoga poses along with the use of yoga props.

While the (more advanced) students will have the option to try safe and practical methods to achieve the more challenge asana and how to use vinyasa with both soft and gentle or more challenging yoga styles. 


A balanced yoga asana session) including:

Warm-ups, standing asana, leg stretches, backbends, and spinal twist arm balancing, pranayama, eye exercises and a lovey guided deep relaxation.

Doug will save some time for a question and answer session.

Hope to see you there!

Yoga for Teachers

Sunday, 2 – 4:30 pm 

In this class you will refresh your ability to teach yoga, learn new techniques and develop greater self-confidence. The lessons will include practical and sustainable methods for yourself and your students.

This format will be: (Balanced combination of two aspects):

  • A guided yoga practice session
  • Woven into Enhanced Teaching Skills

You will learn a balance of (How to teach): 

  • The physical and technical aspects of yoga.
  • Along with the mental aspects of teaching and practicing yoga.

 This teacher’s session will include:

  • Discussion on the benefits of Healthy diet and nutrition
  • Self-help and cross training
  • Avoiding and overcoming injury
  • Safe and practical Yoga Adjustments

Doug will save some time for a question and answer session.

One-Day Workshop at Arcadiana Yoga and Wellness

May 21, 2024

Reserve your spot directly through Arcadiana Yoga and Wellness.

Phone: (337) 236 – 9000       Website:

913 Harding St, Lafayette, LA 70503

Progressive Vinyasa Flow

Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 pm

In this workshop, you will be delighted to practice a balanced Yoga routine, with a fun and yet invigorating asana progression. A beautiful mix of asana laced together with a combination of familiar and innovative vinyasa techniques. Class ends with pranayama and a wonderful guided deep relaxation.

All levels are welcome, but some yoga experience is recommended. You will love this yoga session! Doug is a master yoga teacher, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate. He has incorporated influences from several different yoga systems along with his passion for nutrition and the environment to develop his unique approach. Please do yourself a favor and take advantage of this rare opportunity - Join us!

About Doug:

Doug Swenson / published Author of 3- books and over 20 Yoga videos – Health advocate, writer and international yoga workshop teacher. Along with being one of the first Americans to publish a yoga book: “Yoga Helps” back in 1974.

List of Doug’s books:

Yoga Helps”, “The Diet That Loves You Most”, “Power Yoga for Dummies”, “Mastering Secrets of Yoga Flow” and Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga.”

Our studio is honored to host Doug Swenson (again for a 6th time).

Weekend Workshops at Yoga East

June 15 - 16, 2024

Reserve your spot directly through Yoga East.


Holiday Manor Center # 115, Louisville, KY 40222

Safety and Joy with Inversions and Balancing

Friday, 5 - 7:30 pm

Learn proper techniques of balancing and inversions.

After many years of yoga teaching and research I have made a list of (Six Qualities) which are essential in achieving the more challenging asana or really any asana for beginners thru advanced practice. These six qualities will be explored in this session.

Avoiding and Overcoming Injury – In Yoga and Life

Saturday, 12 - 2:30 pm

The physical, mental and spiritual aspects of practicing yoga can be one of the most amazing, self-empowering and enlightening aspects of your whole life. In addition if we integrate yoga with some other physical activities one will complement the other. Although, as with everything in life we should not just follow blindly the foot prints of left in the sands of time. Yoga is about awareness and in this class you will learn how to enjoy the best aspects of yoga practice and at the same time avoiding and overcoming injury in yoga and all other aspects of life.

Unveiling ~ Healing Values of Yoga Kriyas

Saturday, 3:30 - 6 pm

This will be a Lecture and a Practice.

(A) - YOGA KRIYAS are basically (Internal and External) cleansing techniques for the body and mind. The whole planet earth and all life that prevails on earth – take in energy and get rid of waste. This is woven into the cycle of life. All planets, and galaxies take in energy and get rid of waste. The Human body takes in energy and gets rid if waste and so do all other life forms. In this class you will try some easy to achieve Yoga Kriya’s and learn about other useful methods to cleanse the body and mind


Yoga Life Stories of Travel, Adventure and Self-discovery

Sunday, 1 - 3:30 pm

In this class you will hear (true life) yoga stories laced with adventure and personal growth of yoga practice. These stories begin from a time when yoga was not so popular up until today when yoga practice is as common as eating and breathing.

Weekend Workshops at Center City Yoga

Aug 2 - 4, 2024

Reserve your spot directly through Center City Yoga.


920 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Ashtanga For Everybody

Saturday, 9 - 11:30 am

This class is designed to make Ashtanga Yoga acceptable for all levels of practice – beginner thru advanced. Modifications are given for beginners along with suggestions for the more advanced student. Afterward, Doug will talk about early history of Ashtanga Yoga in the U.S. and pioneering vinyasa yoga.

Soft Style Hatha

Saturday, 1:30 - 4 pm

In this class we will practice a variety of asana – using a (self-love more restorative approach) with gentle vinyasa and a mindful progressive flow. Some techniques of Yin Yoga will be laced into very gentle and mindful vinyasa flow. Afterward Doug will talk about Avoiding and Overcoming Injury. This is a very beneficial topic in today’s yoga society and will be addressed openly, giving suggestions and solutions for common problems.

Fluid Power

Sunday, 9 - 11:30 am

This inspiring arrangement of asanas, are laced together with very smooth vinyasa transitions. The class outline will represent a holistic and very balanced routine, with using a variety of poses. You will enjoy the energy, achieve a variety of new poses and move with fluid power. When finished, drift into a blissful deep relaxation followed by a guided meditation.

Mastering the Secrets of Yoga Flow

Sunday, 1:30-4 pm

The main focus of this class is centered on fluid movements of vinyasa and how to expand this philosophy to create flow in your daily life – a variety of yoga postures – both easy and challenging will be used. Explanation will be made as to how the fluid energy lines of vinyasa in your yoga practice can affect your daily life in a positive way. A connection is made to help create awareness of the conscious flow in your daily life using the philosophy of vinyasa to relate to the energy in all aspects of your life.

7-Day Yoga Retreat: South LakeTahoe

Sept 8 - 14, 2024

This amazing Yoga Week

Is a dream come true…

Daily Yoga classes and lectures mindfully laced together with:

Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Paddle-Boarding and still time to relax.

The healthy delicious meals will feed your mind and soul.

Exact location to be announced.

Price: Starting at: $2,900 Includes Lodging and airport transport

Phone: (530) 573-8400

Email for more details: [email protected]

Private One-On-One Lessons

Practice one-on-one with Doug from anywhere in the world. Online, interactive lessons are recordable so you can go back and watch it over and over, continually uncovering something new.

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Booking Inquiries

Interested in booking an event or private session? Use this form below to contact us with all the relevant information.

By submitting this request, you will be contacted by Doug or his assistant, Sara Turk, about booking your event. Submission of this form does not guarantee booking.