Featured teacher: Doug Swenson

Posted by rachel on 4/26/10 in Uncategorized

Master yoga practitioner, philosopher, poet and dedicated health advocate, Doug Swenson, shares the wonder of Wanderlust's ability to inspire positive visions.

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What does Wanderlust mean to you?

To me Wanderlust represents finding ourselves and our full potential in our lives. We as Humans - wander along our path in life - oftentimes being lost, confused and ever searching and lusting for direction.  History shows the masses - choose only to go with the flow - like a dead fish in muddy water.  As a result - we lack inspiration to swim up stream - where we would find clear water, and a refreshing vision of tomorrow.  Wanderlust is a catalyst for inspiration of our positive vision...

What do you dig most about the combination of yoga and music?

A river flows to the sea - a melody of; Strength and softness  / Power and tranquility / representing energy in motion filling its destiny. Yoga Practice in its purest form is a melody - Music in its purest from is a vinyasa - Both arts become friends of the same medium Energy. 

What gets you excited about this year's festival?

It is a new decade - amazing artist - Lake Tahoe is a sacred gift...

The audience / and the students are what ultimately make any event - amazing. The musicians and teachers yoga teacher are only a catalyst for good things and inspiration. I feel this year will attract the vibes and inspiration of the amazing people - to become one in a sea of higher consciousness.

Three favorite things in the world right now?

1. Inspiration of the people who share Positive consciousness
2. Awareness that all people are one
3. Vision that simplicity is a healing path for all

Something your students might not know about you?

I love to surf ... I live on the road teaching full time... I eat 95% raw vegan food

What's your personal mantra?

Rivers of thought once ran free, now caged by a damn - where stagnant thoughts only dream of the sea...  Set it free ... set free. :)


Doug Swenson will be teaching at Wanderlust this year. View his full profile here.

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