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Yoga as Therapy Weekend Workshop with Doug Keller
June 20-22, 2014


Yoga as Therapy Weekend Workshop with Doug Keller
June 20-22, 2014

Friday Evening 5:30p-8:30p: Yoga As Therapy: Getting Started with Assessment Tools
Saturday 9a-12p: The Lower Crossed Syndrome — Feet, Knees, Hips and Low Back Issues
Saturday 1p-4p: Understanding the Evolution of Yoga Philosophy: How We Got to Where We Are Today
Sunday 9a-12p: The Upper Crossed Syndrome — Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back and Arms
Sunday 2p-5p: Pranayama: Refining the Breath

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Tuition:
*Single Session - $70 Early/$75 Late
*Full Workshop - 5 Sessions - $300 Early/$325 Late
*Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014

For more information or to register online visit http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=12529&stype=-8&sView=day&sTrn=100000069
Yoga As Therapy: Getting Started with Assessment Tools
Friday, June 20th 5:30pm

A huge part of getting started with therapeutic applications of yoga is to understand how to assess and recognize the possible roots of therapeutic problems, and then take steps in designing a program to address them. This session will give an overview of a practical approach to Yoga as Therapy and offer assessment tools that focus on the most important postural features on which to focus. While it will involve some theory, most of the evening will be very hands-on, practicing assessment skills step-by-step, with a good amount of time also devoted to asana solutions, with the key points of alignment and action that need to be emphasized, as well as suggestions for sequencing. Some of the most common therapeutic problems will be addressed along the way, to be further expanded upon through the weekend.
 
THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.
 
Details:
Date: Friday, June 20, 2014
Time 5:30p-8:30p
Tuition:
  • Single Workshop $70 Early/$75 Late to register online
  • Full Workshop 5 Sessions $300 Early/$325 Late
  • Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014
Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $50 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
Lower Crossed Syndrome — Feet, Knees, Hips and Low Back Issues
Saturday, June 21st 9am

The ‘Lower Crossed Syndrome’ that was identified by Vladimir Janda gives us a template for understanding the relationships of tightness/weakness in the lower body that will help us to assess problems in the lower body and design solutions through asana and sequencing. We will look at the overall postural problem and approaches to ‘rebooting’ the body’s relationship to gravity, and then will get into practical specifics of working with the muscles identified in the syndrome — psoas, gluteals,
 
THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.
 

Details:

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time 9a-12p

Tuition:

  • Single Workshop $70 Early/$75 Late to register online
  • Full Workshop 5 Sessions $300 Early/$325 Late
  • Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014
Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $50 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
Understanding the Evolution of Yoga Philosophy: How We Got to Where We Are Today
Saturday, June 21st 1pm

Yoga philosophy can seem challenging, so much so that often contemporary practitioners might rather leave it aside as irrelevant. But yoga philosophy is an evolving response to the question of being human that can speak to us today, and we miss a big part of the richness of yoga practice when we leave it out, or treat it narrowly in terms of just one text (such as Patanjali), or treat it as incompatible with or in competition with our own spiritual beliefs. We will explore the growth of the main ideas in yoga philosophy — their beginnings, the points in time in which they were introduced, the context in which they were developed and how they were expressed, and how they still speak to us today and guide our practice. This will be an overview that is manageable to students new to yoga philosophy, and often enlightening to those with experienced in yoga philosophy by offering a look at the big picture.
 
THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.
 

Details:

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Time 1p-4p

Tuition:

  • Single Workshop $70 Early/$75 Late to register online
  • Full Workshop 5 Sessions $300 Early/$325 Late
  • Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014
Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $50 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
Upper Crossed Syndrome — Neck, Shoulders, Upper Back and Arms
Sunday, June 22nd 9am

‘Upper Crossed Syndrome’ described by Janda offers a template for the upper body, helping us to work with neck and shoulder issues through asana. The role of the alignment of the head and neck is central, and we will look at the effects of common patterns in the neck and how to overcome them, and then go in depth into working with the shoulders — which will include work with the hands and wrists and their connection to the elbows and shoulders, especially as the hands are made to be weight-bearing in asana. Practical actions and variations in the fundamental asanas, especially those used in a vinyasa practice, will be covered, with emphasis upon therapeutic effects and concerns, as tied to our postural assessments and insights.
 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Details:

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Time 9a-12p

Tuition:

  • Single Workshop $70 Early/$75 Late to register online
  • Full Workshop 5 Sessions $300 Early/$325 Late
  • Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014
Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $50 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
Pranayama: Refining the Breath
Sunday, June 22nd 2pm

Pranayama practice or Breath Work is a huge but often neglected part of yoga practice as well as therapeutics. We will look at the relevance of pranayama practice to addressing common breath pattern disorders, focusing on the safest and most important practices for beginners, with emphasis on the very tangible and practical therapeutic benefits. Then we will expand into the practices — both manageable and immediately beneficial — that take us further into the realm of meditation, touching our emotional and spiritual lives. The afternoon will be devoted both to learning and context, and to immersive experience of relaxation and the breath as a path to the heart.
 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL OUR YOGA THERAPY TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Details:

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014

Time 2p-5p

Tuition:

  • Single Workshop $70 Early/$75 Late to register online
  • Full Workshop 5 Sessions $300 Early/$325 Late
  • Early Bird deadline May 20, 2014
Refund Policy - one month prior to event Full refund less $50 - after 1 month prior to event NO REFUNDS
About Doug -

Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. After receiving honors and graduate degrees in philosophy from the top Jesuit universities in the United States, Georgetown and Fordham Universities, and teaching philosophy at a college level for several years, he then pursued his ‘post-graduate’ education in the practical experience of yoga at the Siddha Meditation Ashram, Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India, for seven years, and spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, training in and teaching yoga in Siddha Meditation Ashrams worldwide. He received intensive training in the Iyengar system in New York City, practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in India, and became one of the first certified Anusara Yoga teachers, producing three highly respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy. His work has since taken him beyond the confines of the Anusara system.

His further expansion in learning is reflected in his latest and most in-depth work, ‘Yoga as Therapy,’ which is truly one of the most comprehensive, innovative and useful treatments of the structural aspect of yoga therapy available. Moreover, for a year he has been a regular columnist for Yoga+ Magazine (formerly Yoga International, published by the Himalayan Institute), writing the ‘Asana Solutions’ column that addresses specific therapeutic problems. He is at the highest level of certification with Yoga Alliance, ERYT-500, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Doug’s teaching is rooted in a vast and inclusive perspective of study and practice that honors the insights of the many streams of wisdom that flow into the river of yoga.