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Therapeutic Wisdom Training with Doug Keller

November 30 - December 2
at Westgate


Doug is considered a thought leader in the evolution and transmission of yoga as therapy among his peers. He has an incredible understanding of movement, breathing and structural yoga asana within the context of the fascial system.  He is rooted philosophically in the Tantra and eloquently guides his students in practices which reveal how to live a healthy, integrated and connected life.  This workshop is a must for C-IAYTs, aspiring yoga therapists, those seeking longevity and wellness in yoga, those seeking to understand the fascial system in relationship to movement and the suffering, as well as therapeutic solutions; and those who seek a deeper understanding of the energetics of the subtle body from a traditional perspective and their effects on the mind body.


Friday, November 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
Prana Blocks and Fascial Distortions; Their Connection to Our Patterns of Movement in Asana

Doug will introduce the Fascial Distortion Model and relate it to traditional approaches from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Marma tradition; with a focus on the most relevant forms of recognizable fascial distortions approachable through yoga practice.

This will be coupled with the understanding of Movement Patterns and their Pain Syndromes (from ‘stiff’ to ‘flexible’) associated with these distortions (especially as they appear in yoga practice), and how to address releasing them. This will include a more in-depth look into the fascia itself- what it is, how it works, and how awareness of the nature of fascia can inform our practice.

The practice of poses connected with this theme will be an exploration of ways of entering into, flowing between, and holding poses that brings forth the energetic qualities held within the fascial matrix, which is the pranic storehouse of the mind-body.

Cost $40 ($50 after Sept 30)


Saturday, December 1
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Neck & Shoulders

This session will focus on alignment and actions of the head and neck, combined with stabilization of the ‘Core,’ with special emphasis on stabilization in twists and head rotation — and how this attention to strengthening and the release of tension can bring greater freedom and better alignment in the rest of the body, particularly in the low back, sacrum and hips. We will also focus on the major muscles of the shoulder girdle, which are the ones we use, and overuse, most often, giving us neck pain and shoulder pain, including rotator cuff problems as well as upper back pain. We will explore how to balance the use of these muscles, starting principally in Standing Poses and non-weightbearing poses for the arms (including floor poses such as twists, forward bends and simple backbends) to develop the strength and healthy alignment of the upper back, and overcome pain problems. We will also look at how to maintain the health of the wrists, with some attention to stretching and strengthening the forearms and wrists. This will give insights into achieving better rotation and range of motion in the shoulders in all poses.

Cost $65 ($75 after Sept 30)


Saturday, December 1
3:00 - 5:00pm
The Myofascial ‘Sutras’ of the Arms

The work with the upper body will be carried over into the practice and into a deeper exploration of the myofascial lines or ‘sutras’ that govern the actions of the arms — the lines of larger muscles that govern the movement of the shoulder blades and give the arms their power, as well as the deeper lines of muscles that govern rotations and are crucial for the health of the rotator cuffs, elbows and wrists.

We will cover actions, ‘openings’ and stretches in non-weightbearing poses, as well as the challenges — and benefits — of poses in which the arms bear weight. Additional connections to scoliosis and asymmetries in the shoulders will be made, with suggestions for practice.

Cost $50 ($60 after Sept 30)


Sunday, December 2
10:00am - 1:00pm
Secrets of the Hamstrings

The problems of ‘stiffness’ — particularly in the hips and hamstrings — that present a challenge in yoga class, as well as being a cause of typical pain problems in the lower back, are actually symptoms of our movement habits and patterns, particularly in forward bending (which is what we do more than anything else in our life of movement). In this session we will explore the ‘Lumbar Flexion’ pattern of movement in the spine that is a significant cause of stiffness, and how to overcome it . This will help to strengthen the lower back, help overcome harmful postural habits, and help us make progress in achieving greater flexibility in the hamstrings and hips. Without awareness of these patterns, one can easily spend years doing hamstring stretches and see little progress! This will include sequencing for stretches that address hip pain caused by tightness, as well as sequencing for sciatic pain arising from problems in the piriformis.

We will also recognize and address the problem of hypermobility.

Cost $65 ($75 after Sept 30)


Sunday, December 2
3:00 - 5:00pm
Pranayama, Meditation, & Philosophy

In this session we will discover how awareness of the Vayus in relation to asana, pranayama and meditation, can deepen our experience of these practices as intuitively natural and spontaneous. This approach will especially bring together deep actions of the core, the breath, the neck and shoulders in seated as well as reclining pranayama and breath-centered meditation. The breath practice will lead into Yoga Nidra combined with mantra awareness.

Cost $50 ($60 after Sept 30)


full program: $225 ($275 after Sept 30)



About Doug Keller

Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for more than 16 years, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy.’ He has also served, in addition to his traveling and teaching, as a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Doug is also certified by the IAYT as a yoga therapist.

 


ADVANCED TRAINING

This course is an elective course in Yoga Yoga’s 500-hour Teacher Training program. 
If you are a 500-hour Teacher Training student and want to receive elective credit for this course, you must register for the full weekend, not individual segments.
You can enroll online by selecting “TT CREDIT” during checkout. Credit hours will automatically apply. You must meet attendance and any other course specific requirements in order to receive credit hours.

Have questions about our 500-hour Teacher Training program and want to speak to an Admissions Counselor? Schedule a phone, video or in-person consult here, or call our office, 512-326-2273. You can also reach us via email, training@yogayoga.com.

Read more about our 500-hour teacher training program.

 


 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

11.30

date & time

November 30 - December 2
at Westgate


Doug is considered a thought leader in the evolution and transmission of yoga as therapy among his peers. He has an incredible understanding of movement, …

location

Yoga Yoga Westgate - 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, #420 Austin, TX 78745. Phone: 512-358-1200

price

full program: $225 ($275 after Sept 30)

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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11.30

date & time

11/30/18 6:30pm — 8:30pm

location

Yoga Yoga Westgate - 4477 S. Lamar Blvd, #420 Austin, TX 78745. Phone: 512-358-1200

price

full program: $225 ($275 after Sept 30)

November 30 - December 2
at Westgate


Doug is considered a thought leader in the evolution and transmission of yoga as therapy among his peers. He has an incredible understanding of movement, breathing and structural yoga asana within the context of the fascial system.  He is rooted philosophically in the Tantra and eloquently guides his students in practices which reveal how to live a healthy, integrated and connected life.  This workshop is a must for C-IAYTs, aspiring yoga therapists, those seeking longevity and wellness in yoga, those seeking to understand the fascial system in relationship to movement and the suffering, as well as therapeutic solutions; and those who seek a deeper understanding of the energetics of the subtle body from a traditional perspective and their effects on the mind body.


Friday, November 30
6:30 - 8:30pm
Prana Blocks and Fascial Distortions; Their Connection to Our Patterns of Movement in Asana

Doug will introduce the Fascial Distortion Model and relate it to traditional approaches from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Marma tradition; with a focus on the most relevant forms of recognizable fascial distortions approachable through yoga practice.

This will be coupled with the understanding of Movement Patterns and their Pain Syndromes (from ‘stiff’ to ‘flexible’) associated with these distortions (especially as they appear in yoga practice), and how to address releasing them. This will include a more in-depth look into the fascia itself- what it is, how it works, and how awareness of the nature of fascia can inform our practice.

The practice of poses connected with this theme will be an exploration of ways of entering into, flowing between, and holding poses that brings forth the energetic qualities held within the fascial matrix, which is the pranic storehouse of the mind-body.

Cost $40 ($50 after Sept 30)


Saturday, December 1
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Neck & Shoulders

This session will focus on alignment and actions of the head and neck, combined with stabilization of the ‘Core,’ with special emphasis on stabilization in twists and head rotation — and how this attention to strengthening and the release of tension can bring greater freedom and better alignment in the rest of the body, particularly in the low back, sacrum and hips. We will also focus on the major muscles of the shoulder girdle, which are the ones we use, and overuse, most often, giving us neck pain and shoulder pain, including rotator cuff problems as well as upper back pain. We will explore how to balance the use of these muscles, starting principally in Standing Poses and non-weightbearing poses for the arms (including floor poses such as twists, forward bends and simple backbends) to develop the strength and healthy alignment of the upper back, and overcome pain problems. We will also look at how to maintain the health of the wrists, with some attention to stretching and strengthening the forearms and wrists. This will give insights into achieving better rotation and range of motion in the shoulders in all poses.

Cost $65 ($75 after Sept 30)


Saturday, December 1
3:00 - 5:00pm
The Myofascial ‘Sutras’ of the Arms

The work with the upper body will be carried over into the practice and into a deeper exploration of the myofascial lines or ‘sutras’ that govern the actions of the arms — the lines of larger muscles that govern the movement of the shoulder blades and give the arms their power, as well as the deeper lines of muscles that govern rotations and are crucial for the health of the rotator cuffs, elbows and wrists.

We will cover actions, ‘openings’ and stretches in non-weightbearing poses, as well as the challenges — and benefits — of poses in which the arms bear weight. Additional connections to scoliosis and asymmetries in the shoulders will be made, with suggestions for practice.

Cost $50 ($60 after Sept 30)


Sunday, December 2
10:00am - 1:00pm
Secrets of the Hamstrings

The problems of ‘stiffness’ — particularly in the hips and hamstrings — that present a challenge in yoga class, as well as being a cause of typical pain problems in the lower back, are actually symptoms of our movement habits and patterns, particularly in forward bending (which is what we do more than anything else in our life of movement). In this session we will explore the ‘Lumbar Flexion’ pattern of movement in the spine that is a significant cause of stiffness, and how to overcome it . This will help to strengthen the lower back, help overcome harmful postural habits, and help us make progress in achieving greater flexibility in the hamstrings and hips. Without awareness of these patterns, one can easily spend years doing hamstring stretches and see little progress! This will include sequencing for stretches that address hip pain caused by tightness, as well as sequencing for sciatic pain arising from problems in the piriformis.

We will also recognize and address the problem of hypermobility.

Cost $65 ($75 after Sept 30)


Sunday, December 2
3:00 - 5:00pm
Pranayama, Meditation, & Philosophy

In this session we will discover how awareness of the Vayus in relation to asana, pranayama and meditation, can deepen our experience of these practices as intuitively natural and spontaneous. This approach will especially bring together deep actions of the core, the breath, the neck and shoulders in seated as well as reclining pranayama and breath-centered meditation. The breath practice will lead into Yoga Nidra combined with mantra awareness.

Cost $50 ($60 after Sept 30)


full program: $225 ($275 after Sept 30)



About Doug Keller

Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for more than 16 years, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy.’ He has also served, in addition to his traveling and teaching, as a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Doug is also certified by the IAYT as a yoga therapist.

 


ADVANCED TRAINING

This course is an elective course in Yoga Yoga’s 500-hour Teacher Training program. 
If you are a 500-hour Teacher Training student and want to receive elective credit for this course, you must register for the full weekend, not individual segments.
You can enroll online by selecting “TT CREDIT” during checkout. Credit hours will automatically apply. You must meet attendance and any other course specific requirements in order to receive credit hours.

Have questions about our 500-hour Teacher Training program and want to speak to an Admissions Counselor? Schedule a phone, video or in-person consult here, or call our office, 512-326-2273. You can also reach us via email, training@yogayoga.com.

Read more about our 500-hour teacher training program.

 


 

YOGA YOGA EVENT & YOGA PLUS CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find yourself unable to attend an event, please alert us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations 21 or more days prior to start of an event will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 8-20 days prior to start of an event can receive a partial refund or credit (20% penalty).
  • No refunds or transfers are available for no shows or cancellations within 7 days of the start of the event.

Please contact the studio manager where the event is being hosted or the Events Department at 512-707-YOGA events@yogayoga.com to initiate a cancellation.

Yoga Yoga reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. If this is necessary, we will issue a full refund.

 

contact

For 500-hour credit: call (512) 326-2273 or email training@yogayoga.com

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