Doug Keller

Doug Keller
Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to the vast field of yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham University and teaching philosophy at a college level, he pursued a practical experience of yoga at the ashram Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India — which in turn also led him to the practice of hatha yoga as part of his overall experience of yoga. From years of study, practice and teaching, he has produced widely used and highly respected books on asana, yoga as therapy, pranayama and yoga philosophy, and he teaches hatha yoga workshops and trainings in both North America and Europe. He is a columnist for Yoga International Magazine and writes on therapeutic topics for Yoga Journal. www.doyoga.com

Yoga Workshops with Doug Keller

Workshop Description From To Location
Vayus & Asana The biomechanics ideas introduced by Myers and Sahrmann can be incorporated into a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of embodiment and movement at the heart of the Hatha Yoga tradition — which includes consciousness, feeling/emotion, and the work-in-progress building of a healthy Ahamkara or ‘I-sense’ that is at the heart of Hatha Yoga as a spiritual process... March 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm March 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm Dumbo
Therapeutics and Fascial Trains The fascial trains identified by Tom Myers in his book ‘Anatomy Trains’ gives teachers a useful tool for recognizing postural imbalances at the root of chronic pain, as well as insights into the use of asana to undo the ‘knots’ of these imbalances... March 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm March 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm Dumbo
Laya Yoga: Diving into the Deep... The Hatha Yoga tradition is a combination of the discipline of asana and pranayama, and the realm of deeper work that takes place in ‘Laya Yoga’ — the gateway to which is pranayama, and the fulfillment of which is deep, spontaneous meditation... March 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm March 17, 2016 at 9:45 pm Dumbo
‘Firing Order’ Sequencing for... While it has been traditional to emphasize both alignment and action in yoga poses, as well as the importance of how you go into and come out of a pose, what has not received enough attention is the actual ‘firing order’ of the muscles themselves... February 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm February 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm Dumbo
Neck and Shoulder Health: The Longitudes... In this practice we’ll pay attention to the longitudes and latitudes of the upper body, from hand placement and the finer points of arm rotations when the arms are weight-bearing (think Downward Dog and onward) to the subtleties of the actions of the neck and head... February 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm February 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm Dumbo
The Vayus — A Deeper Experience... The ‘Vayus’ or ‘forces/functions’ of the Prana are among the oldest and most enduring concepts of yoga... February 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm February 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm Dumbo