Inspirations for the Path Inward:
Keys to a Dynamic and Healthy Practice
Teacher Training and Workshops
with Doug Keller
March 26-28, 2020
Online Workshop

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. 

These webinars will be in lecture format, with downloadable notes, and examples of practical applications. This is not a guided yoga practice, but rather an informative experience that will enlighten and enhance your practice and teaching, as well as deepening your understanding of yoga.

Due to the impact of the coronovirs (COVID-19) the structure of the two teacher trainings and workshops has changed and thus the costs have been adjuted.  We are GRATEFUL to Doug Keller for support in this change. All sessions will be held as an online webinar using ZOOM, AND registrations MUST be received 2 hours prior to each session, allowing for Two Dog to send you access links.  Thursday and Friday are training-intensives for yoga teachers and inquiring students; Saturdays workshop is open to all interested.

NOTE: If you registered for workshops before change to online, email Annie and let her know if you want a partial refund because you will attend the online workshop(s) or if you want a full refund.
Doug Keller's workshops through Two Dog will NOT be the same material as his online courses.  Recordings of the sessions will be sent to all those registered after completion of the workshop.  If unable to attend, recordings will be available for purchase, at the workshop price, after the workshops.

ALL those registered 2 hours in advance will receive links to join the workshop using the ZOOM application, which you will want to download prior to workshop.

Workshop Topics - use links for detail descriptions

 

Teacher Training Sessions - Yoga Alliance credits available
Thursday Session Sequencing: Timing is Everything
Friday Session The Subtle Core: Deeper Connections through the Neck
Saturday Workshop
Saturday afternoon 'To Do or Not To Do:' What's at Stake in the Bhagavad-Gita
 - with Meditation and Yoga Nidra

 


Registration Rates:
   Note: Full refunds available up to one week prior to start of workshop, 3/19/2020

Workshop Cost
Two-day Teacher Training and Saturday workshop $180
Teacher Training Package
     (3/26 | 2-5pm and 3/27 | 2-5pm)
$110
Thursday, March 26 | 2:00-5:00pm $65
Friday, March 27 | 2:00-5:00pm $65
Saturday workshop: Philosophy with Yoga Nidra and Meditation
Saturday, March 28 | 2-5pm  $65

Registration via Cash/Check

    You can register in person at Two Dog Yoga or send check via Mail
    Two Dog will confirm receipt of payments received by mail.
    Include Name, Phone, and email with payment along with dates of specific registrations.


Registration Online

Registration for Both Teacher Training and Saturday workshop | $180 (cash/check/online)
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Teacher Training Package (3/26 | 2-5pm and 3/27 | 2-5pm) | $110 (cash/check/online)
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Individual Teacher Training Sessions:

Thursday Teacher Training, March 26 | 2-5pm | $65 (cash/check/online)
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Friday Teacher Training, March 27 | 2-5pm | $65 (cash/check/online)
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Saturday Workshop Package, 3/28 | 2-5pm | $65 (cash/check/online)
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Workshop Descriptions

  • Thursday Session — Sequencing: Timing is Everything
    ‘Sequencing’ is most often thought of as how we string poses together into a 'flow' or vinyasa that makes sense, makes the body feel good, and takes us deeper into the poses. 
    But sequencing is more than a logic for moving from one pose to the next. Our movement relies on 'chains' of action; and the inner wisdom of sequencing has to do with teaching the muscles to work together in the proper order in the body along that chain, to best support and coordinate our actions within a pose.

    Pain or injury often result from ‘skipping over’ or not using a key muscle — such as, for example, the gluteals — and relying too much on other muscles.
    Yoga injuries most often arise from weak or neglected links in the chain - which also contribute to pain problems in daily life.
    In this webinar, we'll focus on the actions of key muscles and how they work together in forward bends, back bends and twists, and how a sequence of poses strung together can reinforce the learning in the body, and safely take us deeper into our practice.


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  • Friday Session — The Subtle Core: Deeper Connections through the Neck
    Much of the subtlest and most profound work in yoga — in breath and meditation, as well as in asana — has to do with the neck in connection with all of the actions of the senses: gaze. tongue, breath and so on. Most often, we think simply in terms of sympathetic (fight or flight) v. parasympathetic (relaxation) nervous system, but we're coming to understand that there's far more to our responses than that - which not only speaks to yogic ideas about the 'gunas' (sattva, rajas and tamas), but beyond that.
    This has implications for health and well-being in terms of the effects upon the principle cranial nerves and the vagus nerve in particular, with insights into problems such as trauma, ADHD, autism, depression and more.
    This session will be a deep dive into the autonomic nervous system, and its connection not just to movement and organ health, but also to its influence on psychological and emotional states — and its relationship to our understanding of yoga’s experiential insights into the chakras. 
    The key nexus for connecting into this deep system is the neck, in combination with the senses. In simple, safe and accessible ways, we’ll explore ‘resetting’ the autonomic nervous system with the help of simple and safe that incorporate gaze and breath, which can then be expanded into principles in asana practice. Included in this will be connections to the Marma system of Ayurveda.
    A basis for the simple exercises will be Stanley Rosenberg’s work in exploring the power of the Vagus nerve, and exploring the Polyvagal theory in conjunction with ideas from yoga practice.

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  • Saturday Workshop Session - Philosophy with Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Meditation

    Some perspective is helpful when coming to grips with the clash between the Bhagavad-Gita’ this-worldly definition of yoga as ‘skill in action,’ and the classic definition by Patanjali purely in terms of ‘stilling the mind’ — by disassociation from the travails of the world.
    It is particularly helpful to understand the role of ‘Brahmanism,’ which replaced the ritualistic forms of Vedic practice to become more relevant in a changing world. The history of the times is fascinating in its influence on yogic thought, and helps us to understand the evolution of the yogic tradition — looking forward to tantra as well.

    The first half of the session will be an engaging talk on this topic, followed by guided meditation and Yoga Nidra.

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