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

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. 

Structure of workshops are two teacher training days, Thursday and Friday, and three weekend workshops. Thursday and Friday are training-intensives for yoga teachers and inquiring students; three weekend workshops are open to all interested.

Workshop Topics - use links for detail descriptions

 

Teacher Training Sessions
Thursday Session Sequencing: Timing is Everything
Friday Session The Subtle Core: Neck and Psoas
Weekend Workshops
Friday evening Sacrum, Hips and Hamstrings: The Keys to Movement
Saturday morning Our Flexible, Spiraling Core
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 Cash/Check Online Payment
Two-day Teacher Training and Three Weekend workshops $240 $252
Teacher Training Package
     (3/26 | 1-5pm and 3/27 | 1-5pm)
$145 $152
Thursday, March 26 | 1:00-5:00pm $80 $84
Friday, March 27 | 1:00-5:00pm $80 $84
Weekend Workshop Package (3/27 | 6:30-8:30pm, 
      3/28 | 9-11:30am, 3/28 | 1-3:30pm)
$100 $105
Friday, March 27 | 6:30-8:30pm $35 $37
Saturday, March 28 | 9-11:30am $40 $42
Saturday, March 28 | 1-3:30pm  $40 $42

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Registration for Both Teacher Training and Weekend workshop | $240 (cash/check), $252 (online)
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Teacher Training Package (3/26 | 1-5pm and 3/27 | 1-5pm) | $145 (cash/check), $152 (online)
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Individual Teacher Training Sessions:

Thursday Teacher Training, March 26 | 1-5pm | $80 (cash/check), $84 (online)
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Friday Teacher Training, March 27 | 1-5pm | $80 (cash/check), $84 (online)
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Weekend Workshops Package (3/27 | 6:30-8:30pm, 3/28 | 9-11:30am and 3/28 | 1-3:30pm) | $100 (cash/check), $105 (online)
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Individual Sessions:

Friday Evening Practice, March 27 | 6:30-8:30pm | $35 (cash/check), $37 (online)
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Saturday Morning Practice, March 28 | 9-11:30am | $40 (cash/check), $42 (online)
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Saturday Afternoon Practice, March 28 | 1-3:30pm | $40 (cash/check), $42 (online)
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Workshop Descriptions

  • Thursday Session — Sequencing: Timing is Everything
    ‘Sequencing’ is 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 it is more than how well poses fit together: the inner wisdom of sequencing has to do with teaching the muscles to work together in the proper order in the body, to best support and protect the spine and joints of the legs and arms.
    Pain or injury often results from ‘skipping over’ or not using a key muscle — such as, for example, the gluteals — and relying too much on other muscles.
    We will 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: Neck and Psoas
    Continuing on the theme of timing and sequencing, we’ll dive deep to explore the interwoven actions of our deepest core — including neck and psoas.
    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. We’re only beginning to understand the implications for health and well-being in terms of the effects upon the principle cranial nerves and the vagus nerve in particular.
    In simple and accessible ways, we’ll explore these subtleties with the help of simple exercises joining small neck and shoulder exercises that incorporate gaze and breath, which can then be expanded into principles in asana practice — which will include the psoas. A basis for the simple exercises will be Stanley Rosenberg’s work in exploring the power of the Vagus nerve, as well as inspirations from Liz Koch’s work with the psoas — and others.

    And what we do with it will go beyond what Doug has done with the neck in the past.
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  • Friday Evening Workshop - Sacrum, Hips and Hamstrings: The Keys to Movement
    Why are hamstrings important, and why (and how) do we ‘open’ our hips? In this asana practice session we’ll look at the relationship between the health of our sacral joints and low back, and the strength and flexibility of our hips and hamstrings.
    Our main emphasis will be on practical ways to balance strength and flexibility in these muscles in asana, especially for the sake of low back health — and how to recognize imbalances between the two sides of the sacrum which make the two sides of the body work so differently!
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  • Saturday Morning Workshop Session - Our Flexible, Spiraling Core
    This will be a practice-oriented session that will explore the experience of the ‘Core’ in asana, and how it empowers our poses.
    Though the idea of a strong ‘core’ has been popular for some time now, too often it focuses simply on abdominal and spinal stability (and in yoga, on the ‘bandhas’ alone), in isolation from the role of the arms and legs. In this practice, we will play with asana and vinyasa as functional movement, with the arms and legs incorporated into the integrity of the ‘core'.

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  • Saturday Afternoon Workshop Session - ‘To Do or Not To Do:’ What’s at Stake in the Bhagavad-Gita
    — with Meditation and Yoga Nidra

    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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