The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga
with Doug Keller

Rediscovering Freedom
October 21-23, 2022

ONLINE Training and Workshops

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. 

We are pleased to present this training in some fundamentals that illuminate the therapeutic wisdom of yoga.

The online experience carries some special advantages because of its format.
ALL those who register will receive recordings to download permanently and watch at your own time.  This includes the lectures in high quality video with the course notes in hand; and asana practices.

This gives you even more content and learning than is normally possible in a live training, and in a way that is practical and not overwhelming — or exhausting!

Schedule for each day:

Discussion Session
We will meet for our live session via zoom to dive deeper into our training topic introduced in our asana practice. Questions can be asked through the chat function during the lecture, and there will also be time for live question and answer at the end of each session.

All Levels Asana Practice
After each live session, and a short break, we will do an all-levels practice that includes some of the new techniques.

Workshop Topics - use links for detail descriptions

Friday, 10/21 6:30-8:30pm PT Starting off on the Right Foot, with New Perspectives on Foundations, with Refinements on Knee Health
Saturday, 10/22 2:30-5:30pm PT Loving the Low Back
Sunday, 10/23 2:30-5:30pm PT Movement and Breath in the Upper Body: 21st Century Wellness

Registration Rates:

ALL registrations MUST be received at least 1 day prior to workshops to get workshop links.

If you choose to register by check, MAIL check & required information:
           Two Dog Yoga, Attn: Doug Keller-2022, 12743 26th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

ALL REQUIRED registrations must include:
           Name, Phone, and email with payment along with dates of specific registrations.
Two Dog will confirm via email receipt of payments received by US Postal

NOTE: Full refunds available up to one week prior to start of workshop, 10/14/2022

Workshop Cost
Entire workshop: Friday, Saturday & Sunday $110
Friday, October 21 | 6:30-8:30pm PT $30
Saturday, October 22 | 2:30-5:30pm PT $45
Sunday, October 23 | 2:30-5:30pm PT $45


Registration for Full Workshop: Friday, Saturday & Sunday workshops | $110
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Friday evening, October 21 | 6:30-8:30pm | $30 
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Saturday, October 22 | 2:30-5:30pm | $45
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Sunday, October 23 | 2:30-5:30pm | $45 
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Workshop Descriptions

Rediscovering Freedom seems like an apt theme to explore, particularly after the restrictions of the past couple of years. And this theme will have a practical, focused purpose for understanding therapeutic applications of yoga more deeply. 

The wellness value of yoga practice lies in explorations of freedom of movement within the body - and breath - that we are given in the present moment, even when that freedom seems quite limited. This exploration takes precedence over our usual association of yoga with ‘stretching’ and strengthening, or ideas about fitness — and the tools for exploration that will be offered over the weekend are the key to fully appreciating and experiencing this.

Learning will be combined with applications in guided asana practices. The practices will be manageable and include a satisfying degree of challenge. Everyone is invited to participate in the practices to the level of their own comfort, and to benefit from the learning being offered!

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  • Friday: Starting off on the Right Foot, with New Perspectives on Foundations with Refinements on Knee Health - 2 hours 

    It has been traditional to treat the ‘foundation’ of the feet as having ‘four corners’ that are meant to be equally ‘grounded.’ But this idea is both static, and doesn’t really fit the anatomy of the feet. This session will offer a different, more dynamic perspective on the feet that stands on firmer anatomical ground.

    Our feet — and knowing how to use them — provide a key to not only the health of your feet and ankles, but also your knees and hips. The most fundamental poses of yoga — the standing poses — are tools for improving wellness in these joints, and strengthening the muscles that maintain their health

    This practice will include some simple principles for working with your feet, knees, and hips, and an all-levels practice that involves moving through series of poses while keeping these principles in mind.

    This is both a ‘learning’ and ‘doing’ experience. You’ll find the explanations insightful and accessible, and that you’ll easily be able to incorporate these ideas into your own body, as well as inspiration to carry this practice forward in your own life, even if for just a few minutes a day

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  • Saturday: Loving the Low Back - 3 hours 

    Aches and pains as well as lack of freedom of movement come together in a perfect storm in the low back. The remedy — and the prevention — of back pain lies in restoring the freedom of which it is capable. 

    This session will touch upon the roots of pain syndromes, particularly in the low back, sacrum, and hips, and refine our movements in the most fundamental poses, in a practice that challenges without extremes, and restores functional freedom in movement and breath. The key to understanding the ‘functional’ value of yoga practice is to  fully imbibe the way in which it brings freedom to our most fundamental forms of movement

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  • Sunday: Movement & Breath in the Upper Body: 21st Century Wellness - 3 hours

    The main muscles that control the actions of the neck and shoulders are at the same time the ones that are vital to a full and free breath, and likewise to the balanced functioning of the nervous system and vital organs.

    While the main focus in this session is on freedom in the neck and shoulders, the challenges of the last few years has brought to the fore the profound role of the breath in maintaining our wellness. Our inquiry and practice will include attention to the role of the Ujjayi breath in maintaining the balanced health and resilience of the autonomic nervous system — which is especially important for anyone dealing with residual effects from the covid virus.

    The practice will include some restorative focus and breathing practices toward the end of the session.

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