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<< Oct 23 2017 - Oct 21 2018 >>

Yoga for Beginners Workshop with Cathy Snoddy Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you always wanted to try yoga but are not sure where to start?  Do you wish to start from the beginning in a supportive and safe environment with others who are new to yoga too?  Are you worried that you are not experienced or flexible enough?  Then our Yoga for Beginners Workshop is perfect for you!  Learn about yoga, find out what is the difference between a downward dog and a mountain pose!  You can be any shape, size and age for yoga because Yoga is for every ONE!  Cathy will share insights and guidance to help you begin your yoga journey and continue with confidence. 
 
October 24, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.- $30 which includes a 2- week pass to all classes!
The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga: Rewriting the Story of Our Health-FULL WEEKEND with Doug Keller with Doug Keller Next held on Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 27, 2017 - Sun Oct 29, 2017
 
Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, 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 is also, in addition to his travelling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree programme in Yoga Therapy. This programme 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 has degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham Universities in the United States, and taught philosophy at college level for several years. He also spent a total of 14 years in Siddha meditation ashrams worldwide. He has produced three highly-respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy. Doug’s teaching is focused on the yoga of ‘Swatantrya,’ the yoga of one’s own inner expansion and awakening, and is rooted in a vast and inclusive perspective of study and practice that honours the insights of the many streams of wisdom that flow into the river of yoga.

 

Full Weekend 
$190 Early Bird until 10/10
$220 Regular Pricing

 

Doug Keller- The Neck & Intro to Shoulders with Doug Keller Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Neck: ‘Jalandhara Bandha’ as a Guiding Principle, and Why Subtle Actions of the Head, Neck and Jaw Matter.

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.


-The Head and Neck: pain problems and limitations of movement from common misalignments and misuse, and the muscles and bones involved.

-The subtle essence of Jalandhara Bandha and how to work with preparatory exercises and releases, as well as how to practice poses and effective variations in poses to achieve better alignment, greater strength, and reduction of neck and shoulder pain.

-Introduction of basic principles of shoulder alignment in relation to neck actions that will be carried through the following sessions on the shoulders.

Friday, October 27- 6-8 p.m.,
Cost: $40; $30 prior to October 10

Full Weekend Pricing
$190 Early Bird until 10/10
$220 Regular Pricing

BIO:

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 Keller- Working With Our Shoulders with Doug Keller Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Working with our Shoulders

The major muscles of the shoulder girdle 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 for the times in which we make the hands weight bearing, such as in Downward Dog, Plank and backbending. This will give insights into achieving better rotation and range of motion in the shoulders in all poses.
 
Saturday, October 28- 10-1 p.m.,
Cost: $70; $60 prior to October 10
 
Full Weekend Pricing
$190 Early Bird until 10/10
$220 Regular Pricing

BIO:

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 Keller- Pranayama, Meditation, & Philosophy with Doug Keller Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Practical Breathing, Deep Relaxation and Meditation: Pranayama and the Vayus as the Power Behind the Breath

Early treatment of the ‘Prana’ in the Upanishads included reference to the ‘Vayus’ or energies of the breath/Prana that function in practical ways in maintaining the health of the body, as well as providing a gateway into deeper meditation through focus on the breath. These ideas were not developed further until centuries later in the hatha yoga texts, which expanded upon the idea and the practice of the ‘Vayus’ in connection with pranayama. The effect was rather revolutionary in a very experiential way when incorporated into evolving ideas of ‘Laya’ Yoga, which included Yoga Nidra as a deeper path into meditation.


We will find in this session how awareness of the ‘Vayus’ — applied in simple preparatory practices for energizing them in preparation for pranayama and meditation — can deepen our experience of these practices as intuitively natural and spontaneous.

The practices introduced will lead us into simple and foundational pranayamas, followed by a deep and satisfying session of Yoga Nidra, based on the principles of the earliest texts teaching Yoga Nidra.

Saturday, October 28- 3-5:30 p.m.,
Cost: $50; $40 prior to October 10

Full Weekend Pricing
$190 Early Bird until 10/10
$220 Regular Pricing

 

BIO:

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 Keller- Secrets of the Hamstrings with Doug Keller Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mobilizing and Stabilizing: Getting Past Stiffness Through Targeted Strengthening and Lengthening: The Secrets of the Hamstrings — and Approaches to Stabilizing the Sacrum and Preventing Injury for the Flexible

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).

We will explore the ‘Lumbar Flexion’ pattern of movement in the spine that is a significant cause of stiffness, and how to overcome it — which will 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. These problems arise from innate flexibility and even hypermobility, but are also made worse by movement habits and patterns that can be called the ‘Lumbar Extension Syndrome’ pattern of movement, which gives rise to imbalances in the use of muscles in yoga poses and in life. Ideas for addressing this are a natural complement to the insights for the inflexible, — and we’ll see that both types of students can be addressed simply in a normal hatha yoga class.

Sunday, October 29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cost: $70, $60 Prior to October 10

Full Weekend Pricing
$190 Early Bird until 10/10
$220 Regular Pricing

BIO:

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.

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist- Unit 3 with Sarah Guglielmi Next held on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Dec 1, 2017 - Sun Dec 3, 2017
Unit 3. Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions

This Workshop is Friday- 5:30- 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The six tastes and the ayurvedic diet
Developing clinical awareness of asana, pranayama, meditation and diet/lifestyle as it relates to digestion and assimilation
Learn to make ghee, kitchari, medicinal oils and teas; includes demonstrations, samples and recipes

The AYS four-unit program will provide you with the knowledge and skill to design dosha balancing asana practices, use food with awareness, and create a lifestyle plan for yourself and for your students based upon specific needs and goals. You will also be able to offer ayurvedic consultations and confidently teach ayurvedic principles in the classroom. Add another dimension to your life and teaching and learn more about the exciting science of ayurveda!

AYS Topics include:

How prana and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health
A deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths)
How to adapt asana and pranayama to kindle agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management
The alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes
How to identify typical constitutional imbalances and address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation and diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments

Cost: $399 per Unit; $1396-AYS Full Course, paid in full

Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist- Unit 4 with Sarah Guglielmi Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unit 4. Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga

This Workshop is Friday- 5:30- 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Practical application of yoga and ayurvedic psychology; dinacharya (daily routine), cleansing, asana, pranayama and meditation
Additional training on the nadis (energy channels)
Working with private clients using yoga and ayurveda
Assessment and developing a treatment plan
Practice client interaction and making individual prescriptions for yoga
Diet and lifestyle interventions

 
The AYS four-unit program will provide you with the knowledge and skill to design dosha balancing asana practices, use food with awareness, and create a lifestyle plan for yourself and for your students based upon specific needs and goals. You will also be able to offer ayurvedic consultations and confidently teach ayurvedic principles in the classroom. Add another dimension to your life and teaching and learn more about the exciting science of ayurveda!

AYS Topics include:
How prana and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health
A deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths)
How to adapt asana and pranayama to kindle agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management
The alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes
How to identify typical constitutional imbalances and address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation and diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments

Cost: $399 per Unit; $1396-AYS Full Course, paid in full