Deep Rest Master Class: Touring the Subtle Body with Doug Keller

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$30.00 Deep Rest Master Class: Touring the Subtle Body with Doug Keller

The ‘map’ of the ‘subtle body’ in yoga has long provided a path for going deeper into one’s yoga practice, but it hasn’t always been clear how to pursue it, apart from a few breath and meditation techniques.

Yet as we come to understand the nervous system better, and its deep interpenetration of the fascial matrix of the body, we not only get some objective confirmation of the insights of the yogis into the deeper experience of yoga; we also derive clear and practical direction for all of our yoga practice.

This master class will be an exploration of simple movement and asana linked to fundamental breath practices, leading to deep relaxation. Rather than being just one practice, there will be several short and memorable ones of a few poses, each set of poses completed with a short breathing practice and meditation. The cumulative effect will be a deep relaxation at the end.

This will be accessible to all levels, and not overly demanding physically; instead, the emphasis will be on getting an experiential sense of what the ‘subtle body’ in yoga is all about. There will be some explanation, but a broader context and explanation will be provided in the workshop on Saturday afternoon. This Friday night session is about enjoying the ride!

Doug Keller

Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings internationally in the therapeutic applications of yoga for 20 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.

His background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. After receiving honors and graduate degrees in philosophy from the top Jesuit universities in the United States, Georgetown and Fordham Universities, and teaching philosophy at a college level for several years, he then pursued his ‘post-graduate’ education in the practical experience of yoga at the Siddha Meditation Ashram, Gurudev Siddha Peeth in India, for seven years. He spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, training in and teaching yoga in Siddha Meditation Ashrams worldwide. He received intensive training in the Iyengar system in New York City, mainly with senior certified Iyengar teacher Kevin Gardiner. He also practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in India, and became one of the first certified Anusara Yoga teachers, producing three highly respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy.

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