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Applied Anatomy & Therapeutic Yoga: Addressing Aches & Pains - 8 Important Topics

2022/9/3,7,10,14,17,21,24,28 Online workshop via Zoom

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Asana practice is a nourishing, accessible way to take care of ourselves and feel better in our own body. We become aware of and understand the habits of movement and posture that we unconsciously repeat during the day, giving rise to pain and joint problems, as well as affecting our breathing patterns and feeling of well-being.

In this course, each session will be an asana practice that begins with a specific therapeutic focus and simple principles for practice that we can apply in that asana session to bring greater self-awareness and improvement to that area.

The overall structure of the asana practices will be consistent, so that you can ‘get into the flow.’ And each session will include some different asanas, variations, and approaches to familiar asanas, to make each session, each experience, unique, interesting, and memorable.

Each session will end with a guided relaxation, and a short breathing practice or meditation.

Because this course is online, we won’t practice poses that involve greater risk of accidental injury, such as arm balances and inversions.

The course will meet twice a week over 4 weeks for two hours per session: 8 sessions for a total of 16 hours. Each session includes 45 mins of lecture and 75 mins of practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Open to all levels yogi.
  • Practitioners interested in understanding anatomy and yoga asana to address common aches and pains
  • Practitioners who want to understand the therapeutic wisdom of yoga


This course qualifies for 16 non-contact hours CEUs with Yoga Alliance.

Themes for Each Session and Schedule

9/3 ~ 9/28
Sat :08:30-10:30
Wed :19:00-21:00

  • 9/3 Sat- Key to understanding pain syndromes-new perspectives on the therapeutic wisdom of yoga, and connecting with the core.
  • 9/7 Wed- Feet, plantar fascia &knees: Bunions、Plantar fasciitis、Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)、Adhesive scar tissue
  • 9/10 Sat- Core(Lower back、Pelvis、Hamstring): Chronic lower back pain, Sciatica, Ligament tears, the sacrum and Sacroiliac Joints
  • 9/14 Wed- Spine: Herniated intervertebral disc & spondylolisthesis
  • 9/17 Sat:- Shoulders, The Wings of the Breath: frozen shoulder, Thoracic outlet syndrome, upper cross syndrome
  • 9/21 Wed- Neck: Computer neck and Headache
  • 9/24 Sat- Wrists and Elbows: Tennis elbow, wrist (De Quervain's disease) and texting thumb pain
  • 9/28 Wed- A river runs through us: from psoas to neck. Asana practice with neck release, eye movements and breath awareness. Focusing on the role of the Vagus nerve in relation to the breath. Closing with pranayama, relaxation and meditation.

[The topics of these sessions describe the main theme that will be emphasized in the asana practices — but other instructions will naturally be included in the asana sessions. For example, even when the theme is the hips, some instructions on the actions of the shoulders may be included, for a full experience of the asana session.]

Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham Universities in the United States, and teaching philosophy at college level for several years, Doug pursued his “post-graduate” education in the practical experience of yoga at the Siddha meditation ashram, Gurudev Siddha Peeth, in India, for seven years, and 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, 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. His work has since taken him beyond the confines of the Anusara system. Doug’s further expansion in learning is reflected in his latest and most in-depth work, “Yoga as Therapy”, which is one of the most comprehensive, innovative and useful treatments of the structural aspect of yoga therapy available.

Doug’s teaching is rooted in a vast and inclusive perspective of study and practice that honors the insights of the many streams of wisdom that flow into the river of yoga. A regular columnist for Yoga+ Magazine, writing the “Asana Solutions” column that addresses specific therapeutic problems, Doug is a ERYT500 with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Doug Keller 2022 Secrets of the Body: Using intelligent understanding of anatomy and yoga asana to address common aches and pains

Identity Early Bird Price Register Now till 2022/8/17 Regular Price Notice
Same price for SPACE members and non-members $11, 800 $16,000
  • This course does not apply to SPACE learning course discount vouchers
  • Single class registration is not accepted
  • If the student is unable to attend the course, recordings will be available for 10 days.

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  • Online Zoom Course
  • If the student is unable to attend the course, recordings will be available for 10 days.
  • Minimum of registration to hold the course: 25 students
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