Grundlagen der Yoga Therapie

Grundlagen der Yoga Therapie Doug Keller


The Therapeutic Wisdom of Yoga – Rewriting the Story of Our Health and Growth

A training-intensive for yoga teachers and inquiring students

Chronic pain too often arises from habits and patterns of movement that have become part of the ‘story’ of our body, impacting our health. Technically these are called ‘movement impairment syndromes‘, and these are stories that can be rewritten once they are recognized. Yoga gives us the practice by which to do so.

This training will be an initiation into seeing these patterns as they give rise to difficulties and injuries in yoga practice and as a way of understanding pain complaints and injuries that students experience in everyday life.

Grundlagen der Yoga Therapie
Donnerstag, 5. Januar bis Sonntag, 08. Januar

We will address:

  • Overall patterns of movement that give rise to pain problems in life as well as in asana practice, and how ‘see’ them and give simple, memorable instructions that students can incorporate into their practice.
  • Specific areas of the body impacted by these patterns: the feet as foundation, the knees and hip joints, the sacrum and low back, the neck and shoulders, as well as the elbows and wrists.
  • This will include handling typical therapeutic problems, including frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and related nerve pain problems in the upper body, sacroiliac instability and pain, and typical foot and knee problems, including bunions and ankle problems arising from both pronation and supination.

The central goal will be to become better and more insightful yoga teachers, with refined and insightful specific instructions for teaching poses and sequencing vinyasas.

You will find your teaching transformed by participating in this training, with ideas you can use in class from the very first day.

And with that, the second objective is to be more confident and helpful working one-on-one with students facing chronic pain problems. You’ll be able to offer insights from the therapeutic wisdom of yoga that they will be able to put into practice, and you’ll be able to do so in a way that is responsible and appropriate to the professional boundaries of your role as yoga teacher.

The first half of the training will be devoted to principles of the lower body, and equal time will be reserved for the neck and shoulders, and upper body concerns. Each day will end with a yoga nidra practice.


täglich von 10:00 - 13:00 Uhr und 14:30 - 17:30 Uhr


Der Workshop richtet sich primär an Unterichtende, aber auch in deiner eigenen Praxis kannst du sehr davon profitieren, mehr über den Bewegungsapperat deines Körpers zu wissen.


Doug unterrichtet in englischer Sprache.


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70176 Stuttgart


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Doug Keller

Seit einem Jahrzehnt unterrichtet Doug Keller Workshops und Trainings zur therapeutischen Anwendung von Yoga. Er ist nicht nur bekannt dafür, Yoga Therapie wirksam zu vermitteln, sondern auch für seine umfangreichen Publikationen zum Thema, u.a. sein zweibändiges Werk »Yoga As Therapy«.

Nebst seiner mit vielen Reisen verbundenen Lehrtätigkeit ist Doug auch ein profilierter Professor für Yoga Therapie an der Universität von Maryland/USA. Sein dortiger Lehrgang führt zu einem staatlich geprüften und von der Internationalen Yogatherapeuten-Vereinigung anerkannten Master-Abschluss in Yogatherapie.

Doug Keller