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Doug Keller - Yoga as Therapy
Doug Keller came to teach hatha yoga by way of the yoga of meditation and years of academic study of philosophy, both eastern and western. 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.
In addition to teaching the postural practice of hatha yoga, and the practices of pranayama and meditation, Doug focuses on the realm of Yoga as Therapy, as well as the philosophical teachings and practices of yoga in the tantric tradition. His latest and most in-depth work, ‘Yoga as Therapy,’ is one of the most comprehensive, innovative and useful treatments of the structural aspect of yoga therapy available. He has been a regular columnist for Yoga International Magazine, writing the ‘Asana Solutions’ column that addresses specific therapeutic problems. He is at the highest level of certification with Yoga Alliance, ERYT-500, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Doug travels nationally and internationally offering workshops and teacher trainings in the U.S. as well as teaching in Switzerland, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and India.
One of the first certified Anusara Yoga teachers, highest level of certification with Yoga Alliance, ERYT-500, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.