We’re accustomed to ‘setting the foundation’ of a pose through the ‘four corners’ of the feet in yoga, and this model does indeed have its usefulness. Nevertheless, it doesn’t quite fit the functional reality of how the foot works, or its connections to muscles that fine-tune the actions of the knees and hips.

In this webinar, Doug will introduce a way of thinking about the feet based upon (but not limited to) some ideas introduced at one point by BKS Iyengar. Doug will introduce the fundamentals of these ideas — which are well-founded in the anatomy of the foot. And he’ll take them much further, both in terms of simple instructions for feeling how this works in your own feet, and also the myofascial connections to the points in the feet that are key to stability in the arches and ankles, the health of the knees, and the mobility of the hips. All of this will be demonstrated in terms of how this works in asana practice.

He’ll tie this into the ‘Core’ myofascial line described by Tom Myers, connecting through the psoas, pelvic floor and diaphragm. This will bring more depth and clarity to the idea of the ‘spirals’ of the legs used in dynamic alignment with the core in asana, which he’ll lay out in clear, news-you-can-use detail. This will have ramifications especially for the sacroiliac joints and low back..

There will be lots of applications given in poses during the 3-hour presentation. In addition, a pre-recorded asana practice applying these ideas will be included that you can do in your own time and at your own pace after the presentation, to fully experience how these insights are transformative in your asana practice — and for teachers, in your teaching.


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Doug Keller

Doug Keller’s background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga.

His further expansion in learning is reflected in his latest and most in-depth work, ‘Yoga as Therapy,’ which is truly one of the most comprehensive, innovative and useful treatments of the structural aspect of yoga therapy available. And for three years he was a regular columnist for Yoga+ Magazine (formerly Yoga International, published by the Himalayan Institute), writing the ‘Asana Solutions’ column that addresses specific therapeutic problems. He is at the highest level of certification with Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500, and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.Doug is also a ‘distinguished professor’ on the teaching faculty at the Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, a state-approved institution of higher learning.

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.

Website: www.doyoga.com