Ashtanga Yoga Session with David Keil – 27/28 June – Yoga Akasha, East Grinstead

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Breath, Bandha & Bones


David Keil

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Saturday 27 June 11am – 4pm
Sunday 28 June 10am – 3pm

Yoga Akasha, First Floor, The Old Mill, 45 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1AW

David Keil is an Ashtanga practitioner who has traveled the world teaching his YogAnatomy Workshop to teachers and students. He is a direct student of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, the “guru” of Ashtanga yoga and his grandson R. Sharath in Mysore, India. David is authorized by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute to teach this method of practice. He is also a student and co-teaches anatomy for and with John Scott in the UK and now in New Zealand.

David was introduced to yoga in 1989 and began study in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 2000. He brings his understanding of the human body, the Ashtanga practice and his teaching skills to his classes. He is well known for his adjustments and skills of observation that allow him to share techniques appropriate for you as an indiv idual that will take you and your practice to the next level.

He has also released 2 in a series of DVDs devoted to the understanding of Anatomy in yoga. These will be available on the day.

Saturday Morning and Sunday Morning– (2 hours) Traditional Sanskrit Counted Primary

The Sanskrit count creates a whole other level of discipline and energy in the room and practice.  We’ll set ourselves up with a 15-30 minute lecture to set an intention and focus for the class.  This will be a disciplined, difficult and challenging class. Sunday’s class will play off of concepts delivered in the Saturday afternoon class.

Saturday Afternoon

One of the most common quotes from Pattabhi Jois is “99% practice, 1% Theory” meaning one must have the experience of doing the practice over a long period of time, you can’t JUST talk about it.  In this segment we will look at the 1% theory not just listing the bandhas, or dristi’s or the eight limbs, but instead, looking at the practical application and larger perspective of how we use these bits of information in our daily practice as intention and focus. We’ll look at the practice relative to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika which is sometimes overlooked in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Of course, with David’s anatomical understanding we’ll also look at how to use our anatomy intelligently in the practice

Sunday Afternoon

Each pose is made up of elements of strength, flexibility, technique, and then the subtler aspects of focus, energy and bandha. In this afternoon class we’ll explore different areas of the practice that challenge us most. Awareness of the structure and function of these areas help us move forward intelligently avoiding injuries and trouble. David is well known for his practical application of anatomy and will share some of his insights from years of teaching anatomy and Ashtanga. We’ll discuss some of the common difficulties in the practice including knees, hips, and spine (back). We’ll look at the anatomy and relationship between poses in these areas of the body.

The prices are:

£75 for both days
£40 for one day
£20 per class

The session is limited to 30 mat spaces
If you would like to book send a cheque payable to Scott Johnson and state the required classes you would like to

Scott & Louise Johnson
2 Skeynes Farm Barn
Lingfield Rd

One Response to Ashtanga Yoga Session with David Keil – 27/28 June – Yoga Akasha, East Grinstead

  1. gstar
    gstar 23rd June 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Hey Scott,

    Thanks for posting this. Looks like it’ll be a great workshop.
    I’m hoping to get to the Saturday session…

    Anyone else up for it?


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