david keil ashtanga injuries workshop

DAVID KEIL – Assessing and Managing Injuries

Sunday 31st October | 10.00 am EST | 2.00 pm UK

2 hours | 14 day replay

David Keil returns to Keen on Yoga for this assessing and managing injuries workshop. Injuries that happen in a yoga practice are unfortunate. They do happen and can range from minor aches and pains to full-fledged injuries. David will address the following questions.

  • What should we do when we feel different types of sensations?
  • Is it an injury, a warning, or nothing at all?
  • How do we determine if this is something we work with/through or if we should completely stop practicing?

The answers to the questions above are complicated but there are some good generalized rules for assessing what’s going on and how to approach your practice at that point. The aim of this workshop is to contextualize injuries, better understand what the warning signs are if they exist, and come up with a plan to deal with them as best we can and maintain a healthy practice.

It’s natural for us to want to simplify a reason or cause for our injury. This is just human nature. However, there are so many factors that can lead to an injury. There are also multiple ways in which we can attend to an injury this can include treatment, modification, stopping practice or continuing to practice. It doesn’t make one right or wrong. It’s about understanding enough to apply what appears to be the most appropriate choice in any given moment.

Topics Covered:

  • Create a larger context to better understand what is going on
  • Come up with a theory to test and apply
  • Understand the most likely way forward
  • Gain confidence in dealing with your own or your student’s injury

Introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher at the ripe age of 17 David began his research into his own mind-body connections. As an instructor of Kinesiology (the study of movement and musculoskeletal anatomy) at Miami’s Educating Hands School of Massage from 1999-2003, David developed a fun, informal and informative style of teaching.

David brings his unique style and ability to make things simple to the yoga world. Above all, because of his passion and desire to share the human body with everyone, he delivers this complex and sometimes frustrating topic in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners. Over the years David has used his skills as a Neuromuscular Therapist to help people reduce their chronic pain patterns. He often brings this information into his workshops where students are regularly uncovering painful patterns or injuries in their bodies.

In 1999 David discovered Ashtanga yoga and in 2001 he met John Scott and began a relationship of both teacher/student as well as a collaborative colleague relationship that continues today.

In addition, It was John who told David to go to Mysore the following year, which he did. David arrived in Mysore in 2002 where he studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the “old” shala. He returned yearly for extended visits to Mysore with his wife Gretchen Suarez. They are both Authorized Level 2 and grateful for their time in Mysore, meeting Patabhi Jois and studying with R. Sharath, his grandson, over the years.

Cost €30 approx £25 | $36