Welcome to the Keen on Yoga Podcast with David Keil.
David was introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher. From 1999 to 2003 David he was an instructor of Kinesiology at Miami’s Educating Hands School of Massage. He developed a fun, informal and informative style of teaching. However, as he taught incoming students with no prior understanding of anatomy. In addition, David was confronted with the problem of making such a complex and beautiful system accessible and understandable to the average person.
In 1999 he was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It was in 2001 whilst presenting his anatomy workshops for the first time overseas in Penzance, UK that he first met John Scott. Two weeks practicing with John was transformational and he realized that he had found his teacher. This began a relationship of both teacher/student as well as a collaborative colleague relationship that continues today.
John advised David to go to Mysore, India the following year, which he did. David arrived in Mysore in 2002 where he studied with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the “old” shala. In fact, it was the last year that the old shala was used for practice. David was authorized in 2004 and returned yearly for extended visits to Mysore with his wife Gretchen Suarez. They are both Authorized Level 2.
We hope you enjoy the Keen on Yoga Podcast with David Keil, you can see more about him on his website here.