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David Keil 5 Day Mysore Self-Practice Intensive

David Keil 5 Day Mysore Self-Practice Intensive

Venue: Stillpoint Yoga London
Dates: Monday 21st to Friday 25th July 2014

We welcome David Keil on his fourth visit to SYL as he again brings his insightful and inspiring touch and wisdom to the mysore self practice space. Take this opportunity to practice with one of the brightest ashtanga yoga teachers on the scene for over 5 days of classes.

Self-practice session 1: 06:30 - 08:00Self-practice session 2: 08:00 - 09:30Self-practice session 3: 09:30 - 11:00
Each class will have only 12 practitioners

Price for this intensive course: £130
For more information or to book, click here

"Self-Practice is what yoga is all about. Yoga, for thousands of years has been taught from teacher to student on a one-to-one basis taking a student through his or her own development at an appropriate pace. This method is still used in Mysore, India where the “Guru” of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teaches in this method. This is why this type of practice is …

Workshop: 'Hands on adjustment' with David Keil

'Hands on adjustment workshop' with David Keil Venue: Stillpoint Yoga London
Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014
Time: 09:00 - 17:00 (both days)

David Keil, returning to SYL for the fourth time, brings his hands on adjustment workshop to London for the first time. It coincides with the release last year of his highly popular DVD ‘Hands On Adjustments’. For yoga teachers and serious students alike this workshop will shine a light on the deeper aspects of asana practice and how the body relates to asana and their adjustments. The weekend will consist of a full 13 hours of tuition.

Adjustments to yoga poses come in a variety of forms including physical, verbal, and even energetic. The basic workshop and the observation workshop support good intelligent adjustments that address the individual as just that, an individual in the moment and what they need to be aware of or adjust in their practice.

Safe and intelligent adjustments should always begin with a good exper…

Hands on Yoga adjustments, David Keil

I would highly recommend David Keil DVDs for both yoga teachers or students that would like to understand more about yoga adjustments or how to approach a yoga pose in a different way.

His teaching technique is very clear. He has obviously spent a lot of time studying the body (and yoga).

I've learnt a lot from watching these DVDs and I think they are very useful reference tools, especially if - like me - you like to give hands on yoga adjustments.

The Anatomy of Mulha Bandha

Here is a very interesting article about Mulha Bandhas by David Keil (originally published on his website that was recommended to me by @Ashtangalife on Twitter.

Mulha Bandha anatomically speaking by David Keil © 2010
The bandhas are perhaps the most difficult aspect to grasp in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. For me personally, I think I know what they are. But then I look back at my little life as an Ashtangi, amazingly at 11 years now, and realize, I thought I knew what they were 10 years ago. Then just 5 years ago I understand them even more differently than I do today. My experience of them has changed over the years and will continue to as I'm guessing your experience of them will.

As an anatomy teacher I do try to bridge the gap between the subtle esoteric aspects of the energetic system and the practice of yoga and put it into western terms of anatomy. In the area of bandhas, I am careful to not too strongly make it into a physical anatomical thing. Ins…