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Doug Keller

Breaking through Habits to Focus, Flourish, and Enjoy Life More: The Practical Secrets of Yoga

Weekend workshop

2024/5/25 - 5/26

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A fresh look at yoga philosophy and practice with Doug Keller reveals its immediate value for people living here and now.

When we limit ourselves to the traditional discussion of yoga as ‘stilling the mind' to overcome suffering, we unfortunately miss a profound truth contained in the philosophy: that we suffer by being so trapped in our habits that we have a hard time breaking through to focus, and we have a hard time enjoying the present moment, or being present enough to deal with it properly.

This 10-hour weekend experience is about understanding the mind and its habits from the yoga perspective, in ways that go beyond traditional teaching about yoga. This will be joined to modern insights to make it fully relatable and applicable to modern life.

Yoga philosophy is really about providing a foundation for devising ‘strategies' for dealing with the obstacles to focus that are presented by the habits of the mind, and the emotions connected with them.

In yoga practice, these strategies were called ‘Upayas,' and the yoga practices themselves are the tactics for dealing with its noise and distractions.

The weekend will give us a different perspective on yoga philosophy and practice, blending insights from the philosophy with asana, breathing techniques or pranayama, and techniques for the mind that include, but are not limited to, ‘meditation.'

From this perspective, asana is not just a ‘pose' or stretch that we do on the yoga mat; it is a way of experiencing the body and our relationship to it that provides a pathway to greater mastery over the habits of the mind. This is even more true of pranayama, as well as techniques for focus of our awareness that bring us to a different relationship to our mind.

The weekend will not just be practices in the ‘yoga room,' but practical and do-able suggestions for bringing these approaches into daily activities — tools for working with how you move, breathe, and think, to achieve greater presence and focus.

Yoga is not just a still mind, but a focused, present, and happily active, cooperative mind! This 10-hour master program gives you a path to making this a reality!

Daily Schedule

13:00 - 18:30
30 mins break 15:30-16:00
*Subject to change. Any changes will be notified well in advance. 

Suitable for

All levels practitioners

CE Credit

10 hours of CE credits for Yoga Alliance

Doug Keller's background reflects a lifelong commitment to studying, imbibing and sharing the vast field of knowledge and practice known as yoga. After receiving degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham Universities in the United States, and teaching philosophy at college level for several years, Doug pursued his “post-graduate” education in the practical experience of yoga at the Siddha Meditation Ashram, Gurudev Siddha Peeth, in India, for seven years, and spent a total of 14 years doing service, practicing, training in and teaching yoga in Siddha Meditation Ashrams worldwide.

He received intensive training in the Iyengar system in New York City, practiced Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in India, and became one of the first certified Anusara yoga teachers, producing three highly respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy. His work has since taken him beyond the confines of the Anusara system. Doug's further expansion in learning is reflected in his latest and most in-depth work, “Yoga as Therapy”, which is one of the most comprehensive, innovative and useful treatments of the structural aspect of yoga therapy available.

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. A regular columnist for Yoga+ Magazine, writing the “Asana Solutions” column that addresses specific therapeutic problems, Doug is a ERYT500 with Yoga Alliance and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

2024/5/25-5/26 Doug Keller
Breaking through Habits to Focus, Flourish, and Enjoy Life More: The Practical Secrets of Yoga
Weekend Workshop

Early Bird Price
Register Now till 5/8
Regular Price
SPACE MEMBER / SPACE WS/TT Graduates NT$8,640 NT$10,800
  • Online attendants referred to students who attended Doug Keller online workshop hosted by Space Academy.


  • Event Location: SPACE YOGA An-Ho studio
  • Minimum number of registrations to hold the course: 25 students
  • Depending on the teacher's discretion, students may sound record, take video or photos (no flash) for personal use as long as it is not distracting, but please do not post videos on public platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube, etc).
  • The organizer reserves the right to modify the method, content and precautions of this event, and has the right to decide to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this event, and retain the right of final interpretation.
  • SPACE YOGA will video record and photograph the training for our records and promotion purposes.

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