Episode 31 - Yoga & Anatomy w/ David Keil
Join David Keil for a fascinating conversation about Yoga and Anatomy. In this episode we discuss anatomy in relation to the Ashtanga Yoga practice.
David Keil was introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher. Both the Tai Chi and Yoga practice at the ripe age of 17 began his research into his own mind-body connections. His search continued through massage therapy where he discovered many insights and affirmations of what he had been exploring and finding on his own through his practices. 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 was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in 1999. But it was in 2001 that he met John Scott in Penzance, UK, presenting his anatomy workshops for the first time overseas. It was also John who told 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 and grateful for their time in Mysore, meeting Patabhi Jois and studying with R. Sharath, his grandson, over the years.
All of David Keil's offerings are here - https://www.yoganatomy.com/yoga-anatomy-courses/
His book, Functional Anatomy of Yoga is here- https://www.amazon.com/Functional-Anatomy-Yoga-Practitioners-Teachers/dp/1905367465/
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