Doug Keller

Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on Yoga As Therapy. He is also, in addition to his travelling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree programme in Yoga Therapy. This programme is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Doug has degrees in philosophy from Georgetown and Fordham Universities in the United States, and taught philosophy at college level for several years. He also spent a total of 14 years in Siddha meditation ashrams worldwide. He has produced three highly-respected books on asana, pranayama and yoga philosophy. Doug’s teaching is focused on the yoga of ‘Swatantrya,’ the yoga of one’s own inner expansion and awakening, and is rooted in a vast and inclusive perspective of study and practice that honours the insights of the many streams of wisdom that flow into the river of yoga.

"I have been studying for many years and this course seemed a nice opportunity to deepen my knowledge. And this is what happened. I feel very grateful to the lecturers, coordinators and organizers.[…] I liked everything. [The] content was excellent. I feel that the lecturers were very high class. The course helped me to reach the main goal - to deepen my studies on yoga and get more clear structure of the historical development on different angas of yoga. Please continue the same way!" Ance Karnupa on Online Training: A History of Yoga: The Latest Research, May 2018