David Keil – Yoga Anatomy Observation Workshop

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Date(s) - 09/07/2016 - 10/07/2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The British School Of Osteopathy - Teaching Centre


PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will now be taking place away from KCLSU at The British School Of Osteopathy – Teaching Centre

Yoga Anatomy Observation Workshop

This is one of the best, most practical workshops you will take. Be guided on a journey to be aware of more of the information that is right in front of you and learn what to do with it!

Topics covered:

  • Quick review of anatomy
  • Learn to see what has been in front of you all along
  • Detailed postural analysis
  • See the anatomy in movement
  • See the anatomy in asanas
  • Individualize instruction based on what you see

One of the most important skills a teacher can have is the skill of observation. There is a lot of information that is already in front of you. You’re just not necessarily aware of it until it’s pointed out. In the Yoga Anatomy Observation Workshop you will begin the process of being able to see what a student is doing and/or not doing. Seeing more can make all the difference in the adjustments or cues you give to a student in a particular pose.

In the Yoga Anatomy Observation Workshop we develop the eyes by first recognizing what our biased view is. We then strip that down with a very formalized postural analysis done with plumb lines. This helps us get extremely detailed in our observation of the person.

The next step or level of observation is through movement. We will create the space to observe people as they walk and move through the room. In conjunction with this we will then mimic the patterns that we see in the student walking so that we gain a more kinesthetic feel for what is going on in that person’s body. This is a great reminder that we often need to put ourselves inside the student’s posture (asana). From there, we know what to do.

Finally, we will take the eyes back to the yoga mat and observe poses as they form (transitions into) as well as the state of the asana (static form). With our new observation skills we can then intelligently use our verbal cues or hands-on adjustments to guide and direct the student where we want them to go. This guidance then happens from what we have more truly observed about them.

David Keil’s weekend workshops are CPD approved for teachers by YOGA ALLIANCE UK.



Read more about David Keil

David Keil teaching anatomy



The Yoga Anatomy Observation Workshop will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th July 2016
  • 9:00am-5:00pm each day
  • 2 x 3hr sessions with a break for lunch


Terms & Conditions

We will provide a full refund (less 10% admin fee) to those who cancel 28 days before the workshop commences. After this time there will be no refund unless your place can be secured from a waiting list, in which case your fee will be refunded (less a 10% admin fee). Should the event be cancelled by Stillpoint Yoga London you will be offered a refund or alternatively credit be given to you against future events held by Stillpoint Yoga London.

Workshop spaces are not to be shared or transferred between students. Please do attend all scheduled sessions booked for at a workshop, they are presented so as to give you the optimum experience of the workshop teachings. Due to teacher cancellations, low bookings or other situations outside of our control, some courses may be temporarily or permanently unavailable. We reserve the right to make any changes to our programme, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements are offered to the best of our ability but, if not taken up, we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including travel costs.

We ask that you tell the teacher if you have any particular pre-existing injury or illness that is relevant. We advise that if you are feeling any pain or illness during any class that you stop and rest.



Bookings are closed for this event.