Yoga therapy’s approach to the human system is both holistic and specific: it recognizes that a person’s body, breath, mind, behavior and emotions are interconnected and influencing of each other. As a result, yoga therapy practice is designed to foster your unique healing response. Yoga therapy empowers and meets you where you are. It allows you to become an active participant in your healing. When you are engaged in your healing, there’s greater potential for it to happen and for you to retain the benefits and habits of long-term health.
During this workshop, Keeley will share the basic principles of yoga therapy. She will show you how the tools of yoga help correct structural imbalances, alleviate and mange pain, and reduce anxiety. You will experience the heart of yoga’s effect through practices of gentle
movement, breath work, and simple meditation.
Week 1 - Feet and knees
Week 2 - Hips and low back
Week 3 - Shoulders and neck
Week 4 - Stress and anxiety relief
This series is great for beginners and experienced yoga students who are comfortable being on the floor. Each class will include lecture and practice, plus a written take-home practice
In her own personal and professional journey, Keeley’s experience with yoga has morphed from intrigue
– to practice – to teacher – to therapist; her background with the craft of Yoga Therapy has been honed
over the last five years. A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Keeley
Michael is an RYT 200-hr through Yoga Well Institute. As a life-long student, Keeley continues to pursue
her 1,000-hr Yoga Therapy certification (C-IAYT) through Surya Chandra Healing Yoga and is anticipated
to graduate in August 2018. She has been a committed practitioner of yoga since 2010 and has
dedicatedly studied under Yoga Therapist, Laura Jane Murphy, since 2012. Keeley has taught in a variety
of settings from fitness and wellness groups, to serving clients one-on- one.
Most recently, Keeley served clients one-on- one as Founder of Keeley Michael Yoga and through MU
Healthcare in Columbia, Missouri. Keeley institutes her practice in the four core values of Relationship,
Trust, Effort and Belief, where the client is coached – but never pushed – toward sustainable growth. She
believes in the power of healing through movement – and is centered in the idea that yoga ignites a
renewed relationship with the healthiest self.
Keeley and her husband moved to Birmingham for her husband’s job as the Strength and Conditioning
Coach for UAB Men’s Basketball (Go Blazers!). Keeley and her husband are having a blast exploring the
city by bike and experiencing the delicious food scene!
Sept. 7 - 28
Thursdays, 6:00 - 7:15 pm
$75 for full series; $20 drop-in