David Keens

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His

I practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga, which is a system of yoga where movements and postures, following a counted sequence, are linked with each breath in a way that fosters a deep self-awareness. The system builds strength and flexibility in both body and mind.

My approach to teaching Ashtanga Yoga follows the assisted self-practice approach (also known as ‘Mysore style’), with counted vinyasa, hands-on adjustments, focused technical work, meditation and rest. I see the role of the teacher as creating a space where everyone is supported and guided in discovering their own unique practice of yoga.

I started practicing yoga in 2000. My training includes completing the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training with John Scott, and the ‘Relax and Renew®’ Restorative Yoga Level One teacher training with Judith Hanson Lasater. I am a registered Associate Teacher – Level 2 with Yoga Alliance Professionals, and a member of their insurance scheme. I am also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200

Practice traditional Ashtanga Yoga in Milton Keynes