Hi, I’m Deborah Keene
An Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, and Mentor for Women
“My passion is guiding women on how to connect to their deepest selves so they feel comfortable with who they are and create a deeply authentic meaningful life.”
I grew up in Maine in a tough family environment.
I used various forms of addiction to help me cope with feelings of depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
I was a terrible sleeper, had digestive upsets regularly, and felt anxious most of the time.
I was drawn to unhealthy relationships and looked to other people, especially men, for my self-esteem.
I suffered greatly inside for many years.
I started to turn my life in the early 1980’s when I began in-depth studies of Yoga and Ayurveda and applied the teachings to my own life.
I climbed up out of feelings of unworthiness, addiction, and wrong relationship choices.
I evolved from feeling like a victim to taking charge of my own destiny and creating the life of my dreams.
I feel happier and healthier than I have ever been.
What I offer up is grounded in my in-depth studies, direct experiences, and personal transformations.
What I share is tried and true.
I am fortunate that I live in a beautiful place surrounded by nature with my children and grandchildren living right near by. I love spending time with my family, being outside, gardening, dancing, hiking, my work, and all things horses.
Sharyn Peavey Photography
Deborah is a mother, grandmother, (and great-grandmother) who has dedicated over 50 years to the studies and practices of India’s ancient sciences.
She is a beloved yoga teacher, mentor for women, and Ayurvedic practitioner whose teachings are grounded in her in-depth studies, direct experiences, and personal transformations. She brings 40 years of experience to her offerings.
She is known as an inspiring, intuitive teacher who speaks from her heart.
She combines her humor, compassion and easy manner in all of her offerings.
Her unique style blends Ayurvedic wisdom with a variety of yogic traditions including Kundalini.
She has studied throughout the United States and in India with some of world’s best teachers.
Deborah is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and is a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant, a Certified Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist and a Registered Yoga Teacher.
She appeared in the: April 2000 issue of National Geographic Magazine and was profiled in the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health Spring 2010 catalog.
Thank you for all these years of your teaching.
I am sure I am not the only one who is grateful for how you have shared and enlightened us, with such strong commitment and kindness.
When asked to remember our teachers with gratitude in practice, you are on my list.
In your classes, you have a fluidity and an ease that I carry forward into my own work. You have a way of creating an arc that involves settling, working, moving, clearing, and settling again. It’s a beautiful metaphor for almost anything.
You have a real gift for feeling a room and knowing just what type of arc to apply to just that group on just that day.
You also apply many years of knowledge about the way the human body works, the way it moves, which you combine with your ayurvedic knowledge.
You combine a deep sense of knowing with the human fragility. With your humor, you help us realize that sometimes we fall down, and it’s Okay. Thank you!
I want to thank you for this morning’s practice.
I still feel grounded, centered and connected to myself.
I was moved to tears after the chanting.
I’d almost forgotten this feeling.
I appreciate you and your studies and how you joyfully share them with us.
I am so grateful.