LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yoga for Immune and Respiratory Health

Learn the nature of breath in relation to our natural defences and how it contributes to the health of our immune and respiratory systems. This course takes you through the functions of the immune and respiratory systems and how they orchestrate in the body with each other (and other body systems). Understand how to design practices to support their optimal function.

Course Information

Dates

This course runs for six weeks from Tuesday 9th June to Tuesday 14th July

First course presentation will be released 9th June.

Live times
Every Friday 17.00 to 18.00 UK time from 12th June for a yoga practice
Every Monday 17.00 to 18.00 UK time from 15th June for discussion and Q&A

  • Cost £195
  • Booking Full Details

    LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yoga for Immune and Respiratory Health

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Whilst this training is primarily aimed at yoga teachers and therapists, it is also open to experienced practitioners who wish to explore this area in more depth. .

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 24

    Number of hours: 3.5-4 hours per week study time. 25 hours total for those receiving Certification

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What will be covered in this course?

The relationship between our immunity and how safe or unsafe we feel is tied into our breath, which becomes faster and shallower when we enter protective modes. Healing becomes compromised when we are get stuck in heightened stress responses – we cannot be in survival and growth at the same time.

Understanding how our immune system shapes our boundaries between the outside world and our internal landscape is key to supporting it, so it can respond to perceived threat and danger. Our respiratory system has a similar response to the internal and external; constantly taking in nourishment through the inhalation and releasing that which does not serve us through the exhalation. These two systems are intrinsically linked in our function and health, and how we relate to the world around us.

Over 6 weeks we will explore the immune and respiratory systems and how they relate to movement, embodied awareness and self-compassion. We will also explore a range of practices incorporating movement, meditation and breath to develop a sound understanding of how to structure effective sequences.

Weekly Course Structure:

  • Each week you will receive a detailed presentation on an area of physiology and how the yoga system can support this. This will be pre-recorded in both video and audio format (self-study).
  • A physical practice to support respiratory and immune health in different planes and with a different relationship to gravity, presence and self (live each week Mondays 5pm-6pm UK time).
  • Live weekly discussion and group learning (each week Fridays 5pm-6pm UK time).
  • You will also receive a weekly supportive practice as an audio resource to bring in other aspects of the yoga path or related, more modern, complementary techniques (self-study)

At the end of the course there is an optional final assignment to design a class, based on what you have learned which will be marked with teacher feedback.

The course will require 3.5 -4 hrs per week of study and practice

Course Outline:

Week 1 Health defences- supporting our boundaries and self-protection physically and emotionally.

Week 2 Inflammation as part of the stress response- over-stimulation and hyper-vigilance

Week 3 How contact, pressure, movement and stimulation of physical movement can support immunity via the lymphatic system and fascial hydration – and how these feed back into respiratory health

Week 4 Mindful practices as stress reduction and how they related to detoxification, immune modulation and appropriate immune expression.

Week 5 Embodied and self-compassionate practices in relation to the sense of self. The importance of self-massage and touch – embodiment through self-massage and touch via dermatones, soothing the nervous system.

Week 6 Yoga philosophy to support the breath body (pranamaya kosha) and exploring and hindrances (kleshas. Sound and mantra’s relationship in supporting respiratory and immune health Bringing it all together – a full sequence incorporating all of the aspects covered in the course.

Additional Resources:

In this podcast, Charlotte shares some invaluable information on how to regulate our immune health through soothing our nervous system and the science behind how that is related to being connected to others.


Certification

If you choose to do the optional final assignment you will receive a Certificate of Completion

Course Information

Dates

This course runs for six weeks from Tuesday 9th June to Tuesday 14th July

First course presentation will be released 9th June.

Live times
Every Friday 17.00 to 18.00 UK time from 12th June for a yoga practice
Every Monday 17.00 to 18.00 UK time from 15th June for discussion and Q&A

  • Cost £195
  • Booking Full Details

    LIVE ONLINE: Teaching Yoga for Immune and Respiratory Health

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Whilst this training is primarily aimed at yoga teachers and therapists, it is also open to experienced practitioners who wish to explore this area in more depth. .

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 24

    Number of hours: 3.5-4 hours per week study time. 25 hours total for those receiving Certification

Book Now