Yoga for Digestive Health

To coincide with the release of her new book Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health (Singing Dragon), Charlotte Watts leads this two-day course to explore the theory and practice for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, experienced practitioners and other body and movement workers. The course will cover the fascial, stress, trauma and sensory connections with digestive issues that are so relevant within yoga philosophy and practice.

Course Information

Dates

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2019

9.30 to 17.00

  • Cost £190
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    Yoga for Digestive Health

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  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
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    Eligibility

    Open to all.

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    Maximum participants: 28

    Number of hours: 12

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This training will explore how yoga – with its focus on stilling the mind – can have profound effects through the gut-brain axis on conditions such as IBS, IBD, acid reflux, colitis, diverticulitis and more. Charlotte will shed light on these continual communications between the gut and the brain and the relevance of the fascia, vagus nerve, interoception and proprioception in digestive health. Also how yoga philosophy focuses on accessing this central axis and recognising our need to listen to our visceral states. This will be practically applied for students’ practice and teaching approach.

Topics that will be covered:

•Journey around the digestive system

•Philosophy for the modern gut

•Visceral subtle and physical anatomy

•Body psychotherapy and the chakras

•Practices that particularly support gut-brain axis communication, digestive soothing, visceral ‘slide-and-glide’, grounding for lower chakra connection and intelligent bandha utilisation to reduce, rather than increase tension through the gut

•Specific conditions

What you can expect to gain from the training:

•Gaining understanding of digestive system health as the heart of our whole being, relating and health through all other body systems.

•Understanding how exploring digestive aspects in relation to breath, mindfulness, posture, anatomy, movement, stress and trauma can help us unravel the root causes of unrest in the lower chakras.

•A focus on breath awareness allows the breath to drop into the belly and diaphragm, essential for good digestive function and understanding the fascial connections within the viscera help shape movement that enables optimal function.

•How coming back to a mindful asana practice with guidance from gut feelings can feed into an intelligent practice guided by the yamas and gunas.

Suggested outline for the day

Day 1

Morning:

Introduction to the Digestive System from anatomy, fascia and Ayurvedic perspectives;

Grounding and somatic practices to drop into the belly and meet visceral communication.

Afternoon:

Stress and trauma in relation to digestive health;

Practices to feel whole body-mind safety registered through the enteric nervous system, psoas and vagus nerve through kind awareness and embodiment.

Day 2

Morning:

Modern chakra theory in relation to digestive health and trauma held in the body that manifests as digestive and other symptoms;

Standing practice to feel the legs and safety in relation to digestion.

Afternoon:

Overview of specific conditions from medical and Ayurvedic perspectives;

Bringing together of yoga practices for digestive health;

Ending on sound, nyasa and meditation.

Certification

You will receive a certificate of attendance.

What our students say

I really enjoyed the weekend and found it extremely valuable and I think that this was largely thanks to the teachers' openness, integrity and skills. I would now join a future workshop if I saw that either of these teachers were running it as I loved their approach to yoga, their integrity, and their teaching styles. Megan Curtis on Teaching Yoga for Stress and Burnout - Manchester, February 2017

Course Information

Dates

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October 2019

9.30 to 17.00

  • Cost £190
  • Booking Full Details

    Yoga for Digestive 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.

  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to all.

  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 28

    Number of hours: 12

Book Now