Do you suffer from digestive issues?
Have you noticed that it’s not all about what you eat?
Do you need to recover a life, and love, affirming relationship with your body?
The Yoga for Gut Health & Healing course
is here for you
This 4-week programme provides a deeply healing yoga practice bespoke to those suffering with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or any other digestive issues such as acid reflux, dyspepsia etc. Drawing from ancient Yogic practices and Buddhist mindfulness techniques each weekly session takes the participant on a journey to find relief from physical, emotional and psycho-spiritual aspects of digestive distress.
Yoga, which means “union”, gives us the opportunity to reconnect the mind and body in positive ways. Yoga for Gut Health combines physical exercise and movement that is healthful and not harmful to those with delicate bellies and bowels, and mindful techniques that alleviate the anxiety and fear that surrounds chronic illness and/or discomfort. This gut healing yoga course is a special insight and education into all mind-belly-bowel related movements.
These private or group sessions provide a safe space to be around people who don’t look twice if you dash off to the loo mid-meditation!
The belly-brain connection
The word “Yoga” means “union”: the union of the self with the universe through the union of the mind and the body.
The mind-body connection is gaining increasing recognition for its involvement in chronic health problems. Today, even western biological medicine is starting to acknowledge that stress plays a huge role in how our physiology functions.
In Ayurveda as well as other alternative medical systems, the gut is considered the “second brain” due to the close relationship is has with our psycho-emotional states. Recent scientific studies have also found further evidence to reveal that there are a highly significant number of neurones (brain-cells) in the gut.
The gut-brain axis along with the microbiome are now gathering momentum in scientific research, yet the ancient practice of yoga has always held many techniques and technologies to cope with, and possibly heal, mind-bowel “dis-order” by allowing the mind, body and bowel to return to harmony.
[Fun fact, there are more neurones in the human gut than in a cat’s head!]
What you will gain from the programme:
- A deep understanding of yoga as a practice of unifying the mind and body.
- A weekly dedicated time and place to concentrate on your own personal healing needs.
- A vast array of yoga and meditation techniques to help cope with physical symptoms, psychological distress and life-style effects of IBD & IBS.
- A positive attitude towards your body in whatever state of health it is in.
- Peace of mind and “ease with dis-ease”.
- An ongoing resource of healing.
- A safe social space of care, compassion and understanding.
- A small group so each person’s unique experience of illness is attended to individually.
- A great place to start a healing journey, and a possible move towards remission.
- The sensual accompaniment of Floating Feather’s chakra balancing aromatherapy oils.
- Knowledge & practice of the Golden Serpent – an adaptable yoga sequence of individual empowerment and self discovery.
Course Options and Prices
4-week programme includes:
4x 90 minute yoga and meditation sessions over 4 weeks PLUS weekly PDF guides and email support.
20% OFF Coupon to access online video programme.
Individually-focused advice throughout the 4-weeks (and beyond!) regarding your condition in person as well as via telephone & email.
Invitation to subscribe to ongoing LIVE classes and receive records for £10 per month.
See online offerings for more information on 1-1 support and sign up on Teachable to access LIVE classes and receive email updates on the next “online studio” sessions. This information will also all be included in the email updates from my website – so sign up here too!
(Each individual week also available for £20 each if that suits)
No workshops are currently running…
But please do get in touch if you are interested in joining an online workshop – I would love to plan one before the end of 2020!
As yoga studios around the world have closed due to the outbreak of the corona virus, the studio practices will be taken online for the foreseeable future.
(Until social distancing protocols are lifted)
AT MY HOME ONLINE: £200 AT YOUR HOME: £200 plus travel
IBD & IBS can often be very inconvenient conditions when it comes to social engagements! This course is keen to alleviate the social anxiety associated with these conditions so there are a few alternatives if you are having trouble leaving the house or any other health/life hindrances:
- The online videos will demonstrate the sequence of the week’s class.
- I can arrange a telephone call to catch you up on anything you may find useful from the week’s teachings or answer any questions.
- We can negotiate a discounted price for a home visit for one, or more, weeks.
- You can catch up at another studio running the course on a different time/day.
- Do not worry if you arrive late, just let me know if you need to slip in mid-way through and need a catch up chat afterwards.
- The whole course, or singular classes, can also be done privately at your own home, or my home studio in New Cross. Concessions available on request.
Can’t make it to class? No Problem! I wanted to get this programme and its healing properties to as many people as possible to I filmed each sequence, recorded some guidance, and you can now purchase an online version! Just click on the link below to take you to the online info page and purchase for here.
I wanted to say thank you for the last 4 weeks, for teaching me how to connect, listen and move my body with intention and understanding of how it’s feeling.
I’ve really enjoyed the classes and I’m sorry it’s at an end.
Thank you for helping me fall in love with yoga and taking my hand on my first steps to truly understanding how it can help me. For showing me that I can trust my body and that I have some control even on bad days. I am strong.
I wish you love and healing and hope your belly stays calm.
I would like to say it was a lovely month spending every Saturday with you. I thoroughly enjoyed learning new techniques and flows, I really benefited from the breathing techniques.
Overall it was a lovely experience! It would be great to see another session/course maybe expanding more on what we learnt (like a level 2) and developing our knowledge more on the chakras and how they correlate with gut health as this was so interesting and would love to find out more!
I really enjoyed the course, it was great to spend some time focusing on the gut and learning more about what affects it / might be causing problems and how I can use yoga to help and particularly get to the rest and digest space. The resources that you sent after each class were really clear and mean I can put some of this into practice at home which is great.
You were a lovely teacher, sharing lots of information but not in a full-on way, I liked the atmosphere and size of the class and felt very comfortable. I would recommend it to others for sure.
My Gut & Yoga
My name is Flo and I have ulcerative colitis! I was diagnosed during my GCSE’s 15 years ago. Since then, I have ridden the IBD & IBS rollercoaster as best I can. A bad flare led me to quit a stressful job in clinical research trials, and realise that the western medical system just added to my IBD, stress and anxiety.
Eventually I fled to the East in the hope that a change of life, job, culture and medical system could help me to heal. For the following 18 months in Sri Lanka and India I learnt and taught yoga, and found a route into remission after much self-experimentation with yoga, meditation, sacred plant medicines, Ayurvedic, Chinese, and functional medicine. Yoga always being my most trusted healing tool and guide.
I now feel confident and compelled to share the yogic principles and philosophies I have learnt, and keep learning, with others who are have conditions akin to my own. I am now at a point where I feel gratitude for what this “dis-ease” has taught me in regards to self-compassion as well as compassion for others. We are all in it together.