YIN YOGA FOR DIGESTION - with chinese medicine and meridians
with Leanne Gerich
Do you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Experience bouts of bloating or indigestion? This workshop will dive into the theory of digestion issues according to Traditional Chinese Medicine followed by a blissful digestive focused yin yoga class with poses that you can take home with you an practice whenever digestion issues arise.
Leanne will guide you through a practice targeting the gastrointestinal (GI) region of the body and Chinese medicine meridians associated with GI imbalances. Some of the poses will gently massage the digestive organs, which may alleviate gas and improve digestion. Other poses are intended to strengthen the spleen and stomach chi (vital energy). Yin Yoga is influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which holds that when the chi of these two meridians is not in balance, bloating, flatulence, and other digestive problems may arise. Additionally, TCM holds that if spleen chi is weak, worry might be a problem, while if it is strong, creativity is the reward. Spleen chi is also connected with intention, willpower, and awareness of possibilities for change - not only will your digestion improve, but you'll be ready to create space, change in positivity in your life.
As some of the poses gently compress the digestive organs, you may want to wear pants without a tight waistband. As with many types of yoga and exercise, it is best to avoid eating directly beforehand - we recommend eating your last meal 1-2 hours before the workshop begins. This workshop is completely suitable for beginners and will provide modifications for any injuries that might arise. If you would like more information please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us n 07 3210 6886.
Leanne is one of Stretch Yoga's senior yoga teachers (RYT500) as well as a qualified Acupuncturist and TCM Practitioner. She graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2011, Strala Yoga training in 2014, Karma Teachers for Vinyasa yoga in 2015, Dharma Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and has completed the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine as of 2016. Although Leanne’s original interests began with sports performance and energy balance, she has grown into an interest for longevity. Feeling great at any age is her ultimate goal and her highest interest is stress management and guiding people towards a more positive life. Leanne’s passion for health is displayed in her youthful attitude towards life, and determination to continue growth
Holland Park Studio
Saturday June 15th
12:30pm - 2:30pm
$35 per person | $15 for direct debit members or teacher trainees