Healing Starts In The Gut.
Who would have thought what's going on in our stomach could influence what's going on in our head? Or that over 90% of our Serotonin (also known as the 'happiness hormone') is produced in our belly! With a growing body of evidence suggesting that anxiety is less of a chemical imbalance in the brain, and more a chemical imbalance in the gut, it’s important to know and understand these mind-gut connections to live a happy, healthy life.
Join experienced yoga teacher and qualified holistic nutritionist, Leanne Gerich, in this Food-Mood workshop. We'll explore modern scientific understandings of the gut-brain connection, how the gut affects our mental health and nutritional strategies to help stress and anxiety starting in the gut.
Expect science-based lectures, connecting with others in a supportive space, Q&A session on an anxiety-friendly diet, mindful eating practices and yummy gut-promoting yoga. All levels and experience welcome. Suitable for absolute beginners.
Meet Leanne. Canadian-born Yoga Teacher (ERYT®500), Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner based in Brisbane, Australia. Leanne has over 5 years teaching yoga workshops, retreats and teacher trainings worldwide. Leanne graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2011, Strala Yoga in 2014, Karma Teachers for Vinyasa Yoga in 2015, and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2016. As a yoga teacher, Leanne is passionate about stress management and specialises in vinyasa flows to place controlled amounts of stress on the body and mindfulness-based practices to build inner resilience. As a certified and practicing holistic nutritionist, she is passionate about food as medicine and the mind-gut connection.
Leanne’s healthy gut workshop was informative while also being relaxed. Nutritionist Leanne has in-depth knowledge of how to improve gut health and how the microbiome is connected to mental health. Leanne’s presentation and Q&A were followed by a yin session focused on twists and aiding digestion. I left with several easy tips on how to take better care of my bacterial buddies.