My name’s Cheryl and I’m a yoga teacher and nutritional therapist.
I provide nutrition, yoga, breathing and meditation programs.
The programs help people manage and heal pain and chronic illness symptoms.
Programs are bespoke and easy to follow with results being noticeable within a few days.
Why I became interested in nutrition and yoga.
I became interested in nutrition and yoga after the results I experienced as a chronic illness sufferer.
After experiencing fantastic results I decided to learn more about yoga and nutrition.
This began with a 4-year study of nutrition, gaining a diploma in optimum nutritional therapy in 2008. And was swiftly followed by a level four yoga teacher diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, qualifying in 2010.
What is Yoga?
In Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language), yoga is ‘yuj’ which translates as ‘to yoke’ or ‘unite’.
So yoga is about uniting the body.
For example, you might want to unite certain parts of your body to create balance. Or balance your mind to manage stress and anxiety.
Usually, yoga practices and classes will focus on the physical yoga exercises called asanas, breathing practices called pranayama and also meditation and relaxation practices.
What are the benefits of yoga?
The benefits are:
- Yoga exercises can improve your strength and flexibility.
- Breathing practices can help you on a mental and physical level.
- Meditation can help with mental health issues and can help with connecting to spiritual practices.
The benefits of yoga are endless!
It helps with flexibility, strength and mental wellness but it’s also extremely beneficial in helping health conditions such as
- joint, muscle and back pain.
- stress and depression.
- hormonal disorders
- digestive disorders
- nervous and immune system problems
At Erdington Osteopaths and Acupuncture centre, yoga is taught individually so your teacher can give you all of their attention. This allows your teachers to provide a specialised setting focusing on only your needs and ailments. This involves clinic based classes and a bespoke yoga plan to help you to practice yoga in the comfort of your home.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional therapists work with improving health in people diagnosed with diseases.
Nutritional Therapy works on addressing people as individuals, treating not only the disease but the whole body.
Nutritional Therapists put programs together to improve the health of your whole body, this instead of only focusing on a list of symptoms and diseases.
Your program will include a diet plan, a vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements plan and a lifestyle plan which will give you recommendations for other therapies if needed, e.g. osteopathy, acupuncture, yoga, counselling or massage.
What conditions can be helped?
Nutritional therapy can help with:
- heart disease
- high cholesterol
- inflammation and pain management
- hormonal disorders
- thyroid conditions
- autoimmune diseases
- digestive disorders like IBS
- nutrient deficiencies
- detoxing the body
- allergies and intolerances
- skin conditions
- sleep problems
At Erdington Osteopaths and Acupuncture Centre, nutritional therapy involves clinic-based consultations. This is followed by an easy to follow nutritional therapy plan to guide you whilst you’re at home. You’ll also be contacted regularly to help you to stay on track.