Asheville, North Carolina - This October, Joyful Belly Ayurveda is changing the game. Its new online school of Digestion gives students powerful tools for transforming digestive health - an issue affecting a reported 70,000,000 people every day.
Until now, there has been no professional wellness program centered around digestive health. This one year 500-hour certification course is ideal for ayurveda practitioners, yoga teachers, nutritionists, nurses and other clinical practitioners who want a competitive edge with approaches to over 30 major digestive tract pathologies and to improving quality of life from a holistic perspective.
For over 5,000 years Ayurveda (the world's oldest holistic system of medicine) has known that digestion is the cornerstone to good health and the best way to prevent disease. From stubborn IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to restoring appetite after chemotherapy, digestive wellness is essential as it addresses root causes that are creating imbalances in your body.
The program, called "Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition", is held entirely online, allowing students to learn from virtually anywhere in the world.
Susan Buck, a graduate of the inaugural Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition program, describes her experience: "I loved the course, especially the sensory awareness of food & digestion, practical experiences offered, and herbal remedies. I was amazed by my experiences. John has a fabulous way of getting folks like me to think differently and I am deeply grateful for what I have learned."
Applications are being accepted now. For more information or to enroll, please visit the program page here.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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