Category Archives: Diet & Hormonal Balance

Diet & Hormonal Balance

(1) FREE lecture and Q&A session at Synergy Yoga & Pilates on January 10, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM 

Simply come to this presentation and ask your questions - no commitment required.

UPDATED CONTENT! - I am proud and happy to announce to you that I am now not only a Certified Life Coach and Amen Clinic-Certified Brain Health Coach but this year I also obtained a B.A. of Integrative Medicine from Quantum University. I'm currently working on my doctorate in Integrative Medicine and continuously implementing new material in all my coaching and course offers.

(2)  6-week-program

we will meet once per week in person at Synergy Yoga & Pilates, 3152 Old Shell Road, Mobile 36607, and there will be resources available online. Meetings will take place either on Wednesdays or Fridays - TBD.

What you will learn in this program:

  • How your hormones work and how everything within your body is connected.
  • How you can balance your hormonal system by determining and leaving out food triggers and adding nutrient-dense food, herbs, and supplements to your diet, thus establishing lasting wellbeing in your life.
  • How to prepare natural wholesome foods that work with your busy schedule - we will enjoy samples every week.

NEW: My health coaching practice is an affiliate of YourLabWork and I can now offer you discounted blood work so that we can determine a customized schedule for supplements and dietary recommendations for you! (fee for bloodwork not included in program fee)

NEW: I have updated this program to include a detailed assessment of your five meridians to learn more about possible root causes of any symptoms you may have - so that you can use this insight as a motivational background for positive lifestyle changes to be made and to be better equipped to ask the right questions to your healthcare providers.

Week 1 - Happy Hormones - Our glands and chakras

Develop An Action Plan / Identify Your Triggers

Week 2 -  Curb your sugar cravings

Push the 'Reset Button'/ Detox your liver and Cleanse your gut

Why Physical Healing Starts In Your Gut

How proper liver function connects to balanced hormones

Week 3 - His & Hers

Women only - heal migraines and PMS, smoothly surf through menopause, improve fertility, prevent breast cancer

Men only - testosterone and lean muscle, prostate health

Support Sex Hormone Production For Wellbeing

Week 4 - Adrenal Health

Lower Your Cortisol Levels / Reverse Adrenal Fatigue

Guided meditation - stress management

Week 5 - Herbs, Supplements, Substitutes - Yes or No?

Herbs & Supplements For Specific Conditions

Guest speaker: Dr. Donald Ponquinette, pharmacist, will be giving an overview of possible interactions between common supplements and frequently prescribed substitute hormones.

Week 6 -  Thyroid Care Herbs

Improve Your Energy Levels / Reduce Stress On Your System

What you will get in this program:

  • Weekly in-person classes with educational lectures and Q&A
  • PDF worksheets / self-assessments
  • 50+ recipes and easy go-to-guides for food preparation at home
  • Instructions for fermentation, sprouting, juicing, detox
  • Weekly email newsletter with charts, motivational quotes, and meal plans
  • guided hypnotic trances
  • one-on-one email support
  • consultation based on your personal lab results by an experienced pharmacist (lab work has to be done outside of this course by your doctor)

Your investment for the entire program: $250 

Clean Eating Challenge

Did you know that about 70% of the average modern-day American diet are empty calories and that such a diet sets you up for weight gain while being malnourished? Did you know that with a non-organic diet, you eat 3 to 5 pounds of chemical food-additives each year? 

Clean eating is not a diet. It's not about losing weight at every price and it's not about going hungry.

Clean eating is about

  • restoring the gut flora - thus reversing symptoms of IBS and boosting the immune system,
  • replenishing nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and trace elements - thus keeping the endocrine system, bones, teeth, and muscle tissues healthy,
  • rebalancing the nervous system - thus supporting long-term brain health and good memory, eliminating brain fog, ensuring restful sleep, and improving mood,
  • resetting the hormones - thus ensuring proper thyroid metabolism, blood sugar control, stronger muscles, neurotransmitter balance in the brain, and optimal weight, 
  • restoring long-term health by reversing early symptoms of dis-ease and reducing inflammatory processes in the body. 

This 10-day program offers you:

  1. a meal plan with precise instruction and timing and protein-carb-balance
  2. easy yet tasty recipes
  3. list of local restaurants that offer healthy options
  4. action steps on how to change habits/overcome cravings and more
  5. daily email support: motivation and education
  6. learn how and which amino acids can support weight loss, brain health, strength building, and much more
  7. learn how enzymes can support proper digestion, reverse IBS symptoms, reduce allergies, boost immune strength
  8. learn how intermittent fasting can reset your digestive fire (appropriate hydrochloric acid production for complete digestion)
  9. why eating organic is imperative
  10. how to stay youthful longer: take control of your blood sugar, cholesterol, hormonal balance (yes, this is important for men too)
  11. learn why gut health and liver cleansing are so important and which foods and supplements are good and which ones are a waste of money
  12. yogic/ayurvedic teaching about healthy eating
  13. yoga poses that support digestion, blood pressure, detox, stress management, mindfulness.

10-Day-Clean-Eating-Challenge, $397.00/person $100.00/person


Obviously, it would be fabulous to get your spouses on board and do this together! 

10-Day-Clean-Eating-Challenge, $697.00/couple $175.00/couple

*** couple's discount ***

Heck YES, this program is actually providing specific information for men and women with regard to metabolism, endocrine balance, and nutrients.

I partner with Dr. Alan Hopkins for blood/lab work and with Dr. Daniel Amen/Amen Clinics for brain health assessments. If you are interested in a more comprehensive consultation, let me know, and I'd be glad to talk to you in more detail.

Wild Food and Fermentation

Fermented Food Preparation Class
Learn how to make kombucha, coconut yogurt, beet kvass, and sauerkraut. 

Date: October 13, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 1260 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36604

Learn traditional methods to preserve veggies and other food, support gut health and immune strength, create new flavors based on old recipes.
Hands-on, simple, healthy, economical, smart, sustainable - and yummy. 
All supplies are included in the workshop fee of $25.

Reserve your spot here:  

 

Über Manja

"Ich liebe Yoga, Natur, und andere Menschen mehr zu einem gesunden Lebensstil zu ermutigen. Deshalb biete ich regelmaessig Workshops und Retreats an."

Manja Herlt Podratz, Ph.D., unterrichtet Vinyasa, Ashtanga, und Yin Yoga.

header1Als sechsjaehriges Maedchen hat sie von ihrem Vater die ersten Hatha Yoga Uebungen gelernt. Er war es auch, der ihr Entspannungstechniken wie autogenes Training beibrachte.  Von 1998 bis 2006 praktizierte Manja Kundalini und Schwangerschaftsyoga in Berlin verschiedenen Lehrern, und Hatha und Kundalini Yoga in der Tradition nach Swami Sivananda with Yoga Vidya in Deutschland. Im Jahr 2008 ist Manja in die Vereinigten Staaten umgezogen und absolvierte ihre 200-Stunden Ausbildung zur Yogalehrerin in 2014/15 mit Tracey Narayani Glover von Shanti Warrior Living Yoga School in Mobile, Alabama.

 

mybookManja erhielt ihr Diplom in Kulturarbeit und Kunstmanagement von der Fachhochschule Potsdam, und einen Doktortitel in Architekturtheorie von der Brandenburgischen Technischen Universitaet (BTU) Cottbus. Sie lehrte fuer 11 Jahre an verschiedenen Hochschulen in Deutschland, Italien, und in den USA und publizierte mehrere akademische Buecher und Artikel auf Englisch und Deutsch waehrend dieser Zeit.

mybook1Im Jahr 1999 erhielt Manja die Diagnose Unterleibskrebs, eine schockierende Diagnose, welche dazu fuehrte, dass sie ihre Ernaehrungs- und Lebensweise komplett umgestellte. Fuer zwei Jahre folgte sie einer Rohkost-Heilnahrung und seitdem ist sie Veganerin. Heute ist sie Mutter von drei wunderbaren Kindern, die alle natuerlich zu Hause geboren wurden. Manja ist die Autorin von "Das Leben kennt den Weg" - ein Ratgeberbuch zu natuerlicher Schwangerschaft und Geburt sowie veganer Ernaehrung. 

http://yogawithmanja.com/healing-from-cancer

Im Jahr 2001 verursachte ein Sportunfall die Fraktur von drei Rueckenwirbeln. Nach langen Monaten der Heilung, ohne Operation, kam Manja zurueck zu einer intensiveren Yoga Praxis.  http://yogawithmanja.com/healing-from-spinal-injury

Heute arbeitet Manja als Yogalehrerin, als Brain Health Coach (zertifiziert durch Amen Clinics/Dr. Daniel Amen), zertifizierter Life Coach, zertifizierter Hypnotherapeut, und Reiki Meister. Manja hilft ihren Klienten, Trauma, Angstzustaende, Depressionen, Suechte und ADHS zu heilen auf koerperlicher, geistiger und emotionaler Ebene. Manja arbeitet zweisprachig auf Deutsch und Englisch, und ist ausgebildet und zertifiziert als Uebersetzerin. Regelmaessig arbeitet sie medizinische und juristische Dolmetscherin.

Manjas Lebensmotto ist:

"Wenn Dir viel gegeben wurde, ist es Deine Verantwortung viel zurueckzugeben zu Dir selbst, Deiner Familie und Deiner Gemeinde, zum besten Wohle aller."

Cancellation and Refund Policy for Retreats

PLEASE READ THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BOOKING. Do not hesitate to contact me (manjapodratz@gmail.com) should you have any questions.

PAYMENT

In order to reserve your spot for this retreat, you may either pay in full or pay a deposit and then pay the remainder before or by August 15, 2018. Upon receipt of your payment, I will send you a confirmation of your deposit/payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. I wish I could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but I have costs already going into play when reserving retreat centers. I have designed the cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance.

IF YOU CANCEL THE RETREAT

  • If you cancel more than 75 days before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat.
  • If you cancel 50 – 75 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 25% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 15 – 49 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment may be applied to another Retreat. You will forfeit 50% of the price of your retreat.
  • If you cancel 14 days or less before your retreat start date, you will forfeit your entire payment.

HOWEVER

You may TRANSFER your reservation to another person subject to the procedures in this paragraph. Such transfer must be made no later than September 10th, 2018. In order to make the transfer, the owner of the reservation must contact me and provide contact information for the person who receives the transfer. The transfer between transferor and recipient may be as a gift or as a sale between the two parties, which will be considered completely independent of Manja Podratz and Yoga With Manja. Transfers made without communicating it to me will not be manifested to the final attendee list and there will be no refund of the ticket price. To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: manjapodratz@gmail.com

IF I CANCEL THE RETREAT

I have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if I do cancel a trip due to personal circumstances such as illness or death in the family, I will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. I cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that I must cancel a retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, I cannot guarantee a refund – it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue / tour operator I work with.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

To join the retreat you must have travel insurance. The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:

•  you cancel your participation in the retreat
• retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
•  lost baggage
• medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured