Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, author of Restoring Prana: A Therapeutic Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath for Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers and Healthcare Practitioners
Yoga and Somatics for Immune and Respiratory Health is a deep read, rich with valuable information that will inform and transform the understanding of every yoga therapist. Watts and Taylor have created a beautiful weave between yoga's philosophical underpinnings and the gentle movement practice of somatics while offering a short course on physiology and the fascial matrix. Rarely have I encountered such a generous offering of scientific information contextualized specifically for those in the field of yoga therapy. This book will definitely be a required read for my yoga therapy training program going forward!
Heather Mason, Founder of The Minded Institute
Charlotte reviews a unique tapestry of concepts not found elsewhere, providing the reader with a broad overview of the self from the inside out. Weaving together a description of mind, the immune system, fascia, the respiratory and nervous system, she connects the dots in ways not done before and buttresses this with practical tools and tips for the profound development of well-being.
Dr Kristen MacPherson, DPhil (oxon), MSc (oxon), BA, E-RYT, YACEP
This book is an enjoyable blend of scientific information and mindful practice. It is a resource for yoga teachers and serious practitioners who are ready to bring their curiosity to the inner world of movement and breath. Charlotte balances the complex subject matter with scholarly clarity while also encouraging the exploration of awareness. A welcome contribution to the study of yoga!
Lisa Kaley-Isley PhD, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, clinical psychologist, yoga teacher, yoga therapist, and yoga therapy educator
Charlotte Watt's knowledge is born out of deep, sustained curiosity to understand the interrelated systems of the human biome and our shared environment. She consumes, digests, and puts into practice vast amounts of information that she offers to her readers in a clear, integrated format ready to be put into practice in our own lives. This book is the result of Charlotte's determination to truly understand the respiratory system spurred on by the Covid pandemic, and the desire to help others through it. It is the body owner's manual we all need to understand how our vital systems work, and how to work with them.
Fiona Agombar, Yoga Therapist, Rest Activist and author of Yoga Therapy for Stress, Burnout and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A beautifully written book of heart that should be on every yoga teacher's shelf. I have learnt loads from it. Moving forward from these post-pandemic times, if we wish to maintain good health it's sensible to have a clear understanding of how the respiration and immune systems dance together. If you want to significantly improve both your own wellbeing and that of the people you work with, then this book is highly recommended.
Simon Low, The Yoga Academy
Charlotte speaks to the reader with informed and accessible language, addressing some of today's most widespread challenges to human health and longevity, while offering intelligent and effective solutions for every body. An essential and timely resource awakening our innate capacity for self-understanding, knowledge, self-healing, and optimum well-being.
Gary Carter, Director of Natural Bodies Myofascial Movement trainings, yoga teacher and teacher trainer, KMI Structural Integrator and movement educator, international Fascial anatomy teacher, Brighton and London
Charlotte Watts's book is an absolute must for all movement and manual therapists. Knowing Charlotte in her early days as a practitioner at my centre, along with learning from our fascia and movement programmes over 20 years ago, I have seen that her understanding of health, nutrition and movement somatics have proven valuable for all that learn from her. She is a master of understanding the breath and fascial rhythms and how these relates to health - in a way that no one has entertained; it is necessary reading.