A five week programme
to help combat insomnia and support your journey to sleep recovery
Next Course tbc
Contact me to register your interest
It’s probably not news to you: Lack of sleep affects everything—your energy level, mood, emotions, memory and cognition, digestion, weight, and even radiance. An adequate amount of *quality* sleep is essential for increased productivity, creativity, and restoration. Of course, in these trying times, trying to sink into that deep, healing state of sleep may be proving elusive. In this collaborative course, we share breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditative practices to help you get better rest.
We've all been there. You're lying in bed, feeling exhausted and wanting desperately to get to sleep but your mind's racing with thoughts about the day and your body won't relax.
Perhaps you're awake at 3am, knowing you need more sleep but unable to stop compiling tomorrow's to-do list and feeling more anxious as the clock ticks towards dawn. You drag yourself out of bed in the morning, feeling terrible and worried about how you're going to get everything done today.
Imagine if you could make a few changes to your evening routine that meant you unwind before you go to bed and then fall asleep easily. And if you could feel relaxed whether you sleep through or wake up in the middle of the night, because you've got tools and techniques you can use to manage and recharge your energy during the day - no matter how busy you are.
If you've been struggling with your sleep for a while you've probably tried every cure - from lavender eye masks to sleeping pills. And if you're reading this, then those sleep remedies probably haven't worked well enough.
Here's the thing: to create real change in your sleeping patterns using natural remedies, you might need to take a longer term view. Because sleeping better happens via a gradual process:
Throughout each week we’ll focus on one of the five steps…
Module 1 - Repair Your Body – learn how to pull tension out of your body and physically prepare for rest. We acknowledge any sleep saboteurs that may be getting in your way and discover your personal ‘sleep type’ so that you can begin to create a plan for your best rest.
Module 2 - Replenish Your Energy learn how to sustainably put energy back on the grid to help you effectively manage your energy flow throughout the day. Discover how to nurture your nervous system out of the stress response and into the relaxation response.
Module 3 - Reclaim Your Mind discover ways to calm the mind, creating a quiet corner for all the mental clutter to settle. We work with tools to aid mental digestion and mindfulness to help us find a deeper, more settled rest.
Module 4 - Restore Emotional Balance Learn how to manage and soothe your emotions, learn how to remain in the present moment and how to create more restful sleep when you are experiencing emotional times.
Module 5 - Reawaken Happy Sometimes lack of sleep can be a wake-up call, to something that needs our attention. In this last module we’ll reflect back on the weeks and bring together our own personal toolkit, what has worked and what hasn’t, where we may need to focus more. We’ll also look at what brings us joy and find ways to bring back those things in life that light us up.
Through this five step process we will cover your sleep type, sleep habits and learn specific breathing techniques and yoga postures and meditations to help guide you on your journey to better sleep.
Monday Evenings 8.00pm to 9.15pm. (75 minute sessions)
Classes will be held online via zoom
Course Date TBC
to be confirmed
each class will be recorded and available for 7 days following "on demand" to enable you to catch up with any content that you may miss.
Price includes 5 x 75 minute "live online" modules
Access for 7 days to the recordings for missed sessions
Weekly workbook and information pdf
Access to the Sleep Recovery Sequence Yoga Practice video
Audio version of a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice
It is not essential but is recommended that you purchase Lisa Sanfillipo's book "Sleep Recovery" which is available in book, kindle and audio versions and is a excellent reference for what you will be learning throughout this course.
If you are interested in the Sleep Recovery Programme but the dates do not fit your schedule or you would prefer a more personalised approach. I can offer this programme on a 1-1 basis over 3 individual sessions via zoom.
The cost of these sessions is currently set at a special offer price of £99 and will include a video of the Sleep Recovery Yoga Sequence which you can practice before bed. Please contact me via email if you would like to take the programme in this format.
We are currently taking a break for half term!
Yoga Classes resume on 1 November
You can book your space in advance
Please feel free to contact Sandi via the contact page with any questions in the meantime.
Hope to see you in November