The Minded Institute and Lisa Sanfilippo present:

Become Part of the Yogi Sleep Revolution!

London from February 28th to March 3rd, 2014

Insomnia, sleeplessness, and interrupted sleep have reached epidemic levels. According to the recent Great British Sleep Survey, more than half the population suffer from some level of insomnia while over 40 million Americans suffer from severe and chronic insomnia. Whether sleep issues result from stress or depression, caring for a new baby, or physiological changes, most people have trouble sleeping at some point in their lives. Reduced sleep quality and quantity is highly stressful and can impair daily functioning. Mounting evidence confirms that yoga and complementary techniques support better sleep as it is highly effective in training the mind and body to relax – without the side-effects that accompany common pharmaceutical interventions.

Join us for this ground breaking workshop taught by Lisa Sanfilippo, Heather Mason, the founder of The Minded Institute, as well as special guest lecturer Philip Stevens. You will learn:

1) All about sleep:
•How sleep works: how much we need, how the body systems work, and how sleep needs differ over time for different people
•What happens in the brain during sleep
•The long-term physiological effects of poor sleep

2) All about insomnia and how to address:
•The reasons why people don’t sleep
•Situational vs. chronic insomnia and how to approach these issues appropriately
•Ways to support yourself and others to feel relaxed, rested, and positive about sleep
•In depth yogic techniques that can help improve rest and relaxation including; asana, pranayama, meditation, and marma
•The optimal sequencing of asanas that align with the body’s circadian rhythms and address reasons for sleeplessness or poor sleep

3) Better Sleep “Stewardship” – Other habits that complement a yogic approach to better rest:
•Daytime energy management and principles of creating wakefulness in a sustainable way
•Complementary practices and therapies to support better rest including nutritional and herbal support for sleep, rest and energy.

At the end of the training you will be fully prepared to:
•Incorporate information about better sleep and rest into group classes
•Offer one to one sessions focused on the issues of sleeplessness

If you are already a qualified yoga teacher you will be equipped to teach a 4 or 6 week course or work with individuals privately to develop your own courses or classes with confidence.

Please note that this is continuing professional development course – if you are a healthcare/ mental health practitioner or therapist, you will not become a qualified yoga teacher on the basis of this course but will learn a variety of skills and tools that you can integrate into your pre-existing practice or profession.

COST: £355

LOCATION: Diorama Arts Studios, London (Near Euston Station)

TIME: 10am-5pm daily


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