Yoga for Sleep Workshop

Yoga breathing for optimal sleep and managing insomnia

Join world leading Yoga researcher, scientist and presenter, Dr Shirley Telles, neurophysiologist and medical doctor and find out how you can optimise sleep using the tools of Yoga with a focus on Yoga breathing.

How can Yoga help us get a good night’s sleep? The principles of Yoga include several practical guidelines to help us cope with stress and discomfort. Understanding these factors and our responses to them can help shift our mental state from being anxious or dwelling on certain thoughts to a mental state more conducive to inducing and maintaining sleep, as well as, dealing with episodes of arousal and awakening.

Yoga volitional breathing practices (pranayama) are effective and safe ways to shift our physiological state to restful and relaxed with overtones of vagally mediated changes in the body and mind. By volitionally changing specific breath characteristics (such as breath rate, depth, the relative duration of inhale to exhale and the nostril breathed through) we can self-regulate our physiological state so that we are more calm, less likely to experience physiological stress due to our mental state through the night and more likely to awaken feeling refreshed. These strategies increase a person’s confidence and self-efficacy to deal with insomnia and sleep disturbances.

You will Learn About:

  • Principles of yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and how these can be practically applied to influencing mentation (mental activity) and hence improving sleep
  • Yoga breathing and sleep induction
  • Yoga breathing and better cardiac health through the night
  • Yoga breathing through episodes of arousals and awakenings
  • The relationship between insomnia, the kleshas and healing trauma

This course offers the perfect balance of science and Yoga therapy to support clients with sleep challenges.

Natasha Nicholas, Yoga Teacher and Integrative Therapist

Yoga for Sleep Workshop

This workshop includes presentations on the essential elements of sleep and on the principles of Yoga relevant to sleep. Plus a wonderful, seated, Yoga breathing practice that left the whole audience ready for bed and Q&A.

I really enjoyed the Yoga practice and the connection to both Western science and Yoga principles. Thank you for a wonderful workshop!

Monica Watler, Florida, USA

Who Should Attend?

  • Yoga therapists, Yoga teachers and Yoga teacher trainees
  • Therapists, health professionals and complementary therapists.

Benefits of Attending this Workshop:

  • Learn from Dr. Shirley Telles, world leading Yoga researcher, scientist and presenter
  • Learn practical tools and techniques that you can apply immediately with your students and clients who are experiencing sleep issues
  • Educate yourself about the safest and most effective way to assist yourself, your clients and students with insomnia and sleep issues.
  • Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice
  • Yoga therapists/teachers are eligible for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development points
  • A Certificate of Attendance is available on completion
  • The recordings will be available to you for 12 months so you can review the material

Shirley Telles offers practical yogic tools to manage and prevent common sleep disorders. Her approach is informed by her deep understanding of yogic principles and practice married with her extensive knowledge of western science. Thank you for a great presentation!

Fiona Donohoe-Bales, Yoga therapist and Clinical Counsellor, Sydney

You will need: a computer and stable internet connection.

Yoga for Sleep:

Delivery: Available On Demand Now
1 hour 30 minute video plus PowerPoint files that you can download
Cost: $AUD99.00 including GST

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Available on demand!

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Shirley Telles (Dr.)

Dr Shirley Telles has a PhD in Neurophysiology and a conventional medical degree, with over 250 articles on Yoga in indexed journals and published books.

She is one of the most highly sought after Yoga presenters in the world and she was invited to speak to the Dalai Lama on Yoga. Shirley is an engaging, knowledgeable and interesting presenter.

Shirley is co-editor of numerous books. She co-edited The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care, with Sat Bir Khalsa PhD, (Harvard Medical School), Dr Timothy McCall MD, (Yoga as medicine) and Prof. Lorenzo Cohen, (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Shirley is a Research Advisor and directs yoga research for Patanjali Research Foundation in Hardwar, India, while consulting globally in areas related to Yoga and wellness.

She has a wonderful capacity to bring together Yoga philosophy and science and to teach complex concepts so that you can easily understand and practically apply the knowledge.

Shirley is an active Yoga practitioner and believes that Yoga practice positively impacts all dimensions of life. Her knowledge is vast and yet she is incredibly humble and easy to connect with.

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