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Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery Teacher Training

This 5 day course offers a yoga therapy approach to managing insomnia. Lisa Sanfilippo’s Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery is a unique synthesis of simple, essential yoga based knowledge, tools and resources to help people to sleep better, recover from insomnia and feel more alert.

Course Information

Dates

Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th November 2019

10.00 to 18.00 each day

  • Early Bird Cost £650 until 5th August
  • Cost £695
  • Booking Full Details

    Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery Teacher Training

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to existing yoga teachers and to trainee yoga teachers so long as you have some experience of teaching. Also open to existing yoga therapists or yoga therapy students. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course online and DO NOT need to complete the application form.

    We also will consider applications from general health practitioners who have an established yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form and email it to info@yogacampus.com for approval before you book onto the course.

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  • Other Information Full Details

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    Maximum participants: 18

    Number of hours: 40 hours, 35 hours contact + 5 hours independent review

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With contributions from a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Shivanthi Sathanandan, and a detailed training manual, this course provides both the theoretical and practical training necessary to teach yoga classes, courses and one to ones for those experiencing sleep problems. Sessions will include asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, marma points, mudra and consultation on healthy sleep habits. You will learn to tailor what you offer to individual needs and to work with different body-mind sleep ‘types.’

The emphasis of the course is on supporting healthy sleep through appropriate holistic yoga practices. There will be opportunities for teaching practice, as well as an informal assessment on the final day.

Each day will include a practice of the techniques being learnt, including asana (hatha and restorative), pranayama, meditation, and more so that you have direct experience of all the practices that you are offering to others. We will follow the sleep-wake guidance we will give to others in how we approach the training day. Many who take the course notice that their sleep improves whether they are ‘insomniac’ or not!

Course outline:

On Day 1 you will learn the principles of Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery.

We will then take this into a weekend workshop where you will observe the teaching of the key components of the course and classes in a two day intensive format. Days 2 and 3 will be an opportunity for you to learn how this information can be taught in an open environment. You will therefore be observing, practising and assisting a live group of people as part of an integrated learning experience.

On days 4 and 5 you will be back with your original group to review and deepen your understanding of the practices and principles and learn how to apply them as a teacher in your work with students and clients. The knowledge assessment will take place on the last day.

The course will address the following topics:

• Trouble getting to sleep
• Waking in the middle of the night
• Waking too early
• Sleeping too short or too long
• Daytime exhaustion

We will discuss the relationship of sleep recovery techniques to issues such as:

• Adrenal fatigue/ burnout
• Mom (and Dad)somnia – parental sleeplessness
• Mental health and sleep problems
• Identifying post-traumatic insomnia
• Coping with menopause-related sleep issues

SCHOLARSHIP

The Public Services Scholarship Programme

The main purpose of this programme is to bring Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery (referred to as Sleep Recovery) into health, educational, correctional and other public services so that those who suffer from insomnia and sleep difficulties due to health, mental health, situational stress or other factors can use non-drug, self-administered support for their sleep and better rest. A second, and important, purpose is to gather information about how effective the course has been- to better understand its strengths and where it can be improved. Thirdly, where the course has been useful, the programme is intended to promote good practice throughout public services, collecting evidence and promoting the benefits of a yoga-based and holistic approach to sleep problems.

Application Details

Please visit the Application form on the right hand side to apply. If this sounds right for you, and you’re excited to take part, do submit your application by Friday 1st November to be considered to info@yogacampus.com.

In addition to specific skills for dealing with sleep related issues, participants will also learn a therapeutic approach to yoga teaching that includes an assessment of the 5 kosas, simple restorative yoga, and basic assessment skills. By the end of the course, students will also be equipped to teach 4-6 weeks courses on Sleep Recovery.

As part of Singing Dragon’s Virtual Yoga Summit (November 2019), Lisa was asked about ‘The Five Step Approach to Insomnia’, how an Ayurvedic approach helps with emotional aspects of insomnia, as well as best practice for approaching a trauma-sensitive group within a class, all of which can be delved deeper into on this Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery Teacher Training.

Certification

You will receive a Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery Certificate and will be eligible for listing in the online directory of Yoga for Sleep Recovery Specialists upon satisfactory completion of a knowledge assessment on the final day of training.

Pre Course Work

Please note that some pre-reading and reflection will enable you to benefit most from this training. There will be some review exercises during the course, so it’s helpful to set aside some time between course days for this. Please note it is your responsibility to read the joining instructions that will be outlined in your booking confirmation email.

What our students say

It’s been a game changer – I’ve had materially improved sleep every night since I started the course, not waking up before 5am, which for me was a major achievement! Steven L. on Super Sleep Yoga, June 2018

Course Information

Dates

Friday 15th to Tuesday 19th November 2019

10.00 to 18.00 each day

  • Early Bird Cost £650 until 5th August
  • Cost £695
  • Booking Full Details

    Yoga Therapy for Insomnia and Sleep Recovery Teacher Training

    Click BOOK NOW to confirm your place. You will be taken to our booking partner’s site to complete the booking. Please look out for your confirmation email. If the course is fully booked click on WAITING LIST to join the wait list.

  • Venue Yogacampus Finsbury Park
  • Location London
  • Eligibility Full Details

    Eligibility

    Open to existing yoga teachers and to trainee yoga teachers so long as you have some experience of teaching. Also open to existing yoga therapists or yoga therapy students. If you fulfil this requirement you can book the course online and DO NOT need to complete the application form.

    We also will consider applications from general health practitioners who have an established yoga practice. In this case you must complete the application form and email it to info@yogacampus.com for approval before you book onto the course.

  • Prospectus Download PDF
  • Application Form Download Form
  • Other Information Full Details

    Other Information

    Maximum participants: 18

    Number of hours: 40 hours, 35 hours contact + 5 hours independent review

Book Now