- Life is hard, Yoga can help -
Not getting enough sleep at night, or getting sleep that's fitful instead of restful? You’re not alone. 1 in 3 people don't get enough sleep, and not always for lack of trying. You might not be able to control what's keeping you up at night, but you can help put your mind to rest and build a better night's sleep with yoga.
In this Series, learn how to improve your sleep through mindfulness, yoga, & breathing. Each week, we'll connect as a group to uncover everyday habits that might be keeping you awake at night and learn techniques to bring your body & mind to a state of rest. Afterwards, experience a yoga practice that highlights postures and styles that can set you up for a deeply restful sleep - including Restorative Yoga, Slow Flow, Meditation, & Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep).
These classes will be offered in a four-week series. Signing up for all four classes is encouraged. If you cannot commit for each class, sign up for the class you can attend at the drop-in rate ($15).
4 Week Schedule
Week 1 (10/6): Build a Sleep Routine, then Bend & Breathe
Explore ways to settle your mind and ready your body for sleep. Find easy movement and relaxed breathing to encourage release and relaxation - both physical and psychological.
Week 2 (10/13): Slow Flow & Yoga Nidra
With slow movement and a practice close to the ground, bring your body to a state of calm. Then bask in a Yoga Nidra - a guided meditation that brings you to a state of conscious sleep.
Week 3 (10/20): Breathing & Restorative Yoga
Focus on specific breathing techniques and experience a Restorative Yoga practice to soothe your mind & body with a combination of supported yoga poses, awareness of breath, and meditation.
Week 4 (10/27): Yoga & Meditation
Put it all together and experience a practice you can do at home to prepare for a good night's rest.
Emily first found Yoga during college as a way to help manage stress. Through movement and breath, Emily found a new way to experience the world. Yoga encouraged her to be curious, to bend rather than break, and she found herself able to grow in new and unexpected ways.
Encouraging her students to be curious, not judgement, Emily's classes emphasize calm, easy breath while building strength in the whole body. You'll learn how to use your breath to support your mental & emotional self, as you explore ways you can move and support yourself without pain. No pain is gain.
The world can be stressful, and in the relatively controlled environment of the yoga studio, you have space to practice your reaction to that stress. Will you be able to breathe easy and go with the flow?