Yoga2Sleep: Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally – Online
with Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT-500, YACEP
July 8 - 29, 2021
Thursdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29
In this online workshop, release stress, tension, and overwhelm with Yoga2Sleep, a Yoga therapy workshop designed to support a better quality of sleep. This workshop includes personal assessment, pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), and journaling. Yoga2Sleep uses scientific research in combination with ancient, traditional yogic practices to empower you to achieve better sleep for your best life.
Sleep is an integral function of the parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system. When we don’t get enough sleep, our bodies, brains, and emotions suffer. There is good evidence that cognitive and/or physiological excitement, associated with sustained sympathetic activation, is one of the underlying causes of insomnia.
A large body of evidence-based research supports Yoga therapy protocols that holistically address insomnia and sleeplessness. The multi-layered approach of Yoga therapy uses scientific research in combination with ancient, traditional yogic practices.
This workshop includes:
- Distinctive combinations of educational and experiential sessions
- Exploration of the koshas and chakras (energetic layers and centers) as they pertain to sleep and insomnia
- Self-Inquiry and self-reflective practices
- Information on why rest and relaxation are vital
- Examination of the gross and subtle aspects of the body, heart, and mind and the interplay with adequate sleep
- Tangible yogic tools to achieve better sleep
Live sessions with Pamela on Thursdays at 7–8:30 pm ET.
You will have access to the video recordings for 8 weeks after the program ends, until September 23.
In addition, you will have access to the Ashram’s Live Hatha Yoga classes at 5 pm ET and access to an online social community to connect and communicate with other participants about this course.
Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities
- Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 6 contact hours.
You can input your contact hours using your YA login information.
- Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email [email protected].
Pamela is a most knowledgeable and sincere presenter. Her course is a blend of science, Yoga, and real life. You will be gently guided and engaged to find your own gentle path to a good night’s sleep. — Sabrina Castaneda
Pamela is a delightful, knowledgeable presenter. She makes you feel comfortable and heard from the first moment of class. — Trisha Murphy
Pamela is a patient. kind, and experienced presenter who delivers the online workshop with warmth and energy for all! I recommend if you are even new to Yoga to experience her guidance and support—she speaks to diversity and inclusivity in her approach to the subject of sleeping better. — Jackie Kleefield
Pamela is a very intuitive, compassionate teacher who understands what it is like for those of us who suffer from insomnia. I learned a lot during the class and I have slept better since. She approached it in a very holistic way; outlining all the factors that contribute to insomnia and this has helped me to devise a plan for increasing my sleep. — Joy Jones
Pamela is the founder of Yoga2Sleep, co-founder of Retreat to Spirit, and adjunct professor/Yoga Therapy clinic supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). An avid yogini for over 20 years, Pamela was motivated to begin her teaching journey when she realized that Yoga helped her sleep, decreased her insomnia, and reduced her knee osteoarthritis pain. She is a certified Yoga therapist with specialized certifications in plant-based nutrition, Usui reiki, Qi Gong, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), HeartMath coach, Prenatal Yoga, and Yoga therapy for trauma to work with service members, veterans, and their caregivers. Pamela is contributing…
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