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Sleep Well - a Mindful & Yogic approach to getting a good night's sleep

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Are you looking for ways to help you Sleep Well? In this workshop we will be looking at a holistic approach to sleep health.

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Do you find it hard to go to sleep? Do you wake up in the early hours and can’t get to sleep again? Do you long to feel refreshed when you wake in the morning? Does your mind feel like it’s on a hamster wheel? Is your body tense and achy?

Are you looking for ways to help you Sleep Well?

A holistic approach to sleep health considers its physical, energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual aspects. In this introductory workshop we will touch on all of these layers whilst focusing in particular on the physical, energetic & mental layers.

This exploration of sleep health also builds resilience and health in the whole mind and body. So, the benefits are likely to ripple out into other aspects of our lives.

We’ll look at the science of sleep and stress, focusing on re-tuning the body to the circadian rhythms to gradually restore natural patterns of sleepiness and wakefulness. We’ll use physical mindful Yoga practices, breath awareness, sitting mindfulness practices. Firstly, to release tension and signal to the brain to feel safe and relaxed. Secondly, to provide re-charge practices to replace ‘that extra cup of coffee’ to keep us going. We’ll also look at our daily habits that might be fuelling the sleepless patterns that challenge us.

For those that would like some ongoing support and to deepen the learning, Sally is offering two further workshops. The invitation is to take some time to put new habits in place and see what works for you. Then come back and reflect with the support of others to learn some more skills.

These two follow-up sessions will develop the physical, breath and mindfulness practices and add in self-acupressure. We will look at the role emotions play in agitating our mind and how to cultivate a wise relationship with them, so they become our guides rather than our saboteurs. We will also touch on the spiritual, the inner listening and attuning to our deeper needs.

Each session will have accompanying notes and audios of practices.

Follow up workshops: Sunday 5 April 1-4 pm & Sunday 24 May 1–4 pm.

After recovering from chronic fatigue as a young adult, sleep was something Sally Roach could take for granted until she entered the peri-menopausal and menopausal zone. A good night’s sleep became a rare and precious thing as sleep deprivation began to take its toll. Highly motivated to get some rest she started learning about the science of sleep and how trauma in our system affects our sleeping. She has been exploring how to regulate the nervous system with tools such as Mindfulness and Yoga and making some changes in daily habits.

Sally’s career began as an Information Scientist and then a Community Education Worker/Women’s Support Worker, before finding her vocation as a Yoga and Meditation teacher in 2001. She has done full training courses in Hatha Yoga, Anahata Yoga and most recently in Scaraveilli-Yoga with Marc Acquaviva.

Sally has been teaching Mindfulness and Compassion since 2013 and weaves its insights and practices through her Yoga. She has completed 4 years of training with the Mindfulness Association as well as International Compassion teachers, Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. She adheres to the Good Practice Guidelines and is on the UK listing of Mindfulness Teachers.

Her teaching reveals the threads of many influences from Yoga, including several Scaraveilli teachers and also Heather Mason (Yoga Therapy for mental health), David Emerson (Trauma-Sensitive Yoga), Yasmin Labat (Yoga for Chronic Pain-Myo-fascial approach), James Reeves (iRest Yoga Nidra for PTSD) and Pete Blackaby.

Sally’s specialism in supporting groups and individuals in healing trauma, chronic illness, pain & fatigue comes out of her own healing journey.

She regularly teaches Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Healing and Self-regulation at Newcastle Meditation Centre, Tyneside Women’s Health, NIWE, Cygnus Support & Mentoring, the Road to Recovery Trust, Shantibee–Holistic Well Being Centre and Tru Physio & Yoga.

She loves to draw on nature as a reflector in workshops and retreats as a way in to support people in creating a sense of safety in their own skin and accessing their inner vitality.

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