This mini course is for anyone that could benefit from a better sleep, by reducing stress.
Do you struggle falling asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night and are you unable to fall back asleep? Or is your sleep not restorative and are you still tired when you wake up in morning? You are not alone. Many people experience insomnia frequently or for extended periods of time. If stress is the reason why you missing out on sleep, aroma yoga can help.
During this mini course you will learn about the impact of stress on your sleep and vice versa. Furthermore you will get an understanding about how the yoga practice and essential oils can support a better night rest.
The classes will be a combination of breathing exercises and yoga postures, followed by a relaxation. We will use several essential oils in the classes.
During the course you will get tools that you can use at home for better sleep:
- Breathing techniques that quiet the mind and calm the nervous system
- A sequence of yoga postures that you can practice at home
- Lifestyle choices that support better sleep
- An overview and samples of essential oils that you can use to improve your sleep
No previous yoga experience is needed.
Date: Thursday 12,19 & 26 May
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Teacher: Melanie Nathalie de Bruijn
Yoga & More
Limited number of spot: maximum 12 participants
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Practicing yoga will help to balance your nervous system. It will support in releasing stress & tension in order to relax your body and mind. This will improve the quality of your sleep because it will reduce your level of stress before you fall asleep. The yoga practice will be a mixture of Hatha Yoga with Restorative poses and Yin Yoga.
Essential oils can help to release tension and emotions
Using calming and relaxing essential oils before your intended bedtime can help you fall asleep faster and it can promote a deeper, more restful sleep.
The aroma of Essential oils stimulate the part of the brain that affects emotion and the stress level in our body. When you breathe oil molecules they are received by the brains olfactory center via the nostrils. Essential oils communicate to the limbic system to recall or release stored emotions and memories. The limbic system, that is responsible for the storage of emotions and memories, gets stimulated and sends information to the autonomic nervous system and activates the para-sympathetic nervous system that is responsible for homeostasis in the body, a state of well-being and balance.
Using essential oils in the yoga practise can help to release tension and emotions that can appear.
During the workshop we will use the dōTERRA essential oils. These oils are 100% natural and are of a Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade. After the course you will have a better understanding of the effect of the oils on body & mind and how to use them in your yoga practice.