Nearly one-third of Americans (50 to 70 million) are sleep deprived according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other studies have linked the lack of sleep to depression, a weaker immune system, memory and cognition issues, as well as obesity, high blood pressure and fatigue. The CDC calls this pervasive lack of sleep a "public health epidemic”.
Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT 500 founded Yoga2Sleep due to her challenges with insomnia, secondary PTS and stress. As the spouse of a wounded warrior with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), she experienced sleep deprivation along with her husband. Returning to a consistent yoga practice and a nutrition and natural lifestyle regimen, it has become her passion to help caregivers, military family members and others feel more relaxed, a renewed sense of calm, and improved health and wellness.
Pamela developed this inclusive 16-hour yoga teacher training as a result of her challenging sleep journey and from numerous requests for an intensive discovery experience to learn about the causes of and solutions for sleep deprivation and insomnia using yogic philosophy and practices.
The Y2S-YTT is designed to cover the following:
• developing sacred spaces
• specific asana practices
• developing healthy sleep habits
• meditation and mindfulness
• spiritual connection and discovery of devotional practices
• a breakdown of the differences between chronic and acute insomnia, and sleep deprivation
• techniques for identifying and dealing with the different symptoms of all forms of sleep disorder