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Yoga Therapy for Rest and Sleep: Fight the Fatigue

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$135.00 Rest and Sleep Standard Rate
$155.00 Rest and Sleep Pay It Forward Rate
$95.00 Rest and Sleep Reduced Rate

In an effort to reduce financial barriers, we offer Sliding Scale Pricing on select Crofton Yoga programs. The Reduced Rate is for those facing financial hardship, the Standard Rate is our usual fee that covers costs including teacher pay, and the Pay It Forward Rate helps cover fellow students who need to pay less.

Yoga Therapy for Rest and Sleep: Fight the Fatigue

Our stress levels are higher than ever, and the quality of our sleep is at stake. In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic and endemic, drifting off into deep states of sleep may be elusive, leading us to wonder if we'll ever get over this "coronasomnia."  In each session of the series, Pamela will review how the overwhelm so many of us are experiencing can contribute to insomnia, and she'll offer yoga practices to decrease our collective tension and support our individual ability to rest and relax.

Nearly one-third of Americans are sleep deprived according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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.”

In this workshop series, participants will learn more about the root causes of sleep deprivation, the effects of insomnia, how lifestyle impacts all of it, and how diet, yoga, meditation, and other yoga techniques can help. We will explore evidence-based yoga tools to combat sleep deprivation and fatigue, as well as regulate the nervous system and activate the vagus nerve.

These workshops will include intake/assessment, breathwork, meditation, journaling, reflection & contemplation, and asana, along with other yogic tools. Each participant will finish the series with a toolbox of options for approaching their own self-care, rest, and sleep in a profound.

No prior yoga experience is needed. The series will be taught in a hybrid format. 

Pamela Stokes Eggleston

Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Pamela is the Founder and Director of Yoga2Sleep, Co-Founder of Retreat to Spirit, and Clinic Faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a certified yoga therapist, meditation teacher, and end of life doula with specialized training in plant-based nutrition, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and trauma-informed yoga to work with service members, veterans, their caregivers, and insomnia sufferers. Previously serving as Co-Executive Director of the Yoga Service Collective, she cultivated financial resilience and strategic partnerships for the organization. An avid yogini for over 20 years, Pamela was motivated to begin her teaching journey when she realized that yoga decreased her insomnia and reduced her knee osteoarthritis pain.

Pamela has a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health and a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus. In addition, she is a contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans (YSC/Omega, 2016) and Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma (Handspring, July 2020), as well as researcher/author of Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Modality for Female Veteran Caregivers with Traumatic Stress: A Case Study (Maryland University of Integrative Health, March 2018), and Addressing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms: A Yoga Therapy Case Study (Maryland University of Integrative Health, June 2019).  Pamela serves on the advisory board of Yoga Unify, the Grant Advisory Committee of the Yoga Alliance Foundation as a collaborative response to the impact of COVID-19 within the yoga community, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Yoga Studies.

An accomplished consultant, advisor, published author and national speaker, Pamela has worked for numerous agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Labor, as a yoga therapy intern for Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and as an advisor on Congress-supported publications centering on substance abuse, mental health, criminal justice and military and veteran family matters. Her work and writing have been featured with Yoga Therapy Today, Insight Timer, Meditation Studio, Gaiam, Military Family Life.Com, Military Spouse Magazine, Yoga Journal, Mantra Yoga and Health, Essence, the Huffington Post, and on Ellen and MSNBC.

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