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Medical Yoga Sleep

It is obvious that sleep is important to us. We spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping. Most of us know when we have had enough sleep: we wake up refreshed, happy and clear, inspired. During periods of good sleep, we are creative, focused and healthy, and have the experience of a meaningful life. Most of us will experience periods of little sleep or poor sleep quality during our lives, and have known how both body and mind are affected. We wake up tired and heavy in both body and mind, many feel restlessness and fluctuating moods, impatience, poor memory, and we generally feel out of sorts. This is how life is sometimes for most people.

But when it becomes the rule instead of the exception, then we can develop a health problem. According to the World Health Organization, we are now facing a sleep deprivation epidemic. It is obvious that many of us get too little sleep for too long periods of our lives, and this affects our health and increases the risk of a number of diseases and ailments. This is a growing problem.

It seems Shakespeare was right; ''Sleep is life's most nutritious dish''.

According to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, sleep difficulties are among the most common health problems in the population and a first symptom of most mental disorders. Around one in three adults struggle with sleep every week, while up to 15 per cent of the Norwegian population has insomnia of a more long-term nature.

Research into yoga, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation are techniques that both individually and collectively can have a good effect on sleep, and which are often recommended by sleep experts as measures to promote better sleep. ''The Norwegian Institute of Public Health recommends that more be invested in the prevention of and early intervention in the case of sleep difficulties in the municipalities and that non-medicinal measures for sleep difficulties are made more readily available to the population" (




In this module you learn about and practice, among other things;

  • Medical Yoga for sleep

  • Practical tips 

  • The physiology of sleep

  • The sleep phases

  • Sleep and the brain

  • Yogic perspective

  • Diet related to sleep

The certification program is suitable for you who meet people with sleep challenges in your everyday work. For you who are a yoga teacher, this certification program can contribute to how you can facilitate individual follow-up, but also if you want to offer yoga as a way to better sleep. The module is also suitable for those who wish to take it for themselves.

Practical info

Course instructors are Anette Haugnæss and Marianne Feydt.
You can read about their background under the tab "about us".


The certification course runs over two days

You get a manual with theory and yoga programs

Price: NOK 4990

Start: 9 and 10 March 2024, at 10:00-16:00

Where: Drammen and online

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