Lisa discovered yoga in the late 1990s as a way to combat crippling insomnia. She put together a set of practices for herself that helped strengthened her then-delicate immune system. Her jangled nervous system calmed. New insight began to emerge: it was the start of her own process of awakening.
Like a ‘canary in the coal mine,' sleep problems often alert us that something is wrong. That we need to make changes in our lives because some aspect of life is out of balance. Lisa’s uniquely holistic approach to insomnia and better rest have helped hundreds of people in London and beyond to sleep better for nearly a decade.
Her programmes and individual sessions are founded on a scientific understanding of sleep, nearly two decades of experiential research into the varied approaches on offer, and compassion for the individual’s journey. There is often no single solution. A multi-faceted understanding of what prevents us from sleeping helps us to choose the practices that can shift the underlying patterns. Through Lisa’s programme, you’ll create better habits and practices each day that enable profound change. You'll start with basic skills and tools and build over time. The process requires patience- but for those who follow the programme it is nothing short of revolutionary.
When these sleep-skills are learnt early in life, there can be been tremendous success. Lisa’s youngest student- 12 year old Amber from West London, struggled to sleep for her whole life- and it was worsening as school demands escalated. She learned Lisa’s core techniques in one session. Amber was asleep by the end of the 90 minutes and months on, her mother, a regular student of Lisa’s public classes, reported that Amber now sleeps very well.
Yoga Therapy for Insomnia
Lisa Sanfilippo developed a Yoga Therapy continuing professional development programme which she first offered with the Minded Institute for several years. She developed a new version of Yoga Therapy for Insomnia training in collaboration with YogaCampus and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Shivanthi Sathanandan. This two-track training enables people suffering from insomnia to participate in a 2 day intensive to address their sleep issues, and offers qualified yoga teachers and qualified health practitioners a credential to offer her yoga therapy approach in their own professional work.
Lisa offers introductory seminars, multi-week courses, and individually tailored consultations/ programmes for those wishing to have more personal support over time. She is available to address groups by invitation or can be engaged for a consultation.