YOGA & SLEEP Workshop in Byron Bay


9:30am – 4:30pm  Sat 14 Sept & Sun 15 Sept 2019

Byron Community Centre in Byron Bay, NSW



Scroll down for the registration form and to find out more about the amazing guest facilitator of this workshop.

In this 2-day non-residential workshop you will be guided in yoga practices which support the sleep/wake cycle and improve sleep. You will find out why good sleep is fundamental to all aspects of your health and what the latest research shows about how your sleep impacts your short and long term health. You will be provided with scientifically based tools to aid you in investigating your own sleep  and learn how to improve it.

“The Yoga and Sleep Workshop is a ‘must’ for anyone who is having difficulty with any aspect of sleeping and for those Yoga Therapists who may have clients who have sleep related problems.” – Chris, Yoga therapist

As a yoga teacher and/or therapist, you will be empowered with effective techniques, knowledge and evidence-based practical resources to analyse and to improve the sleep and vitality of your students and clients.

Taking you on this journey of sleep, yoga, health & harmony will be

Dr Carmel Harrington, leading international sleep scientist and therapist will present 2 full sessions each day including 

  • sleep basics – what is sleep? how much do I need?
  • the impact of poor sleep on our health and performance
  • understanding insomnia
  • practical science-based tools for analysing & improving sleep

Jennie Blevins, Director of Goulburn Yoga, with over 30 years of yoga teaching experience, will conduct the twice-daily yoga sessions including

  • specific yoga asanas & pranayama for PNS-activation to reduce anxiety
  • yoga to support the sleep/wake cycle – when and how to use energising and calming practices
  • breathing techniques to prepare for sleep 
  • yoga psychology & meditation to address anxiety about sleep
  • a delicious yoga nidra each day.

I would highly recommend this workshop to all-young & old- regardless of their experience/knowledge of yoga. The Yoga & Sleep workshop should be included as a unit in all Yoga Therapy training.” – Judy, Yoga teacher & therapist

Find out

  • what sleep is & how it is structured
  • how much sleep you need
  • what happens when you are deprived of sufficient sleep
  • why sleep is fundamental to your health & well-being
  • about insomnia & strategies to overcome sleeplessness
  • which yoga practices of asana, breathing & relaxation help to support your sleep/wake cycle


Discover how to get the most out of your waking and sleeping hours to find the real, energised and excited you!



Numbers are limited.

Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, block, bolster & eye pillow.

 PRICE: $400 (incl GST) 



Dr Carmel Harrington (BSc, PhD, LLB, DipEd)

Carmel is an Australian sleep scientist and therapist. She is the founder of Sleep for Health, a Research Fellow at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney and a founding member of the Australian Sleep Foundation.

An internationally renowned sleep expert, Carmel believes that over the last 20 years we have lost our way when it comes to sleep and there are serious but, as yet, largely unrecognised, consequences. She is keen to raise the awareness of the essential role sleep plays in our physical and mental health and to help people achieve good refreshing sleep on a regular basis. She believes it is essential that we all understand that when it comes to optimal performance, both physically and mentally, it is the most basic of requirements.

Carmel has authored two best-selling sleep books, “The Sleep Diet” and “The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep” and is a regular media commentator on all matters sleep.

For more information on Carmel and her work, please visit


Registration From

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At what level would you normally practise yoga?
I understand that the instructions given throughout this retreat are intended only as guidance and realise that it is my own responsibility to adjust my practice according to my own limitations to ensure that no injury occurs. I hereby declare that I take full responsibility for myself during the yoga workshop. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund less $50 administration cost if written notice is given more than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, 50% if notice given 30-21 days prior, nil refund within 21 days of the start of the workshop.