Drop-in Session: A Yoga Practice for Restful Sleep

Robyn Long, MA, E-RYT

About this Event

The continual changes and uncertainty in our lives because of COVID-19 have made it challenging for many of us to have restful sleep. In this session, participants will experience a gentle yoga sequence with postures that can soothe the nervous system and promote relaxation. At the end of the session there will be a brief guided meditation. This session is based on the teachings of Sir Desikachar, who emphasized individualizing yoga to each person’s unique needs.

Note: All postures will be offered kneeling, laying down, and seated (ground or a chair). You do not need a yoga mat for this session. You may want a blanket or towel to fold and place under your knees for support when we do kneeling postures. Robyn will offer modifications in the poses for common aches such as mild back or neck pain. However, if you have any injuries, or acute or chronic pain, please consult your physician before doing yoga.

CCFW is pleased to offer these drop-in sessions for free. We welcome contributions to our Mindfulness Outreach Support Fund to increase the accessibility of our paid courses and community trainings for individuals working with children and families facing adversity. Visit ourMake a Gift page to make a donation and support others with limited resources.  

About the Presenter

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Robyn Long, MA, E-RYT

Robyn leads CCFW’s collaborations with community partners to create mindfulness and compassion-based programs that support the well-being of parents and providers working with children and families. She also co-develops interventions for CCFW’s research, including a postpartum stress reduction program for NEW Moms and resilience program for college students (Be REAL). Robyn has been facilitating wellness and mindfulness-based programs, including yoga, since 2009 in a variety of community and clinical settings in the US, Canada, India, and the Middle East. Prior to coming to the UW, she managed health and wellness programs and grants at the University of Calgary, Harvard School of Public Health, and international nonprofits focused on child development and education.                     

Robyn holds a BA and MA in International Development & Social Change from Clark University, a certificate in Early Childhood Education and Development, and is currently enrolled in the UW MSW program. She has completed advanced yoga and meditation teacher training programs under the guidance of Sir TKV Desikachar at the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation in India, The New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens. Robyn has specialized training in yoga and mindfulness for children, cancer patients, trauma, and the prenatal and postpartum periods.