Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Explore with us how to bring your body and mind back into balance so that you can get a good night’s sleep.

Sound sleep promotes healing, builds strong immunity, and enhances memory and thinking, while lack of sleep can contribute to chronic illness, irritability, and depression. We’ll examine the role of stress and lifestyle habits in feeding insomnia and review Western approaches to treating it. Then we’ll look at ayurvedic and yogic methods to calm the nervous system and mind, so that you can surrender into sleep with ease.

Join us to learn:

  • How excess vata dosha (the airy, ungrounded aspect of our constitution) underlies insomnia
  • Ayurvedic tools to calm and ground vata dosha—naturally
  • The key lifestyle elements needed to restore sound sleep
  • A bedtime and waking routine that ayurveda and Western medicine agree will create healthy sleep habits

Carrie Demers

Board-certified in internal medicine, Carrie Demers, MD, is a holistic physician who blends modern medicine with traditional approaches to health.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Demers went on to study massage, homeopathy, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, and ayurveda. She has been the Director of the Himalayan Institute Total Health Center for the last 16 years. Widely recognized for her expertise, Dr. Demers has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers and lectures nationally on holistic health and ayurveda. She is a frequent contributor to Yoga International.