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YOGA BEFORE BED

Settle your body and mind for a good night’s sleep with our selection of short classes. After a busy day, it can take a while for both body and mind to let go of the day’s concerns. These classes shift your mind into a restful state and allow you to get to sleep with ease and most importantly get high quality sleep. You can do these classes in any order and keep returning to your favourites.

The classes in this course are:

  • All Levels
  • Perfect to unwind before bed
  • All under 45 minutes

 


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Your Classes

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One Blanket Restorative
One Blanket Restorative

25:48 | Adam Hocke

One Blanket Restorative

Restorative yoga is so important. Give your body the chance to rest fully, even if you are limited on props. All you need for this restful practice is one blanket or towel. Through a handful of supported postures we will bring a calming awareness to body and breath. Great to calm you down when anxiety is high or when you are preparing for sleep.An essential daily practice for those overwhelmed and busy.

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25:48 Adam Hocke All Levels
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Evening Calm Yoga
Evening Calm Yoga

17:09 | Adam Hocke

Evening Calm Yoga

This calming yoga class is suitable for the evening and anytime you're needing to rest. It is a simple and straightforward grounding practice with a focus on the breath. We will use rhythmic breath as a powerful way to down-regulate the nervous system into calm and clarity, coordinated with simple movement patterns. This combination of actions and its powerful effect will help you slow down, ground and prepare for rest.

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17:09 Adam Hocke All Levels
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Everybody Flows: You Need Savasana
Everybody Flows: You Need Savasana

22:51 | Adam Hocke

Everybody Flows: You Need Savasana

This class is perhaps the most important of yoga poses. Savasana, resting pose. This class will allow you to enter into, prop, and experience savasana, the final relaxation posture. After a short cool-down you will learn a few ways to prop savasana and will be offered some guidance into easing your mind into rest. Once set, we will stay together for fifteen minutes. You will need a couple blankets, a bolster or cushion, an eye-bag or a soft washcloth.

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22:51 Adam Hocke All Levels
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Get Ready For Sleep
Get Ready For Sleep

19:14 | Clive Fogelman

Get Ready For Sleep

This yoga class is a slow, grounding and gentle practise preparing body and mind for sleep. We start from standing and gradually make our way to the floor. This is a great practise to do in the evening to help unwind the body or just before bedtime. It is an opportunity to slow down and take some space for yourself at the end of the day to really support your transition to sleep. You will need a belt or dressing gown tie and a blanket/pillow/cushions.

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19:14 Clive Fogelman All Levels
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Guided Relaxation
Guided Relaxation

08:23 | Bridget Woods-Kramer

Guided Relaxation

This is a guided relaxation in Savasana (Corpse Pose). You may want to use this lovely long savasana at the end of any of our longer, more dynamic classes to help you to let go and cultivate compassion towards yourself and others. Also a beautiful relaxation for anytime you need to be de-stressed and chilled out.

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08:23 Bridget Woods-Kramer Beginners
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Evening Yoga Relaxation
Evening Yoga Relaxation

18:29 | Carlene Bogues

Evening Yoga Relaxation

A beautifully peaceful yoga class, perfect to take right before bed. Use it to help settle into a great night's sleep, or anytime you feel overwhelmed and in need of calm. This class can be done either on a yoga mat or even in bed to allow yourself to fall into a deep and restful sleep. On this journey, we will explore what needs to be released and let go by focusing on the breath to connect and ground through the body. We will explore a little activation of the body to bring awareness, then a deep relaxation with some juicy restorative yoga poses. You will need a strap or a long towel.

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18:29 Carlene Bogues All Levels
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Homecoming To Wholeness Relaxation Meditation
Homecoming To Wholeness Relaxation Meditation

10:11 | Lucy McCarthy

Homecoming To Wholeness Relaxation Meditation

A deeply relaxing meditation journey through the give layers to leave you deeply relaxed and holistically connecting you to your entire being. Wonderful as a savasana, or anytime you need to pause, re-set and relax.

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10:11 Lucy McCarthy All Levels
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Tension Buster Sleep Seducer
Tension Buster Sleep Seducer

22:58 | Lucy McCarthy

Tension Buster Sleep Seducer

A tension freeing practice to help shake off and rinse out blockages and habitual holdings that get in the way of relaxing deeply. Ideal for releasing stress, rinsing out frustrations and emptying out stagnant energy. Perfect for after work and with a long savasana, great for before bed. You'll need an eye-cover.

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22:58 Lucy McCarthy All Levels
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Sleep SOS
Sleep SOS

05:33 | Lucy McCarthy

Sleep SOS

5 minute practice for emergencies! Maybe you've woken up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep - take this class to switch you back into blissful slumber. You will need a block, bolster or cushion to sit on.

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05:33 Lucy McCarthy All Levels
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Relax Big, Sleep Deep
Relax Big, Sleep Deep

26:01 | Lucy McCarthy

Relax Big, Sleep Deep

A sweet, nourishing and deeply relaxing sequence to help you drop away tension and stress. Moving through forward folds, this flow class is perfect for those challenged by sleep issues but also great stress release yoga class for practicing anytime. You will need two blocks.

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26:01 Lucy McCarthy Beginners
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Relax Into The Feeling Body
Relax Into The Feeling Body

41:00 | Kirsty Norton

Relax Into The Feeling Body

This gentle, nurturing yoga class is not about the shapes that you may make, but is about how you feel during the practice. Become sensitive to how you feel so that you can bespoke the class to exactly that. Expect plenty of relaxing supine poses and some releasing lunges before opening the chest, hips and relaxing. A perfect class for releasing after a tough day.

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41:00 Kirsty Norton Beginners
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Induce Sleep
Induce Sleep

32:57 | Joo Teoh

Induce Sleep

This class is a mixture of yoga and qigong to help you to release anxiety, quiet your mind, clear your mind and prepare for sleep. Movements are gengle and accessible and don't involve full stretches, you are encouraged to not take a full stretch, but to use a chair or perhaps the edge of your bed for some of the yoga poses.

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32:57 Joo Teoh Beginners
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Evening Floor Based Flow
Evening Floor Based Flow

22:01 | Jean Hall

Evening Floor Based Flow

A mindfully paced, gentle, floor-based vinyasa to calm and relax you ready for a peaceful evening. Stretch out your hamstrings, give yourself relaxing neck and shoulder moves, stretch your upper back and shoulders and move with your breath. You will need a strap.

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22:01 Jean Hall Beginners
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Sleep Well Meditation
Sleep Well Meditation

14:56 | Alexander Filmer-Lorch

Sleep Well Meditation

A beautiful meditation to leave you feeling very peaceful and fully relaxed, ready for bed. A great practice if your mind is feeling busy and you need to deeply settle, suitable for meditation beginners. Thanks to Flow Tunbridge Wells for providing this beautiful location for filming.

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14:56 Alexander Filmer-Lorch Beginners
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Sleep Well
Sleep Well

21:37 | Lucy McCarthy

Sleep Well

A pre-bed sweet sleep inducing practice. Get into your pyjamas and enjoy this short sequence to get you into a deep state of relaxation for a great night of sleep. You'll need one strap, one block and an eye mask if you have one.

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21:37 Lucy McCarthy All Levels
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Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief
Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief

26:21 | Andrew McGonigle

Gentle Yoga For Stress Relief

A very gentle, all-levels class to bust stress whenever you may need it. With focus on mindful, gentle, breath-led movements, this class is ideal to restore your breath and body after a challenging day. You will need a blanket, strap and bolster.

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26:21 Andrew McGonigle Beginners
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Quick Fix To Calm
Quick Fix To Calm

05:10 | Kirsty Norton

Quick Fix To Calm

Have this in your yoga toolkit - its super effective at changing your mindset and bringing you calm in a matter of minutes. Practice this every day if you can. You can do this practice either lying down, it's great before bed - or on a chair if you're needing to melt away tension at work.

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05:10 Kirsty Norton All Levels
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Relax and Soothe into the Evening
Relax and Soothe into the Evening

25:28 | Andrea Kwiatkowski

Relax and Soothe into the Evening

This yin yoga class is entirely at the wall. This means that the wall will aid you to relax and deepen your positions, you can relax into the wall so that tension melts away. This class is the perfect antidote for after a busy day at work. Using a wall changes the bloodflow and improves circulation. You will need a bolster.

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25:28 Andrea Kwiatkowski Beginners
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Lisa : Breathe and Release
Lisa : Breathe and Release

08:34 | Lisa Sanfilippo

Lisa : Breathe and Release

This yoga class is perfect straight before bed, and can be done in bed to help relax and release and ease yourself into a deep sleep. Lisa guides the breath through the body to help release tension and assist relaxation. This is breath-work and marma point work only, no asana. Recommended for those of us who find it hard to wind down at the end of the day.

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08:34 Lisa Sanfilippo Beginners
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Restorative Yoga: Open to Love
Restorative Yoga: Open to Love

41:49 | Adrianna Zaccardi

Restorative Yoga: Open to Love

A very gentle restorative yoga class. Starting with self-massage, explore the use of touch and breath to gently open the heart to the fullness of life. Followed by simple gentle and nourishing restorative yoga poses to open the chest, bringing presence to rest at your heart space (Anahata). You will need a bolster, block and blanket. Suitable for all.

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41:49 Adrianna Zaccardi All Levels
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Restorative Yoga: Inner Knowing
Restorative Yoga: Inner Knowing

44:33 | Adrianna Zaccardi

Restorative Yoga: Inner Knowing

This restorative yoga class brings our attention to rest at the crown of the head (Sahasrara). Start in seated meditation using visualisation, and then expand your presence with a restorative downward facing dog. You will need access to a wall (or edge of bed or sofa) for the deeply restorative legs up the wall pose followed by a deep body scan to close practice. You will need blankets, eye pillows or covering, bricks and a bolster. Pregnant practitioners: after the 30 week mark, downward facing dog should be practiced for periods of 30 seconds or less, or rest in child’s pose.

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44:33 Adrianna Zaccardi All Levels
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Evening Pause and Recharge
Evening Pause and Recharge

20:07 | Rakhee Jasani

Evening Pause and Recharge

Unwind from your day with this gentle, peaceful hatha yoga class. Take a breath and create your own happy hour, to pause between the business of the day and the softness of the evening. The class comprises mainly seated and supine poses - a wonderful way to pause and recharge. You will need a bolster.

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20:07 Rakhee Jasani All Levels
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More One Blanket Restorative Yoga
More One Blanket Restorative Yoga

25:49 | Adam Hocke

More One Blanket Restorative Yoga

A very simple, gentle class perfect to calm you down when anxiety is high or when you are preparing for sleep. This is a minimalist restorative yoga class focused on the abdomen, side body, hip flexors, and neck. All you need for this restful practice is one blanket or towel. You may also like to have some extra cushioning ready for your head.

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25:49 Adam Hocke All Levels
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Your Calming Yoga Practice
Your Calming Yoga Practice

35:41 | Adam Hocke

Your Calming Yoga Practice

This yoga class helps to ground and calm an anxious body or mind and bring us back to the present moment. Start with some grounding self-massage, then move gently with simple, repetitive, and breath-led movements to stabilise the nervous system. Additionally, we will pay particular attention to releasing tension in the head, neck, and shoulders to bring about a profound sense of relaxation and ease. This class is perfect after a long day or when we're overwhelmed. You will need a narrow block or a folded blanket and a brick.

MoveTime Teacher Level
35:41 Adam Hocke All Levels
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Restore yourself: Drop into stillness
Restore yourself: Drop into stillness

42:21 | Joo Teoh

Restore yourself: Drop into stillness

A great yoga class to end a frantic day. This class winds you down and prepares you to drop into deep peaceful sleep. With hatha and restorative poses, this class is a great way into a settled and calming evening. Class starts standing with gentle neck rolls, then gentle hip stretches and finally lying down in long holds so you can drop into a meditative state. Although class calls for two bolsters, rolled blankets or cushions will work just as well.

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42:21 Joo Teoh All Levels
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Inner Axis: Sleep Health Sequence
Inner Axis: Sleep Health Sequence

31:17 | Max Strom

Inner Axis: Sleep Health Sequence

A wonderful class to do before bed to calm and relax yourself to prepare for a deep, healthy sleep. Expect supine stretches, a calming focus on the breath and standing poses to help you to focus on deepening your breath. Practice finishes with your legs up the wall, you'll need to be near the wall for this. Enjoy and sleep well. You will need a strap or belt and 2 blocks or books.

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31:17 Max Strom All Levels
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Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender
Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender

23:10 | Lucy McCarthy

Quiet Mind, Deep Surrender

A meditative, peace-inducing practice to calm the busy mind and drop deeply into the body. Perfect for when there is inner chaos and a tired body. With a focus on breath-work, there are some standing poses to help harmonise body and breath and create an inner calm. A great class for before bedtime or towards the end of the day to start a peaceful evening. You will need a block & eye-bag.

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23:10 Lucy McCarthy Beginners
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The Sacred Pause
The Sacred Pause

37:14 | Adrianna Zaccardi

The Sacred Pause

The shorter, darker days are coming, this practice is an invitation to honour the call to pause. In this practice we will be exploring savasana’s variations, where you can fully rest. Note: if you are pregnant, I would advise remaining in the first pose of this sequence for the length of this. Unless you are still in the first trimester and feel comfortable transitioning onto your back for the second pose.

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37:14 Adrianna Zaccardi All Levels
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Sleep Recovery Series (1): Simple Sleep
Sleep Recovery Series (1): Simple Sleep

15:05 | Lisa Sanfilippo

Sleep Recovery Series (1): Simple Sleep

A gentle, simple soothing bedtime ritual yoga class. With a simple set of yoga poses which flow from one to the next, prepare for sleep or get back to bed if you wake in the middle of the night. Suitable for all levels, you can do it in your bedroom with minimal space - even in your bed! This sequence reduces physical tension, lowers your heart rate, and decreases the stress hormones in your body to prepare you for deep rest. This yoga class ocuses on all of the major tension hotspots in your body: chest, neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, thighs, hamstrings: pulling the tension out to prepare you for deeper, more restful sleep. Do this class own or finish with a pre-sleep three part breath class or marma point class. Also an excellent prelude to restorative poses for those who find it hard to settle into restoratives right away.

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15:05 Lisa Sanfilippo All Levels
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Sleep Recovery Series (2): Deeper Sleep Sequence
Sleep Recovery Series (2): Deeper Sleep Sequence

28:41 | Lisa Sanfilippo

Sleep Recovery Series (2): Deeper Sleep Sequence

This sleep yoga class ritual is perfect for evening time to slow you down to get ready for bed, or remedy for middle-of-the-night wakeups. This class is for those who like some deeper yoga poses, and have more mobility. Featuring deeper hip, thigh, hamstring, and twisting poses, as well as seated forward bends. Breath using ‘the drop’ which lowers physical tension, decreases your heart rate, and dissipates the stress hormones in your body, to prepare you for deep rest. Also good for those who want to prepare for a restorative practice at any time of day. You will need a cushion, pillow or yoga brick.

MoveTime Teacher Level
28:41 Lisa Sanfilippo All Levels