Better Sleep Workshop

Rebalance your nervous system to transform your sleep habits.

When our nervous system is out of balance it affects our ability to sleep well.

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the nervous system, how it can help and hinder sleep, and ways to bring it into balance.

When we are constantly busy, anxious, or stressed our sympathetic nervous system, our “fight or flight” system, is activated for long periods. When this happens, our parasympathetic nervous system, our “rest and digest” system is underused and the vagus nerve which modulates this system is said to lack tone.

In this workshop we will:

  • Learn about stress & autonomic nervous system
  • Reflect on habits that may impact the nervous system
  • Cultivate healthy breathing patterns to build vagal tone
  • Explore techniques to build resilience to stress
  • Discuss sleep hygiene, mind/body hygiene

This course includes lecture, discussion, yoga, relaxation and meditation. We will reflect on habits that can help and hinder sleep.

Participants will have access to short home practices to support the work we do in class, working to balance and restore the nervous system.

Melissa Campagnolo is a certified yoga therapist, yoga teacher, and Buteyko breathing educator based in Toronto.

Date & Time:

Saturday, November 9th
1 – 4pm


$75 ($120 if registering for both the Breathe Well and Better Sleep workshops)


Viniyoga Connection
Loch Sloy, 343 County Rd 22

To Register:

Contact Melissa: or 416-903-3148.

Payment by e-transfer to

Attending Both Nov 9th Workshops?

Join us as we spend the day looking at various ways of balancing the nervous system.  In the morning (9:30am-12pm) we’ll focus on breathing and the link between the breath and the nervous system.  In the afternoon (1-4pm), we’ll look at other ways we live in the nervous system that can interfere with sleep.

Register for both workshops at a discounted price: $120.

We recommend bringing your lunch and eating at the studio.  We have tea and water available.

“Sleep is the best meditation.”

Dalai Lama

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”

Homer, The Odyssey