Sleepology and Inner Reprogramming YTT 100

About This Event

This 100-hour residential training course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India, offers a unique opportunity to become a Sleepologist as well as learn to lead Inner Reprogramming Yoga classes. Over one third of the population suffer from sleep problems and it’s becoming a modern epidemic. Many people are looking for alternatives to sleep medication and turning to holistic treatments.

Anandi, The Sleep Guru (Alison Francis) suffered for many years herself until she started her journey with Akhanda Yoga and Vishva-ji in India.  She soon discovered that a sleep issue is an imbalance and can usually be healed with Yoga and Ayurveda.  However, on Anandi’s journey she discovered that healing a sleep problem is a matter of taking the right steps in the right order and as a result she designed her methodology, Sleepology®

Sleepology® is made up of five principles and three sub principles within each principle. The Sleeplogist is able to consult with clients who are exhausted, stressed and not sleeping well.  They’ll have the tools to identify imbalances and make recommendations.

The Sleepologist will also be able to offer classes based on the ‘mind’ principle of Sleepology®.  The mind principle embraces Akhanda Yoga's Inner Reprogramming class and the five principles of prana to calm the mind before moving onto the next Sleepology® Principle.

This course is ideal for experienced Yoga teachers, therapists, life coaches who are seeking to specialise in the rapidly growing sleep market using the principles of Sleepology®.

Teachers will get an accredited Sleepology® diploma together with an Akhanda certificate for 100+ CEU hours (90 contact hours). This course can be used to build towards our 1000-hour Master Teacher designation.

Program Outline

Understanding the five principles of Sleepology®

Understanding the mechanics of sleep

The principles of Ayurveda: understanding how doshas affect sleep

Sleepology® consultation protocol

Creating a Sleepology® programme for a client

The interconnection between breath and the nervous system

Working with the 5 pranas theory and practice

Akhanda Inner Reprogramming theory and practice

The art of teaching an Inner Reprogramming class

The power of Agni in relation to sleep

Dinacharya to optimise good sleep

Nourishment for the nervous system

Yogic philosophy and sleep

Practicum: Teaching an Akhanda Inner Reprogramming class and leading a Sleepology consultation

Included materials

Sleepology® Manual

License to use the Sleepology® logo

Pre-Course Reading

Breathe Better Sleep Better by Anandi

Course Requirement

Certified 200 hours Yoga Teacher or permission from the Team

Daily Schedule

5:15 - 5:45       Meditation

6:00 - 7:30       Yoga Class

7:50 - 8:20       Puja

8:30 - 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 - 12:15     Program Session

12:00 - 2:30     Lunch Break

2:30 - 5:45       Practical Topic

6:00 - 6:45       Dinner

7:00 - 8:00       Satsang and Kirtan

There will be a day off on Saturday

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.


We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.


  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).


You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

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  • Kelly Anne Butera   June 13, 2020

      Pranic Healing Workshop

    This was a great workshop. I really enjoyed the online format and the use of the breakout rooms to meet and have discussion of the experiential techniques with other attendees. Yogrishi Vishvketu is such a brilliant teacher! I love his easy nature, sense of humor and his openness to answering questions. The various breathing practices ( pranayama ) that he presented during this class serve as excellent tools to promote overall better health and a peaceful, calm receptive mind. Looking forward to attending more offerings this summer and fall.

  • Géraldine Soares   January 03, 2020

      My second home, a place to nourish myself

    I came 3 times at Anand Prakash Ashram and each time i could feel i just came back home. The energy of this place is amazing, the community of teachers, students and the ashram office is so supportive and welcoming. You can practice a daily routine from 5.20am with meditation, yoga, fire puja, until a delicioux breakfast. It is just the perfect way to start any day. Then i came back to experience the yoga teacher training, (200 hours and 300 hours) in 2017 and 2019. They are the most powerful experiences i have ever had. Yogrishi Vishvketu and the teachers team guide us into deep teachings of vedic wisdom, anatomy, technical asanas and pranayama... But for me this more than a training, this is a transformational experience that helps me to know more about my true nature, to bring more consciousness on my samskaras, to heal my mind and release my body, to share intense moment with people from all over the world and to be just surrounded by so much joy, so much love, so much support. I am so grateful to life that she brought me there, at the Anand Prakash Ashram and made me meet the one i now call Guruji. Thank so much to every person of the Akhanda Family !

  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

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