My story

of insomnia

After a series of stressful life events, by the age of 27 insomnia had crept up on me. I was in a sorry state. My energy was on the floor, my digestion was at an all time low and I had lost any hope of any creativity. My mouth also started to fill with ulcers to add insult to injury.  I was getting between 0 and 4 hours sleep a night with the occasional crash of 10 hours straight! I struggled with it for the next 15 years trying different things, and nothing seemed to work.

Despite the state of my health, I was determined not to reach for sleeping pills that were readily available. It was not until I found myself in an ashram in India meeting who is now my life teacher, Yogrishi Vishvketu, that I was introduced to working with the breath. Finally, using the breath in conjunction with an Ayurveda and yogic lifestyle, I was able to develop the tools to pull myself out of the challenges of anxiety and insomnia and actually enjoy life without feeling constantly ill.

What I have learned and practiced has transformed my life and I think it could transform yours too.  My goal is to save you the trouble of many years of searching for a sleep solution and guide you through the power of the Ayurveda to the return of deep profound sleep.

I absolutely know it’s possible to overcome insomnia, stress and anxiety using the principles of Ayurveda, a powerful natural Indian healing system dating back 5000 years, and in particular the breath. If you are willing to participate fully in your holistic healing journey, you can sleep soundly without the use of drugs.

I’ve developed my own step by step process to overcoming insomnia using the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda.  I can teach you how to integrate these principles to cultivate better sleep and better physical and emotional well being through a number of products.

Yoga and Ayurvedic coach specialising in Sleep and Stress

Professional Bio

Alison Francis (Aka: Anandi) is an Ayurvedic Coach specialising in sleep and stress.

She started her journey in the fitness industry in 1986 owning several businesses along the way.  Her first business was focused entirely on fitness.  She then moved into the wellness and beauty industry which later transformed into Yoga and Ayurveda.

Anandi has been teaching fitness, beauty and wellness throughout her career.

She has appeared in the press all the major glossies including Cosmopolitan, Women’s fitness, Psychologies and the London Evening Standard.

Anandi is also the author or Breathe Better, Sleep Better.

Her professional credentials are:-

  • Ayurveda Practitioner, approved by the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine
  • Qualified NLP instructor and hypnotherapist
  • Chopra-certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor
  • Registered Senior Akhanda Yoga Teacher (Approved by The Yoga Alliance)
  • Akhanda Yoga Teacher Trainer
  • Mentee of the late Georg Feuerstein, and graduate of 800hrs of yoga philosophy
  • Aestetician since 1988

Anandi with her Guru

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Anandi is Alison’s spiritual name and Alison Francis is her birth name.

Alison was given her spiritual name Anandi which means ‘in bliss’ by her Guru, Himalayan master, Yogrishi Vishvketu, in India in 2007.

Akhanda Yoga, founded Yogrishi Vishvketu has been the foundation of her career in Yoga and Ayurveda.

All her work has been inspired by Akhanda Yoga which is an unusual holistic approach incorporating all the many principles of ancient yogic sciences.

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