Sleep & Relaxation: Body and Breath


With Kim Thompson

- Tuesday, September 25, 6:30-8pm

Sleep and Relaxation Workshop

This program will also serve as the Young Adult Cancer Survivors meetup for September.

Sleep. It's one of the most important and natural elements of healing, but getting enough can be challenging. Do you: Have trouble falling asleep? Wake during the night and have trouble getting back to sleep? Feel unrested even after a full night's sleep?

This class has three main components:

  • We will explore small adjustments you can make to your favorite sleep positions to facilitate easy breathing and relaxed muscles throughout the night. 
  • There is a Sleep-Wake continuum. We'll discuss things you can do in the evenings to move yourself toward the Sleep end of the spectrum so that you arrive in bed ready for sleep. 
  • Small movements synchronized with breath can help you enter a calm here and now in which breathing and being embodied are experienced as sensual and delicious. Learn relaxation techniques you can use anytime, anywhere, as well as simple and effective sleep induction techniques to help you fall asleep quickly and improve the quality of your rest. 

Relax your body, calm your mind, lull yourself to sleep.

Kim Thompson has been a full-time movement instructor since 2002. Her enthusiasm for new perspectives on bodies and movement has led her to pursue training in Yoga, Feldenkrais®, Bones for Life®, CranioSacral Therapy, and Spacial Dynamics®. Kim enjoys creating opportunities for participants of all levels to move physically in ways that refresh and satisfy. She presents alignment and movement tips to ease chronic pain and tension and to help you function more safely, comfortably, and effectively in your daily activities. Kim currently teaches weekly classes in Gaithersburg, MD and maintains a health and movement blog at 

This program is intended for those living with cancer and their caregivers. RSVP's are appreciated.

Your donation amount $

Your donation amount $


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