Alison Anandi Francis

Ayurveda Sleep and Wellness Coach in London, United Kingdom

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MY JOURNEY
My career has always been rooted in health, beauty and wellbeing. My first business 'Body Blitz'​ (fitness classes) lead me to further my interest in wellbeing as a massage and beauty therapist. As my goal was always 'freedom'​, I wanted to create something that allowed me to travel and study the yogic sciences and AHFrancis was born. AHFrancis is a company that supplies products to the beauty industry. AHFrancis was actually my alchemist giving me the financial security and freedom I needed to go and explore the world and myself. A particularly life changing event was the Anthony Robbins Master University. I left my old self behind and changed how I think and feel forever.

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH INSOMNIA AND THE BIRTH OF THE SLEEP GURU
Insomnia however hounded me for nearly 15 years, it was not until I found the magical power of the breath that I was able to heal myself and start sleeping normally again. From my own experience of insomnia, The Sleep Guru, was born. I now teach breath workshops, run retreats and online programmes for those suffering from lack of sleep, stress and anxiety. I am also about to launch my book 'The Surrendered Breath'​ in January 2016 which offers a systematic approach to working with the breath as a tool to bring back your whole being in to balance and give the gift of better sleep.

MY PASSIONS AND VALUES
I value health and vitality over all else. To me health is everything. I am passionate about my sponsored children in India and dedicate time and funds to make a difference in their lives. I believe very much in giving back.

LITTLE EXTRAS
I am on the wellbeing board for Neom Organics (@neomorganics) and Healing Holidays (@healinghols) and write blog content on sleep for a number of other sites.

ABOUT ANANDI AND ALISON
Anandi is my spiritual name and Alison Francis is my birth name. As I move on in life, I become more, and more Anandi (it means '​in bliss') than Alison. I am enjoying the journey.