Alison Anandi Francis
Ayurveda Sleep and Wellness Coach in London, United Kingdom
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.
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.