I’m Katie – The Relaxation Expert!
I specialise in creating nurturing restorative yoga experiences with slow flow moves, soothing breathing practices and Guided Relaxations to encourage the mind to calm and the body to feel nourished and supported.
I run Restorative Yoga trainings for the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers’ Association) and I’m the author of Guided Relaxation – your essential guide to creating calm. I’ve developed my expertise in relaxation from more than 20 years as a yoga teacher and massage therapist. As a busy working mum-of-three teenagers, I’m passionate about helping more people experience the life-changing health benefits of Guided Relaxation and teaching enjoyable, relaxing classes with practices you can weave into your daily life to ease stress and tension.
I run general classes for all ages and stages, private and corporate yoga classes and have a range of pre-recorded yoga themed classes.
I’m also a qualified massage therapist and have trained in a range of different yoga styles from yin to restorative, pre-natal, post-natal, seniors, Hatha and even laughter yoga.
I’m also the Vice President of the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers’ Association) and have taught for the past ten years on the IYTA’s esteemed Diploma Of Yoga Teaching and run the IYTA’s Restorative Yoga Training. I’ve also worked as a professional writer, health journalist and editor, which is why I love combining yoga and writing to create beautiful and inspiring Guided Relaxation narratives.
I attended the baby massage and yoga course with my 13 week old baby. Katie’s warmth and professional knowledge and experience was the perfect combination for the most enjoyable class! I learnt so much that has provided me with more confidence with baby massage and the endless benefits of massage and yoga for baby and myself! I felt it really helped me bond with my baby and made her so relaxed that she slept for most of the afternoon after the class (a very rare event!). I also really loved the meditation at the end. A fantastic holistic course that I would most certainly recommend to any Mum and bub. Thank you Katie!
As a new dad-to-be, Katie’s course gave me a great overview of what to expect over the coming month and most importantly how to support my wife through her labour and birth. I would highly recommend this course to any expecting couple.
I found the class informative and relaxing with lots of tips and exercises on how to ease anxiety. Katie is a lovely teacher.
I found this DVD easy to follow and it has helped the women I work with to do something positive for themselves and their babies. I would recommend this DVD to anyone. The relaxation highlighted how important it was to stop for a short time in order to have energy for the rest of the day. I really feel that yoga has lasting benefits for mother and baby.
I was feeling quite tense and anxious at the start of the session but by the end I felt loose, relaxed and centered. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you!
This book is rich with content. Katie provides some helpful ideas on how to use the Guided Relaxations effectively, and backs her content with science. An invaluable resource.
It was amazing, nurturing and calm. Being a beginner it was a beautiful intro.
I think most second time parents will agree that working full time and wrangling a toddler does not leave much time to prepare for a newborn. The time we had with our first simply doesn’t exist with our second.
I decided that a private session with Katie would be a great way for my husband and I to connect, to spend some very much needed time thinking about our newborn and our second birthing experience.
Carving out a few hours was hard to do, but Tom and I are so glad that we did! In Tom’s words “… it’s the best thing we could have done, to help focus some energy around #2’s arrival.”
At a fraction of the cost of other mainstream birthing classes, we got a lot out of Katie’s private session. I loved especially that we were not in a class with 4 or 5 other couples, and we were able to relax and speak freely about our experiences, wants and needs.
Thank you, Katie, for inviting us into your home, hearing our unique journey with #1 and hopes for #2, for tailoring your teachings around our needs and for imparting some much needed guidance on us. We can never stop learning and Tom and I feel as ready as we can to welcome our newest edition to our family.
I so look forward to my Katie’s yoga class every week, it makes me feel like I am doing something special for my mind and body. Afterwards I just float out the door ready for the rest of week.
Kingston and I attended Katie’s baby massage course. It was such a nice experience and I really felt connected to my baby. Kingston loved all the attention and seemed very relaxed after massage. Although Kingston became unsettled half way through and had to go to sleep, I was able to practice on a doll. The best part was some relaxation time for all the mums, with some mindfulness. It was well worth it and I would definitely recommend it to other mothers. It was great to take time out for myself and Kingston.
Thank you again Katie for Friday night’s restorative yoga class. It was a wonderful way to finish off the working week. Your calming voice and the gentle sequence combined to help me deeply relax and also to have a great night’s sleep. A gift very much appreciated.
What a wonderful class. I don’t think I have ever done a class that has just concentrated on Muladhara chakra. Very pertinent for me at the moment with my day job where I have to remain grounded to address the many complex daily demands on my time.
I loved the restorative pose childs pose with the wheatbag across my lower back, What a treat that was! Also when we were in relaxation and I placed the wheatbag across my tummy I became aware of a vibration, a new sensation I had not experienced before and then you mentioned we may feel a pulse it made perfect sense. So very good to connect to muladhara! I felt lovely and relaxed and certainly slept better last night.
A very nice way to relax after a busy week. Reassuring, informative and each week is nicely varied. Thanks Katie
Katie’s pregnancy yoga course is an amazing 90 minutes each week to focus on yourself, your growing baby and learn gentle movements and exercises appropriate for pregnancy. Allowing this time to de-stress and let go of the weekly anxieties has made a huge difference to my pregnancy experience. I highly recommend anyone to do this course!”
We really enjoyed and got a lot out of your course. It was informative, practical and realistic about what to expect. You obviously are very knowledgeable about childbirth and raising children. I think the flexibility you showed in discussing our birthing options was refreshing as lots of practitioners we have come across have very firm views about how we should birth our babies.
I have been attending Katie’s yoga classes for the past 13 years. Katie is very welcoming to everyone. She takes an interest in every student and always checks if they have any health issues and gives them an alternative stretch (if the one we are doing is not suitable for them). Her classes have a lovely, positive vibe. Katie does fantastic meditation sessions too. I always feel so much better after attending one of Katie’s classes.
Katie has integrated ideas from wisdom traditions such as yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine
If Savasana is your favourite part of yoga classes, then this handy book, lovingly created by experienced yoga teacher Katie Brown, is for you. Katie has integrated ideas from wisdom traditions such as yoga, Ayurveda, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, with recent thinking, to offer simple, accessible relaxation scripts that will appeal to modern people seeking to manage stress.
Thanks Katie…I’m loving the book! I was not expecting it to arrive so promptly, and such a lovely surprise being so beautifully wrapped…💛 It will be so handy!…more tools to add to the toolbox…
I’ve been using your pregnancy yoga DVD religiously for the past few months now in the lead up to the baby being born (36 weeks today! Due date May 8) and think it is fantastic, especially for sore backs! Doing daily sessions of the DVD is not only great for sore backs but for relaxation and settling the mind in preparation for the big day – I always feel a lot calmer and more confident about labour when I have completed the routine.
I just wanted to let you know that the DVD arrived safe and sound – and so quickly! I have been alternating routines every other night and it has been such a fantastic help! My back pain is gone and I just feel like I am carrying my baby so much better – so much more centered.
Thanks again, I honestly can’t thank you enough!
I have been a practicing Obstetrician for eight years and one delivery with Katie brings back great memories. This woman had a special neurological condition that increased her risk of falling and unfortunately resulted in her fracturing her right humerus five weeks prior to her birth.
Katie was very attentive and supportive of this woman during the whole labour and was a great asset in ensuring this woman had a normal, uncomplicated birth.
Katie, I listened to the Relaxation for Sleep last night. Absolutely sublime! Can’t wait to try the other ones!
Many thanks and congratulations again on a beautiful book.
I am so pleased I could make it to the last few classes of Yoga for Busy Mums and I’ve added the dates in for Term 4, as I would love to keep practicing yoga with you. Your classes are wonderful and I think the times and duration are perfect. Your class always makes me feel so relaxed and human again after the long busy days, running around after little ones and it is great to meet other mums and share some experiences of motherhood.
I signed up for the 6 week online Chakra Course not really knowing what to expect but wanting to learn something new. Each week Katie took us through one of the chakras and shared her extensive knowledge with us. The slow flow yoga was exactly what I needed after my busy day at work and I found myself in a totally chilled and relaxed state after each class – bliss! Highly recommend Katie & this course to anyone wanting to regain focus and unwind.
This is a wonderful book for any new parent (or anyone for that matter!) to take some much-needed time out to relax. Katie draws on her significant experience as a yoga teacher and relaxation expert to provide a creative and practical guide.
Katie’s Yoga for menopause class is well balanced and informative.
She provides a wide range of yogic practices which include gentle movements, active and restorative yoga poses and breathing techniques plus a wonderful relaxation! Katie creates a safe and inclusive space and she normalises a natural process in every woman’s life cycle. She offers lots of snippets of valuable information and generously shares her own experiences.
I totally recommend this class!
This workshop gives a complementary experience to hospital ante natal classes. I love the parent-centred approach – very empowering!
I loved it all. I’d do it again.
Wonderful to learn specific massage movements for bub. Plus I learnt a few new tips for my toddler!
The yoga DVD is fantastic. I will be taking my yoga mat into the birthing suite and definitely incorporating elements of your DVD into our birth plan. In fact I hadn’t even thought about a birth plan until I watched the childbirth section of the DVD (naive first timer!!). This DVD is brilliant, thank you.
I can’t believe how much attending pre natal yoga classes has helped loosen and prepare my body, particularly the inner thighs, neck and shoulders. My body was quite tight and would up from playing in a female rugby union comp and working as a functions coordinator. After each lesson I could feel the difference in my body. Now I just rave about pre natal yoga to all my friends!
Relaxation techniques and practices are important skills to learn for a more easeful and peaceful life.
There seems to be no stone unturned in Katies new book Guided Relaxation: Your essential guide to creating calm
Not only is this a book to help guide a novice in useful techniques to discover more, it is also a great resource to provide inspiration to other Yoga Teachers. This book is for the experienced, well versed in the approaches of Guided Relaxation or the beginner who is making that first enquiry.
Easy to read and follow: Chapters that provide the background details with minimal Jargon so no one needs to feel excluded from learning how to guide themselves or others into and out of the relaxed state.
Topics included such as simple breathing techniques, suggested equipment, postures and props and the importance of creating the best possible environment for practice is emphasised.
The value of ‘Leading- in’ with Centering and grounding practices are included and chapters to follow that provide various themed scripts.
Body scans, The Chakras, Ayurvedic elements, The seasons, Affirmations and Healing and scripts especially for Children. All content and concepts are explained, easy to read and connect with.
There is just the right amount of background detail to motivate the user to engage with the information without feeling overwhelmed. Katie has managed to connect with the reader and this makes her book one of the best available on this topic.
The Illustrations by Ruth Wellman are beautifully drawn and compliment the work so well. I enjoyed moving away from a photo and into the artistry on the page.
This is a beautiful book and one to include in your collection.
love love love your post natal relaxation CD. Cath Brennan from Dubbo let me borrow her copy and I religiously do one of your relaxation sessions EVERY day….anyway thought I better give Cath’s copy back and buy my own!! Thank you for making my day every day. My bub is 5 months old now…..just quietly he is gorgeous!! I also did your pre natal yoga when I was preggy and do your post natal yoga every day now too!! Love it!!
I’ve been going to Katie’s yoga class for 2 years and have found the atmosphere of this class to be unpretentious and peaceful. Katie teaches different levels of challenge with each pose allowing each student in the class to meet their individual physical and mental challenges within their level of capability.
I leave Katie’s yoga class feeling physically invigorated, mentally relaxed and emotionally more balanced.
Really enjoyable, helpful and put my baby to sleep, good, useful information.
It was awesome. A lovely mix of different types of practices which I can do every day.
I would recommend Katie’s class to anyone wanting to take some time to nurture their body and soul. And to anyone looking to learn or be reminded of how it is possible to live differently by integrating calmness into their everyday life.
I found this course really informative and practical. Katie taught us techniques of relaxation, breathing and positions that will be helpful to cope with not only the pains of labour but with whatever unexpected events occur on the day. I would highly recommend this course to all expectant Mums.
You are a great teacher, inspirational and I love Minty’s chilled out sivasana – downward dog pose! : )
A beautifully descriptive book full of eloquent language and delicious imagery in the relaxations. A fantastic resource for yoga teachers, psychologists, teachers, parents and people in general who value their health and wellbeing and are ready to enjoy the rejuvenating joys of relaxation.
I have been using my wonderful new book in class this week. I was used to having printed relaxations in a folder and bringing that along to class each week, but now I can look in your excellent book and pick a relaxation that feels right for the moment. It’s so easy to read, well set out and what I’ve been looking for! Feeling very lucky to have your book in my yoga library.
Thanks for the baby yoga massage session. I found it very helpful and great value for money. It must have worked because when I got home Alysha slept for an hour without waking up which is rare for her after midday.
Thanks also for the detailed instructions, they will certainly make repeating the massage much easier and I won’t have to rely on my post pregnancy brain!
Thanks for a great workshop on Sunday, Katie – we really enjoyed it and Sime, in particular, came away feeling a lot more prepared for birth and we both feel really positive and excited about the big events to come.
I’m not sure how many Saturday classes I will make between now and the birth, but I wanted to say thank you for such a great yoga journey over the past 9 months – as I said on Sunday, it is the first time that I have been able to “connect” with yoga and it has been a very integral and special part of my pregnancy. I definitely am keen to come to your Tuesday night classes once the Bub is here for some me-time, and am very interested in doing baby massage classes with you.
Best wishes and many thanks!
I have been attending Yoga Babes classes for 2 Terms now and what a great find this is. The classes are fantastic- relaxing, with lots of great stretching, strength and relaxation work. Last weeks class- was great – I felt like I had just had a back massage afterwards no more aches. Thanks Katie
Thanks so much for the course on Sat. Both Pete and I got a lot out of it. The booklet and labour card are great too as I have browsed through them both to remind me of what we did. I actually loved that it was a small group as it felt very comfortable and was easier to ask questions and to chat to the other couple who had been through it before. I found the whole afternoon very calming and reassuring and it made me feel more confident about facing childbirth. I really want to try to experience childbirth in a positive way and your practical ideas and down to earth approach has helped to alleviate my anxiety.
A must read for any student of yoga. Katie’s gift is speaking directly to you through the pages of the book, knowing just what you and your child need and the practices to help you get there. It is a beautifully written, well-researched and detailed guide, based on ancient practices honed over a lifetime. A pleasure to read and practice from.
The course not only helped me physically but mentally. Each week my confidence on birthing improved and my mind became more positive. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting a positive birthing experience. Katie’s energy and positivity are infectious!
Katie is a wonderful, caring and natural teacher who has an obvious passion for sharing her love of Yoga. I attended her Restorative Yoga Teacher Training course through the IYTA and found the training to be very comprehensive and delivered with passion and dedication. Katie’s years of experience shone through and her compassionate and friendly delivery made the training a joy to attend and I have used what I learned on the course regularly since then. I can highly recommend Katie’s Restorative Yoga trainings as well as her online classes and workshops that I have also thoroughly enjoyed attending.
Beautifully relaxing and calming… perfect pace and timing… taught with so much passion and love.
The workshop was extremely informative and enjoyable. I have no doubt much of what we learnt will be useful on the big day and beyond! There was good variety, tips, and good resources to take home. A very experienced, qualified, passionate and genuine teacher.
It was relaxed, insightful and a great introduction. And it helped us to feel more confident about what lies ahead. Thanks so much!
Katie is very effective in encouraging a calm, relaxed atmosphere and I think she effectively addressed the physiology and psychology of childbirth.
I wanted to share with you that I used your beautiful deep relaxation script in my seniors yoga class today and I knew it was a beautiful relaxation but one lady stopped me on the way out to say how wonderful she found it. Your book is simply gorgeous and I’m so grateful you have created this wonderful gem.
I’ve been looking for a book like this since I started teaching and so happy to go back after lockdown with fresh new beautifully created and inspiring scripts. So thank you, thank you, thank you for creating it.
I always looked forward to the class for many reasons. The gentle yoga, stretching and exercises were a fantastic way to graduate into an exercise routine. I loved meeting all the mums and bubs to share our joys and experiences and still meet them today. I always left relaxed from the massage and relaxation.
This could definitely become the standard textbook on relaxation practices for yoga teachers in Australia and beyond
The author’s depth of knowledge and experience as a yoga teacher and practitioner is clear and remarkable, and yet she strikes an accessible, friendly tone throughout so that anyone from beginners to highly experienced teachers can benefit from this book. This could definitely become the standard textbook on relaxation practices for yoga teachers in Australia and beyond.
“Guided Relaxation is an excellent resource for any yoga or meditation teacher to have. Katie Brown has written a comprehensive guide with scripts to follow, recommended poses, breathing techniques and so much more! The book is divided into handy chapters with meditations based on the elements, chakras, seasons and even a chapter for kid’s meditations. Her wealth of experience as a yoga teacher and meditation guide is evident throughout the book. A must-have reference book.”
Just to let you know I received your beautiful book: “Guided Relaxation” today. I am so delighted with it and congratulations on its content and presentation.
Just to let you know how much I enjoyed and learnt from your Anti-Anxiety yoga classes over the past four weeks. One of the most interesting classes I have done. You included all parts of the person, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I loved the relaxation immensely. it was wonderful to be in class as a student. I will be able to use the information both in the classes I teach and personally.
I really loved this class as it gave me something fun and therapeutic to do with my baby. After the class he slept like an angel and the colic massage has already come in handy. I highly recommend this if you are looking to soothe an upset baby or develop a bonding massage practice with your newborn that I will carry on for many years to come.
Science tells us daily that we all need to reduce our stress to promote and support our physical, emotional, and mental health.
Thankfully Katie Brown’s book, Guided Relaxation, not only teaches us how to relax, it also and shows us how in clear, friendly, and accessible words and illustrations.
The practice of conscious relaxation will change your day and your life, because it will effect how you “talk” to yourself and how you interact with others.
An essential book in the modern world.
It will uplift your spirits and take you home to a sense of ease and rest.
I loved Katie’s pregnancy yoga, and was so happy to find she was running this course just in time for my second pregnancy, after doing a lot of her classes with my first. Katie creates a warm and fun feel, and it was great to get together with like minded future mums.
Katie’s experience really shines through, she has poses and tips to help with all sorts of pregnancy issues. She helped me with creating space and helping to get the baby into position, strengthening my back and hips and feeling more supple. It was the perfect amount of intensity. I found myself using my own favourite poses from the course each night on the rug, towards the end of the pregnancy where it was harder to get comfortable, and this really helped with my sleep and all the little aches. I really enjoyed the classes each week and felt this was a great way to bond with the baby and do something relaxing and nurturing for myself.
I really recommend Katie Brown as a doula. I employed her for my second labour and she was fantastic. She supported and encouraged me throughout my labour (natural, just a little gas for the first stage then completely drug free for the second stage). She used the distraction and visualisation techniques we had discussed before the labour and also helped me with massage and hot compresses on my back. Both my husband and obstetrician were very impressed with her and found her very helpful, I wish I had employed a doula for my first labour which was very long and difficult.
Katie came and worked with our students post exams and showed them how breathing and mindfulness can really assist in refocusing and reducing stress. The students were able to participate in a series of practical and helpful strategies and movements to learn about ways to calm down and release tension. In particular, the students enjoyed Katie’s mindful meditation as she provides a soothing and peaceful way to wind down at the end of the lesson. Her gentle and calm nature was well received by the students and they enjoyed the opportunity to spend purposeful time caring for their mind and body. Thank you Katie!
I have been following Katie for at least two years and have done numerous courses eg- Restorative 4 weeks, Prenatal, A Mother’s day self-care course, Friday night classes.
I have purchased Katies Prenatal book and videos and lent them out to clients to use as well. I have learnt lots from the courses and have taken that information back to my own classes to try different poses and for my own self-care in these trying times.
I have really enjoyed her teaching manner. I will continue to do more classes in the future for sure.
The best thing in each class is that Minty the dog always entertains us too, there aren’t many classes on line where there’s a dog in class with us.
Thanks again for all your fun on line Katie, Hope to see you and Minty soon.
We know that mindfulness is one of the most powerful treatments for moderate and mild anxiety and depression, and Katie’s exercises offer up some beautiful and easy-to-follow yogic practices to assist in creating wellbeing. Indeed they are so beautifully written that simply reading them can induce a more relaxed state. Treating it like a recipe book, I recommend diving in at random to a practice and enjoy – either practicing it yourself or assisting others.
I love this book! I will keep a copy in my yoga teaching bag always.
Katie is poetic, using inspiration from nature, her words just slip out, filled with grace and ease.
Being pregnant with my second baby I found Katie’s classes a great way to connect with my bump. The classes were informative, relaxing and energizing. I’ll be back for another term and recommend it to any mums-to-be.
Got your book today Katie. I read the mindfulness relaxation to my 12 yo daughter at bedtime – she is now out like a light. I’ve always wanted a compilation like this, you have filled a niche. In fact you sit in this niche – you are a trail blazer! Well done.
The restorative class yesterday was just what I needed especially on Mother’s Day!
I felt so rested and nurtured with that type of class, I loved being in my own home too with all my things to help me feel cosy and comfortable. Katie has a beautiful teaching voice that instantly puts you at ease and along with her nurturing soul.
Thank you Katie for a beautiful class I slept like a sleeping baby last night 😊
Very useful to understand techniques and practice on our own baby and see that she enjoys it. Lovely to see how to integrate play and yoga.
Great workshop. Excellent to go through routine and do each part twice, plus get booklet with instructions. Great to hear physical benefits for premature babies and colic issues. Thanks – very helpful.
I lent my friend a copy of your Post Natal Relaxations CD (as she’s been having a lot of trouble sleeping).
She said she’s now sleeping like a baby and if she does happen to wake, she just puts your CD on, hears your voice and falls straight back to sleep!!
So I just thought you may like to know that you are making a big difference to somebody’s life. And just for the record, I still listen to the chakra balancing one regularly (even though I’m hardly considered “post natal” any more) and it is like having someone “re-fill the tank” when I’m feeling tired…the best!
Katie’s Natural Childbirth Workshop was a fantastic way for us to connect with our unborn baby and feel confident about labour and our ability to support each other.
“I really enjoyed the pregnancy yoga classes with Katie. They are so relaxing and It was great to learn about how I can prepare my body for birth and motherhood. I really liked the small class size too. Would recommend!”
I’m just writing to tell you what a joy your guided relaxation book is!
I absolutely LOVE it and it has helped me so much. I refer to it a lot planning my own classes and I can’t thank you enough for the refreshed inspiration I’ve gained from your wonderful writing. I keep it with me in my yoga bag!
Katie has a beautiful, positive and supportive energy. Through her ante natal yoga classes and Natural Childbirth Workshop I have felt encouraged and educated. I can’t wait to embrace this wonderful journey.
I have to say that your guide to deep relaxation and sleep is the best I’ve ever used and always has the desired effect – so thank you!!
I was pregnant with my first child and was going to be a single parent with no family around, so was feeling particularly anxious about embarking on the journey of labour alone.
So when I met Katie Brown at one of her yoga classes and she offered to be my doula at my birth I was very excited.
We met up several times before my labour and she offered invaluable advice based on her knowledge/training and her own labour experiences. She listened carefully to what I wanted and from there we wrote a birth plan together.
Leading up to my due date she was on call for me 24/7 and rearranged her schedule to be available. When the time came she was at my house within minutes.
My labour was long and intense so I was incredibly grateful for Katie’s presence – she kept me calm and provided support and reassurance when I needed it and gave me confidence in my ability when I felt like giving up.
My sister unexpectedly made it here for the birth and Katie respectfully encouraged her presence and input.
Thanks to them I managed the long labour drug-free, as planned, and it was such a wonderful experience!!
I had a beautiful little son and although it was very late at night, Katie stayed in the hospital with us until I had my bundle in my arms, content and ready for sleep.
Katie has given us a truly invaluable book. Whether you have five or 30 minutes, this practical guide is jam-packed with many forms of relaxation to help you stop and destress. She blends the art and science behind meditation and relaxation to provide useful and easy-to-learn techniques that will benefit absolutely everyone – from yoga teacher to student.
I was busy complaining to the obstetrician about how uncomfortable I was finding sleeping. He said that I would experience everything four weeks earlier this pregnancy than last. But this discomfort, stiffness etc seems to be about 4 months early. Then I suddenly thought it might be lack of exercise. I’ve been sick so long this pregnancy that I’ve done no exercise and yet last time I was doing lots of swimming and yoga. So I did your yoga DVD and that night I had the best most comfortable sleep I’d had in ages. I did it again yesterday and last night had another good night. I shall make sure I do it as often as I can. It’s amazing what a bit of stretching does for you.
Many thanks for today’s baby massage session – everyone really enjoyed it – for some bubs it was quite obvious – others had delayed effects! Both Jasper and Alysha had long sleeps this afternoon (which is unheard of for our bubs, who usually wake after one sleep cycle!).