Your Sleep Guru Podcast

Guided stories for sleep infused with nature, meditation and music.


In Your Sleep Guru Podcast, Clara Starr weaves narrative storytelling with her passion for the natural world. Meditative journeys become sensory adventures as listeners are transported into the beauty of nature. Calming sounds, music, and evocative narratives converge to create a rejuvenating and peaceful experience. As the creative force behind the Sleep Guru Podcast, Clara has established her position as a leader in crafting immersive auditory escapes that effortlessly carry her audience into nature's realm.


Clara Starr is a narrative artist whose childhood in the rural countryside of East Anglia, UK, instilled a deep appreciation for nature. In her meditations, Clara blends her passion for nature with narrative storytelling, offering a sensory journey into the natural world through vivid descriptions, calming sounds, and ambient music. After seven years of working for a national news network in the United States, Clara felt drained and unfulfilled. The constant deadlines, exposure to news, and overnight shifts had taken a toll on her health and well-being. Seeking a fresh start, Clara made the decision to leave her job and move to the tranquil Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. There, surrounded by natural beauty, she was able to reconnect with her love of nature and began practising meditation. These positive changes helped her regain her physical and mental health and brought a renewed sense of purpose and joy to her life. Clara is dedicated to sharing the transformative power of nature and meditation. Through Your Sleep Guru Podcast, she has established herself as an expert in crafting immersive experiences that transport listeners to the beauty of nature. Her podcast is a testament to her passion for helping others achieve better sleep and overall well-being.

YOUR SLEEP GURU™PODCAST Recognized for Immersive Listening

Sonic Bloom Sweet Vibes Award Winner!

So thrilled to announce that Your Sleep Guru Podcast has been recognized among an incredible group of award-winning podcasts! We're incredibly honoured to have received the prestigious Sweet Vibes Award from Sonic Bloom. This award celebrates podcasters who go above and beyond to create a truly captivating and immersive experience for their listeners through their exceptional sound design and ambience. We couldn't be more grateful for this incredible recognition! Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey. 


This has helped me so much. I almost hate falling asleep so fast, even though I need to, I just want to keep listening. It used to take me at least an hour to fall asleep, and now it’s like 20 mins most of the time. I truly appreciate you doing this for me and the collective! Thank you, thank you, thank you
Krystal D.Podbean
Clara is my absolute favourite on Insight Timer! Her sleep story mediations not only are fast and sure way to sleep but are a true inspiration of magik & harmony within us all & all around us. Earth & us, are one. And we are all. Bless you & infinte gratuide.
Amber S.Insight Timer
Your voice is perfectly paced and soothing allowing one to drift off during the delightful imagery and your writing is simply delicious!
Sarah H.Insight Timer
With gratitude and tears, I thank you for taking me to this place
Barbara R.Insight Timer
Very soothing. Little pauses made it easy for my mind to relax, perfect cadence
Linda, Forney, TxInsight Timer
This put me to sleep within the first few minutes, it felt dreamlike and tranquil. There are lengthy, silent moments that lull your brain to sleep, but it is not boring, the mind stays engaged in a relaxing, drifting sort of way. I will be trying out more of these because it worked so well and is a nice change from the sleep meditations and music I usually use.
Michael B.Audible
You are amazing!! Thank you!! No more sleeping pills!!!
B. BuffinPodbean
Such a lovely guide—I usually use longer nighttime meditations, but I was out halfway through with this one. I look forward to listening to more of her meditations!
JamieInsight Timer
I have never got past being on the boat listening to the waves…then it is suddenly morning and I have the best sleep ever.a great way to fall asleep!I must listen during the day to hear the whole visualisation😀
AnitaInsight Timer
So soothing and sleep-inducing. I have no idea how this ends, so I’ll be listening again tonight and every night until I hear the end—- that’s when I guess I find a new meditation. Thank you for a great night’s sleep.
DebbieInsight Timer
Helps my kiddos fall asleep! My kids love the visualizations, and it always puts them to sleep. My son's only complaint is that he never remembers the end of the story... because he's asleep....

An audio podcast for relaxation and sleep, providing a way to reconnect with nature.

Your Sleep Guru™ Podcast Nature-Based Meditations

What Your Sleep Guru Podcast listeners are saying:

Perfection! Love traveling around the world to fall asleep each night. Calming, relaxing and perfectly timed for a wonderfully deep nights sleep.
hugoandiaraApple podcast
Why doesn't this delightful podcast get many more reviews? I would make a lot of it. A pleasant young female voice, not shrill mean tone, and at an appropriate rhythm, not too lively, not too slow either. One is transported to beautiful, peaceful environments that are described very visually. Pleasure for the ear and imagination.
Eag0Netherlands (translated from Danish), Apple Podcast
Hi YSG, Thank you for creating something so enthralling, i really enjoyed the joy that I got out of this creation Namaste 🙏🏻
David HelfrichInsight Timer
Your work is amazing! Sleep meditations and stories don't generally work for me, but I have never managed to stay awake to hear the end of yours! I love your voice and all those pauses! Thank you so much
E. MayhewInsight Timer
Magnificent getaway
MonicaInsight Timer
I love getting out into the beauty of nature with your guided meditations. As I'm on bed rest and yearn to be out in nature, I so appreciate these, believe they help me heal.
ChristyInsight Timer
Each week I simply can't wait for you to post yet another brilliant sleep story! I simply love all the sound effects you use, they so enhance the story. I listen to your stories any time of day... they take me to another world without fail.

"Mindful Harmony" is a transformative meditation series which takes participants on a profound journey of self-discovery and emotional healing through a carefully crafted collection of video meditations. From the "Breath of Abundance Meditation" to the "Mindful Embrace of Difficult Emotions Meditation," each session is designed to bring solace, balance, and peace to the listener. Through practices like the "Mindful Anger Alleviation Meditation," participants explore tools for managing anger and healing resentment with the power of mindfulness. "Mindful Harmony" guides individuals to embrace gratitude, navigate grief, and cultivate self-confidence, fostering a sense of interconnected joy and well-being.

Mindful Harmony

A video Meditation Course

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This ten-part series will help you discover a renewed sense of calm and peace with nature as your guide. Nature provides excellent stress relief by enabling us to remove ourselves from the things that cause stress or pain. Discover an alternative approach to direct your mind proactively for positive outcomes through visualization. Available in the Your Sleep Guru™ App. on GooglePlay and Apple App. Store


Blue Ridge Night
Blue Ridge NightGuided Visualization for Sleep
Experience the magic of moonlit meditation in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where a secluded cabin becomes your haven. Join Clara in disconnecting from the modern world and reconnecting with nature, guided by the whispers of the wind, rustling leaves, and the calls of wild creatures. Discover the hidden wonders of a night garden, blooming moonflowers, and the enchanting glow of fireflies. Let this episode be your gateway to a peaceful night's sleep, where nature's lullaby and the Blue Ridge Mountains create a dreamscape of relaxation and peacefulness.


Drifting Down the Emerald River
Drifting Down the Emerald RiverA Sleep Story Meditation
Experience the award-winning episode that has won the prestigious Sonic Bloom "Sweet Vibes Award" in 2024. This episode will take you on a serene journey inspired by a rafting adventure on the remote Colorado River in the Grand Canyon and the mystical wonders of the Canyonlands desert. The Sweet Vibes Award is an honour given to a podcaster who has created a particularly immersive and atmospheric listening experience for their podcast. This award recognizes and celebrates the efforts of individuals who have effectively used sound design and ambience to enhance the overall listening experience of their podcast. Celebrate the magic that made this episode a Sonic Bloom standout. Press play, and let the ambient canyon sounds at night transport you to tranquillity and serenity.


Forest lovers, Clara invites you to immerse yourself in her curated meditation playlist of guided sleep stories designed to transport you into a deep and restful slumber. With each story, you'll be taken on a journey through mystical forests and enchanted woodlands, allowing you to connect with the natural world and find peace within yourself. So let go of the stresses of the day and allow Clara's soothing voice to guide you into a state of deep relaxation. As you listen to these guided sleep stories, you'll awaken feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and connected with the tranquillity of nature. Come and experience the transformative power of Clara's guided sleep stories, and let the magic of the forest lull you into a peaceful, restorative sleep.


Wild Places
Wild PlacesA Playlist on Spotify
Escape to the wilderness and soothe your soul with the Sleep Guru Wild Places playlist. This collection of sleep stories will transport you to serene and peaceful natural landscapes, allowing you to unwind, relax, and drift off into a restful sleep.

STORYTELLING Podcast Week Presented by Podbean

Unveiling the Magic

 In Conversation with Clara Starr, Creator of Your Sleep Guru Podcast
In Conversation with Clara Starr, Creator of Your Sleep Guru Podcast
In this part of the Podbean Storytelling Series, Clara shares her inspiration for creating Your Sleep Guru Podcast, taking you back to her childhood in the countryside of the UK and how her love for nature became the driving force behind the podcast's creation. Discover how Clara combines narrative storytelling, authentic sounds of nature, and calming music to craft an auditory experience that promotes relaxation and enhances sleep quality.

Nature's Transformative Power: Finding Serenity and Vitality in the Great Outdoors

Nature's embrace transcends the ordinary, offering profound serenity and vitality. Amidst the chaos of modern life, it provides a respite from stress and anxiety. Immersing oneself in a natural environment soothes the mind and elevates the spirit, engaging all the senses and transporting us to a realm of pure sensory pleasure. It's a reminder of our place in something much greater than ourselves, with the ability to heal and restore. Take a moment to reconnect with nature and experience its transformative power.



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Your Sleep Guru™ Podcast is for entertainment purposes only and not intended as a replacement for consultations with a doctor or health professional. Your Sleep Guru™Podcast does not accept liability for any injury, loss or damage in any shape or form incurred in part or whole as a direct or indirect result of the use of the visualizations contained within the podcast. Please do not listen to Your Sleep Guru™ Podcast while driving or operating any machinery.


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