Well Woman Yoga Therapy Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

“What an honor to be able to host Uma Dinsmore-Tuli again at Yoga Tree in SF. She is one of the most knowledgeable, insightful and passionate yoga teachers in the field of women’s health and wellness. Don’t miss this opportunity!”
— Jane Austin

+++ Guest Teachers: Yoli Maya Yeh, Britt Fohrman, Jane Austin + Casie Danenhauer

This course is about yoga for women’s health and vital energy. Learn techniques to feel, nurture and build the feminine energy of Shakti for the practical healing and benefit of women in all stages of life. This approach is founded upon the understanding that conscious respectful awareness of the menstrual cycle, and of all cycles in women’s lives are crucial to female vitality, self-respect and spiritual empowerment.

The Well Woman Yoga Therapy Training (also known as Womb Yoga) is for yoga teachers and experienced yoga practitioners who sense that yoga could be of more practical use to all women in managing health, vital energy and well-being. It is also suitable for holistic health-care practitioners with a sound yoga background who are working in the field of women’s health and would like to integrate the healing benefits of yoga with their own therapeutic practice.

Topics include:
o Menstruation + pre-menstrual tension
o Fertility, subfertility, optimal fertility + assisted conception
o Feminine sexuality
o Perimenopausal mood swings, headaches, hot flushes + post-menopausal health concerns including osteoporosis
o Health issues related to the female pelvic organs, including postnatal recovery + prolapse
o Other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anemia + eating disorders

These issues are addressed within the context of a yoga therapeutic understanding of feminine emotional life, lunar cycles and the play of the elements in the female body. This course encourages you to think and feel for yourself, and aims to provide practical tools from yoga therapy and Tantric philosophy to help create programs suited to the needs of women seeking full vitality and well-being.

Practices include:
o Asana, pranayama, mudra, and bandha
o Deep relaxation + profound meditation (including yoga nidra, sound meditations + moving meditations)
o Visualizations + chants to the deep feminine

*Well Woman Yoga Therapy Training is open to all self-identified women of any and all backgrounds.

This course qualifies for credit in the Yoga Tree Continuing Education Program and continuing education credit with the Yoga Alliance. It is also an IAYT Approved Professional development course.

Course content and philosophical background is included in Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s book Yoni Shakti: A Woman’s Guide to Power and Freedom Through Yoga and Tantra

As preparation for this training, please read the introduction to Yoni Shakti: Free download at http://www.yonishakti.co/shop/introduction-yoni-shakti

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ABOUT UMA:
Writer, visionary, radical yogini, Total Yoga Nidra advocate and eco-feminist activist, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli met yoga in 1969 at the age of four, and fell in love. She’s been practicing ever since, and teaching yoga since 1994. She’s a yoga therapist specialising in women’s health, a mother of three, author of several books, including the radical Yoni Shakti, co-founder of the Yoga Nidra Network and Total Yoga Nidra. Uma has a Diploma in Yoga Therapy from the UK Yoga Biomedical Trust and trained in Structural and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles. She also studied Yoga Nidra with Swami Muktidharma and Richard Miller during their visits to England.