Well-Woman / Womb Yoga
Yoga therapy for women's health and vital energy
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This course is all about yoga for women’s health and vital energy throughout our lives. It shares 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 to yoga therapy for women’s well-being is founded upon the understanding that conscious respectful awareness of the menstrual cycle, and of cycles in women’s lives are crucial to female vitality, self-respect and spiritual empowerment.
The Well woman/Womb yoga training is geared 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.
The course presents therapeutic and enlivening yoga practices to support all experiences of femininity throughout a woman’s life. Topics covered included menstruation, pre-menstrual tension, fertility, subfertility, optimal fertility, assisted conception, feminine sexuality, perimenopausal mood swings, headaches, hot flushes and post-menopausal health concerns including osteoporosis. It addresses health issues related to the female pelvic organs, including postnatal recovery and prolapse, and other issues of concern to women in particular, such as menstrual pain, low self-esteem, depression, anaemia and eating disorders.
All 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. The course encourages you to think and feel for yourself, and aims to provide you with practical tools from yoga therapy and tantric philosophy and to help you to build programmes specially suited to the needs of women seeking full vitality and well-being. Conscious respectful awareness of menstrual and other life cycles form the foundation of this approach to yoga therapy for women’s health.
The course combines theory and practice from yoga and tantra to offer you fresh perspectives, new understandings and a deep appreciation of the healing power of yoga as therapy to optimise health and delight in feminine energy. Practices taught include, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, deep relaxation and profound meditations including yoga nidra, sound meditations, moving meditations, visualisations and chants to the deep feminine.
The course content and philosophical background is set out in Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s new book Yoni Shakti: A woman’’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra. For pre-course background reading and to get a flavour of this approach to yoga for women’s health please visit www.yonishakti.co
Eligibility: the course is designed for existing yoga teachers with an acceptable yoga teaching qualification, who have been teaching regularly for a minimum of two years. It is also open, on a case-by-case basis to trainee yoga teachers and holistic health care practitioners who have a sound personal yoga practice. For example, in previous years, the course has been attended by acupuncturists, women’s health physiotherapists, counsellors, psychotherapists, midwives, and massage therapists. If you are not a yoga teacher and the aims of this course resonate with you, please send a short letter of application, outlining your yoga experience and how you see the integration of yoga therapy within your current work in women’s health. Thank you.
Appraisal: The course concludes with a collaborative examination exercise to consolidate learning, and there are a series of short examination questions for students to complete following the end of the course.
NB: Please note that in recent years this course has become increasingly popular, and often ends up with a waiting list. It is wise to apply early to be sure of a place.
Comments from previous students on the Womb Yoga Teacher Training
'Uma is a wise, gentle and humorous teacher. Her commitent to honouring one's own innate wisdom is an inspiration.I enjoyed the chance to learn and integrate through beautiful practices and chanting'
'On a personal level it was deeply nourishing - as a teacher this is of vital importance. The course delivered great practical and biological information'
'I enjoyed Uma's humour. She's so good at cutting through the B******s and getting right to the meat of the matter.I really appreciate the videos on womb yoga online because I struggle to remember how all the sod and movement go together.'
'At first I really wanted the answers - scientific evidence A&P and all that business, but I think feeling my way through the course and focusing on the subtle energies and cycles was just what I needed'
'I really enjoyed time in a community with women''I enjoyed that this course exists! it consolidates and touches on several things which I have been thinking about. I enjoyed Uma - a tour de force - an amazing woman and her feminine approach. I enjoyed the energy of the group'
'I enjoyed the energy in this beautiful group of women and the sharing - practicing, laughing, exchanging, crying together, being supported and held, nurtured and nourished'.
'The manual was well put together with a range of teachers with various expertise'.