Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) Teacher Training | ALNMOUTH, NORTHUMBERLAND
2 – 7 February 2018
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
at Hindmarsh Hall, 1 Northumberland St, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2RS
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 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.
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 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 book Yoni Shakti: A woman’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra. See www.yonishakti.co. As preparation for this training you are asked to read the introduction to Yoni Shakti – freely downloadable from here.
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.
Please be aware that this an intensive, immersive experience with two very long days. It is more than simply a training course, it can also be a deep psychic and emotional journey of self discovery. We strongly recommend that you do not plan to work (including yoga teaching) on the short evenings of the course. It is a demanding experience that requires your full energy and attention in order for you to really get the most out of it.
General information about the course can be found here: www.wombyoga.org/training/womb-yoga
Schedule of Course Hours
Friday 2 February 18:30 – 20:30
Saturday 3 February 09:30 – 18:00
Sunday 4 February 09:30 – 20:30
Monday 5 February 09:30 – 18:00
Tuesday 6 February 09:30 – 20:30
Wednesday 7 February 09:30 – 16:00
Cost and Bookings
This course is run by Womb Yoga
The cost for this training is £755.00
this includes all tuition and manual (£695 of the cost) as well as 5 lunches (each day Saturday to Wednesday), and 2 dinners (Sunday and Tuesday evening) (£60 of the cost). It does NOT include accommodation.
To book email Sivani Mata on firstname.lastname@example.org
The course itself is non-residential however we have negotiated a discounted rate for self-catering accommodation at the amazing Bilton Barns. You will have a double room to yourself in a cottage shared with 2 other participants from the course. You will have a shared bathroom and a kitchen to prepare your own breakfast and evening meals. The price is £150 for the 5 nights (Friday 2 – Wednesday 7 February). If you wish to book please contact Dorothy Jackson from Bilton Barns directly.
email@example.com 07939262028 or 01665 830427.
Please note – Bilton Barns is located 2 miles from the course venue and 1 mile from Alnmouth railway station. If you intend to travel by public transport you may like to arrange a taxi when you arrive. It is likely you will be able to lift share to the course with other participants.
Another local accomodation option is the West Lee Guesthouse, a 3 min walk from te venue, and has 8 rooms available. You can contact them on 01665 830730.
For other local options please see: www.alnmouth.uk/Com.htm