Well-Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) Teacher Training with Retreat Option | PORTUGAL
23 – 30 May 2017
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis
at Gravito, 3270-351 Pedrogao Grande, Portugal
Arrivals Tuesday 23 May to begin with a session in the evening, departures after breakfast on Tuesday 30 May.
This is an opportunity to retreat deeply and enjoy the practices which Uma and Sivani Mata are sharing (womb yoga, total yoga nidra, pranayama, chanting) in the context of the most exquisitely nourishing and wholesome off-grid eco-retreat imaginable. Come alone, or come with your family and friends (men and boys are welcome to come for the retreat time with you). The option is there to take the full range of course material on offer and complete the Well-Woman Yoga Teacher Training course in total, or simply to enjoy the practices and the place of beauty in which they are shared.
Well-Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) Teacher Training Option
The Well Woman / Womb Yoga training is aimed at 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.
General information about the course can be found here: www.wombyoga.org/training/womb-yoga
Cost and Booking
The cost for this training is €1160.00 EURO,
this includes all tuition and manual (€775 of the cost). It also includes all meals and accommodation in a shared tipi whilst you are there (€385 of the cost).
If you have a beloved partner who wants to join you in Portugal as a retreat option (not joining the training and attending the drop-in open sessions only, usually one-two a day), the cost for them would be €598.00 EURO
Bringing Children: You are welcome to bring your children to enjoy this beautiful setting in Portgual with you. Babies under one are invited free of charge. For children and babies aged between one and five, we ask for a €40 EURO contribution. For children aged 5 -14years we ask you to pay half the full accommodation and food costs (which would be €192.50). If we end up having lots of children with us, we may organise to have a child-minder, the costs of this can then be shared between the parents.
To book for this training please contact Sivani Mata on firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Offerings in Portugal
Whilst Uma is in Portugal, she will also be sharing the Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training: 18 – 23 May 2017 and the Mum and Baby Yoga Teacher Training: 30 May – 5 June 2017 if you are interested in joining for these in addition to the Well Woman training. If you want to stay for two courses you can have a 10% discount off the tuition costs (not the accommodation/food), and if you stay for all three you can have a 15% discount off the tuition costs.
STATEMENT of INCLUSION
A genuine welcome and appropriate support for women considering attending any of our courses from Uma:
"Please know that I warmly welcome all women of all stages of life to my courses. My assistants and I and make every effort to ensure that everyone is genuinely supported and honoured by providing appropriate practices during courses, retreats and workshops.
There is no exclusion from practice or teaching space on account of womanly needs. For example, menstruating women are offered suitable practices to support their bleed time, menopausal woman are given opportunities to rest and/or adjust room temperature as necessary, and pregnant women are provided with the props and time and space they need to be at ease in the learning/retreat environment.
Lactating women are welcome to express milk, and/or to feed their children in comfort in the main class space if they chose, or to be provided with an alternative comfortable and appropriate space to do so. Lactating women will never be asked by myself or any of my assistants to go into the toilets to express milk or feed their babies on my courses, and menstruating, premenstrual or menopausal women will never be excluded from practice because of their current physical or emotional needs.
I walk my talk. I care very passionately indeed about the rights of women to celebrate the experiences of being a woman, including menstruating, navigating the premenstruum, ovulating, being pregnant, menopausal or breastfeeding and expressing milk. I spent three years of my life pregnant, eight years of my life breastfeeding, and seven years as a breastfeeding counsellor, where I saw that disrespectful attitudes towards breastfeeding adversely impacted on women’s confidence and capacity to breastfeed feed their children. As an advocate of conscious menstruality, I also observe that the cyclical fluxes of menstrual and menopausal experiences are neither recognised nor honoured by many yoga teaching approaches ,and this disempowers women by encouraging a disconnection from their naturally arising flow and change at emotional and physical levels.
I observe that in many yoga teaching environments there is an implicit disrespect or exclusion of menstruating, menopausal, premenstrual, pregnant or lactating women simply because their physical and emotional needs are disregarded, or seen to be inconvenient and disruptive to the general flow of teaching. As an antidote to this, I actively welcome the opportunity to met these needs in my courses and workshops as a chance to encounter a deeper and broader range of yoga practice appropriate to all stages of life.
I seek to ensure that on my courses nobody is disrespected or excluded because of their experiences or women’s life stages. Everyone is invited to be comfortable and at ease, knowing that their particular life stage experiences are honoured and welcome."