The Ninth Storm

Tue, 2016-02-09 16:01


When the high tide meets floodwater
From the ninth storm,
Where does it all go?
Rushing in torrents down the narrow valley,
Filling fields,
washing roads,
drowning paths.
Fences are disappearing,
Trees are up to their necks,
And there are swans in the street.

The sea is coming to meet the river.
Before the river gets to the sea,
And the earth is underwater..

 

And the weather news from the western edge is that we are waterlogged and overflowing - rivers have burst their banks, and the land is sodden and awash with fast flowing water. And still the ninth storm of the winter is blowing, and more rain is coming.

Safe and cosy in our little house up here outside of Ennistymon, on high enough ground  to be dry, we are fortunate to be able look out at the water and wonder where it will all go… at least here, close to the sea, there is fast movement out to the ocean but further inland, in East Clare, and across the country, homes are flooded and people are fearful. 

This is the ninth storm of the winter and the wind and rain are relentless. But even amongst this fierce energy, small signs of spring are showing. And what to make of all this - who knows? 

But when I see the ocean coming up to meet the river, I can’t help but sense how this is like another great tide: all of our work, raising consciousness and heightening awareness and sharing what we feel is essential to know, all this work to honour the deep feminine and seek her restoration and rebalance in the world, this is not always easy work, and sometimes overwhelming… we too are working with powerful forces and energies that can be devastating as well as life-giving. So let us stay centred, and help each other where we can, and honour and celebrate the little signs of spring that come as we serve this work for all of our daughters… so balance and healing will come and they will thrive like the earth when the waters recede.
JAI MA!


With great respect and love I send warm wishes for your well being
SHANTI
UMA

 

FEATURED LISTING

 

Gifting the Teaching to you all in CUMBRIA


I am making a gift of the teachings I am sharing in the Cumbria next month: exceptionally for my work in England, we will be 'off-grid’: out of the usual economics of charging for workshops, and into an exchange of the heart, so you can offer whatever you can afford to pay, and whatever your heart guides you to give for what I offer will be welcome. Click here to see youtube video about gift economy

So these very special events are offered to you as a gift from the heart, as I have been doing here in Ireland since November. I have chosen to operate this way for these workshops because I have received such beautiful support from the northern yoginis in the past that I wanted to offer this way! And it is such a delight to be coming back to the beautiful lakes. These are very special events in the gorgeous perm-culture project of Layapoint in  Duddon valley, and, I trust that I shall see some of you there for beauty, inspiration and empowerment

10 - 11 March | Women’s yoga retreat and Empowerment for all women 
12 - 13 March | Yoga Nidra Network Total Yoga Nidra foundation course   
14 – 15 March | Women’s yoga - ritual space holding and healing ceremonies
16 – 17 March | One to one sessions available
18 - 19 March | 'Spring Equinox' Celtic Circle of Yoga Retreat

19 March | Saturday Kirtan Evening (with Sivani Mata and I)

For further Information and Bookings go to: www.layapoint.com/courses
 
 

Mentoring and Support Surgeries

Usually, travels permitting, I am available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 0930 and 1230 on phone and Skype for mentoring and individual consultations. Send your requests and questions by text or What’s App in advance to me directly on 00 44 (0)7595322779, noting the time you are interested in. Once your session is confirmed, please then make a contribution through the Yoni Shakti contribution page. The hourly rates for Skype or telephone consultations are £30 per thirty minutes.

 

UPCOMING COURSES and EVENTS

please note that for fully booked courses and events please still let us know if you would like be added to the waiting list or join on another date, we aim to meet the needs of the community, and will put in more dates for events with waiting lists.
 

The Change: Women, Creativity, Sexuality | IRELAND

20 - 21 February 2016 – Fully Booked, Waiting List only
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Orchard Suite, Falls Hotel, Ennystimon, County Clare
www.yoganidranetwork.org/the-change-feb201


Women's Yoga Retreat | WILTSHIRE

4 - 6 March 2016 – Fully Booked, Waiting List only
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata
at Cleeve House, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6PG
www.naturalmysticbhajans.co.uk/calendar/womensretreat/


Fullness and Light: Women's Yoga Retreat | IRELAND

2 - 3 April 2016 – Fully Booked, Waiting List only
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at An Sanctoir, Bawnaknockane, Skibbereen, Ireland
For bookings contact Claire Osborne: osborneclaire@hotmail.com / 0862134080
www.facebook.com/events/1491392277836411
 

Total Yoga Nidra Foundation | LONDON

9 - 10 April 2016
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Nirlipta Tuli and Ben Wolff
at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3SA
www.yogacampus.com/workshops/total-yoga-nidra-foundation-course
 

Womb Yoga - A Nurturing and Revitalising Session for Women | LONDON

9 April 2016 | 18:30–20:30
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at The Life Centre Islington, 1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH
www.thelifecentre.com
 

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Intensive | LONDON

20 - 24 April 2016
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Lisa White
at Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Buddhist Centre, 15 Spa Road, Bermondsey, SE16 3SA
www.yogacampus.com/specialist-courses/pregnancy-yoga-teacher-training-London
 

Womb Yoga - A Nurturing and Revitalising Session for Women | LONDON

23 April 2016 | 18:30–20:30
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at The Life Centre Islington, 1 Britannia Row, London N1 8QH
www.thelifecentre.com


Women and Girl's Celtic Yoga Bealtaine Camp | IRELAND

6 - 8 May 2016
at Purecamping, Querrin, near Kilkee, Co Clare
www.purecamping.ie/events/girls-and-womens-yoga-weekend


Rooted, Enraptured and Deeply Nourished: Weekend for Women | IRELAND

14 – 15 May 2016 
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Orchard Suite, Falls Hotel, Ennystimon, County Clare
For bookings contact Laragh Cunningham: laraghcunningham@gmail.com
www.yoganidranetwork.org/rooted-ireland-may2016
 


LOOKING AHEAD

 

Well-Woman Teacher Training Intensive | STROUD 

1 - 4 June 2016 – Fully Booked, Waiting List only
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Sitaram, Uma's home studio
www.wombyoga.org/training/womb-yoga


Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training
Intensive Midsummer Retreat | ARAN ISLANDS

19 - 25 June 2016
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
www.yoganidranetwork.org/intensive-training-june2016
 

Santosa Yoga Camp | IRELAND

25 - 27 June 2016
at Purecamping, Querrin, near Kilkee, Co Clare
www.purecamping.ie/events/santosa/
 

Shakti Rising Womens Yoga in the Burren | IRELAND

1 – 7 July 2016
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Burren Yoga & Meditation Centre, Lig do Scith, Cappaghmore, Kinvara, County Galway
www.burrenyoga.com/Ireland-Retreat-Holidays
 
For more events and courses see the Womb Yoga events page: www.wombyoga.org/events
 
 

UMA RECOMMENDS 

 

Baby Shiatsu Course | LONDON

30 March – 1 April 2016
with Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke
at Globe Primary School, Gawber Street, London E2 0JH
For bookings and information contact Leonie: leoniedemearns@gmail.com | 07768 789 661