Shakti Rising Womens Yoga Retreat | IRELAND
30 June – 6 July 2017
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Burren Yoga & Meditation Centre, Lig do Scith, Cappaghmore, Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland
Take time out of your everyday life to spend a week with a very special and inspirational and experienced yoga teacher Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.
This retreat is about yoga for women’s health and vital energy. 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. The course presents therapeutic and enlivening yoga practices to support all experiences of femininity throughout a woman’s life.
It is for beginners to yoga as well as those who are regular practitioners and also suitable for yoga teachers who sense that yoga could be of more practical use to all women in managing health, vital energy and well-being.
Yoga teachers will find this retreat to be an excellent opportunity to deepen their skills and understanding of how to respond to the needs of women’s health issues in their classes. Uma will provide tutorial support and professional development for teachers wanting to grow their skills in this area.
This retreat is suitable for women of all ages and all levels of fitness, including complete beginners to those with a few years yoga experience. This retreat is also ideal for yoga teachers and therapists, and those working in women’s health care will find especially that this retreat is a great opportunity to expand and deepen professional repertoire for sharing healing yoga with women of all ages. Many teachers in the past have used this retreat as a great source of continuing professional development, by using the sessions with Uma to explore specific issues around yoga for women’s health at all stages of life.
Cost and Booking
Cost for the full week retreat is €730.
For bookings, further information (including costs for part-stay options and unwaged discounts) go to: www.burrenyoga.com/Ireland-Retreat-Holidays/july-womens-yoga-retreat-wit...
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."