**Starting October 2016** Womb Yoga, Tuesdays, 10am, Bristol City Yoga

Join Mel for a class like no other. Womb yoga fuses together movement, breathwork, yoga nidra and chakra healing practices to support each woman on her personal journey. Although this is a woman-only class, you don’t need to have a womb to do this practice as we are connecting with the deep feminine, the essence of prana shakti, which pervades all aspects of our being.

Womb yoga can support us through menstruation, fertility, pregnancy and menopause, as well as well being a resource for nourishment, creativity and spiritual connection. Although the movements may seem gentle, they are incredibly powerful. Through the practices of womb yoga we welcome in prana shakti, the chaotic, wild and colourful energy which can energise, empower and unite us.

With this sense of empowerment, we look to create a sense of community amongst the women who join. So often women are set up against one another, to compete and judge, and ultimately fail at the unrealistic and fake beauty standards set to us by an industry which makes millions each year from our belief that we are not enough. Womb yoga helps us to realise that not only are we enough, but that we are more than enough.

All of these teachings would not be possible for Mel, were it not for Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, creatrix of Yoni Shakti. Mel is humbled and inspired by Uma’s work, and is grateful to have spent so much time with Uma on retreats, womb yoga teacher training, and total yoga nidra teacher training.

Telephone Number: 

07786 787 593



Bristol City Yoga
16 Backfields Lane
United Kingdom
By Car From the end of the M32 continue onto the A4032 for 1 mile then turn right onto Bond Street (A4044). At the roundabout, take the third exit onto North Street (A38), then turn right onto Upper York Street (the junction in the right side picture) before turning left onto Backfields Lane. OR From the A38 continue down to the junction with Ashley Road, turning left at the traffic lights onto Ashley Road then first right onto Brigstocke Avenue. Then take the fourth left onto Wilder Street, continue to the end and turn right at the stop sign onto Upper York Street. Backfields Lane is second on the right. (Don’t be confused by “Backfields” without the “Lane”- this is a different street). Click here for parking info By Train Arrive at Bristol Temple Meads (rather than Bristol Parkway) Railway Station. A taxi to the studio costs £8 approx. Or take the following buses: A1 (Shuttle Bus) to the main Bus Station (6 min walk from BCY) 8/9 to Bond Street (5 min walk) 70/71 to North Street (4 min walk) By Bus The nearest Bus Station that serves most routes is Marlborough Street Main Bus Station, Bristol. Walking from the Bus Station (5 mins). Enter via glass doors and then turn left. Walk to the end of the station and exit on the right. Cross over the road and go down a short flight of steps. Walk past some shops to a longer flight of steps overlooking a big roundabout, go down the steps and turn left into an underpass. Go through the underpass into a small park in the middle of the roundabout (the "Bear Pit"). Go straight across the park towards another underpass with the sign “Stokes Croft, St James Barton Car Park”. Go though this next underpass and then left up some steps. Straight ahead is a large building which goes over the road and is numbered “5102”, walk under this building and continue up the road for 2-3 minutes until you reach the second set of traffic lights - turn right here across City Road and down past the church on Upper York Street, turn immediately left onto Backfields Lane, the studio is on the left. Alternatively, take the 8/9 to bond Street or the 70/71 to North Street and walk up Stokes Croft to the studio. Walking from the City Centre/Cabot Circus (5 mins) Come out of Cabot Circus between Pret a Manger and House of Fraser. Take the zebra crossing across the main road, turn left and walk along to the traffic lights at Upper York Street (there is a fabric store on the corner). Turn right onto Upper York Street, and Backfields Lane is the first right- a cobbled street on the right directly opposite the Lakota night club. Go down the lane and you will see the BCY sign on the left hand side (up on the building above head height). Or from Broadmead follow directions for bus station above.