Womb Yoga: A Nurturing and Revitalising Session for Women | DENVER, USA
Friday 6 October 2017 | 6pm – 9pm
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
at Samadhi Center for Yoga, Denver, Colorado
Womb Yoga is all about reconnecting with the deep blood wisdom of cycles throughout the whole of a woman’s life, from pre-menarche to post-menopause. It is for all women, with or without wombs, menstruating or not menstruating. This way of yoga is a truly multidimensional approach which enables women to access the inner guidance of their source wisdom so that they may more readily reside in well-being and peace with their experiences as women. It utilizes every dimension of yoga practice to promote optimal health – from Total Yoga Nidra (yoga sleep) and meditation, to dance-like flows of deliciously feminine asana (posture), and supportive structural attention to the intimate relationship between posture and pelvic health.
This is the first opportunity in the Americas for women of all ages and all levels of yoga experience to enjoy the teachings presented in Uma’s radical book, Yoni Shakti.
This therapeutic and deliciously feminine approach to yoga enhances awareness of our inner woman's wisdom and elemental connections. This integrated and harmonious approach to hatha yoga is especially developed to bring comfort and joy to women. It is suited to all women, with or without previous experience of yoga, who would like a feminine, nourishing and fluid practice with elegant movement flows, delicious breath work, resonant sound, and deep healing relaxation.
This evening is for women only of all ages and levels of yoga experience. Pregnant women and babes in arms are warmly welcome. Health care practitioners with an interest in women’s health are also welcome provided they have a living interest in and practice of yoga.
“Womb Yoga brings us home to ourselves as women. To honor the natural cycles of our womb life is to dance in time with the cosmic rhythms of the universe.” Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
The workshop qualifies for Continuing Education credit with Yoga Alliance.
Cost and Booking
Space is limited; book in advance to secure your spot.
If you have any questions about Uma’s workshops at Samadhi Center for Yoga please contact them http://samadhiyoga.net/about/location-contact/
If you have any questions about Uma’s Americas Tour in general please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to know more before you book? Check out Uma’s free resources online:
Video introduction to Womb Yoga and Uma talking about why rest is revolutionary: http://www.wombyoga.org/
Selection of individual chapters from her book Yoni Shakti: http://www.yonishakti.co/resources
Total Yoga Nidras, listen to Sita's story and 6 beautiful chants: http://www.yonishakti.co/audio
Videos of 3 Womb Yoga sequences: http://www.yonishakti.co/videos
Practice Guides: http://www.wombyoga.org/resources/practice-guides
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."