The Workshop

A Women Circle for Nourishment and Well-Being, including Total Yoga Nidra and Gentle Movement

How can we thrive in these strange times?

How can we nurture ourselves under the pressures of the global pandemic? Let us restore and renew our energies - let us settle into the deep wisdom of our bodies, and let us welcome the rhythmic flow of life herself.

This is a morning of yoga to restore and nourish every aspect of our beings - we begin with a meditative greeting, honouring the heart and the source. We greet each sister with love, We enjoy a co-creative yoni nidra together (deep relaxation), to honour our beings, inside and out. The practice will be uniquely created for the circle that has gathered. After the Total yoga nidra there will be gentle movement and sound to activate energies.

The intention is to feel renewed, restored and re-connected to the vital power of life by the end of the workshop.

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Meet Uma Dinsmore Tuli

Workshop Schedule & Set Up

Live Session

7 June | 10:30 - 13:30 hrs GMT+2 (Amsterdam time) Live Session

Link to live session will be made available on the day of the workshop in the Workshop Program below.

All live sessions are recorded and will be made available in your account after the workshop, so feel free to register even if you can not attend live!


Yoga Nidra & Women Yoga Instructor

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli was first introduced to yoga at the age of four by her mother and began meditating at nine on a pilgrimage with her maternal grandmother. Yoga and meditation have been part of her daily life ever since.

As a naturally curious and enquiring yogini, she has engaged passionately and critically with a variety of quite different schools of yoga, most especially Satyananda Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. After completing the Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, Uma has continued to find the fully integrated approach of yoga therapy to be the most practical route to the healing power of yoga. She further trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, and works as a yoga therapist with special expertise in women’s health.

Uma has a Ph.D. in Communications and is a recognized teacher of the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been a training tutor in Yoga Therapy since 2001 and also teaches the British Wheel of Yoga In-service training days. As a mother of three, she has been both personally and professionally engaged with the development of pregnancy yoga, yoga for birth and postnatal recovery, and family yoga, and has been training teachers in this field since 2002, when she first tutored for the Birthlight Trust. Since then she has delighted in creating her own courses to promote the excellence of teaching in this field, including Well Woman Yoga and a uniquely responsive Integrated Mother and Baby yoga teacher training.

With the intention of widening access to pregnancy and postnatal yoga, she founded Sitaram Yoga with her husband in 1998, and it continues to offer pregnancy and postnatal yoga classes in London, including at King’s College and St Thomas’s hospitals. The heart of Uma’s daily personal and therapeutic practice is yoga nidra, which she believes to be the most powerfully transformative of all yoga techniques. She first encountered the technique at the Satyananda Yoga Centre in 1995, and has been exploring all aspects of it with fascination ever since. She has studied a variety of different approaches to the practice both in India and the UK, with nationally renowned exponents including Swami Muktidharma (Satyananda Acharya, New Zealand), Mukunda Stiles, and Richard Miller. She has refined a range of particularly feminine therapeutic applications of yoga nidra, including its use for the promotion of fertility, positive birthing, postnatal recovery, and conscious menstrual health a source of spiritual empowerment.

Uma has taught yoga thousands to hundreds of people, in every conceivable environment, from nursery schools, hospitals, and airports, to giant geodesic domes filled with yogis sheltering from wild storms at yoga festivals and gatherings. She has been sharing the technique with teachers from all lineages on Yoga Therapy training courses and retreats since 1999.

Uma leads retreats and courses worldwide, sharing the approach to yoga therapy set out in her CDs, DVDs, and books: Mother’s Breath, Teach Yourself Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth, and Feel Confident: Yoga for Living. Her new book Yoni Shakti is about the evolution of feminine spiritual authority through yoga and tantra. Uma is currently refining Womb Yoga through a series of international workshops and retreats.

Workshop Program