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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.

Yoga Instructor

Irina Verwer

When Irina stepped on the mat for the very first time many years ago, she knew she had found her path. She fell in love with the practice and it quickly became her way of life. At this moment, she realized that she wanted to share this love for yoga with others.

Irina traveled the world to study with amazing teachers and completed several in-depth teacher trainings in Hatha, vinyasa, Anusara, restorative, and yin yoga. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle.

Her love for yoga and life is tangible in every class she teaches. Besides being an inspiring yoga teacher, Irina is a gifted holistic coach. She incorporates her knowledge of Ayurveda, Tantra, myths, and philosophy in her classes and coaching sessions. By doing so, she always manages to inspire those around her to take better care of themselves.

Irina teaches on the hugely popular Ekhart Yoga platform and writes for several yoga magazines, such as the Dutch and French Yoga Magazine. She has written two well-received yogic cookbooks: Headstand in the Kitchen and With a Pinch of Yoga.

Yoga Teachers

Sonia Taylor Bach

Sonia Taylor Bach is the director of movement culture at the Yogaloft Cologne. With a masters degree in philosophy & a former professional jazz musician, Sonia became deeply involved in yoga & movement over 20 years ago. Her goal is to drive you to extract more from your practice and more from your life: an honest you, built by new insights, resulting in a clear-cut representation of who you truly are.

As an authentic, poetic, and persistent instructor, she guides us through an informative practice of delicate movement with fierce, grace, and focus; while inspiring attention to the details, transitions, and to the precious subtleties of movement culture. To the not obvious beauty of this specific elegant and liberating flow. Each session focuses on innovative combinations of poses and exercises, mind introspection, and offers new challenges, new perspectives and is composed to build momentum for the next experience to come. In these moving conversations, she prioritizes transitioning and mobility; rather than being obsessed with the arrival, we are led to focus on the quality of entry and exit from one form to the other.

The metaphysics of yoga or movement may seem ‘complicated’ yet, our bodies have heroic potential, natural intelligence, and in combination with quality conditioning, can brilliantly navigate us through life. Sonia insists that we: Work. Dig Deep. Transition. Cut Clear.

Yoga & Yoga Nidra Instructor

Suze Retera

Suze Retera is a Psychologist and certified yoga teacher, teaching since 2006. Throughout the years she deepened her knowledge in both fields by adding Family Constellations, TRE® (Trauma Release Exercises), and Yoga Nidra to her qualifications.

Her passion for travel, a conscious lifestyle, and (self) healing inspired her to start Global Flow Retreats in 2006. Global Flow Retreats offers yoga events that combine a deep yoga practice with sustainability and self-care.

Suze believes strongly that the holistic approach of combining yoga with disciplines like mindfulness, Ayurveda, trauma- and stress release practices, or family constellations offer all the tools we need to not only find inspiration but to gain insight and find the healing that can alter the course of our lives.

Her yoga teaching style is a combination of challenging asana sequences, focus on alignment, deep embodiment, and self-healing. The challenging parts of the practice are met with humor and clear guidance that keeps you safe and grounded. Suze's yoga nidra and meditation classes offer you a relaxation that goes beyond just physical relaxation and allows healing to take place on a deeper level.

Yoga Instructor

Janet Stone

Janet Stone’s studentship began at the age of 17 under the meditation teachings of Prem Rawat. His reverence for simplicity and finding joy in the rise and fall of life live on in her practice and teaching today. She shares from the alchemy of her own sadhana through bhakti yoga and the eight-limbed path.

In 1996, she traveled to India, the birthplace of her grandfather, and became dedicated to the path of yoga. Based in Bali and San Francisco, she leads immersions, retreats, workshops, and more.

Yoga Teachers

Sonia Taylor Bach

Sonia Taylor Bach is the director of movement culture at the Yogaloft Cologne. With a masters degree in philosophy & a former professional jazz musician, Sonia became deeply involved in yoga & movement over 20 years ago. Her goal is to drive you to extract more from your practice and more from your life: an honest you, built by new insights, resulting in a clear-cut representation of who you truly are.

As an authentic, poetic, and persistent instructor, she guides us through an informative practice of delicate movement with fierce, grace, and focus; while inspiring attention to the details, transitions, and to the precious subtleties of movement culture. To the not obvious beauty of this specific elegant and liberating flow. Each session focuses on innovative combinations of poses and exercises, mind introspection, and offers new challenges, new perspectives and is composed to build momentum for the next experience to come. In these moving conversations, she prioritizes transitioning and mobility; rather than being obsessed with the arrival, we are led to focus on the quality of entry and exit from one form to the other.

The metaphysics of yoga or movement may seem ‘complicated’ yet, our bodies have heroic potential, natural intelligence, and in combination with quality conditioning, can brilliantly navigate us through life. Sonia insists that we: Work. Dig Deep. Transition. Cut Clear.