The Circle of Womanhood - Yoga Retreat Senegal
Celebrating the Heart of the Deep Feminine
A yoga retreat offering time for each woman, at whatever stage of life, to come home to herself. A welcome and supportive sacred circle with the intention to explore how our womanly life cycles shape and empower us through initiations into the deep feminine.
Deep wisdom is within. Honoring the Ten Great Wisdom Goddesses will help us to reconnect with power and freedom. Come together in reverence of our intrinsic powers in a retreat where we are truly free to welcome all that arises in our female bodies.
Women of all ages are welcome to come and experience the presence of the Wisdom Goddesses through movement and stillness, breath and voice, kirtan, meditations and presentations, sharing and solitude: all in re-connection with nature. Through these practices, we welcome all that arises in our female bodies, hearts and psyches, and celebrate what we learn from the wisdom and power of our life experiences.
Join us to participate in daily yoga and Total Yoga Nidra practices to honor the all of the cycles of our lives as women, as well as sacred art making, music and nature exploration.
Everything offered is included and is also completely optional! You are encouraged to do what is going to nourish you- sleep in, practice early, spend time alone or among the group. Do what feels good to you. We invite you to share this experience with a friend, sister, or mother.
Kids are welcome.
DATES: 1 - 8 Nov 2019
6 Nights' Accommodation
... hours of Yoga
Airport pick up & drop off
Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Triple Room: €
Double Room: € (€ early bird)
Singe Room: € (€ early bird)
Early bird discount of €250,- is available for the first 6 registrations with a full payment before ...... 2019 only. To make use of the early bird discount please enter EARLYBIRD as the discount code.
YOGA RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS
UMA DINSMORE - TULI
Uma 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.
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 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.
SIVANI MATA FRANCIS
Sivani Mata has been using Yoga Nidra, the sublime practice of “yogic sleep” as a daily practice for many years now, and in April 2013 she completed the Total Yoga Nidra teacher training with Nirlipta Tuli and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, and is now able to share this invaluable practice which has aided her healing process over the years.
Sivani Mata is also a student of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love and devotion) and began her journey with this practice through attending various Kirtan (chanting) evenings in London and on her travels. Particularly with family band GOMA, who inspired her to live in trust and bhakti spirit in all aspects of life. She began to lead Kirtan after spending New Year 2009 with Jai Uttal on his Kirtan camp, followed by a Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico at the Yandara Yoga Institute, where an incredible resident kirtan band, Jaya made chanting a key element. Since then Sivani has been running chanting circles and gatherings in the UK and has released three kirtan albums produced by bhakti musical magician Tabla Tom: I AM (2012), Shakti Live (2015) and Surrender (2016). As well as her most recent release Jasmine Garden (2017) produced by the amazing Turkantam which blends Kirtan with mystic poetry. Having fallen in love with the path of Bhakti Yoga, Sivani organized the UK’s first ever Bhakti Music Festival (in August 2011), which brought devotional musical practices from various traditions together as one, in the spirit of universal love and devotion. Following on from this she now organizes BE LOVE ~ 11hour Bhakti Immersions in London. Inspired by her Bhakti Practice, Sivani also shares Yoga Nidra, Women's Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Shakti Dance with bhakti spirit, centering these practices in the heart to unveil one's true nature.
Inspired by her Bhakti Practice, Sivani shares Yoga Nidra with bhakti spirit, centering the practice in the heart to unveil one's true nature, and often including mantra as part of the practice.
Sivani Mata feels incredibly blessed to have found this divine practice and be able to share it with others.