Yoni Shakti: Well Woman

Yoga Therapy Teacher Training

In person, non-residential retreat and training with

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis

at the Great Wisdom Goddess Temple Studio in STROUD, UK.

Thursday 14 - Tuesday 19 March 2024

Welcome home to your rested self.

Welcome home to the restoration of your rhythmic cycles of wellbeing. 

Welcome to a circle of belonging that nurtures women’s health and vitality. 

Welcome to yoga that honours the female body in all its rhythmic cycles. 

This is the training for you if:

  • you have ever wondered if yoga could truly nourish a female body, in every cycle of life.
  • you have ever wished that yoga practice could be more respectful of women’s life cycles, and that yoga therapy could better nurture women’s well-being.
  • you seek to experience power and freedom through yoga and tantra as you learn to facilitate circles to empower others. 
  • you yearn to experience spiritual empowerment, positive health, sacred sexuality, blood wisdom and womb yoga and to share these gifts with others. 

In this course you will reconnect to the wellspring of your vitality and source power, to heal and thrive as you deepen your capacity to enable others to find their own ways to this reconnection.

You will learn practical simple techniques to feel, nurture and build the feminine energy of Shakti for the practical healing and benefit of women in all stages of life. 

This unique experiential course integrates the healing power of women’s circles, yoga satsang, Total Yoga Nidra, mudra, mantra, bhakti and swara yoga with menstruality consciousness to create a potent intersectional eco-feminist healing mode of complete yoga therapy for women and girls of all ages. 

*** You must have completed the pre-requisite Yoni Shakti Online Immersion course and before beginning this course. ***

Course Dates & Times & Location

This is a 6 day in person training which includes lifetime access to video content to consolidate and deepen your learning and teaching.

Thursday 14 - Tuesday 19 March 2024

Thursday 14 March | 11am arrivals, 11.30am start - 6pm

Friday 15 March - Monday 18 March | 9am - 6pm daily

Tuesday 19 March | 9am - 4pm departures

at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB, UK

Accommodation is not included, please find a list of local accommodation options here.

ONLINE Yoni Shakti Bookclub (included in the course fees)

Weekly on Wednesdays from 7-8.30pm for 3 weeks:

10, 17, 24 April 2024

All times are UK time.

Attendance at all of the above sessions is a course requirement.

*** You must have completed the pre-requisite Yoni Shakti Online Immersion course and before beginning this course. ***

What to Expect

In person Stroud training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis.

This 51 hour training course is delivered live in person by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis. You will also receive lifetime access to pre-recorded video and audio material to support and consolidate your learning.

This is a very special opportunity to experience this course in person at Uma's home goddess temple and we are excited to welcome you.

In this course, you will:

  • Sit in a circle of belonging with yoginis from around the UK and the world.
  • Develop a daily Yoni Shakti Yoga practice
  • Experience two Total Yoga Nidra practices a day
  • Have opportunities for questions and discussions with course leaders
  • Receive practical guidance for your personal practice and for utilising Yoni Shakti Yoga Therapy in groups and in 1-1 therapeutic situations
  • Enjoy structured learning
  • Receive a comprehensive 115 page course manual
  • Be held in small mentoring groups held by an experienced tutor
  • Receive access to our friendly and accessible online learning sanctuary
  • Benefit from long term access to top quality teaching videos
  • Get access to the Yoni Shakti Bookclub
  • Be nourished by delicious, home cooked vegetarian (with vegan option) lunch, light evening meal and refreshments daily

Upon completion of the course, you will get:

  • A certificate of graduation
  • Lifetime access to our Graduate Circle
  • The opportunity to be listed in our Teachers Directory

*** You must have completed the pre-requisite Yoni Shakti Online Immersion course and before beginning this course. ***

What will I learn?

Conscious respectful awareness of menstrual, menopausal, and other life cycles form the foundation of this approach to yoga therapy for women's health. 

You will learn:

  • Therapeutic and enlivening yoga practices to support all experiences of femininity throughout a woman’s life, including menstruation, fertility, sexuality, perimenopause and post-menopausal health concerns.
  • Therapeutic understanding of emotional life, lunar cycles and the play of the elements in the female body.
  • Practical tools from yoga therapy and tantric philosophy to help you to build programmes especially suited to the needs of women seeking full vitality and well-being.
  • Asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, deep relaxation and profound meditations including yoga nidra, sound meditations, moving meditations, visualisations and chants to the deep feminine.
  • How to integrate the presence of the Dasa Mahavidyas, the ten wisdom goddesses as guardians for this work.

Is this course right for me?

This course is primarily for yoga teachers and yoga therapists, but our circle includes many who are not yoga teachers. We extend a warm welcome to non-yoga teachers with a specialist interest in women's health at all stages of life, we especially welcome holistic health-care practitioners, working in the field of women's health, who have a sound yoga background and would like to integrate yoga into their practice.

*** You must have completed the pre-requisite Yoni Shakti Online Immersion course and before beginning this course. ***

Three Key Ingredients of Yoga Therapy for Women's Health

Hear Uma talk about the essential aspects of Yoga Therapy for Women's Health: Bhakti, Sangha and Yoga Nidra.


“Joining the course was the best decision I made and I cannot recommend it highly enough. My experience with traditional yoga was not sufficient enough to balance my emotions and meet my needs as a woman and mother. When I was introduced to Yoni Shakti Yoga it was a revelation and I felt validated and supported. Uma is very skilled at applying traditional Indian yoga and applying it to the modern woman. The online learning experience was very positive.I have a deep gratitude to Uma and everyone else who organised the course.” 

Marie Meera Karanath

Meet the Facilitators

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Sivani Mata Francis


We are pleased to offer a limited number of 50% bursary places on this course. To find out more and to complete an application, please see here.

Course hours: 51


Approved Professional Development (APD) with the

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)