Yoni Shakti Yoga Therapy

for Women's Health

A Unique Live Online Training Retreat

31 October to 21 December 2023 - twice weekly for 8 weeks

Samhain (Hallowe'en) to Yule (Winter Solstice) 2023

with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD, author of Yoni Shakti: A Woman's Guide to Power and Freedom through Yoga and Tantra and guest teachers, Sivani Mata Francis, Yoli Maya Yeh and Tara Windmill Robson.

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. 

Course Dates & Times

This is a fully online, 8 week training held on Zoom.

2 sessions a week for 8 weeks from

31 October 2023 Samhain (Hallowe'en) to 21 December 2023 Yule (Winter Solstice).

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9pm (UK time)

Tuesdays: 31 October, 07, 14, 21, 28 November, 05, 12, 19 December 2023

Thursdays: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 November, 07, 14, 21 December 2023

For participants seeking training certification, attendance at all of the above sessions is a course requirement.

What to Expect

This 48 hour training course is delivered entirely online and includes a mix of live, online sessions and pre-recorded video and audio material.

You will get:

  • 48 contact hours of live, online teaching with Uma and guest teachers
  • Long term access to our friendly and accessible online learning sanctuary with over 9 hours of video practice, teaching points and interviews.
  • 8 pre-recorded, downloadable yoga nidras, not available anywhere else
  • Comprehensive 115 page course manual
  • Development of a daily Yoni Shakti yoga practice
  • Opportunities for questions and discussions with course leaders
  • Small mentoring groups held by an experienced tutor
  • Practical guidance
  • Structured learning
  • Access to recordings of all live sessions for the duration of the course
  • 50% off the Yoni Shakti Bookclub
  • 50% off Uma's bi-monthly moon circles.

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

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

The lead tutor is Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD, author of Yoni Shakti: A Woman's Guide to Power and Freedom through Yoga and Tantra with guest teachers, Sivani Mata Francis, Yoli Maya Yeh and Tara Windmill Robson.

They may be joined by experienced mentor groups facilitators.

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Sivani Mata Francis

Yoli Maya Yeh


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: 48


The International Association of Yoga Therapists