Kamalatmika Mahavidya Yantra
In honour of Kamala Devi Harris in the House!
Celebration of connection to our embodied presence and capacity of joyful pleasure!
Jai KAMALATMIKA DEVI MA!
The Biggest Web in the World!
Weave the peoples!
Weave the peoples!
All the threads within this web
Are a fabric of connection,
Are a web of hearts that sing.
Songs of freedom in connection
Voice the power that we share
When the yarns of all our stories
Can be woven in this web…
(Fragment of a long Full Moon Dreamsong that came through my nidra this morning!
This and other poems on my Patreon Page
Blessings Womb Yoginis, Yoni Shaktis!
I send full moon blessings to each and every one of you, and hope and trust that you are managing to find small moments of joy in the unusual circumstances we are living through right now. Our connection to each other is what will help us through! So I invite you today to reach out to each other - maybe just one other person on this web we weave to express support, connection and love for each other! Make a telephone call - share the gift of your voice with another and weave your threads together on this web of hearts. Please know we are truly in connection in our hearts, even if we cannot be in person in our circles - all are welcome here!
KAMALA DEVI in the HOUSE!
I'm offering a sigh of relief and a whoop of gratitude for the presence of Kamala Devi in the White House: JAI Mā! This is a momentous development and I send hearty congratulations to all our friends on Turtle Island. To celebrate, I have chosen to share this beautiful Kamalatmika Devi yantra by my husband, Nirlipta Tuli, here in this newsletter. Kamalatmika brings us home to our embodied capacity for joyful pleasures. These yantras of the Mahavidyas have nourished and supported my connection to the Great Wisdom Goddesses for the past fourteen years! They took Nirlipta ten years to paint (oil on Linen) and I have recently shipped a full set to our colleagues in Italy as a wedding present. All ten are available in our shop as cards and as art prints as well as on our oracle cards if you would like to make a space in your homes for them we are happy to send them to you! Kamalatmika is the presiding goddess, together with her twin sister Matangi, at our next Yoga for Female Creativity and Sexuality Online day where we shall be nurturing our capacity for joyful embodied pleasure and flowing creative inspiration with many delicious practices.
STAYING LIVE AND DIGITAL for 2021
In uncertain times, I am aware that confusion and 'not knowing' can be difficult experiences to sustain. It is hard to know what lays ahead, and I have been reflecting on the best and clearest way to support our community of teachers and students this year. Our team has collectively decided that the best way forwards for 2021 is LIVE and DIGITAL! We have just sent announcements to those booked on our live courses to call digital gatherings, and we shall do our very best to provide top quality connection, community support and learning ONLINE. I, like many people, live with very vulnerable family members, and I have a strong desire to protect my elders (I am the primary carer for my 91 year old father, and share living space with my 80 year old mother-in-law) - so I shall not be travelling anywhere in 2021 - (with the possible exception of Ireland) for the whole of the next year. We will keep everyone posted about the available online gatherings and invite you all to keep connected, to STAY POSITIVE and TEST NEGATIVE!
GROWING AND WEAVING
As we consider planting up our veggie garden for the coming year, I'm delighted to celebrate our growing garden of online courses which offer a very special sense of community and support. Our special TEAM of long term colleagues and guest tutors are currently midway through our Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course - offering thanks to Lisa White and tutors Maren Weege and Ling Mann who have been sharing inspirational yoga therapy for pregnancy this past week.
And also flagging up the impressive team of tutors and contributors who are weaving the web of our upcoming Live Online Yoni Shakti Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training.
Sivani Mata, Cecilia Allon, Laura Doe Harris and Yoli Maya Yeh will be joined by Lucy Crisfield and Midwife Tara to form the best ever Yoni Shakti Well Woman course - Nine Nights and NIne Months of Community circles, learning, sharing and support. It's a magnificent course, even if I do say so myself! So if you've been thinking about joining us - now is the MOMENT!
SHARING and SUPPORTING
I'm delighted to draw your attention to the SHARED PLATFORM we are now hosting on Instagram and Facebook with a superb and inspiring series of takeovers and themed teams coming up this season - watch out for a Queer Takeover starting end of January to celebrate LGBT history month - with posts from colleagues Olga Chwa of Queer Nidra fame, Daniel Groom of Anahata Yoga and Kat Farrants from MFML all sharing wisdom and chatting with me on IG live - it is truly uplifting work to share this platform. THANKYOU to all our previous sharers - Kallie, Nya, Yoli, Nina, Diahaan and Nehanda - if you didn't catch these offerings take a little moment to connect with their inspiring work!
One way we can support each other to promote healing yoga that nurtures and nourishes is to support the Yoni Shakti: the Movement Campaign to eradicate the abuse of women in yoga - we are moving into the final six months of this campaign and encourage you to sign your support here (LINK) and watch out for a series of fabulous interviews on our Facebook group.
Wishing you the nourishment of heartfelt connection, to support each other and keep our spirits lifted as we grow and weave together.
Yours, in Her Service
With great respect and love to all girls and women, we send warm wishes for your well being.
Next courses starts 18 March 2021, click HERE to find out more.
Upcoming Online Events
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▽ ONLINE VIDEOS FOR HOME
LEARNING AND PRACTICE ▽
Meet the Mahavidayas
In this 70 minute online video, Uma talks about the ten Mahavidyas, the Great Wisdom Goddess, from her unique Source Power perspective, drawing upon the practices from her book entitled Yoni Shakti.
Creative and Sexual Pleasures
In this 100 minute online video, Uma shares insights and practices about the integration of creative and sexual energies for a fully vital and powerful life. Sections 1-4 are talks by Uma, sections 5 and 6 are practices drawn from Uma's book, Yoni Shakti.
Yoni Shakti Practice Series
This is a 34 minute online video of live recordings of 5 practices connecting the Womb Yoga and Source Power teachings found in Yoni Shakti.
The Breath Series Complete
In this 100 minute online video, Uma demonstrates her unique source power inspired breathing sequences inspired by the Yoni Shakti and Womb Yoga series. Practices in this collection are The Circle of Flowing Breath, Full Yogic Breath, The Healing Breath, The Golden Thread Breath, Combination Ujjayi and Golden Thread Breath, Peaks and Valleys Breath.
The Mermaid: Sacroiliac Stabilising Practice
Uma guides you through the Sacroiliac Stabilising practice, aka The Mermaid, a series of movements which supports lower back health and is really great for menstrual health, during pregnancy, menopause and in recovery from a hysterectomy.
The Complete Series for the Liberation of Energy Part 1
Welcoming the breath of life into the land of your body: a series of movements and breath to awaken healing vitality and to promote ease of movement in every dimension of being.
The Complete Series for the Liberation of Energy Part 2
Welcoming the light of awareness into the land of your body: a series of movements and breath to awaken vitality and ease of movement in every dimension of being.
The Complete Series for the Liberation of Energy Part 3
Welcoming rivers of honey into the land of your body: a series of movements and breath to awaken vitality, delight, healing and ease of movement in every dimension of being.
The Complete Series for the Liberation of Energy Parts 1, 2 and 3
Three different but connected videos, each one based on a similar series of physical movements, but with a different ’story’ that changes the emphasis and the effect of the practices upon the physical body, the vital energies flowing in that body, the state of mind and heart, and the intuitive awareness and connection to life.
Sitaram Mother Nurture Yoga: Pregnancy Yoga
A 60 minute online video featuring demonstrations by yoga mothers from Sitaram yoga classes with a focus on student experience and plenty of clear close ups to show you what to do and lots of helpful modifications to keep everything comfortable. Suitable for women new to yoga and also for more experienced practitioners looking for an inspiring approach to some of the less-taught aspects of pregnancy yoga.
Sitaram Mother Nurture Yoga: Yoga for Birth
An online video featuring demonstrations by yoga mothers from Sitaram yoga classes with a focus on student experience and plenty of clear close ups to show you what to do and lots of helpful modifications to keep everything comfortable. Suitable for women new to yoga and also for more experienced practitioners looking for an inspiring approach to some of the less-taught aspects of pregnancy yoga.
Sitaram Mother Nurture Yoga: Post-natal Yoga
An online video featuring demonstrations by yoga mothers from Sitaram yoga classes with a focus on student experience and plenty of clear close ups to show you what to do and lots of helpful modifications to keep everything comfortable. Suitable for women new to yoga and also for more experienced practitioners looking for an inspiring approach to some of the yoga that promotes postnatal recovery and is also fun to enjoy together with your baby.
IN DEPTH ONLINE COURSES
Yoni Shakti: Well Woman Yoga Therapy Online Immersion
This course gives you everything you need to know to start making friends with your menstrual cycle. It includes key yoga therapy practices for each phase of the menstrual cycle, with deep relaxation practices to nourish your well-being, and friendly chats to share top tips and hints to live in harmony with your cycle.
Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience
This course covers a combination of theory and practice to give you a sound foundation (or to deepen your existing foundation) of understanding about what yoga nidra is in the broadest sense, and how it works. To get a feel for the course, how about trying a one-hour taster session?
The Total Yoga Nidra Online Immersion Experience is also available
in FRENCH and coming soon in Spanish and Polish
Sleep Well with Total Yoga Nidra
This course provides those suffering from insomnia with an understanding of how sleep works and of how to sleep well, as well as the basics they need to apply the practice of yoga nidra therapeutically to their condition. To get a feel for the course, you can try a one-hour taster session.
Go to the resources section of yonishakti.co website, the new home for Womb Yoga and Yoni Shakti, for lots of lovely free yoga nidras, videos and more.
For Yoga Nidra related courses and events go to: www.yoganidranetwork.org
1-1 sessions with Uma
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There are some different ways that I can support you in 1-1 sessions:
1. Listening and mentoring (30 minutes or 1 hour sessions)
Sometimes what is needed is just time to be HEARD - I can listen in to where you are, and provide mentoring for personal and professional issues. We can do these sessions on the phone or via Zoom.
2. Co-creating a Total Yoga Nidra practice to support where you are in your life (one hour session)
This session starts with a fifteen minute sharing, followed by a 30 minute yoga nidra practice tailored especially for your requirements at this time, and then we have time to reflect and orient before the end of the session.
3. Yoga therapy session (1 hour session).
This session starts with a fifteen minute sharing, followed by a 30 minute yoga therapy practice tailored especially for your requirements at this time, and then we have time to reflect and orient and consider how to implement this in your life before the end of the session.
4. Motherpeace Tarot Reading (30 minute session for short questions, or 1 hour session available for longer enquiries)
This session starts with a tuning into the cards, asking the question you are wanting to ask, and then is followed by time for me to spread and read the cards for you. I work mostly by sharing back to you the questions that the cards indicate would be helpful for you to reflect upon.
5. Motherpeace Total Yoga Nidra Session (one hour session)
This session starts with a tuning into the cards, asking the question you are wanting to ask, and then is followed by time for me to spread and read the cards for you. I then invite you to get ready for the yoga nidra and share a 30 minute practice with you that shares all the questions that the cards indicate would be helpful for you to reflect upon, in the format of a Total Yoga Nidra Practice.