EVENTS – STROUD | Creativity, Sexuality
and The Cycles of Our Lives: A Yoga CPD Day
CREATIVITY, SEXUALITY & THE CYCLES OF OUR LIVES
A Yoga CPD Day for Women
with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata
Tuesday 19th December | 10am – 5pm
at Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood, Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB
What is the relationship between creativity, sexuality and the cycles of our lives? How does energy move, as creative and sexual expression, and how does she get blocked? What is the relationship between rest and activity in relation to our creative and sexual cycles? What is the nature of Shakti and how has she been constrained? How can we understand the movements of Shakti? How can the Great Wisdom Goddesses Kamalatmika (the lotus goddess of delight) and Matangi (the wild outcaste poet) support our understanding of creative and sexual energies?
This experiential day long workshop is open to all women and yoga teachers, yoga therapists and health care practitioners who are seeking to support positive experiences of creativity and sexuality in women’s lives, either for themselves personally, or for their students and clients.
The day counts as continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers who have completed prior trainings with Uma, and can also count towards CPD points for general yoga teachers and therapists, depending upon the requirements of their professional associations. Health care practitioners, psychotherapists, sexological body workers and coaches with an interest in yoga, sexuality and creativity are also welcome to attend, provided they have a living interest in and practice of yoga.
The intention of this day is to provide practical experience of breath (pranayama), rhythmic and restorative yoga postures (asana), gestures (mudra), heart-based meditations (yoga nidra) and deep, joyful heart songs (kirtan) that promote healthy creative and sexual energies. Supportive sequences of integrated yoga postures will be taught, and there will be time for discussion. An overview of common creative and sexual challenges and opportunities will be discussed in relation to appropriate yogic responses. By the end of the day, participants will have an understanding of the key practical and theoretical yoga-tantra responses that are helpful to support the expression of women’s creativity and sexuality.
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussions. The programme is open to responsive, intuitive attunements and adjustments to meet the specific needs of those attending.
Investment: £83 including lunch – more details and prebooking following the below link
Drawing of Kamalatmika (tantric goddess of pure delight) by Sivani Mata Francis
Sitaram Studio, Tanglewood,
Gunhouse Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2DB
The studio is one mile east from Stroud station.
Gunhouse lane is a turn off the A419 London Road that runs from Stroud to Cirencester (on your right coming in from Cirencester and on your left heading out from Stroud). At the bottom of the lane is the Topps Tiles showroom.
If you are driving please PARK ON BOWBRIDGE LANE, as Gunhouse Lane is a private road. Walk right up to the very top of the lane. Tanglewood is at the very top, where it carries straight on and turns into a track and behind a gate. Please do not follow the top of Gunhouse lane around to the left - this leads to Thrupp House - this is NOT Tanglewood.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF THE BIG HOUSE AT THE TOP ON THE LEFT OF THE LANE, or on the Gunhouse Lane, this annoys the neighbours.