Natural Mystic

EVENTS – WILTSHIRE | Womens Yoga Retreat

Womens Yoga Retreat dancing in the dew


with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata

Friday 5 (11:00) – 
Sunday 7 April (15:00) 2019

at Cleeve House, Seend,
Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6PG

For all women and our female relatives...
a women only retreat space for nurture and nourishment.

Come and celebrate being women in the beautiful Wiltshire early spring time countryside with your favourite female relatives. Uma-Dinsmore-Tuli and Sivani Mata Francis will be holding a nourishing women’s retreat with lots of deep relaxation, sound, yoga movement and dance, country walks, tasty vegan food and bhakti yoga - the yoga of devotion.

Everything on the programme is optional, delightful and shared with beauteous joy straight from our hearts to yours to celebrate the living earth, to honour the living intelligence of your bodies, and to bring you close to the sweetly intuitive voice of your own heart’s wisdom. Listen: she’s calling you home! JAI MA!

We invite you to celebrate the energy of the goddess with us. Bring yourself! And if you are able, please bring also your beloved female relatives with you: bring your mother, your best friend, your favourite Auntie, your mother-in-law, your niece, your god-daughter... your favourite adopted granny or your favourite female neighbour, yoga teacher, or just yourself!

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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.

After completing the Yoga Biomedical Trust Diploma in Yoga Therapy in 1999, Uma has continued to find the fully integrated approach of yoga therapy to be the most practical route to the healing power of yoga. She further trained in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy with Mukunda Stiles, and works as a yoga therapist with special expertise in women’s health. As a mother of three, she has been both personally and professionally engaged with the development of pregnancy yoga, yoga for birth and postnatal recovery, and family yoga, and has been training teachers in this field since 2002, she has delighted in creating her own courses to promote excellence of teaching in this field, including Well Woman Yoga and a uniquely responsive Integrated Mother and Baby yoga teacher training. 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.

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 project: Womb Yoga: Blood Wisdom 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 is a student of Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love and devotion) and began her journey with this practice through attending various Kirtan (yogic singing) 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 Kirtan 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) which blends Kirtan with mystic poetry. Having fallen in love with the path of Bhakti Yoga, Sivani organised 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 organises 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, centring these practices in the heart to unveil ones true nature.

Sivani Mata feels incredibly blessed to have found this divine practice and be able to share it with others

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Accommodation on the retreat is at the retreat venue, Cleeve House All the rooms have fantastic views, high ceilings and pine wood floors. Most rooms will be shared.

The lovely Azra will be cooking our delicious vegetarian food for the retreat. There will be 2 main meals a day, a nourishing brunch and wholesome early dinner, and there will be fruit available for breakfast for those who need to eat before brunch.

Our provisional idea of a schedule is below, all timings and offerings are subject to change in response to the needs of the group.


Welcome Yoga Nidra
and Greeting Circle with Intentions for the Retreat
12:30pm: LUNCH followed by nature walk and settling in
Yoga Asana Practice
4:15pm: TEA BREAK
4:30pm: Kirtan
Yoga Nidra
Sleep Time…


Dancing in the Dew
7:00am: Yoga Nidra
7:15am: Arati
8:00am: TEA Break (and fruit for those who need)
8:15am: Yoga Asana Practice and Yoga Nidra
10:30am: BRUNCH followed by nature walk and free time
12:30pm: Yoga Nidra
13:00pm: Kirtan
2:15pm: Gratitude Circle


Dancing in the Dew
7:00am: Yoga Nidra
7:15am: Arati
8:00am: TEA Break (and fruit for those who need)
8:15am: Rhythm of Life: Yoga and Dance (Shakti Dance)
10:30am: BRUNCH followed by nature walk and free time
1:00pm: Yoga Asana Practice and Yoga Nidra
3:00pm: TEA Break
3:30pm: Kirtan
5:00pm: DINNER
Yoga Nidra
Sleep Time…

£350 full price (one person), £315 each with a beloved female relative or friend (includes the full programme of yogic offerings, all meals, and shared accommodation)

For booking please contact Sivani using
the contact form or call 07734 593 284

This retreat is now at capacity, please contact for waiting list

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लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु
"May All The Beings In All The Worlds Be Happy and at PEACE"

© Sivani Mata Francis – Natural Mystic Bhajans