Bio Yoga Teacher womens retreat Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Uma Dinsmore-Tuli was first introduced to yoga at the age of four, and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1986 and training yoga teachers and therapists since 2001.
” Uma has lovely soft energies, and is a very inspiring and caring yoga teacher with an abundant ‘motherly warm caring nature’ ” – Dave
Her smile and laugh in infectious, and i know that she will have you beaming and smiling within 10 minutes of meeting her 😉
She has a PhD in Communications from London University, a diploma in Yoga Therapy from the Yoga Biomedical Trust and is a recognised teacher of the British Wheel of Yoga.
Before yoga and mothering took over her life completely, Uma spent seven years as a journalist and ten years working as a lecturer, tutor and course designer in higher education. She draws on her experience as writer, educator and mother to create positive learning experiences and high standards of teaching, training, appraisal and support on all her courses.
Uma teaches the British Wheel of Yoga Module in Pregnancy Yoga, designed the British Wheel Module in Postnatal Yoga and is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga’s Child Protection Steering Group. Uma is also a Breastfeeding Counsellor for the National Childbirth Trust. She co-organises the annual Yoga Gathering Santosa, and teaches the family yoga sessions at the Healing Field Gatherings and other festivals.
As well as the pregnancy yoga teacher training module, Uma also designed and leads the Yogacampus early years yoga training course, covering family yoga sessions for parents and children from birth to four years.
Uma also teaches a Yoga Nidra training to those who wish to learn this ancient relaxation and transformation technique.
Uma is a tutor on the Yoga Biomedical Trust/Yogacampus Yoga Therapy Foundation Course, and the Well Woman Yoga Therapy module. She has also worked as a tutor and assessor for Birthlight and British Wheel of Yoga training courses in pregnancy yoga, postnatal yoga and baby yoga.
Yoga retreats for women
Each year Uma teachers a women’s yoga retreat at Burren Yoga usually during July. This week is a lovely opportunity for women of all ages and all stages of life to come together with a very gifted teacher to learn techniques appropriate for whatever stage in life you are at, and also to learn more about yoga and meditation techniques specially for women.
Together with her husband, clinical hypnotherapist Nirlipta Tuli, she founded Sitaram Partnership in 1998 in order to promote the further education of yoga teachers, and to make yoga more accessible through classes in St Thomas’s and King’s College Hospital and other places in central and south London.
Uma is the author of three books about yoga therapy for women’s health: Mother’s Breath (a definitive guide to yoga breathing and awareness practices for pregnancy, postnatal recovery and mothering); Teach Yourself Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth (Hodder and Staughton) and Yoga for Living – Feel Confident (Dorling Kindersley). She has also produced a number of CDs and DVDs to support the practice of pregnancy, postnatal recovery yoga and yoga for the relief of stress.
Uma practices what she preaches: she is mother to three children: Tejomaya, Abhisheka, and Rajakumari Prayaag, who were all born at home in the Sitaram yoga rooms.