‘Spring Equinox’ Celtic Circle of Yoga Retreat with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

In 2015, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli launched her new project in collaboration with Jack Harrison (The Celtic School of Yoga). The purpose this school of Yoga is to re-establish a balance between East and West. The teachings are offered from the heart.

Over the two days the course will explore wild nidra, nidra

shakti, seasonal movement sequences and nourishing the energy rivers. Practices to support the radical ecology of self care in the Celtic approach to yoga. Includes breath, movement, sound, stories, song and poetry, walks and wild nidras.

What if we as Westerners do not have to look to India for inspiration? What if we realise that, in many cases, the universal dreams which make up the foundation of our practice are variants of stories which have been with us all our lives? Even if we have never heard these stories, they have shaped the minds and hearts of our fathers and mothers. What if we realise that the gods and goddesses of the Celtic and pre‐Celtic pantheon are still very much alive and active in Ireland and other parts of the Celtic world? And that, because they have lived within us, and in our parents and their parents, for so long we may feel their presence closer and more intimately?



Celtic Yoga Weekend overview:
A weekend retreat to immerse deeply in the celtic approach to yoga – rooted in the practices of yoga and the wisdom from the Celtic Spriritual tradition that honours all of life as sacred. Practices include Celtic Yoga wild nidra, nidra shakti, seasonal movement sequences and nourishing the energy rivers. All practices designed to support the radical ecology of self care in the Celtic approach to yoga. Includes breath, movement, sound, stories, song and poetry, walks and wild nidras.



Schedule for each day of the Celtic yoga weekend introduction


(Friday evening: Open class for all 6 pm – 9 pm)



Saturday and Sunday 10 til 1: with breaks as necessary

10 til 1030 morning yoga nidra with sound and poetry

1030 – 11 opening circle – greetings and welcomes,

11 – 1130 mudras and mantras,

11.30 til 1 – seasonally attuned movement and breath

1 til 2 lunch

2 til 3 walk, with meditative awareness

3.30 til 5.30 afternoon mantra

seasonally attuned meditative movements, pranayama, afternoon nidra and re-awakening movement

To practise Celtic Yoga is to be fully rooted in the earth and enraptured by life. The purpose of this school of yoga is to re‐establish a balance between East and West, between what we look for outside of ourselves and what we find when we come home, through elementally integrated yoga for body, heart and soul, incorporating movement, breath, story, poetry and myths drawn from the indigenous spiritual treasure house of our Celtic heritage.

Celtic Yoga en-chants: it calls us to be fully alive, and to voice the song of the breath in the life of the body, in deep connection with the earth, and in honour of her. Celtic Yoga invites us to come home to taste the honey of our own spirit’s knowing: to be nourished by the stories and poetic traditions that grew from our own islands, in in celebration of life here. It is an approach to yoga as an experience of hospitality. Celtic Yoga invites us to rediscover how to live a life that is fully alive in a very practical sense to the spiritual wisdom of the Celtic world; to encounter a life in which in everything is celebrated as sacred: each breath, every movement, each feeling of heart, and the thoughts and flights of mind and soul, are welcomed into this yoga of homecoming. This is a yoga of reconnection.

In this workshop, Uma will weave together chanting, poetry, song, movement, breathing practices and yoga nidra to transform our physical practice into a tangible connection with ourselves, with others and with the Earth herself.



Contribution and Costs for the Celtic yoga retreat
The cost of hosting and organising the event is shared between the participants. Each person is also invited to make a gift from the heart for the value of the teaching.

The cost for the accommodation, all meals and contribution to the space hire is £115/person

This includes arrival on the evening before the course and staying for 2 nights.

It is possible to arrange to stay for the days in-between the retreats if you are coming for all 4 retreats.

Please contact us at info@layapoint.com or 01229 716154 for more information and to book your place.

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The old school, LA20 6DT
Ulpha
19 March , Saturday 10:00

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