One of the joys of writing Yoni Shakti has been connecting with a whole host of truly inspiring women doing wonderful work for the upliftment and empowerment of women through yoga, tantra and other means. Each chapter ends with a full set of links for being in touch with women working around the issues of spirituality, creativity, fertility, sexuality and other radicalised areas of life such as all aspects of women's health and deep ecology.
Below you will find the full set of links form the book to create a live online resource for networking. I am working towards providing helpful commentary for each link, which will be uploaded over the next few weeks.
In the first instance, I encourage a visit to the following inspiring sites.
is the site to visit for further information about my own training courses in yoga for women's health, pregnancy, postnatal recovery and yoga therapy. The site also has resources to support your practice, and a listing of teachers who have trained with me over the years who are now working across the planet. If you sign up for the newsletter, then regular updates and inspiration are sent out to you.
Free downloads of YOGA NIDRA practices in seven different European languages (more coming!) are one of the delights on offer at the YOGA NIDRA NETWORK site which I established together with my husband Nirlipta Tuli. Our intention is to provide an openhearted and celebratory online space for everything related to YOGA NIDRA. There are resources, training courses, retreats, free downloads and a great listing of teachers across Europe who are sharing yoga nidra in many different ways. Well worth a visit:
For a global online inspirational community of women who consciously honour menstruality, then this is your site! Established by Alexandra Pope (my menstrual guru!) and clinical hypnotherapist Sjanie Hugo, WOMEN'S QUEST is the place to visit to connect with an intelligent and thoughtful exploration of menstruality and cyclical wisdom as a spiritual practice for all women. Events, community support, retreats, workshops and trainings are all on offer
CHERISH THE CUNT
These inspirational sites are the work of the very wonderful Colette Nolan, otherwise known as The Lady Cuntlove. She is a gifted young poet, sexual health activist and entrepreneur who is currently carrying her cunt-cherishing campaign into the development of a range of sexual education resources for young people.
To connect with the unfolding power of the deep feminine in yoga, then there is one very special teacher whom I encourage you to encounter. Still touring the world and sharing her brilliant, nourishing and profound teachings, Angela is the business!
My very top London tip for acupuncture and TCM that honours and supports women's health at all stages of our lives, especially in relation to fertility and menstrual health.
WOMEN WRITERS TRUST
Without the support of this wonderful trust, Yoni Shakti would never have been written. Thank you Sarah Hoskings.
To explore a little wider, here's a great list of fabulous positive work on the web to support and inspire you:
YOGA AND SHAMANISM
MENARCHE and EMPOWERING GIRLS
NATURAL FERTILITY AWARENESS and CONTRACEPTION
AS CONSCIOUS SELF DISCOVERY AND EMPOWERMENT
MENSTRUAL AWARENESS AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES
MENOPAUSAL ISSUES AND INSPIRATION
INSPIRATIONAL POST-MENOPAUSAL TEACHERS AND YOGINIS
CREATIVITY AND YOGA
CONSCIOUS BIRTHING AND YOGA
PREGANANCY AND POSTNATAL CONCERNS
BREAST CANCER AND YOGA
PELVIC ORGANS AND HYSTERECTOMY
BREAST MASSAGE AND PRE_MENSTRUAL TENSION
DEEP ECOLOGY AND GLOBAL YOGA VISIONARIES
www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-kim/birth-control-water-and-w_b_385532.html, www.nationalreview.com/articles/224265/pill-pollutant/iain-murray and www.mnn.com/local-reports/south-carolina/local-blog/birth-control-pill-e...
TRAINING COURSES FOR WOMEN'S YOGA
RECOMMENDED TEACHERS AND CENTRES
YOGA and TANTRA
PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY
RECENT STATISTICS ON YOGA
MAHAVIDYA IMAGES AND USES OF YANTRA / MAHAVIDYAS for MEDITATION