Butterfly is a mystery school, a cocoon that becomes a melting pot for our longing, joy, grief and humaness. Together we create a space for uncensored exploration, truth telling and physical and emotional nourishment. Through dance, poetry, voice, yoga nidra, touch, creative enquiry and breath work we dive into our beingness and follow the unique curriculum of our souls unfolding. It is a course that is suitable for all women, at all stages of life.
Butterfly is a 3 year course that runs for 6 months of the year (9 full days over a 6 month period) with 2 to 3 additional shorter practice sessions in the autumn to hold the group energy for those transitioning into the next year. Women are only required to commit to one year at a time.
The Butterfly work is one of the greatest joys in my life, witnessing time and again women flourish, change and explore new ground is such a privilege. This period of social distancing has highlighted more than ever to me, just how important intimacy is. Intimacy with ourselves but also for women with other women. This space fosters our trust in female connection and community. Patriarchal culture has created a environment where women are often in competiton or judgement of each other. But by entering into a conscious circle, we can begin to heal that distance and feel the medicine of women being in the company of women. We also work to heal the rift between sexuality and spirituality, envisioning new possibilities of what an earth based sense of the sacred is and what that means within our wider lives and culture. Again covid-19 has renewed my awareness of how much touch and the nuance of human interaction is essential for our spirit and soul lives. I am so looking forward to holding in person gatherings again.
Previous Butterflies have said,
“The Butterfly course is one of the best things I have ever done. It has been challenging in a way that I needed it to be and I have learnt so much about myself and the power of female groups.” ~ Rachael
“It is difficult to explain how much I have benefited from Carly’s work. She creates such a safe space to allow me to be open with my vulnerabilities. Signing up to the butterfly course was one of the best decisions I have made.” ~ Suzie
“There is a real magic in what Carly creates. I’m not sure it’s something you’ll be able to understand from my words alone; the beauty of Carly’s work can only really be understood by being felt. Carly creates and holds beautiful, nurturing spaces for you to explore whatever it is that arises within you, an opportunity for personal growth and exploration. Carly delights in the exploration of our humanness and there is no emotion that is not welcome. That, in itself, is a rare gift. She is a generous, wise and humble teacher.” ~ Kiran
If this is speaking to you I would love to hear from you. The work calls on our courage and your vulnerability, but through this we discover our greatest gifts and strengths. To apply now please email email@example.com me with approx 300 words or less on what is calling you to the course. I may also ask for a free half an hour skype call to speak about the course with you in more depth. The group will be limited to 12 women to ensure that if we still need to social distance that that is possible in the space. Get intouch if you feel one of those spaces is yours.
Dates for Year 1
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 10-5pm and 10-5pm
Saturday 13th March 10-5pm
Saturday 17th and 18th April 10-6pm and 10-5pm
Saturday 22nd May 10-5pm
Saturday 26th June 10-5pm
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 10-6pm and 10-5pm
To apply please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with approx 300 words on what is calling you to the course. I may also ask for a half hour Skype call so we can chat about the course and check that it’s right for you.
Costs: in order to make the course as affordable as possible I offer a sliding scale payment according to what you can afford of between £795 – £950. Earlybird price of £725 if paid in full by December 1st 2020. The circle will be limited to 12 women so apply early to avoid disappointment. I require £100 non-refundable deposit will hold your place. Please note: I do not wish for money to be a prohibitive factor so there may be some more financial assistance available for 1 or possibly 2 women who are committed to the work but cannot afford the full fee.