“Although there are many physical places one can go to feel her way back home. The physical plane itself is not home; it is only the vehicle that rocks the ego to sleep” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Carly Mountain is a teacher and writer. She works with poetry, yoga, breathwork and voice as transformational practice that can liberate us in ways we never anticipated. She is the creatrix of the Butterfly School which supports women’s in-depth self-enquiry and unfolding. And is author of Jouissance ~ poetry of the deep feminine.
Carly has a life long study of movement based practices and has taught Yoga since 2003. Her studies have lead her from the UK to India, Europe and America. She has a broad range of experience of holding space for people to explore the language of their body and inner world. She has previously taught at Northern Contemporary Dance School, Sheffield Women’s Counselling Service, Sheffield Rape Crisis, Tri Yoga London and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She is certified by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance and by the Pilates Foundation.
She currently offers Yoga classes (1:1 or group), Poetry Coaching, Poetry Dive evenings, Mentoring for Yoga Teachers, Breathwork, Menstrual Consciousness talks and in depth courses specifically for Women’s health and empowerment. These courses incorporate yoga, breath work, poetry and reflective practice to support women to find a deeper intimacy with themselves, their voice, sexual life force and aliveness. She is also on the faculty for the Yoga Kula Leeds Teacher Training and has extensive experience in supporting other yoga teachers in their journey. Just like all natural things, the body has a natural intelligence and when we move and act from this naturalness, we feel a more integrated and harmonious connection with our environment.
“If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up, rooted like trees” – Book of Hours, Rainer Maria Rilke
Specific Qualifications and Training
BA (hons) Dance Theatre – Laban Centre London
Yoga Apprenticeship with Jonathan Monks 2002-2004
Pilates Foundation Matwork Training – 2003-2005
Yoga Campus Teacher Training 2005-2007 certified by British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance.
Institute Of Yogic Culture India – Chavutti Thirumal (foot pressure massage training) – 2005
Ante Natal Yoga Training – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli – 2006
Yoga Sadhana Course with Jonathan Monks supported by Beth Win – 2011 – 2014 Over 1000 hours yoga self-practice and 80 hours course contact time spread over 10 weekends a year.
Yoga Nidra Foundation Training – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Nirlupta Tuli Summer 2017
Breathwork Training – 80 hour training intensive with Kim Rosen 2016.
Poetry Depths Mystery School – Kim Rosen 2015 – Present. Unique course based in relationship, poetry, allying, breath work and voice. Ongoing training.
Other relevant training, support, retreats and intensives with John Hillman, Jules Heavens, Margaret Landale, Aki Omori, Susanne Lahusen and Linda Hartley as well as my own constant practice, reading and discovery.