“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 has a life long study of movement based practices and a BA (hons) from the Laban Centre, London. She 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 Tri Yoga London, Northern Contemporary Dance School, Sheffield Women’s Counselling Service and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She is certified by the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance and by the Pilates Foundation.
I originally trained as a dancer and have been learning movement based practices for over 25 years. But the base of all this practice has been an continuous interest and dance with relationship. Yoga means union, the nature of union comes in many forms and layers. This can be in the form of relationship to yourself, your body, your life passion, your health and well being. But there is also the relationship we have with the earth and the environment in which we live. And of course the relationships we have with loved ones, work colleagues, friends and all those around us. These relationships form the fabric of our lives and can teach us so much about how we are, the wounds we carry, our joy and love.
I have an instinctive and passionate nature that has lead me to many loves from ballet to Graham technique,Yoga, Poetry….Yoga was the place where my body finally found a whisper of the grace, creativity and flow that I had always seen in others but hadn’t been able to fully unleash within myself. From a very young age, I was seeking a soul mate to spend my life with and I am grateful to have a lasting marriage and 2 children to spend my days with. And my other love is my work. I am especially devoted to movement, poetry, yoga nidra and voice work as forms of spiritual practice and awakening.
I am so grateful for all the wonderful Guides, Teachers and inspirational people who have helped me along the way.
I currently offer Yoga classes (1:1 or group), Ante natal and postnatal movement classes, Poetry Coaching, Poetry Dive evenings, Mentoring for Yoga Teachers, Menstrual Consciousness talks and in depth courses specifically for Women’s health and empowerment. These courses incorporate yoga, dance, poetry and reflective practices to support women in finding a deeper intimacy with themselves, a connection with other women and as a natural by product of that, the world around them. 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
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 – 2012 – 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
Hakomi & Body Psychotherapy with John Hillman 2013-present
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 includes retreats and intensives with Richard Freeman, Margaret Landale, Aki Omori, Jules Heavens, Susanne Lahusen and Linda Hartley as well as my own constant practice, reading and discovery.