feminine

Butterfly 2021 ~ a new cocoon is forming

on June 4, 2020 No comments

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, creative enquiry and breathwork we dive into our beingness and follow the unique curriculum of our souls unfolding.

Next year, 2021 will mark 7 years since the Butterfly work was seeded here in Sheffield and now it’s form is changing shape again. Over lockdown it has become clear to me that the Inanna – Erishkegal work is the work of now. So from 2021 the Heroine’s Journey will now form the main body of the work. Therefore from next year Butterfly will be a 6 month initiation journey followed by a 9 month Heroine’s Journey.

The Initiation Journey takes place over 6 months at Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield. Each month we adventure into a different portal of our humanness beginning with womb wisdom then undressing the voice, breathwork, the wheel of consent, sexuality and pleasure and the naked heart. The course invites us to the places within that have been calling out to us but that we never dared visit until now…

DATES

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th February 10-5pm and 10-5pm

Saturday 20th March 10-5pm

Saturday 17th and 18th April 10-6pm and 10-5pm

Saturday 22nd May 10-5pm

Saturday 12th June 10-5pm

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July 10-6pm and 10-5pm

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 

To apply please send an email to info@carlymountain.com with approx 300 words on what is calling you to the course. After this you will be invited to a free half hour zoom 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 maximum 12 women so apply early to avoid disappointment. I require £100 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

This 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. We 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. Covid-19 has renewed my awareness of how the nuance of human interaction is essential for our spirit and soul lives. I am so looking forward to holding in person gatherings again.

Carly 

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Jouissance Kickstarter Campaign LIVE!

on May 21, 2019 No comments

The Kickstarter campaign for Jouissance ~ Poetry of the Deep Feminine is now LIVE! This is my first book and to print and self publish it I am asking for your support.  

I am longing for a world where we have forms of language that recognise and respect the deep feminine and women’s experience for the good of us all. Poetry is one form that can reach to the heart of the matter. It has the capacity to speak to parts of us that are dormant, denied or forgotten and can lead us into deeper intimacy with ourselves.

About Jouissance

Jouissance is a selection of poetry that I have written over the past 5 years that wants to be spoken and shared. The idea just wouldn’t leave me alone, so eventually I followed it and here I am.

If you would like to know more or pledge click this link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jouissance/jouissance-poetry-of-the-deep-feminine 

Thank you for being a part of it!

Carly x

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Women’s Full Moon Retreat Day

on October 26, 2017 No comments

Join me on Sunday 3rd December for the last Full Moon of 2017 to consciously welcome in the end of the year and reflect on the months gone by…..

Once upon a time it was commonplace for people to have parties, hold rituals, make love and dance under the light of the full moon. The moon offers a different kind of light to the sun, a light that can illuminate deep feelings, longings and directions that are not always visible in the bright light of day. This Women’s Retreat day will give space to stir the cauldron of your inner being, to uncover, nourish and behold whatever needs to be felt, celebrated and released as we journey towards the end of the year. Through yoga, dance, poetry and creative reflection we can liberate our inner most expression and evoke and nourish the inner landscapes of our being.

We will begin the day with meditation and yoga followed by lunch and a sumptuous and restful yoga nidra. In the afternoon, we will work with dance, poetry and reflective work in partners and in circle. You do not have to have any knowledge or experience of working with poetry before. Like movement practices, poetry is a form which can cut through to the heart of things, thereby taking us beyond our habitual patterns and awaken us to fresh experience and perspectives.

“At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face into mine.
Breathe into me.

Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.

The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.

– Rumi translated by Coleman Barks

A wonderful way to spend the last full moon of the year, clearing a pathway towards 2018.

Date: Sunday 3rd December

At: Instinctive Health, Kelham Island, Sheffield

Time: 10.30 – 5.30pm

Cost: £28 early bird if booked by November 5th £35 thereafter.

To book click here and scroll down to the bottom of the page

Note: Anyone interested in signing up for the new Year 1 Butterfly group starting in January, this retreat will have a flavour of the butterfly work and would be a good opportunity for you to experience the space I hold and feel into if it is the course for you. You can find out about Butterfly course dates and content on the Butterfly page. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get intouch. 

 

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Cathedral of Summer

on November 2, 2013 No comments

“I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of summer,

 

My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music.


It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips” – Violette Leduc

 

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