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Women’s Soul Retreat February 3rd -6th 2022

on July 23, 2021 No comments

“And the soul, if she is to know herself
must look into the soul and find
what kind of beast is hiding…” – Kim Moore

A residential retreat at Patrick Brompton House in Yorkshire. Come dive into poetry, movement, sharing, swimming, dancing, resting, breathing and being. Be the lioness that lazes, the wolf that howls, the bee that dances, the badger that hides, the bird that flies….or something else entirely!?

This is an invitation to enter a process of rewilding from the inside, of allowing our animal body to express, our broken voices to speak and to step out of time and to remember…who I am when I am not answering to my name?

My intention is to provide a space to become more intimate with yourself, to dive into your depths and as my teacher Kim says “rattle the cage of your personality”, to ask, who am I if I don’t have anyone to answer to for 4 days? Who am I when I breathe deeply? Who am I when I meet the eye of another woman and feel my emotions move? Who am I if I open to resting, switching my technology off and just being?

If all is welcome, what arrives?

About the Space

Patrick Brompton Hall is a beautiful countryside home about 1.5 hours north west of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire Countryside. With roaming grounds, a stone circle, huge trees, a heated indoor swimming pool, amazing food and a beautiful light studio space with wooden floor and fire place. The perfect space to cocoon inwards at the end of the winter.

Cost: £645 earlybird if paid in full by 1st September after that £695 per person. £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place (+£60 for single occupancy room with shared bathroom) just afew spaces remaining. Contact info@carlymountain.com to book.

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Carly MountainWomen’s Soul Retreat February 3rd -6th 2022

All classes now online

on March 26, 2020 No comments

Through this period of cocooning I will be offering classes online and you can  book here. My intention is to provide an online space to connect with others and to keep yourself healthy.

Classes run Tuesdays 6-7pm and Fridays 8.30-9.30am and can be booked online.

I realise that many people have been hit hard financially at this time and that there are many online yoga offerings for free online just now. But teaching classes is my main source of income and unfortunately I can’t afford to offer all my sessions free of charge. However, if you have no income and would like to join please contact me and if I can offer assistance then I will.

Sending love to all in these rapidly changing and challenging times.

Carly x

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Jouissance ~ NOW JUST 5 COPIES LEFT TO BUY

on August 8, 2019 No comments

Thank you to everyone who backed my Kickstarter campaign! It was a huge success and I felt so grateful for all your support. With your pledges I have been able to send out 20 free copies but I have also been able to print a small surplus amount. These will be available at Womanfest and online here for £10 + £3 postage and packaging. Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

To buy a copy you can paypal £13 via paypal.me/CarlyMountain or email me info@carlymountain.com with your address and I will send you online banking payment details. 

Best wishes

Carly

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Carly MountainJouissance ~ NOW JUST 5 COPIES LEFT TO BUY

Jouissance ~ Poetry Pamphlet and Crowdfunder Launch

on March 28, 2019 No comments
JOUISSANCE: a form of women’s pleasure or sexual rapture that combines mental, physical and spiritual aspects of female experience, bordering on mystical communion. Jouissance can be described as the source of a woman’s creative power that delights in being limitless. 

On Monday 20th May I will be launching my first poetry pamphlet. To mark this, I would be delighted if you would join me for an intimate sharing of some of the poems from the book woven into an experiential talk about poetry, female creativity and my own personal journey. 

Jouissance is a selection of poetry that I have written over the past 6 years. It formed alongside the Butterfly work which was a part of my own Inanna journey. So for anyone thinking about signing up for Butterfly next year this evening would be a good chance to get to know more about me and the roots of the work.

We live in a world where the feminine has been in exile within our collective psyche and that manifests itself in our wider societal structure and ourselves. Even our language is based in masculine structures and yet poetry can take us beyond the structure of words to the heart of the matter. I am passionate about poetry’s ability to connect, heal and awaken us to what needs to be heard. We live in a world severely lacking in words that describe and recognise the female experience. Though there is so much more writing and poetry out there which gives voice to the feminine, I am craving more and feel that there is certainly room for more. So, this work is a part of my endeavour to answer my own prayer and it is my hope that my words may support others who are also walking this path.

Honouring the feminine is a huge part of my path. But I recognise that this is not just a personal endeavour but a collective one. We cannot do it alone with one big gesture, but through many small but courageous gestures from many people. For this reason, this event will also be the launch of a crowdfunder so that if you feel inspired to you can help give this work flight. The crowdfunder will go live on 20th May, there you will find various offerings including copies of the book in exchange for your donation. I am hoping that through your support I can send at least 10 free copies of the book out to others holding circles, scattering the seeds of poetry on the wind.

This FREE launch event will be held at Jo and Ben’s lovely new yoga space Mudra, 151 Sellers Wheel, Sheffield S1 2NU. Though there is no charge to attend I do ask that you book in advance. So if you feel inspired to join me you can reserve your space online via the Mudra website here. Once on the site, go to EVENTS (via the top left menu on laptop or top right dropdown on mobile) and enter your details to reserve you place. I hope to see you there and feel free to share with your friends. Thank you for your support. 

With love and gratitude, 
Carly    
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Carly MountainJouissance ~ Poetry Pamphlet and Crowdfunder Launch

Kim Rosen Sheffield Retreat Febraury 2019

on November 9, 2018 No comments

I am absolutley thrilled to announce that Kim Rosen will be back in Sheffield to offer a three day workshop again in February. I have worked with Kim for the last 5 years and it’s no exaggeration to say it has been life changing and so much of her work informs my own. I highly recommmend her!

All information attached below and bookings are being taken via gill.upham@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there,

Carly

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Carly MountainKim Rosen Sheffield Retreat Febraury 2019

Springing Back…..

on April 1, 2017 No comments

 

Spring is springing and the daffodils are singing! And after a slow and restorative start to the year I am rekindling the fire of my yoga practice.

And from May the Friday morning class will be back 9.30-10.30am at the Nether Edge Studio starts May 5th – 16th June inclusive (no class on 2nd June) £60/£54 concs. Initially, as I ease back into teaching this will be a slightly gentler format with a Yoga Nidra to finish. Spaces limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

NEW! Dancing Bubbas – a postnatal Dance and Yoga class for Mums and Babies.

I will also be offering a Dancing Bubbas class – this is a fun postnatal class for Mum and babies. Starting with dancing with the babies in slings, followed by some yoga and specific pelvic floor work. And then tea! The perfect way to reenergise tired Mums. Starts Wednesday 3rd May – 24th May 11am – 12.15 inclusive £36 for 4 sessions.

Wishing you a wonderful start to spring.

Carly

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The Butterfly Course 2017 – taking bookings now!

on August 2, 2016 No comments

Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning

That is at one with your life’s desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;

Hold nothing back,
learn to find ease in risk;

Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,

For your soul senses the world that awaits you”

For A New Beginning by John O’Donohue

The Butterfly Course is an invitation to soul dive into the mystery and joy of sacred feminine practice.  Using mudra, yoga, poetry, movement and creative enquiry this course creates time and space for you to move, feel and breathe your way into a deeper intimacy with your body, soul and natural abundance. It is an opportunity to deepen your listening to the language of your body and soul, share space with other women who wish to do the same and uncover whatever it is within you that wishes to unfold.

The backbone of the work is the sacred Butterfly Mudra practice. In Year 1 we will learn the short form. The full mudra sequence can take 3 years or more to learn so this first year is an introduction to the practice. You will be invited to do a 10 minute daily self practice at home in between sessions which other women have found invaluable, often in ways they never expected.

In addition to the mudra work, we will also explore other sister practices to bring greater freedom and awareness to the layers of our being-ness. Since every woman is unique so you will each naturally gravitate to different aspects of the practice. For those who already practice regularly at home, this course can offer ways for you to enhance or deepen your practice and those new to self practice can uncover a personal routine that is perfect for you and one that can evolve with your life.

Many women find that one of the most enjoyable things about the course is having other women to journey with, providing a sense of support and community which can be invaluable.

The course will start and finish with two 2 day non residential intensives in Sheffield. Though the intensives are non residential, if possible, I invite you to clear your weekend and dive deeply into the work and some time for you. If anyone is travelling from outside of Sheffield, I can help you arrange accommodation that is very low cost or possibly free of charge.

This year I am excited to announce that I will be assisted by Cordelia Gray, an Integrative Arts psychotherapist (UKCP reg since 2006) with many years experience working creatively with different people and issues. Cordelia has also completed 3 years of the Butterfly work with me and is now going onto her 4th year. I am thrilled that she will be joining us.

Dates 2017:

Opening retreat Feb 11th-12th 10-5pm and 10-4pm

March 19th 10-5pm

April 30th 10-5pm

May 21st 10-5pm

June 11th 10-5pm

Final retreat 8th -9th July 10-5pm and 10-4pm

Places limited (maximum 12 women) so book early to avoid disappointment. I have really tried to keep costs down to make this course a possibility for all. At the moment, I envisage being able to offer a sliding scale fee so that you pay whatever you can afford. The minimum payment being £385 – £495. And if you pay in full by December 1st an early bird rate of £375. These figures are based around a smaller group, if it works out that a few people pay the higher rate or we have a large group then I hope to be able to offer a further reduction on cost. I don’t wish for money to be a prohibitive factor so please contact me if you need to discuss a further reduction.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me directly please feel free to email me info@carlymountain.com and we can arrange a time. I so look forward to sharing this transformational practice with you.

With Love, Carly

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Carly MountainThe Butterfly Course 2017 – taking bookings now!