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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

Encounters with Angels

on October 10, 2018 No comments

“Even if I don’t ever see it again — or ever feel it,
I know that it is — and that if once it hailed me
it ever does –” ~ Marie Howe

How do we experience Angels? What names do we give for those presences in our lives that we cannot see but can on some level feel?

To end the year, we have a very special candlelit Poetry Dive on Angels. The poems will explore encounters with that which is beyond and a part of the mystery of our lives and will also explore, the very varied ways in which poets depict and refer to angels.

I am delighted to welcome guest speaker, John Hillman my Teacher, Guide and Friend who first introduced me to poetry.

We hope this will be a unique and atmospheric dive to enliven your senses and nourish your being.

Advanced booking click here to book £16 per person. There is one assisted place at £8 if anyone is struggling with money and would like a reduction please email me info@carlymountain.com.

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Carly MountainEncounters with Angels

Fire Moon – A Summer Poetry Dive 30th June 6.30-9pm

on May 10, 2018 No comments

Join me as we cross the threshold of summer into the dance of your inner fire and moon, the yin and yang, shiva and shakti? By feeling these aspects within us both the dance of their harmony or disharmony and to feel it consciously, welcoming it all, is one doorway into our life full-ness. Using poetry, dance, voice, writing and good company we will follow the flow of the dive to explore the union and relationship of opposites and see what unfolds….

So far since I have been honing the craft of these events all the Poetry Dives I have held have been donation based in aid of charity.  Unfortunately, that is not sustainable forever and so from this dive onwards I will be charging for dives at a starting price of £15. However, to keep it as inclusive as possible there will be 2 reduced price places per dive (£8) for anyone who is struggling to afford to come. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please email me info@carlymountain.com.

Otherwise to book your place simply click here to book Book online

I hope to see you there

Carly x

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Carly MountainFire Moon – A Summer Poetry Dive 30th June 6.30-9pm

Moving From the Heart – Yoga based workshop at Yoga Kula Leeds

on May 10, 2018 No comments


I enjoyed teaching this workshop so much earlier this year I am offering it again. This time at Yoga Kula in Leeds you can book here. So come and nourish yourself with an afternoon of heart lead hatha flow yoga, poetry and yoga nidra. Both yoga and poetry can be practices of intimacy which can lead us into the unknown or unheard realms of our being. When we uncover these less familiar aspects of ourselves we can start to feel and re-member them as a part of us.

In this workshop we will dive into the heart center as the doorway to this listening. We will work with a fluid yoga sequence that moves from the heart into relationship with the whole body. Inviting us to open and close, reach out and draw inwards, exploring the landscapes of the heart and the wisdom held within.

So often yoga workshops prioritise opening the heart, but there is a maturity in recognising that the close is equally as valuable as the open. This sequence lends itself to both of these polarities the reaching out and the turning inwards as well. The sequence includes balances, backbends, forward bends and twists and is combined with a beautiful soundscape to evoke your emotional and physical bodies. Thereby inviting you to feel how they interweave into expansion and return until eventually winding down to a heart lead yoga nidra to finish.

Booking via Mindbody here

“Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.

If it were always a fist or always stretched open,

you would be paralysed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding,

the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated

as birdwings.”

~ Rumi translated Coleman Barks

 

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Carly MountainMoving From the Heart – Yoga based workshop at Yoga Kula Leeds

Awakening – A Springtime Poetry Dive Saturday April 21st

on March 5, 2018 No comments


Join me for this springtime poetry dive. Spring is a time for burgeoning life and also the fragility of newness. Seasonal change can bring such a mixture of feelings and experiences both within and externally. This dive will give time to turn towards whatever is unfurling within you in a shared and supportive circle.

Saturday 21st April at 5.45pm – 8.45pm at Sharrow Performing Arts Space

This is a donation based evening and all profits will be donated to Mums In Need a local domestic abuse organisation which supports mums who have left emotionally/mentally abusive relationships that want to rebuild their lives. This is a great organisation and I would be grateful for any donations which we can pass onto them to support their valuable work.

Pre booking essentail to book please email info@carlymountain.com. Hope to see you there!

 

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Carly MountainAwakening – A Springtime Poetry Dive Saturday April 21st

Verse Matters Wednesday 7th March In Celebration of International Womens Day

on March 5, 2018 No comments

I am excited to be speaking some of my own poetry at Verse Matters this Wednesday 7th March at the Theatre Deli Sheffield.

This is the description from their website –

Verse Matters is an intersectional feminist arts collective based in Sheffield, founded by Rachel Bower. Verse Matters runs events at The Moor Theatre Deli in Sheffield and provides a supportive space for poetry, spoken word, storytelling, music and comedy, showcasing the work of talented people in a friendly, safe environment. Each event has a mix of experienced and new performers.

Events are always open to all. Each night includes two featured artists, and an open mic session with six performers (five minutes each). The structure is non-hierarchical, and door profits are split between performers.

Verse Matters was set up to attest to the structural inequalities in society and the arts. To remember that ‘women’s rights’ are diminished without racial equality and economic justice. To bring people together in solidarity. To create a forum for debate, challenge and pleasure.

Some of our performers tell stories that have been erased by society: refugees, detainees, prisoners. Others might read a page of their favourite book, speaking in public for the first time. Others are experienced poets, puppeteers, dramatists and performers. All are respected and appreciated.

These times call for solidarity and for resistance. We need outlets through which to articulate our anger, our sadness, our joy. Verse Matters exists to provide this space.

This is a special Verse Matters in collaboration with SHE Fest a fringe festival in Sheffield that celebrates International Women’s Day and I am delighted to be involved.

Come down and bring your friends.

 

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Carly MountainVerse Matters Wednesday 7th March In Celebration of International Womens Day

Moving From The Heart – a yoga based workshop

on February 1, 2018 No comments

Come and nourish yourself with an evening of heart lead hatha flow yoga. How do we move from the heart? This fluid sequence will lead us from the heart centre into relationship with the whole body. Inviting us to open and close, reach out and draw inwards, exploring the landscapes of the heart and the wisdom held within. Yoga can be a way of coming into a more loving relationship with yourself. It is also a great way to spend time with friends or your partner. So come and join us.

We will move freely before transitioning into a flowing yoga sequence, finally winding down to a heart lead yoga nidra and tea to finish.

To book please click this link I hope to see you there.

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Carly MountainMoving From The Heart – a yoga based workshop

Leading from the Heart – Poetry Dive

on December 21, 2017 No comments

 

If your heart had a voice what would it set as an intention or hearts prayer for 2018? This poetry dive will centre around the heart, listening to the wisdom of the heart, your hearts longings and losses, desires and strength. This is an opportunity to set time aside to turn towards whatever is arising for you at the start of the year in conscious transition into 2018.We will move, dance, sound and dive into poetry, music, writing and sharing.

Whilst I continue to feel into and hone the craft of offering poetry dives this event will once again be donation based. All proceeds will go to the SHE College Fund www.shecollegefund.org a wonderful charity set up by my Teacher Kim Rosen.

Pre booking essential, to book please email me info@carlymountain.com. I would be delighted if you can join me.

 

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Carly MountainLeading from the Heart – Poetry Dive

NEW! Evening Course for January 2018

on December 11, 2017 No comments

Dance your way into 2018 with this new yoga course Deepening Your Relationship With Practice.

You may be relatively new to yoga and wish to invest more time and energy into it, or you may have practiced for years and feel that you have hit a wall that you cannot shift. Making a commitment to the same class for 6 weeks can really help to create a greater consistency and depth that will support your practice. The practice taught in this course is physical but is based in the yogic principles of connection and integration. If the arm moves why does it move, where does it move from and what else is affected? As we continue to awaken to the multiplicity of connections within our physical body, we can discover new possibilities that can be directly experienced not only through the physical but also in our mind, energy and emotions. During these 6 weeks we will;

– learn a flowing vinyasa sequence centered around natarajasana (Lord of the Dance pose) that we will repeat and play with feeling how it resonates in us over time

– freeing the hips (as the seat of the spine and central gateway of the body) and spine (the central pillar of your body)

– the freedom to move and express our inner dance moment by moment

This course requires a willingness to lean into the unknown, to balance and fall, play, dance and explore. Curiosity essential! Places limited early booking recommended £48 for 6 weeks. Click here to book

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Carly MountainNEW! Evening Course for January 2018