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THE COUPLES SANCTUARY ~ BRING YOUR DATE NIGHT HOME THIS AUTUMN

on October 22, 2020 No comments

Begins Thursday 19th November for 4 weeks online 6.30-8.30pm GMT

In this time of coronavirus and restricted sociability why not bring your date night home this autumn? This is an invitation to create a sanctuary within your home to cultivate and open to new possibilities and nourishment for you and your relationship.

“Our intimacy muscle is atrophied” ~ Kim Rosen

Within our culture we are rarely taught the language of intimacy, so we enter relationships blind and forage for it along the way. It doesn’t have to be this way. This course invites you as a couple to devote to spending some conscious time togther. The gift of it being online is that you can be within a supportive container and in the comfort of your own home at the same time!

Though these pratices may be used to cultivate erotic connection the course will not contain any explicitly sexual content.

Over four evenings we will travel into the language of intimacy and connection. We will use Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent to create a foundation for the course and cultivate a growing awareness of how to bring this consciously into your relationship. We will explore simple, accessible practices that help us embody the wheel of consent, enjoy time together, foster honest expression and hone our verbal and non verbal ways of relating. Helping you to ease into time out of time as a couple.The group will be limited to ten couples to allow time for sharing and reflections.

Who Is The Course For? Anyone who is in a relationship who wishes to explore intimacy, touch and communication.

  • It’s so easy in the busy-ness of life to lose time for each other and if you live together it can be so easy to become housemates rather than lovers, but perhaps you are longing for more?
  • Or perhaps you have really good intimacy but would like some new ideas to spice it up or go deeper.
  • Or perhaps you are in a new relationship and want to create a really good foundation for relating.

This course is designed to meet you where you are at and offer you different ways to be together.

Couples of all sexual orientations are welcome.

The aim is not be become more perfect in our relating, but to become more human in our relating. 

How Do We Do This? By increasing our capacity to meet our edges and tolerate discomfort and by learning that our vulnerability is the doorway to intimacy. Therefore, whilst this course will hopefully be enjoyable, you may also meet some edges within it. This is often where the juice and deepening happens. Relationships can become the crucible for change and growth in our lives if we let them…..Our aim in this course is to support you to support each other.

Please note that each week will build on the last, so couples are asked to ensure they can attend all four sessions before signing up.

Dates and Times ~ Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm GMT Begins 19th November – 10th December
Online zoom sanctuary. Since this is the courses maiden voyage it is offered at the special price of £99 per couple (one payment for both of you). You can book online here

About Carly

Carly MountainFrom a young age Carly has been fascinated by relationship. She has taught yoga and embodiment for 18 years and has worked with tantric practice within her work and personal relationships throughout this time. She is also a Poetry Medicine Carrier, Breathworker and a teacher of Embodied Spirituality. For the last 7 years she has studied with Kim Rosen in the language of intimacy and relationship, learning how to relate from a place of deeper integrity and honesty and how to support others in this journey. Up till now this work has mainly been held within the Butterfly School for Women, but now Carly will bring some of these teachings to facilitate her work with couples. Carly is currently finishing her training as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Psychosexual Somatic Therapist which she will complete in 2021.

Carly will be assisted by her husband and partner of 15 years James Mountain. Carly and James have explored the ups and downs of relationship through their marriage and raising their two daughters. They practice conscious intimacy as a part of their commitment to being together and look forward to sharing some of the fruits of this with you.

 

 

 

 

The Couple Sanctuary Course will include ~
– Teaching on Betty Martin’s Wheel of Consent
– Ways to down regulate the nervous system individually and together and why this is important for relationship
– Exploring communication through the listening heart practice and what this can teach us about ourselves and our relational patterns
– Excersizes that explore touch as a doorway to intimacy
– Breathing practices to do together
– Time for group reflection and enquiry

All the above are practical ways to create deeper intimacy inside of your relationship and with yourself. If you have any questions please contact Carly info@carlymountain.com. Or you can book online here

We look forward to hearing from you.

Warm wishes,

Carly and James

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Women’s Sensual Yoga Course Online ~ Starts June

on June 4, 2020 No comments

A course to support women in foraging for increased sensitivity and connection through a sensual yoga practice, poetry and refelctive enquiry. We will begin in the morning on Thursday 18th June on the cusp of the new moon.
What is included?
~ a sensual yoga practice to help you tune into your natural sensitivity and awaken your receptivity
~ poetry as doorway to being more intimate with your voice and heart
~ listening heart practice with other women in the group and guidance on how and why we do this
~ a video of the practice to follow in between sessions
~ optional reflective enquiries to support your journey between sessions

If you are longing for deeper intimacy with yourself and inspiration for a less linear, more sensual and delicious way of practicing yoga then join me. Suitable for all women at all stages of life.

“Carly’s Sensual Yoga course is full of body-mind wisdom. It nourished my inner feminine goddess and awakened energy that had stagnated. It unfolds at a gentle pace, always mindful of different women’s needs…Inspirational, healing, rejuvinating.” ~ Heather previous course participant

Sessions runs every Thursday morning 18th June – 9th July the first session slightly longer 6-8.30am. The following three sessions run 6-8am.

Cost £69-£100 for all 4 sessions sliding scale according to what you can currently afford. I will take a maximum of 12 women. It is a short course but it holds depth so please ensure you can make all sessions before you sign up. If you would like to join but cannot afford it due to loss of income/low income please contact me and if I can offer you a reduced rate I will. If you have any questions or would like to book please email me info@carlymountain.com.

Please note: This course will not contain the Butterfly mudra work but it will have a flavour of the kinds of work we do on the Butterfly course. So if you have always fancied joining Butterfly but have never quite managed it, this short course could be an ideal taster for you. And for those on Butterfly it would be a beautiful compliment to the course.

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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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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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Speak From The Body Podcast Listen Here

on December 11, 2019 No comments

In October I was interviewed by Avni Trivedi for her podcast Speak From The Body. I highly recommend her work, she chooses interesting and varied guests and has a natural conversational interview style. In this episode we speak about my personal journey, the Butterfly school, yoga, emotion, poetry and preparing my daughters for menstruation.

You can listen here 

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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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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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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