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The Pleasure Prayer

on September 15, 2022 No comments

The Pleasure Prayer is a 8 week journey into pleasure and female sexuality it is an invitation to deepen relationship with yourself and YOUR pleasure.

Over 3 x 2.5 hour sessions from the comfort of your own home, we will ease into sensual movement, breath, expression, exploration, listening and sharing.

Dates of the live calls are

Thursday 22nd Sept 7-9.30pm
Thursday 20th October 7-9.30pm
Thursday 17th November 7-9.30pm

What does a call look like?
First we will meet orientate and connect.
Then move into first guided movement to music and then free movement and exploration.
The last hour of all three calls will be devoted to sharing, questions and being together in what’s arising. If you simply want to listen you can, if you want to speak you can. The invitation is to be with your own unfolding in the sanctuary of your own home, but with the online holding of the group. Together we can learn from and support each other to deepen intimacy with ourselves.

Bring all of you: your struggles and your delight, your pleasure and your resistance. All is welcome.

What is included?

3 live calls if you can’t make the live call, the first part of each session will be recorded and available to watch for 72 hours after the session via a Dropbox link. Please note: that for confidentiality the sharing part of the calls will NOT be recorded. Plus weekly email inspiration over the 8 weeks to support your self pleasure prayer.

How much does it cost?
The course is donation based, suggested donation is £59. I will send my bank details out with the confirmation email for those who are able to donate.

Will there be nudity on the course?
No. There will be no nudity. You are welcome to be naked in the privacy of your own space but if you chose that, I ask that you to turn your camera off and make sure you have something on if you want to join the group sharing in the last hour.

If you have any questions please email info@carlymountain.com and I will get back to you.

Please note: I am a qualified psychotherapist but this course is not therapy. In this course I am holding the space as a women’s initiatory guide and I trust that if you chose to attend that you are in a safe space in yourself and your life to work with anything that comes up.

Working with sexuality can bring deep feelings to the surface. If you are currently suffering with mental health issues I do not recommend this course. By signing up you agree to take full responsibility for yourself on the calls. If in doubt please email me to check in.

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The Pleasure Promise

on December 22, 2021 No comments

Come and join me in this online course to explore the magic of
female sexuality and pleasure.

27th January and 24th February
6 – 8pm GMT on Zoom

Part 1.
We will look at
– debunking some of the myths around female sexual anatomy and pleasure
– what’s normal? The beautiful variation of the vulva
–  we will explore an accurate map of women’s sexual anatomy
–  an exploration of women’s anatomy of arousal including female ejaculation
– the importance of listening to your body and a sacred practice to facilitate that
– time for Q and A

Though this course is more informational than experiential, we will include some movement and will check in with the body as we go. And I will include a sacred practice to support a deeper listening to your body that you can do between sessions. I have left a month inbetween sessions so that (if you desire) you can explore some of what we covered in your own time. Pleasure takes so many forms in our lives and our eros energy is not confined to sex. It is your life force energy. So you will be invited to court pleasure in your life in a way that feels like a YES in your body. I will faciliate an enquiry about what your particular pleasure promise might look like as a part of the session. We are all unique so there is no way of getting it wrong. And no need for anyone else to even know what your personal pleasure promise is, unless you want them to.

The Pleasure Promise is about you, for you and is to nourish you!
What a beautiful way to start the year.

Then we will come back together in February explore further…

Part 2
Will focus on
– Different types of orgasm
– the uterus and women’s sexual cycles
– the cervix as a pleasure organ
– the vagus nerve and it’s connection to sexual pleasure, trauma and a healthy nervous system
– anal pleasure
– time for Q and A and sharing
– Closing circle

The rEVOLution starts with your own body.
We have the power to remember, reclaim and reconnect with our own abundance and pleasure. So if you would like to make a commitment to yourself and your pleasure and would like a group container to support that then join us!
All women of all ages and all sexual orientations are welcome.
There will be no nudity on this course and you will be actively encouraged to check in with yourself throughout and honour your own pace. The invitation is to bring your curiosity and explore. Many women feel very in the dark about their sexuality and studies have shown that coming together in a group to debunk the myths and open up the conversation around sex, can help women to grow in confidence around their own body, desires and unique sexual self.
Knoweldge is power and female sexuality is still hugely misunderstood and taboo. It wasn’t until 2005 that the full anatomy of the clitoris came into the public domain (Thankyou Dr Helen O’Connell)! And sex education is still on the whole woefully inadequate. So as adults we have to find out all the information we were never told. I have been on that journey actively now for 20 years and I am still learning…but I have lots to share with you! No matter where you are in relationship to your sexuality you are welcome to join us.

I am so passionate about this information being available to all that the class will be donation based.

Suggested donation is £40 but you can give as much or as little as you can afford.

If you cannot afford to donate, all I ask is that you show up with your energy and commitment to the material and help us co-create a temple to explore the mystery and joy of women’s anatomy of arousal and pleasure.

Please invite any women that you know who you feel may benefit from this.

To sign up just click this link to be taking to my booking site.

If you have any questions feel free to email me info@carlymountain.com.
I look forward to seeing you there!
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Wild Soul Retreat

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 Tyddyn Retreat in Mid Wales. 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?

The Wild Soul Retreat is for you if…

– You are someone who feels a pull towards a more intimate connection with your own body and aliveness
– You are often looking after others and really need some space to reconnect to yourself
– You often get tired and depleted in winter and you want a retreat to help nourish you at that time of year
– You enjoy the company of other women and would love a female only held space to spend a few days in
– You are a bit afraid of women only groups and would like the chance to turn towards that fear and see what is possible in women only groups that you have not yet experienced
– You have done lots of soulful work and want to go deeper
-You have done very little soulful work, but would like to do some and have never made the time
– You love nature, good food, swimming, music, movement, time to reflect
– You want to begin/continue to tap into your wild, feminine nature and liberate your own unique expression
– You have always wanted to do Butterfly but cannot travel to Sheffield each month, but could spare 4 days for a retreat
– You have previously done Butterfly and want to continue with the work in a residential space
– You would like to start 2022 in a meanigful way in the company of others
– You crave a space to Remember. Reclaim and Reconnect.Ultimately, this is the chance to step outside of normal life and ask the question,
“Who am I if I don’t have to answer to my name for 4 days? Who am I if I stop having to achieve anything? Who am I if I move in a way I have never moved before? If I sound in a way that I didn’t know I sounded? If I open to what is here? If I make space for me to just be?”.

My intention is to provide a space to become more intimate with yourself, to dive into your depths in the company of a women’s community, away from it all and back into the arms of nature.

If all is welcome, what arrives?

About the Space

The retreat is held in the magical Tyddyn Retreat, high in the Cambrian Mountains – the most unspoilt and wild landscapes in Wales. Stunningly converted stone barns – filled with light and natural materials, a stream running through the landscape, a stone circle, a pond to have a dip in and a beautiful practice space. Our chef is my good friend, Kirsty who is a culinary Goddess and a valuable presence on any retreat. Tyddyn is the perfect place to rewild and nourish your soul.

With covid it feels like such a long time since we could come together in community in this way. This makes this retreat all the more special. Places are limited to 10. Contact info@carlymountain.com to book.

£635 for 3 nights accomdation, food and all sessions. Payment plans are available on request. There are just two spaces remaining.

Your place in the circle is waiting.

Love Carly

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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…


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.


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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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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


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Carly MountainJouissance ~ NOW JUST 5 COPIES LEFT TO BUY