Specialties: Yin Yoga, Qi Gong, Self-Inquiry, Journaling, Poetry
Carly believes that retreating form our own busy lives is a deeply supportive act of remembering: remembering ourselves, our deepest longing and heartfelt intentions to live a meaningful life. It helps us to stretch time and access liminal space. It helps us see, hear and feel life differently. Drawing inspiration and wisdom from the natural world, Carly offer Yin yoga, mindfulness and psycho-spiritual inquiry as a way to assist you in attuning to your external environment and your inner landscapes. Carly will help us explore the themes of surrender and expansion, yin and yang, descent and ascent and how to hold the paradox of being human with grace and courage. Coupled with writing, self-inquiry work, and luminous poetry, Carly will help awaken your senses and encourage you to connect with a rhythm that is naturally yours. Her evening yin yoga classes will help you drift off into a deep, restful sleep, and will empower you with mindfulness tools that you can carry with you for your entire life.
Since taking part in her first meditation training in 2002, she has continued to sit on regular retreats in both the Theravadin and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, and to study closely with her primary teacher, Sarah Powers. In addition to completing an 18-month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, she graduated from a two-year intensive training with the Insight Yoga Institute in California and since 2013 has been training with the International Institute of Medical Qi Qong.
Nourished by the consistent teachings of her mentors and rooted in the solid ground of her eighteen-year personal practice, she has guided thousands of students through foundational practices and focused trainings over the past fifteen years, including Moksha Yoga’s advanced teacher training in Nosara, Costa Rica.
An endorsed Insight Yoga Teacher and mentor, Carly has also trained in psychology and community counseling and has a private energy medicine practice. She offers pre-registered classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings locally and abroad, and advises and support individuals around the world as they grow in their practice and their teaching.
Carly was the Yin and mindfulness teacher to the Canadian National Women’s 7s Rugby Team, winners of the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. She extends immeasurable gratitude to her principal teachers, Sarah Powers and Jennifer Welwood.