I'm Carly (she/her), I'm a mama, yoga teacher, writer, circle facilitator, menstrual mentor and rewilding advocate and I live for all things wild & cyclical.
As a certified Hatha, meditation, Well Woman Yoga Therapy, Restorative, Pregnancy & Yoga Nidra teacher, I offer wild and cyclical practices and circles for women of all ages, life stages and cycle phases.
Before I discovered yoga I felt broken and was living in survival mode. I went from work to sleep to work and from addiction to obsession looking for something I felt was missing in places I would never find it.
That first taste of savasana in an East London gym class had me pouring with tears and howling with laughter as years of hardness melted away.
I followed that feeling up mountains, down streams, into woodlands, onto retreats and through my dreams and slowly I began to find what I had been looking for, discovering it had been within me all along.
A journey had begun to remember the wildness within.
And so Moon Forest Flow was born.
For the Village
From its very inception, long before becoming a mother myself, Moon Forest Flow has always been about reinstating the village.
Recapturing the feeling of a time when we were surrounded by the wisdom and company of women and girls of all ages, stages and cycle phases.
Here at Moon Forest Flow some of our most memorable and special moments have unfolded when our spaces reflect our wilder communities of times passed.
In the village, we would have been surrounded and supported by those of every age, from babes in arms to greying silver vixens and everything in between.
Every woman would have had a place and a role regardless of their womb status and choices. The wisdom of nature and women would have been woven into the core of our communities.
In our western world, there is a trend for attending a specialist yoga class for each phase of life and I certainly believe in the value of these spaces but I have also seen firsthand how wildly natural it is for us all to gather together.
Our primal senses perceive it as a homecoming to our original way of life. To our hunter-gatherer roots. And we both come alive and deeply relax at the very same time.
Come join us and bring your own flavour of the Feminine to our spaces. You are SO welcome!
Grab yourself a cuppa, take a look around and see what you feel drawn to exploring.
Wild & Cyclical practices for women of all ages, life stages and cycle phases
Yoga . Nidra . Nature . Circles . Menstrual Cycle Awareness . Wild Woman Club
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(Please know that my work is inclusive of but not exclusive to those with wombs and periods. You don't have to have a womb or periods to practice with me or join a circle but if you do I'm here to accommodate that.)
Wild & Cyclical
I offer yoga for the whole village and movement inspired by our wild & cyclical natures; playful, spontaneous, fluid, cyclical, rhythmic and self-guided.
Wild Woman Yoga is a practice of exploring movement that honours and nourishes our wild and cyclical ways.
An invitation to surrender to the flow and be released from expectations of consistency, predictability and infinite resource.
A shift from rigid repetition and ambition to fluid spontaneity and contentment.
Encouragement to practice in a way that is fluid and adaptable to the waxing and waning of our needs and nature.
A remembering of the freedom that lies beyond form.
A call back home to our wilder selves.
A wild and cyclical yoga practice, for me, is one that honours the rhythmical nature of our bodies and lives and as such can be nurturing and replenishing at certain times and fierce, wild and free at others.
Like the lioness we have the capacity to be both gentle, caring nurturers and fierce, fiery protectors, our wildness can be expressed in both a gentle purr and a ferocious roar.
As such my classes fluctuate with the phases of the moon offering an invitation to stay connected to the seasons and cycles of our bodies and nature through movement, rest and connection.
Some classes are restorative and gentle & others are more dynamic offering the space to explore different approaches for different phases of the cycle and life.
Wild Woman Club
Wild Woman Club is my membership space on Patreon. A village for women who crave a wilder life.
A space to come together beneath the virtual trees and explore ways to reconnect to nature, reclaim our cyclical wildness and restore the village.
'To feel the breath of wildness come into your body is to reclaim your natural wholeness' ~ Mary Reynolds Thompson
As a member you receive these benefits:
Lifetime access to our online community group
Access to exclusive online & in person circles, classes and events
Monthly Wild Woman Yoga videos (including videos for the pregnancy and post-natal period)
Monthly meditation/yoga nidras
Exclusive blogs and personal sharings
Menstrual Cycle Awareness practices and content
Cyclical living guides for each seasonal juncture
Lunar rituals and reflections
Full access to the entire back catalogue of content
Know Grow Flow
My book Know Grow Flow shares my experiences, thoughts and ideas around cyclical living through Menstrual Cycle Awareness.
Available as an eBook or paperback, it's a fully illustrated A4 workbook with audio and video resources.
Within its pages you are invited to explore cyclical living through the practice of Menstrual Cycle Awareness, providing support as you get to know your cycle, grow with your cycle and flow with your cycle.
The circles I offer are down-to-earth and chill spaces where you can show up as you are without leaving any of yourself outside the room... no matter what!
In a world of predictability and restraint, isolation and constraint in circle, we are reminded of our elemental, cyclical and feeling natures and are invited to explore a life untamed.
A life where we are woven back into the tapestry of community and inextricably sewn into the fabric of life on Earth.
What is a Women's Circle?
A space where you can show up as you are without the need for masks (metaphorical, not covid!)
A place to connect and share with others
A place where you are always welcome exactly as you are
A place to be seen and heard in a world where women have been taught to be seen and not heard
A place where we’re working to upturn the dominant cultural narratives that perpetuate abuse, discrimination and repression
A place where we’re remembering and reigniting the wisdom of our ancestors whilst also redefining and updating what it means to be a woman
That’s just some of what a circle means to me but it’s not easily translated into words, the best way to discover the magic is to come along and discover what it means to you!
As we retreat to the Moon Lodge, a tradition as old as time, something in us shifts and there is no doubting the tangible power of women in circle.
Come and join us?!