About Carly and Moon Forest Flow
Carly Slade, founder of Moon Forest Flow, is a writer, yoga teacher, menstrual mentor and womxn's circle facilitator who helps people to reconnect to a wild and cyclical life.
She is a certified Well Woman Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Pregnancy Yoga teacher with a deep love of nature and a particular interest in a Menstrual Cycle Awareness, breaking taboos and a cyclical approach to life and practice.
She offers in person and online yoga and yoga nidra classes, workshops, 1-1 menstrual mentoring sessions, womxn’s circles and nature based retreats and adventures, as well as a thriving Patreon community.
She created her Patreon community, Wild Woman Club, as a way of gathering and empowering a community of wild womxn who share an interest in wild and cyclical living and as a platform through which to share exclusive content and resources around these subjects.
Moon Forest Flow yoga classes, womxn's circles, retreats and menstrual mentoring sessions are an invitation to retreat to the moon lodge, delve into the forest and surrender to the flow to reconnect to the simplicity of a wilder life.
She lives in a caravan full of cactuses in the English countryside with her husband Josh, a writer & silversmith.
Rewilding lies at the heart of everything she offers.
There is no such thing as a 'weed', everything has its place and its purpose. Everything is guiding us back into equilibrium however 'messy' it might look along the way. Nature thrives when we release our grip and the same is true for ourselves. As humans release their control over the natural world it is able to grow wilder and heal. As we release our control over ourselves we, too, are able to grow wilder and heal.
She loves sunrise and coffee, dancing and dogs, cactuses, birds, music and books. She's happiest when in nature and when she's listening to people share their stories. She is fascinated by identity and stories because they have the capacity to both entrap and emancipate and she believes everyone deserves to live free.
Moon Forest Flow offers embodied experiences cyclical living and wildness and seeks to promote the importance of a slow, soulful and cyclical life.
Reconnecting to nature, reclaiming the wild soul, restoring the natural world
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I completed my 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training course through my local training provider, Whitespace Yoga, in June 2016. Since then I have taken the training courses below and am committed to always learning, developing and growing.
Certification and Experience
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Whitespace Yoga Studio ~ March 2015-June 2016
Introduction to Yoga Nidra and iRest with Restful Being ~ October 2016
Teaching Vinyasa Flow with Dawn Wright at Whitespace Yoga Studio ~ January 2017
Well Woman Yoga Therapy Course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli ~ November 2017
Total Yoga Nidra Immersion with Nirlipta Tuli ~ January 2018
Healing Early Developmental Trauma Through the Body with Ralf Marzen ~ October 2019
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 50 Hours with Deborah Berryman at Whitespace Yoga Studio ~ December 2019
Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training at Whitespace Yoga Studio with Dawn Wright ~ October 2020
Professional BSY Holistic Fertility Therapy Diploma ~ 2021 pending
Mentoring & Study
Mentoring and workshops with my mentor and guide Naseem Khakoo
Wild Power Course with Red School and TreeSisters ~ February - April 2018, Online
Menstrual Cycle Awareness practice since 2012, cycle tracking since 1999, Menstrual Cycle Awareness Mentoring since 2018
A Note on Certification...
As fellow Menstrual Cycle Awareness advocate, Vickie Williams, once said. 'I'm a woman, that's my training' and I wholeheartedly agree. I also live and breathe this work each and every day of my life. My menstrual cycle is the foundation from which the rest of my life grows and flows. I have facilitated women's circles since 2016, regular Well Woman Yoga classes since 2017 and have seen many women 1-1 over the years in my Menstrual Mentoring sessions which over time has exposed me to the goldmine of many different experiences of menstruation and the menstrual cycle.
As I mentioned in my about section, some of the best teachers, healers, facilitators and musicians I've ever met are the ones that are self-taught. I believe wholeheartedly in trusting a person and their innate skills and passions over a certificate, particularly because often the people with a lot of innate skill and passion don't have the resources to train as training is expensive! I have a vision that some day we'll be able to pass yoga on through mentorship for free like the old days and sack off all this officialdom.