Envisioning a Wilder Life - New Moon Women's Circle online
Time & Location
About The Event
Envisioning a Wilder Life - New Moon Women's Circle
An Online Women's Circle by donation
Sunday 24th May 2020
Zoom online (link sent on booking)
Gathering together reclaim our wildness ♥
Our lives have been turned upside down and for many provided an opportunity to pause, review, reflect. Even those of us who have carried on working in some way or in the same way things are different.
Gathering together to explore rewilding not as a means to recreate something that has been and gone but using it as inspiration for a way of life that is more closely attuned to our wildness that is still in there somewhere, underneath the over stimulated, over worked, overly cognitive modern human that many of us have come to identify with. And of course it's hard to unravel such deeply ingrained patterns of behaviour but little by little we can begin weaving more wildness into our lives.
£1 from every donation will be sent to TreeSisters to help plant trees <3
This work is not limited to just the female sex or those with a menstrual cycle more info here:
NOTE: As part of my insurance if you are new to my classes I need to have a short consultation with you first (email/phone). And everyone needs to fill in and return the health form before joining the session. Thank you so much for understanding ♥
Feel free to invite anyone you might like to join you.
Learn about my online classes and download the health form here: www.moonforestflow.com/onlineyogaguidance
Learn more about Wild Woman Yoga here: www.moonforestflow.com/wildwomanyoga
Learn more about Women's Circles here: www.moonforestflow.com/womenscircles
PRACTICE FOCUS: Envisioning a wilder future
Our lives have been turned upside down and for many provided an opportunity to pause, review, reflect. Even those of us who have carried on working in some way or in the same way things are different. And it's got my reflecting on the way I live my life and culturally the way we are expected and role modelled to live.
Pre-lock down I often had the feeling of leaving the house to go somewhere that my heart wasn't fully in because I felt I had to for reasons of financial security or obligation. And that is something that has been challenged and flipped on its head these past weeks. I'm starting to see how I might live a life more in tune with what my body, my heart and my mind without completely losing touch with stability, security and connection. For me I want to take some time to reflect on how I can take the positives I'm experiencing back into whatever kind of world we emerge into whenever we do and so I thought this could be an interesting exploration for us to dive into together.
Something I come back to time and time again, a kind of mantra for my life, is... if I were a wild human what would I be doing? This is why I'm so obsessed with anthropology and animal behaviour because they provide an insight into times past. This is, for me, is rewilding, looking back to look ahead. And not trying to recreate something that has been and gone but using it as inspiration for a way of life that is more closely attuned to the wildness of me that is still in there somewhere, underneath the over stimulated, over worked, overly cognitive modern human that I have come to identify with. And of course it's hard to unravel such deeply ingrained patterns of behaviour but little by little we can begin weaving more wildness into our lives.
In line with this one thing that's been rolling around in my mind the last week is how in hunter gatherer communities today only 15 hours a week are used for work (building shelter, foraging, hunting etc.) and the rest is downtime. And this is visible in our primate ancestors, how much of their time do they spend hunting vs. chilling, napping, grooming and bonding. Our bodies and nervous systems have not evolved since our wilder days and to pile this much pressure and expectation onto them is depleting and depressing. We need so much more downtime than many of us are able to take and I'd love to come together and explore the rewilding of our lives.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A rough guide to how the session will unfold (likely to shift and change):
11:15-11:30 Arrivals, tea, chat, cards
11:30-11:45 Arriving, centring, introduction to session
11:45-12:45 Wild Woman Wind Down, Inner Wild Meditation and journaling, Envisioning a Wilder Life Yoga Nidra
12:50-13:20 Women’s Circle in small groups in breakout rooms (time for wee break)
13:20-13:30 Envisioning a wilder future sharing together as a main group
Wild Woman Yoga
Our asana practice will be guided by the needs, wants and rhythms of the group. There will be options for all phases of the menstrual cycle as well as different energy levels and vibes you might be working with. So your practice might be a dynamic, strong and sweaty practice, a slow and sensual roll around on the floor or an hour of nourishing restorative. WHATEVER you feel. An invitation to practice listening to your body and your rhythms and how to flow with them.
Read more here: www.moonforestflow.com/wildwomanyoga
Yoga Nidra ~ Our practice will end with a Yoga Nidra, a practice of deep rest through wakeful sleep that blends the benefits of deep sleep, deep meditation and deep relaxation into one effortless practice.
Read more here: www.moonforestflow.com/yoganidra
Women's Circle ~ At the end of the session we'll break out into breakout rooms to share (this enables each person to share for longer!) and then we'll come back together with space for a few group shares too.
A women's circle is simple, it's a space where we can come and just be, where you can show up exactly as you are unfiltered. A place to rest, breathe, feel and move. A place to be seen AND heard in a world where women have been taught to be seen and NOT heard. Sharing is ALWAYS optional. You are welcome to simply quietly soak in the words of others.
Read more: www.moonforestflow.com/womenscircles
MY TEACHING STYLE AS A YOGA TEACHER
When it comes to yoga I love to work hard, play hard and rest incredibly hard! I like to sweat, dance, roll around, laugh, cry, try things I don't think I can do, explore things I love and liberate myself from the confines of structure and form to invoke feelings of freedom and wildness.
I love to explore challenge as I feel yoga can reveal to us that we are capable of so much more than we think we are and helps to challenge self-limiting beliefs.
Working Towards Being Completely Permissive & Inclusive
I seek to offer an inclusive, supportive, autonomous and nurturing environment which offers the space and freedom to explore the practice in a way that suits and serves your ever shifting mental, physical and emotional needs. I am defiant and rebellious and don't enjoy being told what to do so I try not to tell you what to do either and instead use permissive invitational language whilst still providing enough containment to hold the practice space safely.
My intention: Freedom
My intention as a teacher is to invite the exploration of freedom and unearth the many individual pathways to liberation through movement, self enquiry, meditation, breath, community and rest. Exploring resistance, defences and habitual patterns through the lens of movement, meditation and relaxation to discover the freedom to breathe well, move well and live well.
I offer: Wildness
I offer movement inspired by our wild nature; playful, spontaneous, fluid, cyclical, rhythmic and self-guided and regularly weave stories, themes and ideas from daily life and nature into the practices. My teachings are very much rooted in the modern day whilst also drawing inspiration from the traditions of the practice and the old ways.
I choose: Honesty
I choose to bring the truth of how I feel to each and every class because I truly believe the more human we can be with each other, the easier it becomes for us to be human.
Read more: www.moonforestflow.com/aboutcarly
Explorations of the Feminine are inherently inclusive and as such these circles are open to all who identify as women including trans, non-binary or any other expression or identification of femininity. These circles value diversity of expression, experience and perspectives.
Open to all ages, life stages and cycle phases, including babies and young children (with adults).
How to Attend:
~ Click ticket link, register and choose your ticket price based on your income/situation right now
~ Choose manual payment for bank transfer, bank details will be emailed to you automatically on booking or Paypal if you prefer
~ A Zoom link will be sent to you in the confirmation email you will simply need to download the software and sign in before the time of our call
Exchange by donation:
A donation is not a prerequisite for joining but it is of course appreciated if you're able
You can choose your amount at check out
Pay by bank transfer (avoids fees for me!) by choosing 'offline payment' option
Zoom (link on booking)
~ Your space doesn't have to be perfect, silent and without interruption because that's just not always possible, especially right now!
~ But if you are able to carve out this time just for you that would be a real treat ♥
~ You might like to make sure everything's working at least 30 mins or so before the call so that there's time to troubleshoot
~ It might be nice to set up your space with your mat, blankets, cushions, eye cover, candles, special items, cup of tea/hot choc/cacao/coffee to make this a comfy, cosy time just for you
~ Yoga mat
~ If you can bring a few cushions and pillows, a bolster if you have one, a few blankets, eye cover, anything that will help you get really comfortable in our restorative postures and during the nidra but equally it can be a low key affair too!
~ Fully charged laptop/device with audio and video capacity if possible
~ Hot drink / water
~ Playlist (link sent separately in joining info email or your own tunes if you want music)
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