An endorsed Insight Yoga Teacher and mentor, Carly has additional training in community counselling and the enneagram and has a private energy medicine practice. She offers pre-registered classes, workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings locally and abroad, and advises and supports individuals around the world as they grow in their practice and their teaching. Nourished by the consistent support 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 sixteen years. Her studies of spiritual psychology, reverence for poetry, dedication to self-inquiry, and the reciprocity and respect she feels for the natural world have also left deep impressions and informed her practice. Her teachings constellate around the central task of supporting others to wholly inhabit their lives: to embrace the full spectrum of their humanity and skillfully greet the paradox of life.
Since taking part in her first meditation training in 2002, she has continued to sit on regular retreats in both the Vipassana and Tantric Buddhist traditions, and to study closely with her teachers, Sarah Powers and Jennifer Welwood. 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. Her teaching and private energy medicine practice have been influenced by the work of Bill Plotkin, Clarisa Pinkola Estes, Tara Brach, Mark Nepo, Marion Woodman and the teachings of the enneagram.
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 lives on a farm near Victoria, BC on Southern Vancouver Island and is grateful to live and work on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.