“I was introduced to Carly’s work through her Yin yoga classes ten years ago. Going to her class quickly became a refuge in my week. Her energy was healing and she shared that energy with all of us - she held space for her students to welcome whatever surfaced with compassion and she taught me how to soften into my inner experience a little more each week. These classes shaped my own work as a counsellor and impacted the way I showed up for myself and others for years to come. When I moved away, I often thought of her classes and her teachings, and despite looking, never found a teacher quite like her again. Ten years later, I was diagnosed with cancer. My diagnosis shook me and unearthed so much in me that I knew I needed a guide in the storm. In my search for support, I looked Carly up and saw that she did energy healing work remotely and knew I needed to work with and learn from her again.
It’s hard to accurately describe the role she has played, because it doesn’t fit in to only one category. In my one on one work with Carly, she has been a teacher, a counsellor, a guide and a healer. She has taught me practical skills to help ground me and enhance my self care practice. She has also taught me how to be mindful and present, even in the darkest moments of my life. She has done powerful energy healing work on me that helped me recover from surgery and has also deeply listened to my experience, always making room for whatever surfaced with compassion - much like she did ten years ago in class. Through her online classes, I have thankfully reconnected with my Yin practice and have discovered new books, talks and resources to enhance my own learning. More than anything, Carly embodies what she teaches, and that comes through in everything she offers. Working with Carly has impacted me profoundly and I am grateful for her every day.”
- Portland OR
Carly's work deeply supports me in my work as a therapist, healer, and as a human. I have gained such clarity and guidance from her on both physical and energetic levels. Carly has also supported me through major difficult life situations that I can't imagine having to navigate without her help on all the dimensions she reaches. Always in tune with what needs attending to, Carly is a true gem of a woman, with integrity and goodness like no other.
Carly has guided me in a myriad of ways to look at my inner life. The unseen terrain. Through workshops, courses and phone chats, I have been able to uncover some very well hidden and guarded aspects of myself, places where I get caught; aspects of myself that are stuck and holding me back from living a happier life. A life that is more true to who I am. Opening to your vulnerabilities is tender work and I only dive in as much as I am able, but I do this knowing I have Carly’s unwavering support and wisdom at my side.
What Carly offers is vast and is tailored to where you are at on your spiritual and emotional journey. After years of dabbling in meditation, her online course gave me the foundation for a lifetime practice. Practical skills and methods coupled with inspiring + wise poetry and science made her meditation course an invaluable gift. Carly has also helped me in a time of crisis through suggestions of talks to listen to and support on the phone. Whether you are looking to stretch your heart and limbs or look deeper into your inner landscape, Carly’s wisdom is far reaching, warm, and deep.
Carly is a warm, intuitive, compassionate individual with extensive knowledge and experience working with the subtle body. I have deeply appreciated her ability to hold space and help me work through some challenging areas in my life. Her mindful, non judgemental approach makes it easy to trust and talk with her and I have found her Qi Gong treatments to be incredibly grounding and profoundly healing. I feel blessed to have this opportunity to work with Carly one on one and for her gentle guidance in navigating this path of my life”
Carly brings depth, clarity, and power to her teachings, marrying those qualities with humour and authenticity in her unique and compelling teaching style. As such, I have enjoyed and appreciated taking her regular yin yoga classes, attending a handful of multi-day retreats, participating in her groups, and having medical chi gong sessions. I have benefitted physically, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually in my work with her over the years and I highly recommend her. –Tamara Mortimer, M. Ed, Registered Clinical Counsellor http://www.inessencecounselling.com/about.htm
I have been working with Carly one-on-one and through some of her online
classes over the past 3 years. Through this time I have developed my own
home based meditation practice and I have also worked through some
difficult times with Carly's support. Carly is a wonderful person to work
with. She listens deeply and offers meaningful and insightful reflections
and guidance to help navigate life in a mindful way."
Leigh Joseph https://www.thewildbotanicals.com/
Carly has a gift for centering me. My sessions with her allow me to access a meditative space that proves instructive for whatever issues I'm facing. Her approach is both healing (i.e., the work she does) and prescriptive (i.e., in the way that she reads and, together, we can dissect). When I describe what my seasons feel like, the best description I can arrive at is talk therapy plus meditation plus affirmation. Her homework always helps me sort through whatever was on my mind when I set up the appointment. We only talk about once every 4-6 months, but I find those sessions immensely helpful in setting intentions and preparing myself mentally to follow through. My time with Carly not only centers me, but allows me to find the space in which to center myself.
-New York City
Carly’s extensive and integrated understanding of the Enneagram has allowed many of us to see our patterning more clearly, which has helped us to become more free of it. She combines her powerful intellect with her energetic gifts to help us see how our fixations can be guideposts along our path of healing and awakening. I have directed multiple friends to Carly to make sure they decipher their Enneatype correctly, as we often mistype ourselves. Carly illuminates this powerful map and helps us orient our behaviours, views, and circumstances within this frame. She helps us transform what could feel like the sticky, messy, most challenging dimensions of our life into the fertile territory of spiritual homecoming. — A.K. Marin, CA
My first work with Carly was through an impulse decision to go on a five day silent retreat. It was a deeply healing and transformational time at a moment in my life when both were required for my survival. I’ve continued on with yoga practice, Medical Qi Gong, and one on one sessions. Carly’s work touches my open heart in the moment and then continues to work with the closed recesses for days or even weeks after our time together, regardless of whether we’re together in person or I’m sitting with an online yoga practice. Her integrity and vulnerability are part of what makes her work so accessible and meaningful for me. Carly’s work calls to my heart and my faith, and I value that I can sit in both as I sit with her.
Working with Carly has been transformative for me. She has a unique ability to guide one through the depths of human experience in a gentle, knowing and if needed fierce way. With her ongoing support and wisdom I have encountered the depths and pain of my shadow, I have found ways to connect daily with simple delights, I have cultivated my own strengths and gifts and I have learned how to tend my inner world in a rich and meaningful way. My life is much richer for the many years I have spent working with Carly.