The Wild Love was founded by Carly in 2017 as an opportunity for women to gather in community, be inspired and show up fully in your truth.
I have always felt a deep connection with the earth and all the creatures living therein. After completing my studies as an interior designer, my heart guided me to another somewhat less traveled road entirely, as I spent months living in the South African bush, gaining my field guide certification. This led me to fall in love with plants at a deeper level and continue my studies on local medicinal plants and western herbalism. I have since completed my 200hr hatha yoga teacher training as well as my journey through dance teacher training which has allowed me to teach mindful movement practices in the last year.
I have also attended the Women Within International weekend as well as weekly circles and am currently in the depths of my Red tent facilitator training which has enabled me to facilitate womens circles, workshops and retreats with confidence and authenticity.
Combining my various and varied skills, I bring a stylishly earthy insight into nature’s bounty, sharing my knowledge about herbalism, wild food foraging, authentic relating, the Green Witch path and natural movement at The Wild Love.
My retreat center is based in Tulbagh, in the Western Cape, and is surrounded by majestic mountains on a nature-full farm. I also offer online and in person workshops in Cape Town and can travel to your venue should you wish to co-create a workshop, course or retreat.
My product line is expanding and I will soon be offering many different herbal products online.
The Wild Love retreats are about connecting to nature, to each other and to yourself - to nurture the heart, body, and soul by giving the tools for self-empowerment.
Through the use of re-wilding and traditional earth skills, natural movement and yoga as well as the self-development and empowerment workshops, I aim to nourish from the inside out, releasing the inner wild woman, bringing you in alignment with the meaningful life you are here to live.
I want to give women the opportunity to explore their true potential and allow their light to shine brightly in this world
Herbal workshops: I focus mainly on folk plantcraft and folk herbalism. I explore the Green Witch path and what it means to walk this path with authenticity. My workshops are open to all women who would like to empower themselves through the knowledge of becoming their own healer with local medicinal herbs and plants. These workshops are not only about the medicinal properties of plants as we sit in ceremony, create sacred rituals and honour our Pagan ancestral lineage.
Sister circles: which is a virtual space (for now) for sisters to come together and share their stories, heal patriarchal wounding and support one another on their journey to their truth and self discovery.
Communication classes: I also offer classes/circles where we learn the tools for authentic relating. These are offered to women only and as a mixed class for men and women.
I strongly believe that there is nothing more powerful than women coming together to share their stories and experiences. The Wild Love is for women who want to come home to a wild and empowered state of being. I look forward to welcoming you along for the journey.