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"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."




White Branch

A bit about me....


I am Angie aka CARNALILY

I am passionate about supporting women to positively navigate the various seasons of their lives. I do this by using my experience in women's health and wellbeing and empowering women to realise they actually know their own mind, body and spirit best. All I do is provide some questions to help them unlock that knowledge. This helps identify changes they want to make, I provide options and information, the rest is just support and encouragement.

​For 30+ years I worked in the NHS as a gynaecology nurse and midwife. I supported women and families through good and bad, as I also specialised in grief and bereavement support. My adult life brought pregnancy, pregnancy loss, the juggling act of being a working Mum to 3 gorgeous girls (who are all mothers themselves now),loss, bereavement and recently completing the menopause transition.

Like most of the women I meet, life was busy. We are not good at taking time to replenish our own reserves. I felt pulled in so many directions and rarely found time for me. My motto was always 'I am a bit of me to everything, but not enough of me to anything'. Quite often we feel guilty that we are not being the best mother, wife, friend, daughter etc.  As many of us do, I self medicated with food, alcohol and did not take time to look after myself. 

I often did not appreciate what I did have, and concentrated on what I perceived as the negatives in my life. I felt so stressed. It took me many years to realise this comes from never allowing ourself to just stop and just BE.

I retired from the nursing in 2020 when I realised I did not want to do the constant striving any more, I needed time to slow down and start caring for myself more. I needed time with family and friends that my busy life impacted. I had lost my Mum after a very short illness in 2018, along with a couple of other people I loved who had died too young, the grief affected me deeper than I could have imagined. I was also navigating the menopause transition which did not help me with my emotions.The one thing I knew was I had to make a change to how I lived my life.

I started to attend yoga classes and truly believe that finding a yoga teacher who taught me about the philosophy of yoga and not just yoga poses, made a massive difference in my life.I wanted to learn more so I completed my foundation yoga teacher training. I already had knowledge about pregnancy and women's health from my midwifery and nursing so it seemed a natural step to specialise which led to further training in these areas.


    My yoga training included:

  • RYT200hr training with Bryony Homerton at Be-Yoga in Haywards Heath 

  • 85hr pregnancy, postnatal and Mother and Baby specialist training with Sally Parkes

  • 40hr Menopause Yoga teacher training with Petra Coveney through Yoga Campus

  •  Levels 1,2,3 Modern Ayurveda and Holistic Health with Emma Newlyn Yoga

  • Yoni Shakti 5 day course with Uma Dinsmore-Tully 


     Online courses:

  • Meditation, chanting and pranayama with Himalaya Yoga Valley

  • Mala making and meditation with Helen Forrester

  • Yoga for Anxiety with Heather Mason - the Minded Institute

  • Yoga Nidra with The Yoga Nidra Network

  • Anatomy and Physiology Fundamentals with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

  • The 8 Limbs of yoga with Janet Stone


Menopause coaching sessions on a 1-1 basis to meet your individual needs

Menopause Yoga workshops 

Journaling, meditation and women's circle workshops 


Mala making and meditation workshops - for retreats and yoga teacher training 

1-1 - make your own Mala and learn how to use it for meditation 

Handmade Mala beads (made to individual specifications)

Handmade meditation bracelets - retreat gifts and individually made

Pregnancy or postnatal 1-1 sessions to meet your individual needs

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