Testimonials


Thank you to everyone who has shared thoughts on my work. I am always so touched. Cc

Read what others say about Caroline, her books and the work she offers;

 Thanks for dance, sharing, for everything. I can still sense it in my body .... each time I dance with You it really changes me powerfully inside ... also kind of physically ... something is rebuilding in my body and working strongly also in the days after. Veronika Ziva, Czech Rep. (SHE is Dreaming)

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Thank you so much for everything you've given, I don't think I've ever experienced such selfless guidance in the dance - it really felt like there was only teaching, not a persona behind it. Touching and inspiring. Hope to dance with you again. Enesa   (Meta-Magic)

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Caroline, you defy my need to find the right words, but I am compelled to try. I feel young, awkward, all gangly green shoots in your glow. My mind knows not what to make of you. But you speak directly to the deepest fibre of the dancer I am. And he learns to listen and trust a little more and open his heart wider still, and he heals. Thank you from somewhere deep inside where words are simply too small.   Glenn O'Hearne   (Heart Matters 2014 Johannesburg)

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"Caroline's work is crafted just as much from her own experience of life as it is from the many years of study she has undertaken. We have seen her emerge and take her place in the circle of teachers who are committed to excellence, ongoing learning and the delicate balance of personal power and humility which is a foundation for good leadership. She is delightfully creative and the deep shamanic roots that she has developed through maintaining her equilibrium in life's storms as well as her sense of humor means she can hold the space for you to take your journey, safely, deeply and truthfully. Be warned, her love for the dance as a contemporary shamanic journey and the passion she has for life are highly infectious."
Ya'Acov & Susannah Darling Khan. Founders of Movement Medicine and Directors of the School of Movement Medicine.

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I feel so completely different... I've returned to innocence and I've re-connected with my wild woman, my strength, my passion, my heart, my sensuality, my sensitivity and my vulnerability. And my dancer. And I'm experiencing the strength and the vulnerability at the same time. It's truly beautiful to feel this vulnerable without trying to hide it.. without putting on my armour. I've shed the armour and I don't need it any more. I feel so free. Caroline is a highly gifted facilitator, dancer, and a wise medicine woman, very present in such an understated yet powerful way. And excellent at maintaining boundaries. Who creates - and holds - a safe, sacred space in which I felt completely safe to explore and release. I highly recommend her workshops and retreats to anyone wishing to let their body do the talking.  Gina B

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I have journeyed with your life story, having just closed the pages of Ms Guided Angel, my vulnerable broken heart physically aching at the resonance of so much of your journey.
Your quest for Truth, Freedom and Unconditional Love and the path that you have chosen to realise and honour You reflect so much of my own struggle to keep moving and trusting each moment, each breath to move me deeper and deeper into Knowing and Acceptance of myself, trusting I have something worthwhile to offer to this world.
I am profoundly grateful for your teaching and sharing of your story, it gives me hope and I find comfort in the wisdom of your words speaking so much of my own Truth and personal story. Samantha Brauer

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"Caroline is an exceptional and highly experienced teacher, facilitating the deeply transformative process of the dance with loving encouragement, fire, commitment and compassion. I wholeheartedly recommend Caroline's life affirming and transformative work." Eva Weaver, Writer, Artist, Coach

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Great workshop, thank you so much. You both held the space very well and I really enjoyed the combination of the film and the dance. Ben's presentation of the One Giant Leap film chapters was inspiring and allowed me to see them again in a completely new way. Caroline's sensitivity and groundedness as a facilitator allowed me to journey deeply in the dance and connect powerfully with the longings of my soul. I came away feeling freer and more accepting of myself somehow, and a sense of being more connected to the web of life. John Wadsworth

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“Caroline is creative, intuitive and compassionate. She holds space beautifully. She has a deep understanding of human process and creates and leads processes that encourage participants to tap into their own faith in the healing power of music, movement (and magic).
She is a joy to work with, a good listener who is open and flexible.
She is also fun!”
Catherine Wright

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“Caroline holds a beautiful healing space, with her deep wisdom, experience and soft clarity that enables deep healing to happen very naturally. I feel very safe, held and understood by her in a way that feels subtle yet undeniable.” Henrietta Dobson

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“Caroline's gentle wisdom permeates her classes and she provides a rare and inviting space into deep and beautiful meditation.” Angie Kotler

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“I had heard of Caroline's work from several sources before I "discovered" her for myself. And she is as good as I'd heard and better! She is an intuitive teacher and many times has taken me way past my origin goals or expectations in workshops. Under her softly spoken but incisive guidance, I have had many adventures into myself and returned renewed and enlivened. She is the consumate profession and continues to grow. I recommend her with all my heart and mind. I urge everyone to give her workshops or classes a twirl. She truly is the gift that keeps on giving.” Joan Murphy

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Caroline’s enthusiasm, her lyrical voice and her long experience as a teacher create her wonderful dance space. She can combine in the same few words the steady encouragement and guidance needed by beginners to the non- intrusive holding space where the mature participant can do his or her own work. Caroline’s dancing presence is an example of elegance in movement. Her music choice hits the right tone. She is quietly inspirational in all she does. I hope that Caroline will be around for many years to come. I owe her a debt of gratitude. Denis Aherne

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........Caroline truly listens to what she hears and responds to what she meets when she walks into a teaching space. She simultaneously follows and guides her student dancers, using all her tools as an excellent DJ, and the wide ranging knowledge and vision she has as an ethereal crone and movement ‘passionata’. Her ‘other-world-ly-ness’ serves her superbly in supporting students to journey deep inside their own psyches and far away into the larger spiritual realms, whilst calling this consciousness back into and out through the expressive moving body.I have never seen anyone navigate chaos with as much grace, courage and tenacity as this woman, her broad feet rooted deeply in the earth whilst her heart seemingly stretches beyond any star visible to you or I. She is capable of bridging the extreme gaps between the territory of the soul and the world of flesh and bones; of transiting the gateways between birth and death, this world and the next. I have danced with Caroline for eight years. There is no one I would trust more to hold me in my dancing journey or to guide me through life’s transitions. Caroline is a rare breed of movement teacher of the most intuitive kind. She is a gifted gatekeeper. Sally Elsbury Mask maker, dancer, actress, mother, drama teacher, friend.

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Thank you for yesterday. I arrived home in such a different place, calm and peaceful and quite shocked that I had a poem too! Your workshops are so supportive of my own work and I feel so blessed that I found someone who I completely trust enabling me to let go and trust the magic happen on the dance floor. I love your gentle, soft, and strong nurturing words of encouragement, the intensive way you observe, witness and watch the group and places we go too. I do believe my work is moving forward because of this. I love what you are bringing to movement all your life's experience and beyond. Francine Swaby (Alchemy In The City)

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lt was really lovely to see you in London last weekend. I wanted to just write and let you know how much I deeply enjoyed your book. You held the first 5 rhythms class I ever attended and I was inspired then. Having read your book I find myself inspired once again to simply stay on the path and keep turning up. Thank you. Catherine Dunne; Cork

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'My first dance with Caroline, so no expectations. I arrived feeling irritable and coiled tight. I left six hours later with an open heart and lightened mind. Caroline took us effortlessly through at least five elements. Her choice of music was sublime and varied and her words seemed channelled inspiration. She opened a soft yet strong, warm and expansive space with no pushing and simple encouragement. She seems an old hand - always a good sign in an apprentice'. Robert Hider (Actor, artist, writer and musician)

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......a sincere thank you for last weeks workshop.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to participate in the safe space that you create occupy and close.
What a privilege to participate in the core group and to leave it safely and the better for having been there.
Dan Murphy (Ancestral Elements)

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I loved your book because it was all about; the completely authentic, outrageous, courageous dancing lover shaman that you are. It (you) inspires all of us through your story including the pain, set-backs and adventures you took.The bits I know first-hand I regard as a privilege. You never lost your way, never wavered even when it seemed the odds were stacked against you. And now you have your just rewards with your special man, your passion and the new chapters that you will write.
And we shall read... Victor Marino, Executive Coach

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I feel much more alive and free & open after the workshop. More relaxed, lots of energy, a body that really wants to move, and lots of love, and a closer connection with my pupils and colleagues.....the workshop gave me a deeper sense of what it means to be human – and a deep sense of connecting with all other human beings. Stef Vink; musician and teacher.

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Thank you for the lovely writings and your stories you've shared. (Ms'Guided Angel) I relate to alot of it.....and I think there is a common theme there for women in the "giving yourself away"....this happens so much with women who've suffered abuse. It would be a good, inspiring read for women who are still stuck in this scenario. Jenny Fahy, 5Rhythms teacher, mum and pupeteer.

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Thank you, Caroline, for creating a safe and loving space for us to experience the journey and the medicine. You were very present throughout the workshop, supporting us and guiding us consciously and lovingly which gave us the freedom to fully embrace our experiences, painful or otherwise. Your words during the dance were so supportive and encouraging and you knew exactly what to say and the right time to say it. The music was wonderful; evocative and energizing. You are a very gifted and intuitive teacher and I won't hesitate to recommend this workshop. Karen McGregor (Snake Medicine London '10)

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'Caroline's Snake Medicine workshop in London was amazing. I say this because I was wondering how in such a short space of time, and mixing in writing and a bit of talking we would go deep into the movement, in to our Selves. But I did go very deep. One reason that was possible was because Caroline held a very safe and inviting space - essential if you are supporting people to let go. The workshop has had a powerful impact on me physically, mentally, and spiritually. It was well worth it!' Veena Vasista (London, July 2010)

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"A coaching session with Caroline is like walking into an Alchemic laboratory: by the end of it you are given the tools to transform yourself, to look at your life through different lenses and finally SEE the gold within. She helps you to dive into the AlcheMist[e]ry of your Essence, and she does it with the compassion and wisdom that comes from her deep connection to Mother Earth and to Source. Once more: thank you!"
Silvana Rigobon. Teaching and Communication. Sch of Movement Medicine Participant.

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Caroline creates a safe, beautiful and inviting space to explore whatever it is that comes up in people. She intuitively guides and entices feelings to the fore that need to be expressed, dealt with and transformed. Caroline has a masterful way with people that provides a platform for her students and clients to connect with their true feelings. This enables them to be in the present and live their lives fully.- Brigitte Sumner-author, coach, speaker.

 

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"Thank you for the last workshop, Heart Matters! You held the space in a beautiful gentle manner allowing space for our own wisdom to come through. Thank you for your journey, it's teachings have helped me on mine..". Stephanie 0'Connor (Heart Matters '09)

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FINDING MY DANCE
The Passion Unlimited workshop was my first introduction to the dance and what a weekend it turned out to be. The centre in Donore Avenue is an oasis of calm in a busy city and is a credit to its community.Once I stepped inside the centre, I seemed to be stepping out of my own life in some way or another. I very quickly felt at ease with Caroline's words and direction; to work with and dance with music as a tool was a revelation and eased and teased and erupted many emotions. Caroline I want to thank you for sharing your abundant gifts with me; helping me to scratch below the surface and get over myself; to move on, dance on. The group was incredibly supportive for me also; I feel that I have made some very profound connections. I was invited to join in the workshop by my sister Margie (this wasn't the first invitation by the way and lucky for me that she is the persistent one) who has danced for some time and my sister Joan who was the first in our family to dance the five rhythms. To share the joy of the dance with my sisters, to really look into their eyes and beyond and move with them; to be in synchronicity with those who are so close and dear and knowing is indeed very special. Again, thank you Caroline, thank you all. You have reminded me that I have many gifts to be grateful for. Anne Collins, Co. Cork.

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I thoroughly enjoyed how you taught /facilitated the class, when you explained about the elements and how we can use/relate this to our everyday lives at the beginning of the class, it was like the session took on a different dimension,as a result of a deeper understanding of the nature of the class. The music really enabled me to become the element. I totally 'get' what you are saying about the elements speaking to us, and allocate time to specifically commune/connect with each of them, outside of the dance.
Thanks Caroline, I look forward to the next time. Bring On 2009!!!
Janelle (cork class)

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It has been the most wonderful of times, dancing, witnessing, sharing, listening, laughing, crying and shaking with all you gorgeous beings. It has changed me: I have grown deeper into my self. And I thank you for all these gifts Let’s always remember that we are courageous and fierce soul warriors and our actions make the world a better place for everyone. Peace and joy. Liam (Soul Action 08)

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Caroline, thank you for such a unique quality that you offered. For holding the sacred space for us while offering the paths to connect with ourselves, in between each other and with the Spirit. The gentle, profound, concentrated and joyful ways of yours are such a pleasure to experience. Great learning. And hope to join some of your work in the future. Marketa (Soul Action '08)

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"It was a whole new experience for me to keep the stories out of the way - that played a huge part in helping me to get wholly into the dance and out of my head(where I have spent a lot of time in my journey!) Instead of standing quietly trying to figure out what was going on and why, I was able to let all the reasons and the chatter go, and get on with the dance and with life! Even since, I rejoice in my new tender heart!
Thanks for a wonderful weekend of support and encouragement!I I love how you sort of keep yourself out of the way and just provide us with a space and music to let us get on with our own journey in whatever way we chose".
Philomena Sutton (teacher) Heart Matters Workshop '08

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"Caroline is playful maiden, down to earth mother, mistress enchantress: rarely does one meet such a range of the feminine archetypes so artfully embraced .... and shes a grandmother !" Dawn Morgan (5Rhythms™ Teacher and mother)

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“Caroline is an inspiring being of integrity, intelligence, service and joy, who has a lively appreciation of life. She holds people with gentleness and strength with a clear intention for their empowerment and growth. She is on your side! “
Susannah Darling Khan. School of Movement Medicine.

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"The view I have of Caroline is wise, dynamic, serving and unfolding. Being prepared to engage life as a gift and not duck the pain of the truth Within each part of her personality the same ingredients of talent, ambition, fire and commitment are there." Victor Marino (Executive Coach Trainer, PCL London)

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I would like to say THANK YOU. I truly enjoyed your workshop in Cork last Friday Thank you for sharing with us your love, magic and passion for life and for being an inspiration See you at the next workshop in April! Estela Garcia.

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“The workshop benefited me, in the sense that it brought clarity to me that in order for me to move on, which I know I have to do, it is in my own best interest to take the necessary steps, and I was able to get past my fear sufficiently to do that. It was the acting out scene that did that for me, that was powerful. Even to watch some of the others was fascinating.” Ase O’Riordan

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"Thank you, I so enjoyed (Deeper Knowing) & worked through so much stuff @ weekend. It was a fabulous group, & a wonderful wizard at the helm." Catherine Gaynor

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“......... I took a risk and I danced my love, my joy and my gratitude. I told myself "don't hold back, it's the last dance of 2006, a BIG year. I danced my gratitude for all the sweat and tears and for the space that you create every week where at last I have learned to feel and to open my heart. So the answer that came to me this morning about what I need from the dance is to just enjoy myself expressing all the love and gratitude I feel inside. To be free. Change has finally come for me and I can hardly believe it.” Suzanne Fagan 5Rhythms Class December 2006

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"Caroline Carey is a shamanic healer and teacher, who has dived deeply into the rich dark roots of the shamanic path and danced within its primal landscapes. I am very pleased that she has now chosen to share her skills in accessing the ecstatic abandonment that shamanism brings for healing and transformation: you are in good hands." Simon Buxton - The Sacred Trust

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"Caroline is dedication and devotion, creating sacred and safe dance spaces. She is alive intuition and serene acceptance. With a gentle determination to serve the truth, she inspires." Sally Elsbury (actress & mother)

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"........ as a teacher , trainer and spiritual guide Caroline brings a presence to her work that speaks of compassion and sincerity, truly a woman of stature and depth. It is my pleasure to recommend her highly." John Cully B.A(phil) M.A,(spir) M.A.(psyho)

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“The theatre was very powerful for me.
I've developed a notion that one of my ancestors was hanged for a witch (for which read strong, sensual, spiritual, intelligent woman) and it's the shame of that that got carried through the generations to me.
At the osteopath's yesterday she started working to release my hyoid (the bone that get's broken when you're hanged!).” Vicky Kinnaird ph.d ph.psy

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"My crazy dream may not happen to-day or tomorrow, but it somehow seems so much more of a possibility and an exciting challenge now...Thank you,Thank you, SO much, for giving me the opportunity to take the Call to Act..."     Maria O'Flynn Cork

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