Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Creative Power of Thought at Casa Ana

I have a new page on Casa Ana's website for the retreats that I am running on the Creative Power of Thought in Andalucia, under the page, Wellbeing. Still a few places left if anyone wants to join us in November.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

November Retreat

We now have the dates of our first retreat at Casa Ana. Come and join us for a three day retreat between November 13th-17th 2014 in a beautiful mountain village in the Alpjurras. There are wonderful walks between each white-washed village, gorgeous views down the valley, the best handmade soap and great company to explore the known and the unknown in conversation. And we shall be playing each evening in a pre-supper soireƩ. Booking opening here later this week.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heading south

I am heading south to explore the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and to see the almond blossom.  I am looking to do a series of retreats in Casa Ana starting in the Autumn and I'm going to meet up with some local musicians and writers, following the tracks of Gerald Brenan, a century later.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Patterns of thought

Reflections on the Sea of the Edge on the 50th post: a place to explore creativity; a place where I can watch my own patterns of thought from a far and see what manifests; a place where I can be inspired by others and a place where I can share this into the known and the unknown. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I was playing St John's Passion last week - it is such a favourite of mine - and James Gilchrist was singing the part of the Evangelist. I was amazed by his stance, so rooted to the ground but so free in his movements. He sung with such beauty and spontaneity. A real inspiration to me, reminding me to allow the sound to soar totally naturally, with nothing blocking the flow; totally at ease, like a tree yielding in the breeze. Even just raising my arms up to the sky brings a new confidence and stance, lifting my mood, relaxing the sound of my voice, opening my heart and allowing the body to resonate. A quick fix to total alignment, bringing the soul back in touch with the greater part of who we are.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Communication

I bought a new telephone today and it has transformed the energy around me both inside and out. It has one of those slow, old-fashioned 1950's rings that seems to bring me into a relaxed sense of calm and well-being. I hadn't realised that the sound of my old telephone created an inner anxiety in me before I had even discovered who was contacting me. Now the long silence and space between each ring lifts my energy bringing with it a sense of fun before I have even picked up the receiver. Such a great way to start making contact!