Author Of The Serpent & The Circle
& Founder Of Al Quinta Forest Garden
In 1997 my family and I relocated to France from the UK. Slowly, and with limited resources, we set about creating a sustainable & compassionate lifestyle. Permaculture has always been a guiding principle in this and the creation of a forest garden is an ongoing work of love. Today, with the children grown, as a widow I live & work here with the help of volunteer workers who come and stay for varying amounts of time and live as part of a small, family style community bringing their own particular skills and energy to share.
Day to day living includes time for yoga and meditation, time for work in the garden & forest as well as helping at local markets and the everyday domestic tasks involved in simple, sustainable living.
I have always been a seeker. Never accepting appearances, looking always for something deeper & more meaningful. As such my life has been shamanic, leading me to find my own direct spiritual connection with life. I discovered yoga in my teens and have incorporated the practice into my life ever since. Every morning at AQFG 8 - 9.00 is reserved for personal yoga/meditation practice. There is no obligation to join in, but every one is welcome!