The Sunflowers are Out!

Yippee – it’s officially summer! The sunflowers have arrived here in the Charente and mother nature is glowing in all her glory.  Everything is growing at a great rate – the vines, the wheat, the corn – what a balm at this time of uncertainty…  We’ve been taking lots of photos recently so check us […]

Saturday Mindfulness

As the pandemic continues and we try to adjust to a host of ‘new normals’, the stresses and strains can often feel overwhelming.  We know instinctively that we need to take care of ourselves, but it’s often so hard to find the time or make the time.  But maybe – for the month of July […]

Ceangal Online Meditation & Yoga Practices

Many of us are feeling extremely worried and stressed these days as the covid19 pandemic continues.  At this time – perhaps more than ever – it is really important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can see clearly, respond calmly and be there for each other.  Just as important as washing your […]

A little taster of our Mindfulness Retreat…


As the temperatures climb, everything here in beautiful Cognac is springing into action – the daffs are out, the vines are waking up and we’re busy too – preparing for the first of our well-being getaways – our yoga weekend next month and our mindfulness retreat in April. This lovely little video by Dominic Cogan […]

Back home spreading news of 2020 Spring Programme

Six months on from Irish Times fame, and 60 happy clients later, we’re back in Dublin spreading the word about our spring programme of meditation, yoga and mindfulness weekends.  We were delighted to join old friends at new at Saturday’s High School Dinner celebrating 150 years of Charlie’s alma mater.  Great fun and proud to […]

The month of rapid growth!

June was ‘the month of rapid growth’.  You could see things sprouting right in front of you – the plants, the crops, the grass (and sadly the weeds too!) So – it was a full time job to keep the grounds in order and Charlie was busy as a bee… We also had the pleasure […]

More gems and jewels…

This month we hosted our second Mindfulness Weekend which was another amazing experience.  Imelda Wright facilitated the programme and the feedback once more was so positive.  We’d made a few changes to the programme since February providing more relaxation time and the temperatures were also that little bit warmer so more time outside.  Alongside the […]

From singing to sand dunes!

At last, the temperatures are slowly creeping up and it feels we’re leaving the winter behind.  The landscape is changing by the day with more and more signs of spring.  We’re also coming out of our hibernation and doing a little more in the community… joining the local choir, we’re going to more local markets […]

Beyond our wildest dreams…

February saw us host our first Mindfulness Weekend and it is no exaggeration to say we were bowled over by the experience.  We hosted 10 participants who came over from Ireland from Thursday until Sunday.  Their feedback on the whole experience left us speechless – which is no mean feat!   There was a huge amount […]

From dreams to reality…

The first weeks of the New Year saw us getting more and more excited about a new venture we’d been working on over the previous months. When we arrived in Aulagnes, we immediately saw what an amazing location it would be for special weekends where people could really ‘get away from it all’.  We had […]