Daniela is a sound healer, yoga teacher and practitioner of the healing arts. She has travelled and lived amongst indigenous cultures and healers of North and South America and Europe, having the privilege of studying and being initiated into the ways of ancient knowledge and wisdom. She intergrates this and over 15 years of study and practice in Eastern and Western traditions, offering a unique and sensitive approach that focuses on restoring harmony and balance in body and mind, in loving relationship with our living Earth.
Daniela works alongside Ali Calderwood with Anima, and has collaborated on 7 of Anima's albums as well as a number of compilation CDs which have been released worldwide. She is know for her "crystalline voice" and "music that penetrates the heart", and travels internationally offering sound healing events and concerts. In concert, she offers a sacred space of healing and deepening into the heart, and has performed along with Ali and independently at events throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas.
Daniela now resides in the Highlands of Scotland, living from the land, working with spiritual ecology and deep internal practice. She travels internationally offering work with sacred sound, healing and teachings in yoga, mediation and spiritual arts.
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Ali's heart and deep wisdom have touched many people through his work with music and as a healer. His ability to see beyond the physical facades allows him to assist others to reclaiming the light of their truth and authenticity - dissolving conditioned imprints and self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. Through the use of his words and wisdom, he holds a clear space for others to awaken, heal and empower themselves; reconnecting with the power of simplicity and love.
Ali's work with healing and music is deeply inspired by his spiritual connection. In his late teenage years, he found a great affinity with the ancient sacred sites of the UK, and he observed how when these special places were approached in a certain way, the ancient spirits of these sites would begin to reveal themselves, communicating through Nature. He was so moved by what he experienced, that he dedicated several years to spending intimate time alone with the sacred sites in the highlands and islands of Scotland, often embarking upon vision quests for weeks at a time in order to deepen his connection. Through this time spent with these ancient sites, he received initiations, transmissions and teachings on how and why modern day humanity has got lost, and the importance of living in spiritual alliance and right relationship with Nature and the Divine Mother and Father.
He spent the next few years travelling, where on these journeys connected with certain elders and indigenous people, who's ways of life and spiritual closeness to our Mother Earth were still very much connected. His journey took him to Asia, India and South America, where during this time he received further training and initiations in indigenous healing traditions and plant spirit medicine.
His work with sound and music is an extension of his healing work; and the music of Anima is now used by all kinds of people for a huge variety of healing and therapeutic work.
Ali himself continues to offer one to one sessions and group works and retreats.
Both Ali and Daniela live in the Highlands of Scotland, in a remote location which is totally off grid, within a close-knit community of souls who have come together to work in service to the Great Mother, to honour the Earth and live in alignment with the original and sacred ways. Energy is provided by Nature through renewable energy sources, and food is grown on the land in harmony with the natural rhythms and cycles. More info on this work can be found within the pages of this site...