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Playtime for Grown-Ups

2-9 September 2020 in Anilio

I shall be facilitating this rich improvisation course for all levels that takes place every morning for one week, leaving time for beach visits, walks in the mountains or lying in a hammock in the gardens.

The website www.kalikalos.com is not yet updated for 2020 but watch this space for more info.

After a tremendous success in 2019 I am going to be offering another improv course in 2020 for the holistic holiday company Kalikalos who run three sites in the famously beautiful Pilion area on the Greek mainland (airport: Volos).

Kalikalos is inspired by The Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, and has a compassionate ethical approach to community and learning. Their practice is to keep costs affordable and their prices are remarkably low.

Kalikalos offers:   

  • Life enhancing workshops

  • Vegetarian wholefood

  • Sharing circles

  • Sharing household tasks  

  • Daily beach and nature time

  • Library of self-improvement books

  • Positive and fulfilling community experience in which guests fully participate

  • Comfortable Greek accommodation


For the whole story go to: www.kalikalos.com       

Accommodation in Anilio

Early Bird 10% reduction will be available

on Playtime for Grown-Ups Improv course



Beautiful workshop space in the forest


Cortijo Romero is a beautiful holiday centre in the mountains of Andalucia, near the town of Orgiva. It provides courses throughout the year, usually with the choice of two facilitators in each week, as well as an early morning yoga or tai chi course, and other events and outings. I have been working there for 15 years, and keep going back to experience the great facilities, stunning scenery, excellent vegetarian food, and warm, friendly and engaged clientele.

In 2019 I am facilitating two weeks:

22-28 June: Flip to the Fun Side (improv)

21-28 December: Christmas Week Celebrations (elements of both my courses, see right, plus special seasonal fun)

Early bird prices available for both before end of Jan 2019

Participant in my art class goes overboard 


Reasons to be Cheerful

Fun and Inspirational. 

Really fun and challenging and rewarding. 

Fantastic. Perfectly managed. Fun, instructive, varied. Wonderful.

Flip to the Fun Side

I haven't had so much fun on a course for YEARS!!.. Alison was magnificent as a course leader. She clearly knows her subject VERY well and was able to demonstrate AND teach it really very effectively


Entertaining, fun, challenging at times, varied and never boring. I would give Alison Goldie and her workshop a 5 star review


We would not have achieved what we did and come away with the same sense of enjoyment and satisfaction if it hadn't been for Alison. I can't recommend her too highly. This was the best time I've had at Cortijo Romero

The heavenly pool

Reasons to be Cheerful

There’s a lot going on in the world, and it’s not all good! Sometimes, a person can feel overwhelmed by outside forces and feel powerless and unbalanced. When things get tough, we don’t need fancy solutions, we need to get back to ourselves, and what makes us feel centred and happy again; how can we raise our spirits, improve our strength and develop our creativity?

This popular course offers a series of self-contained short sessions, incorporating some of the best drama and improvisation games and exercises, combined with activities that have been proved over history to keep people sane: dancing, stretching, painting, singing, creative writing and mucking about. 

Flip to the Fun Side

A session of drama games, silly exercises and humorous tasks in which you indulge yourself in the absorbing business of playing, rather than working or worrying.

Alison takes you through a selection from her huge compendium of fun activities.  All you need to participate is a body and a voice. “Talent” is optional.

If you really want outcomes, you could say that the session will help you to:


  • Use Your Imagination

  • Feel Liberated

  • Look Stupid and Not Mind

  • Be More Creative

  • Enjoy Being Confident


If you are absolutely determined to be miserable, this course may not be for you....

Moonrise over Cortijo Romero