What is Wabi-Sabi?
You may know what “wabi-sabi” is. Or you may think it’s the green stuff that comes with your sushi. So just in case, a little definition: Wabi stems from the root “wa” and refers to harmony, peace, tranquility and balance. Poetically, it means simple and in tune with nature. Sabi translates to “the bloom of time.” Wabi-Sabi then, is the art of seeing beauty in impermanence and imperfection – in revering authenticity above all else. Through wabi-sabi we learn to embrace – and even celebrate – our scars, rust, uneven finishes and the bloom of time they represent. We do that when we put on our favourite pair of, worn, ripped jeans, or go marketing for a farm-style dining table. Why not when we look at ourselves?
Wabi-Sabi Well is mind-body fitness
Wabi-Sabi Well is cross-training like you’ve never seen before; it’s your one-stop-shop to cover all of your mind + body bases. Widely touted as ‘the antidote to perfection-seeking bikini-body bootcamps’, it replaces the ‘crash-dieting’, ‘divide-and-conquer’ workout war cry with a holistic cross-pollination of intention-driven movement, meditation and other self-renewing rituals. It’s a practical toolkit to re-mind you of your wholeness. To help you reconnect and return to a healthy state of balance, harmony and well being.
Frustrated and fed up?
Is going to the gym a daily “wouldacouldashoulda”? Do you have a black belt in self-sabotage? Six-pack #fitspo #selfies on Instagram make you want to throw your phone out the window? Frustrated with fear-focused, bikini bootcamp, calorie-counting, cookie-cutter, one-size fits all fitness? You’ve felt it, right? The anxiety of imperfection. Of course you have. It’s the cultural condition of our time. The pressure to be perfect is purely for profit. And i’m guessing you’re here because you’re ready to rise up above the b/s – To reclaim your right to a life wholly lived.
I get it.
Because I’ve been there before. I spent years treating my body as a separate ‘entity’. Living by the ‘divide and conquer’ workout war-cry, pursuing weight loss as the (utterly misguided) on-ramp to worthiness and belonging. I ended up exhausted, depleted and miles from ‘happy’ and as a result, spent the better part of a decade navigating my way through a slew of ailments – eating disorders, depression, thyroid dysfunction, anxiety, anaemia, psoriasis, leaky gut and hair loss-by-the-handful. Needless to say, I found another way.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a battleground or a game of chase.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a battleground for a war waged between your mind and body. Nor should it be a constant game of chase. You know the one. The skinny, I’m-on-a-roll!, this’ll-last-forever phase. Until – what the hell happened?! – it doesn’t. Eyes are puffy, energy is waning and those skinny jeans? They’re tight again. That productive, wake-up-early-boom-let’s-make-this-happen radiance is short circuited by a back-to-square-one crash.
How it works.
With a focus on self-renewing rituals Wabi-Sabi Well gives you a daily template for transformation. A slipstream in which you can step-and-flow, effortlessly towards deeper intimacy and connection with all areas of life. It hardwires a sense of whole-ness so you can finally relax into a body and life you love. This multi-modality way of training will leave you feeling liberated, motivated, and wildly free. The Wabi-Sabi Well method includes:
- Metabolism-Boosting Movement – cardio, core, strength, toning and conditioning
- Mindful Movement – yoga, stretching, flexibility, somatic awareness, myofacial release and postural realignment
- Meditation – mindfulness, dynamic meditation, sound healing, visualisation, intention setting, mantras, gratitude and powerful bioenergetic techniques
To get started click here and book yourself a private session (live streamed via Skype).
Wabi-Sabi Well is for you if:
- you feel a little stuck and stifled (creatively, emotionally, spiritually), physically bleh (bloated, puffy, tired, weak), or overwhelmed, stressed and burnt out.
- you’re a recovering perfectionist, you struggle with conditioned behaviours around exercise (exercise obsession / exercise aversion) or have simply had enough of regimented gym programs and trainers who bang on about reps, intervals and measurements.
- you crave body love, self-acceptance and freedom (of choice) around food and exercise and have been dreaming of a more holistic approach to fitness.
Feel better, think better, look better. (In that order.)
Wabi-Sabi Well integrates not just the physical, but also the emotional and spiritual elements to raise the frequency of your energy/vibration and upgrade your overall state of well-being. When you’re physically and energetically balanced, you quit worrying about rigid training schedules, calorie calculations and diets, because you eat and move in response to your innate needs. Your body organically begins to reflect the lightness of your mind. It’s a new way of life – one that’s governed by flow and least resistance. In short: it’s all about (re)discovering the mind-body connection and letting your workouts be guided by elevated intentions. When your workouts serve to raise your vibration and awaken your inner strengths, you get un-stuck. You remove the blocks standing in the way of your full potential. You feel better, think better and look better. You experience greater personal power, freedom, ease and contentment, love and joy.
Being Wabi-Sabi Well isn’t about fixing, adding shine or pursuing perfection. It’s not an exasperating ideal, but rather an infinitely emboldening one. A wake up to the fact that you are unutterably sublime and already enough. I whole-heartedly believe, change-evolution-revolution starts with the individual – that when women divert their energies from their own self-imposed destruction and oppression to a Wabi-Sabi life lens they’ll finally find peace with their bodies, their whole selves, and in turn, the entire planet. I also have a sneaking suspicion that a world of wild, wonderfully alive women means a world of healing and wisdom. A world that turns in both beauty and balance.
So kindred spirits, whatever mysterious starlight brought you here, trust it was for a reason. It’s time to get over the guilt and shed the shame, for good! Leave the dogma in your dust and karate chop the blocks and boundaries that have been holding you back. Say farewell to the fear of failure and the monsters in your mind! It’s time to explore new feel-good frontiers and arrive at your full potential. Click here, join the tribe of Body-Mind Freedom Fighters and get your Wabi-Sabi wild on! Viva la fitness revolution!
Psst. If you want to peak behind the curtain, you can find my personal story here: About Briean