Welcome to the new Wabi-Sabi Well website! I started Wabi-Sabi Well more than three years ago as a personal training business in the backyard beaches of Byron Bay, Australia. If you’re new to Wabi-Sabi Well, you can see what it’s all about and how it works here.)
My inbox was bursting at the seams with requests for online personal training sessions, so over the course of the last year, I’ve become a virtual globetrotter, logging in and out of seven different countries and twelve cities. This worldwide interest in Wabi-Sabi Well workouts has just solidified that it’s a method of training with global appeal.
So, as my inbox filled up yet again with requests of a different kind (hint: WSW workouts, recipes and tutorials at your fingertips) it became clear that it was time to upgrade the online digs and expand the offerings.
“Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear so immediately that the two of you, on some level, belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you’re in love or creating things together or foxhole buddies or partners in crime. It’s so clear, right off the bat, that this is what you’re supposed to be doing, that this is what you’re for. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest of circumstances, and they help you make a life. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.” – Anonymous
Simultaneously, what’s been sparkling on my horizon is collaboration. We all want to belong to something, to someone, a message, a movement, a magnificent obsession that gives life a fuller flavour and a deeper meaning. When we find it, we know. There’s a flash of recognition and the embers of fierce commitment and connection glow.
Many moons ago I put a call out for a kindred – someone whose personality parts fit mine, in the opposites attract kind of way. One of those character compounds that interact, ignite and have you throwing seven different kinds of smoke. Fireworks and hyper-enhanced creative chemistry. You know what I’m talking about? Those connections where you catch a glimpse of the parallel universe of potential. A relationship where you merge mutual dreams, invest in each others success as your own, hustle your heart out and watch your message light up the night.
Meet my new partner in crime.
Enter Caitlin who, part modern day Martha Stewart, part hippie luxe earth mamma, part ninja, saw my vision and gave it wings. She jokes that she’s ‘the Robin – riding the side-cart’ but let me assure you she’s no caddy. You only need to spend a minute with her (or her bio) to see that the lady’s a pure bred legend.
How did she come into my orbit? She fell hard for the Wabi-Sabi Well method. Experiencing the transcendental effects of inner alchemy and holistic fitness will do that to a girl. She sensed limitless possibilities. An infinite potential to create waves of change the world over.
She proposed investorship. I proposed partnership. And here we are many moons, a million meetings, and untold matcha+dandy+chai teas later, launching this new branding and website.
There have been plenty of tech glitches, blush-inducing fumbles (see if you can spot them in the videos we have coming for you!) and delightful life-affirming distractions (à la birthing and raising human babies alongside blog babies – welcome to the world Isla Nowland [insert hand waving emoji here!]). But at last, here we are, party hats on, ready to celebrate. And beyond excited to share our Wabi-Sabi world with you.
This is just the beginning!
You’ll notice the virtual landscape continue to change and evolve around here. Why? Because we’re committed to making paradise as accessible to you as possible – expanding your horizons, bringing you workouts, meditations, recipes and all kinds of soul nourishment. You won’t find ‘Bikini Body Tips’ or listacles on the ‘5 Best Ways To Lose Weight.’ Ours isn’t a message of fixing, adding shine or pursuing perfection. Being Wabi-Sabi Well is not an exasperating ideal, but rather an infinitely emboldening one. A wake up to the fact that you are unutterably sublime and already enough. Ahuh, exactly, unconditionally, just as you are.
Caitlin and I believe change-evolution-revolution starts with the individual – that when women divert their energies from their own self-imposed destruction and oppression to wabi-sabi they’ll finally find peace with their bodies, their whole selves, and in turn, the entire planet.
We are completely committed to waking up the world one woman at a time because we believe just one drop can raise an ocean. We 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. Imagine compassion, empowerment, spontaneity, playfulness, equality, love and belonging, unbridled ecstasy, intimacy, and tenderness. It’s a movement we’d like to be a part of. How about you?
So, folks, whatever mysterious starlight that guided you here (be it Facebook or Instagram or The Goog!), trust it was for a reason. Make yourself at home, pull up a cushion or roll out your mat and get amongst the conversation. This is your invitation to join our tribe and link arms with kindreds.
We want you to be the first to peek behind the curtain on all of the exciting things we having coming your way so jot down your email address and we’ll hook you up with Wabi-Sabi Well backstage passes. Go on then. Don’t be shy!
Happy and humbled to have you with us!