Our Story

Living the dream

The dream began so long ago. And as Walt Disney stated - If you can dream it, you can do it. 


Hayley's curious and adventurous nature found her travelling extensively around the world to be blessed with an array of experiences.

Global Travel was then followed by many years of study in psychology, specializing in Health, and Yoga, meditation, and several healing bodywork modalities.


Little seeds were beginning to grow. This collection of knowledge, along with visiting and experiencing so many cultures and countries provided an abundance of inspiration. 6 years of study, renovating an 18th century post office and day dreams of a new life and location themed the days.


Teaching weekly yoga classes, and being involved in retreat programs, spas and the wellness industry provided years of experience and practical knowledge. After spending more time in India, and globally at yoga and wellness retreat centers Hayley landed in Albany, Western Australia which had by this point become home.


Albany as a home base - decided only by the fact the car decided to malfunction on arrival in 2006, while traveling around the coast of Western Australia. It was not hard to fall in love with this beautiful unique place in its peak season of Autumn.

 

A very short time after this, while walking on a beautiful beach in Albany, after hearing the locals stories and the devleopment of Maitraya (which means loving kindness) Hayley discovered a Luxury Private Retreat in Albany. This was the start of an interesting flow of coincidences, and synergistic life paths. Fairly soon after this Hayley's wellness consulting and yoga instructing found her teaching a corporate group with the unbelievable ocean backdrop at Maitraya Luxury Private Retreat. As the group finished the Yoga class a Whale popped up out of the water, like a pre arranged a performance!


Shortly after this Hayley founded ‘Radiant Being' and the team became the first company running retreat programs not only for corporate, but also for locals, interstate and global clients to renew and recharge their batteries at Maitraya. The programs completely personalized to each individual.

Being in a boutique luxury location, often enjoyed by the rich and famous just added to the positivity and uplifting properties of the retreat.  Every cell in the body recharged, stress and tension dissolved. Reconnecting with a sense of inner peace while enjoying regular meditations, yoga, time in nature, and creative/adventure pursuits.

 

One of the biggest things mentioned on the testimonials is how everyone involved with radiant being is working from their heart.

They genuinely love what they do.  


In line with the love and passion for wellbeing, the company has grown so quickly to attract a wide client base. 


In 2012 Radiant Being added more annual 'winter retreats' for surfing and yoga in Nusa Lembongan, in the protected bays with warm water and plenty of vitamin D for a winter boost. These retreats are still going strong in 2016, Radiant Being have connected with a beautiful team based in Nusa Lembongan and Bali to create a magical experience for global wellness seekers. 

 

2013 saw the opening of the first wellness organic store, and spa in the regional destination Albany, WA. Hayley carefully selected excellent brands and quality products and a retail range developed in Albany. Radiant Being Partnered with Lululemon Athletica, the team loved introducing this retail active wear range to Albany, along with high quality yoga equipment, vitamix nutrition centers and much more. 

Radiant Being went on to develop over three years a 6/7 day retail and wellness option in Albany, which grew organically and attracted lovely followers and supporters alongside.


In 2014/2015 The company continued to grow at a rapid rate. The introduction of a full organic raw breakfast and lunch menu available in Albany in 6/7 days a week began in March 2014. Raw nutrition, and delicious good food has always been a focus on radiant being retreats.  Hayley has been sharing classes in raw food for a number of years on retreat programs, and in the wellness centre. She felt inspired enough by the interest happening globally to go full time with this relatively new concept for most. Raw food and nutrition generally were very big at this time in the media. More and more people starting to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. Its an aspiring time to be in the welbeing industry thats for sure. For many years this information has been challenging to take into the main stream. Suddenly, the mainstream topics are a family healthy food focus, and yoga. A dream come true to hear people openly talking about what they eat, how they eat, how they feel. What an incredibly positive shift, and magic happening all over the globe.


At the end of 2014 Radiant Being relocated the entire business (yoga studio, raw cafe, organic spa, health + wellbeing retail store) to a beautiful heritage building dating back to 1884. The building is said to be the oldest double storey building in Western Australia. The huge space blessed with ocean views, high ceilings and flooded with natural light. Located in a central and fabulous location.

It kind of went BOOM!

Thank you to all locals, visitors, friends, clients and customers for your support and visits to the new location. The Radiant being team enjoyed the excitement, and support and new awareness, the massive opportunties to share raw food, raw classes, and health information, a full spa menu, and many weekly yoga classes in the heart of town -  a true blessing. So much support and love from the clients and customers, and a time to feel so full of gratitude for investing energy and time in and seeing all flourish.

In April 2017 a legal dispute ended positively for Hayley after 2.5 years with the lessors of the leased space in York Street, Albany. The radiant being team grateful to close this chapter, and continue to move on to bigger and better things.

After some more studies and new topics to share, Hayley launched Stand Up Paddle board Yoga and FLY high yoga along with the existing wellbeing retreat menu. New opportunties provided an abundance of time on amazing beaches, in stunning natural settings, and beautiful people to work alongside with luxury retreat packages.

More exciting happenings as Hayley partnered with a US Stand up paddleboard company to be the ambassador and distributer for the UK and Australia. Visit this page on evolve boards to know more.

2017 and beyond Hayley will be focused on providing Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings in all styles of Yoga.  Radiant Being will continue to deliver wellbeing retreat programs. Both Yoga Teacher Trainings, Workshops, and Retreats will be based in Western Australia, and annually available in a number of locations around the globe and online.

 

Creating an abundance of synchronicity stories on the journey so far.

One day a book will be written.

Life observation's shining out:

1/ It genuinely seems at times,  like anything is possible.

2/ Develop gratitude for every lesson on the way and not in the way.

3/ When you focus on all the things you 'love', and synergistic with your 'core higher values', its amazing the speed you can manifest the things you seek to create and share with good intention

The Eternal Law of Life:  What you think and feel you bring into form; where your thought is there you are, for you are your consciousness; and what you meditate upon, you become.'

When she turns her can'ts into can's, and her dreams into plans.

Affirming 'everything I need is taken care of'


 'Radiant being' is significant as it embodies our mission to ignite brilliance in perception.  Positive perception opens the doors to infinite possibilities.    

Definition | radiant

adj. 1. characterized by health, intense joy,

being [ˈbiːɪŋ]

n
1. the state or fact of existing; existence
2. essential nature; self she put her whole being into the part
b. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence.
c. One's basic or essential nature; personality.

With a heightened

retreat

vb. 8. a place to which one may retire for refuge, quiet, etc

The Lotus Blossom is the only plant to fruit and flower simultaneously. It emerges from the muddy depths of swamps, ponds and streams. It is beautifully exquisite as it rises above the muddy waters, the mud slides away and the petals unfold, revealing it's magnificence.

Just like the magnificence of the Lotus blossom, every person has their own exquisite beauty. Often life's challenges and experiences can overshadow and bury the pure essence of who we are.