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 with an array of crazy and fun 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 alongside 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 investing more time in India, and at yoga and wellness retreat centers around the world 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 development of 'Maitraya' (*which means loving kindness). Hayley discovered this incredible 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 a sense of helping Albany flourish.

In April 2017 a 2.5 year challenging legal dispute with the lessors of the leased space in York Street, Albany, which fortunately concluded positively for Hayley. Hopeful and trusting that the tough times bring with them some wisdom and lessons we need to learn. The radiant being team so grateful to close this chapter, and continue to move on to bigger and better things. Maybe being 'shop girl' was not aligned with the best path. If we can let go, and trust enough to be curious of what's on the otherside of disaster just maybe things align as they were meant to all along?

After some more studies and new topics to share, Hayley launched Stand Up Paddle board Yoga and Aerial FLY high yoga along with the existing wellbeing retreat menu. New opportunities 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 focused on providing Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings in all styles of Yoga.  Radiant Being continue to deliver beautiful wellbeing retreat programs in inspiring nature locations around W.A, and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali, and islands around Bali. Later in 2017 Hayley partnered with a US company to provide transparent kayaks, and clear bottom kayaks, as well as infatable SUPs for adults and children. The experience of being in nature with a clear Kayak is amazing! Everyone should try it and come on a radiant being retreat!

At the start of 2018 Hayley returned to study with the University of Melbourne for a Post Grad. Course -  ''Professional Certificate in Positive Education (Positive Psychology)''.

The course is held at PLC Lighthouse in Perth -

  • State-of-the-art, custom-built facility using the latest research, technology and equipment.

  • Teaching scientifically-based wellbeing practices to all students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12.

  • Cultivating wellbeing across the community through education, classes and courses.

Hayley is loving studying again so much, and is very inspired to do her Masters and a Phd through the University of Melbourne. They are currently ranked no. 7 in the world.  The lecturers are amazing, and of course gathering more knowledge is just a total blessing. 15 years since her undergraduate degree. It is fascinating to see such incredible to see the growth in both research and interest to support the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, and all aspects of supporting wellbeing.

She is so grateful to be part of a movement focusing on schools and education. Helping our children flourish and learn the lifeskills they need to thrive in the technology, and 20th Century living. Reaching vast amounst of people through workplaces, colleges, universities and shaping the future of education and how we learn. How supported we are by focusing on character strengths, and creative supportive lifestyle habits to lead a happy and healthy meaningful life.

If Hayley could design her 'personal perfect plan + vision' for the next years it would be to be flying all over the world and sharing knowledge to inspire our future world with Appreciative Inquiry, Positive Psychology, Positive Education, and all aspects of Wellbeing. Assisting with training schools, head masters, teachers all aspects of Positive Education and seeing this information filter out to all children attending school. Training Wellbeing Directors in workplaces to ensure teams of people are supported and able to be their best on a daily basis. Enjoying time with her family and friends, and living with a beautiful work/home life balance. Soaking up all the wonderful wisdom and learnings while taking her Masters and Phd. Hayley is aiming to write some books on all the adventures so far (especially many hilarious travel stories). Yes - there is still so much to do. One life, and definitely not enough time. Make the most of yours xx


Your mind creates this world.

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.'


 '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.