Life has a way of working itself out, but if you ask Alice Bracegirdle it has a way of “moving” into place. During a dark time in her life as a single mom on welfare she woke up one day, said “enough” and jumped up dancing. Bracegirdle wanted a better life for her daughter and to be a happy mother. She called on past dance experience and a lifetime of Yoga practice, which resulted in moving everyone around her. Today, her loving relationship with husband DJ Rowan is a partnership where he mixes a fusion of ethno-electronica music and ambient soundscapes and she creates the holistic dance/fitness components known as Bellyfit®. She has now trained over 400 instructors worldwide offering women a soul inspiring stress release workout no matter their age or physical ability. Alice knows the value of getting “to know yourself.” Every person has room to let in more love and share it and that’s exactly what Bracegirdle is doing.
Out to show that beauty is more about self-appreciation, self-love and confidence Melodie Reynolds shares her own journey to acceptance with other women in a unique way. Reynolds’ past career with a big name cosmetics company as National Director of Education is where she became fascinated by product contents. In 2008, she moved to London, England and explored the production of handmade cosmetics; the chemistry, the ingredients and array of natural options excited her. She saw an opportunity. To understand the industry further she joined Aveda. Then in August 2013 her family moved west to Victoria and she created “make your own” workshops where she could encourage and educate women. The class popularity indicated to Reynolds she was on the right path. Self-funded, Fall 2014, she launches a “completely chemical free” line of eco-beauty cosmetics giving women a clean choice, safe to use in their personal beauty routines which this busy mom describes as “moments to cherish for yourself and feel good.”