25+ Years Experience | Best Boutique Spa on Vancouver Island
I’m Lisa Meikle, founder of Bodacious Living by Lisa, formerly known as Bella Donna Esthetics. I am very excited to invite you to come and experience this new chapter, taking you to another level in your self-care. For 30 years I have been in the spa industry and I am proud to be one of the best boutique spas on Vancouver Island.
I originally created ‘Bella Donna’ Esthetics from the Italian phrase meaning ‘beautiful woman’. My dream was for women to honor their natural beauty, slow down and take care of themselves, and celebrate their feminine essence and the goddess within.
In recent years I have felt a shift, a quiet evolution stirring in both myself and my clients. It is a deeper understanding of the importance of carving out Me-Time, committing to a lifestyle of self-care and self- love.
It is known that when we live from a place of fullness and wholeness, everything improves in our lives, especially our relationships – personal and professional. If this notion resonates with you, then in taking this stance, you will feel peaceful, confident and in your center, facing life with your best self forward. This radiance will then ripple through every area of your life.
In 2015, it became clear that it was a natural evolution to change my business name. The business was birthing a new presence that spoke to the woman I had become and my desire to support other women in their journey of self-love, self-care, and self-discovery. ‘Bodacious Living’ by Lisa. That woman becomes sexy, sassy, powerful, and savvy as she steps into her authentic self and glows with radiance. She is confident, courageous and a change-maker; she is a ‘Bodacious’ woman.
A Bodacious woman is brave, gutsy, takes risks in an admirable way, and most of all loves herself and her life.
I have many personal passions. One of them is my love for my garden; my flowers are medicine for my soul and heart. The vibrancy and color of my flowers excite me; I love to stroll in my garden in the early morning, enjoying and witnessing what is blossoming, and then making bouquets of flowers for my house and spa space.
Another passion is cooking, gathering herbs from my garden then creating new recipes. I share this passion with friends, family and in my ‘Living in your Bliss Blog’. My passions continue with my interest in the healing arts, health and wellness, personal growth, and spiritual growth.
All of these have nurtured, nourished, grown, expanded and evolved me on many levels over the past 20 years. I love to inspire others by sharing this knowledge and wisdom with my clients growing and evolving together; creating community and a supportive environment in my spa.
My true love is dance. I danced tap and ballet in my early childhood, returning to it not until my late 30’s. It was then that I realized that dance was a part of me that needed to come alive and be expressed again… and boy did it! My return to dance started with joining a belly dance troupe Called ‘Pacifica’ about 12 years ago. Another level of my passion was re-awakened through the dance giving me room for my own personal expression and creativity. I felt a sense of freedom and connection to myself and life. I truly believe every woman craves to move in her body more freely. I know I do. In addition, I loved the connection with my soul sisters in the dance troupe.
As I focused on my growing business, dance went on the back burner during a 3-year period. Even though my spa evolution was exciting on many levels, I felt something was missing – my soul food. I felt a longing. It was time to weave dance back into my life again.
This time I decided to explore partner dancing in the Latin styles such as Bachata, Salsa, and Kizomba. These Latin style dances find their roots from Africa and this helped me ground myself. Dance helped my life blossom with more joy; my cup was overflowing with happiness. Dance is a must in my life, my soul nourishment. You never know what will come next as I support the Bodacious woman in me!
I am excited to serve you creating a lifestyle of self-care, carving out me-time and supporting the ever-changing woman – YOU!