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About Bodacious Living & Lisa

I’m Lisa Meikle, founder of Bodacious Living by Lisa, formerly known as Bella Donna Esthetics. 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.

From Beautiful Woman To Bodacious Living

I originally created Bella Donna Esthetics from the Italian phrase meaning beautiful woman. My dream was for women to honour their natural beauty, slow down, take care of themselves, and celebrate their feminine essence and the goddess within. As an esthetician and spa therapist, I have been able to fulfill this vision with my dedicated clientele.

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. My services had also shifted to include more soul work and energy work after decades of training in spiritual and holistic modalities.

Bodacious Living by Lisa represents all facets of my services including esthetics, soul-care, and sacred temples.

Are You Ready To Embrace All That Is You? 

A Bodacious Woman is sexy, sassy, powerful, and savvy as she steps into her authentic self and glows with radiance. She is confident, courageous and a change-maker.

When you live from a place of fullness and wholeness, you 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.

I am excited to help you create a lifestyle of self-care, carve out me-time, and support YOU, the ever-changing woman!

A Bodacious woman is brave, gutsy, takes risks in an admirable way, and most of all loves herself and her life.

More About Me

Flowers As Medicine

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 colour of 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.

Passions

Another passion is cooking, gathering herbs from my garden then creating new recipes. I share this passion with friends, family and on 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.

Dance & Supporting The Bodacious Woman Within

One of my true loves is dance. I danced tap and ballet in my early childhood, returning to it not until my late 30s. It was then that I realized that dance was a part of me that needed to come alive and be expressed again! My return to dance started with joining a belly dance troupe Called ‘Pacifica’ about 12 years ago. In recent years, I have explored partner dancing in the Latin styles such as Bachata, Salsa, and Kizomba.

Another level of my passion was re-awakened through dance giving me room for my own personal expression and creativity. Dance helped my life blossom with more joy.

You never know what will come next as I support the Bodacious woman in me!

My Mission is to provide my services and products to facilitate your journey of self-care, self-love, and self-discovery and for you to celebrate all aspects of yourself.

My Passion is to honour the natural beauty in a woman; to guide her to true bliss and greatness. To embrace the journey of self-exploration, celebrate the goddess within, live her fullest potential, and live in her joy.

My Vision is to have the spa as a constant connection and a reminder to the self. In a busy world, you matter, you are needed in your full radiance and vibrancy, and you are always growing and evolving. To have the ever-changing woman embrace herself, aging with grace, self-love, and appreciation.

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I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte