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About Lisa

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.

Nine months ago 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.

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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.

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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!

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I am excited to serve you creating a lifestyle of self-care, carving out me-time and supporting the ever-changing woman – YOU!

My Mission is to provide local, organic quality made products, services and sacred circles 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 represent the natural beauty in a woman, her true bliss and greatness. To embrace the journey of self-exploration, celebrate the goddess within, and living her fullest potential and 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.
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