I can’t quite recall how I came across Blessed Brisbane’s Che Johnson and her Instagram profile, but if you believe everything happens for a reason, then finding her was obviously meant to be!
Blessed Brisbane is the only Brisbane-based and focused site promoting events for the mind, body and soul and in particular soulful events for Brisbane women.
This concept ties in so well with the ethos that we breathe here at SheBrisbane and I was “blessed” enough to go along to one of their latest events, An Evening of Soul.
The beautifully intimate event was held at Paddington’s Yoga Bones studio and brought together women from all over Brisbane for two hours of meditation, food, body jiggling and plenty of laughs.
Nicole Mathieson kicked off the night with a body shaking meditation, before the three guest speakers homeless youth advocate and Joining Hands CEO Kylie Lowe, natural skincare expert and Today is Ours’ CEO Siana and soulful podcaster, Alana Helbig shared their individual journeys of self-love and self-care.
We sat down with Che Johnson to hear more about how the event came to life:
How did An Evening of Soul come about?
I ran an event earlier in the year called “Single Sisters Meet and Eat”. As a single, 30 something year-old gal, I could relate to the isolation that single women in this age cohort often feel and I wanted to create a space for single women to come together, share and connect. What came about during the promotion of that event however, was a huge amount of coupled women writing to me and asking me to host something similar, but open to ALL women. I merely listened to what I was being told and, voila, “An Evening of Soul” was born.
Why did you choose those particular guest speakers?
I’m lucky enough to have some INCREDIBLE women in my life – four of whom are the women I asked to share their goodness at “An Evening of Soul”. Having these women in my personal and professional life has enriched it to no end. I merely wanted to share their gifts and provide a space where others could be touched by them, as much as I have been. As well as that, the four guests I chose offered such different stories and messages. It was my hope that everyone in the audience would resonate with at least one of the women who shared on the evening.
Will there be other events like this to come?
Indeed there will be! Future events may take a different format, but the core of them will come back to connection with self and others, inspiration and empowerment. I feel so passionate about helping women be the most glorious version of themselves they can be, and live the brightest and most inspired life they can.
If you’re a women who loves soulful events then check out the Blessed Brisbane events calendar!
Women who run wellness related events are also invited to add them to the Blessed Brisbane calendar, for FREE.
Myjanne Jensen is a full-time journalist and mum of two girls, soon to be four (twin girls due April 2018).
Myjanne has written for She Society (formerly She Brisbane) in addition to her full-time role for more than two years, where she has focused on writing about life as a mother to two young children and has covered a range of other topics such as physical and mental health and well-being, relationships, beauty, fitness, societal trends and issues.
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