We had the good fortune of connecting with Sabrina Badeaux and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sabrina, how do you think about risk?
Risk is the very thing that sets our souls on fire – that makes us feel alive. However it’s typically viewed through the lens of uncertainty and fear. The unknown is scary, but do we truly have to lose? I believe regret is even scarier. If we tap into, the child-like explorer within us all – like the toddler taking their first steps, we push ourselves outside of our comfort zone testing our own limits. And YES you will def fall down, many times – as I have – hard. But there are lessons in all of the failures, and magic in each time you rise.
Taking risks has helped me get clear on what I want out of life and has given me the permission to learn, grow, fail and dream as BOLD as I want.
What should our readers know about your business?
I founded Kanekshun [con·nec·tion /kəˈnekSH(ə)n/] in 2016 by Sabrina Badeaux. Our brand ethos is based in the principle that we are all connected, specifically through our breath and energy. We curate multi-sensory experiences for individuals & groups, seeking a space to heal, grow, and self-explore through deeper, more meaningful connections to self & others.
Until recently I have always worked a full time Corporate job while operating the brand. I knew in my heart that in order to create the larger impact I envision, I needed to focus on the brand 200%, so I took the risk and made it happen!
I have spent a great deal of time exploring how I wanted to show up for the world – and the brand has given me the platform to do so in an authentic way.
I am most proud of our residency at the 1 hotel South Beach, we have the honor of hosting over 200 people a month at this property through various mindful programming.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Not in any particular order but I would hope to cover:
– a croqueta tour of Calle 8
– a trip to the upper keys with stops at Robert is Here for a smoothie, lunch at What the Fish in Tavanier, beach visit to Bahia Honda Park and dinner at Morada Bay for sunset [if staying the night Largo Resort for sure!]
– Pizza at Lucali in Sunset Harbor
– If we can snag a seat, a concert at Tigre Sounds studios
– Yoga at Ahana in design ditrict
– HIIT workout at Sweat440
– Oysters and Rose at Mignonette Downtown
– Beach and spa day at the 1 hotel South Beach
– Margaritas & tacos at Tequiztlan Mexican Restaurant in Sunset Harbor
– a candle light concert in a secret location by Fever group
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have been blessed to have some amazing teachers in Miami and Mexico over the past 16 years. I am most grateful for my close tribe of friends who hold me when I ned it post, push me to the edge and let me know [gently of course] where I need to evolve further. Each year I re-read the Alchemist and Petite Prince, both remind me of my childhood and my mothers love for books & passion for living a life of purpose and presence.