MOVEMENT, THE MIND AND MANIFESTATION:
An interview with Eloise Lambert
When Eloise Lambert joined Wanderlust Life for our Dream It Do It workshop, she had the mantra “warrior” engraved on a pendant necklace. We asked the holistic movement coach to share about using the strength of the mind in your 2024 manifestations.
Eloise Lambert is a holistic movement coach, a children's book designer and the founder of Fawe. The aim of Fawe is to provide adults with a method to release stress, unlock creativity and to cultivate fearless energy. Eloise’s classes inspire playfulness and joy through expressive motion and vocalisation. The Fawe method is a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates aspects of yoga, pilates, primal fitness, dance cardio and somatic practices with sound and breathwork, all themed and centred around the four elements: fire, air, water, earth. After meeting Eloise during our Dream It Do It workshop, we wanted to find out more about her personal manifestation practices.
Can you tell us an example of a time you successfully manifested a dream into reality?
A major life shift for me was the day I moved to Cornwall and fully committed to realising the lifestyle and the connections with likeminded people that I had always had ambitions for. Prior to making the move, there were a lot of key stepping stones – it didn’t happen overnight.
Working with a business and life coach I discovered my core values; creativity, fun, play, connections, guidance, acts of service and wanting to make a difference. They also helped me to question – if the fear and doubt wasn’t there how would I like my life to look and feel like? At the time, I realised I wasn’t allowing myself to live a fully expansive, joyous, playful life and I was using language like ‘I’ll do that when’.
Journalling affirmations daily encouraged me to begin speaking to myself in a much more positive and loving way, and each day I actively tried to do one small step that would bring more fun, play, compassion and fearless energy into my day. Work and life ambitions started to feel much more possible. These were just some of the cogs that gave me the momentum to move to Cornwall and to launch Fawe.
What mantra did you choose to have engraved during Wanderlust Life’s manifestation workshop?
My word was warrior. What warrior means to me is the bravery to express myself, the resilience to overcome challenges and the boldness to be uniquely me. I am enough. I am brave. I am a radiant warrior.
I encourage my clients to not stifle their playful, expressive and powerful energy, but to let it radiate out and shine brightly. Moving our bodies and roaring together allows us to cathartically release stress and cultivate fearless energy. We exhale our worries and inhale the warrior spirit within.
Day to day we can’t control what happens around us, but we can decide how we talk to ourselves to shift the energy. Whenever there are days that I feel small, overwhelmed or riddled with doubt, these are the moments when I learn to practice kindness to myself, be gentle with my heart and utilise compassion to nurture my inner warrior.
Within my class we journey through the four elements: fire, air, water, earth. I particularly resonate with the qualities of the fire element. Fire represents strength, passion, resilience, determination and transformation. Wearing the warrior engraved fire pendant serves as a reminder to always let my inner warrior flame burn brightly.
What were some insights and highlights you took away from the workshop?
The slow pace of the entire day spent with the Wanderlust Life team and other guests reminded me of the importance of rest and to make conscious time for self care rituals. The journaling activities reaffirmed to me that I would like to make more time for my morning and evening routine, like taking my morning cup of tea with me on a coastal walk, running an evening bath with essential oils and taking time to sit and eat nourishing meals I have created – moments to pause, unwind and be present with myself.
As a holistic movement coach, what did you think about the dip in the sea to end the day?
That was the first time I’d ever bellyboarded and I absolutely loved it! Splashing around in the ocean is always so much fun! I think it is really important that adults play and be silly. The beautiful thing about play is there’s no right or wrong.
For me, getting in the sea is also such a beautiful way to reset. As it gets colder, it does call for more resilience and personal encouragement to want to get in. But it is so exhilarating afterwards and it feels like a big achievement. In the freezing cold water, my focus becomes the physical sensations and my breath control. Instantly I’m brought into the present moment and out of my thoughts.
I love to do a cold water dip after my Fawe workshops, as it's such a wonderful experience running into the ocean together as a group. Everyone’s playful and supportive energy is exhilarating. We are all experiencing the freezing cold water together. I find the cold water dip is a great way to reaffirm to my clients of their fearless warrior energy.