Exploring a new we
Wellbeing, sustainability & mindfulness under one roof
Haus Wabi Sabi will be the first wellbeing space in Switzerland to combine a café, supervised children's area, family lounge, multi-purpose room for courses, events and coworking and an eco-friendly shop under one roof. We focus on sustainability, mindfulness, authenticity and wellbeing. We strengthen families, bring people together, create freedom and offer flexibility. And very tasty waffles. With your support we will open in Autumn 2020.
With this support we can invest in equipment and furniture needed to create a beautiful and functional space. We appreciate every single boost!
With an additional CHF 8'000 we will be able to build an all-season outdoor playground with herb garden. We and the children would be thrilled to receive this level of support!
With an additional support CHF 11'000 we will be able to extend the café with a patio and outdoor seating.
All boosts above our goal of CHF 45'000 will be used to support the operational liquidity needs during our first year of operations. We would be overjoyed with this level of support! Thank you!
We offer parents, especially mothers, the opportunity to leave their child in the supervised play area or in a children's programme, while they care for their own needs in a yoga class, guided meditation, focusing on work or simply enjoying a coffee. We bring people together, relieve families and inspire curiosity..
A combination of offers such as Haus Wabi Sabi is unique in Switzerland. We will start in Lachen SZ and wish that this new way of living together and support will spread as quickly as possible.
The idea for House Wabi Sabi was born out of the desire to show our children a way of living where togetherness and mindfulness meet. Where children and their future - as well as the needs of the parents - are the focus of our actions. Where the focus is on progress instead of perfection. Where each single person is encouraged to feel accepted as they are while also having access to resources that support them with physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Where one can experience appreciation and gain inspiration through mutual exchange.
Our family-friendly space offers a constellation of services that clearly reflect the spirit of the times, namely the desire for community activities, personal growth, conscious interaction, attentiveness, family focus and flexible work arrangements. We aim to relieve the singular burden on families, strengthen women and mothers, and offer a supportive environment for children to play and grow.
We focus on sustainable and natural play materials that encourage the curiosity and imagination of children. We are thrilled that a Montessori school principal with more than 30 years of professional experience will be overseeing our children’s area.
It is also important for us to focus on products from local partners in order to strengthen the local sustainable economy.
Haus Wabi Sabi is a place to be, work, play, meet, move, read, discover, enjoy, relax, grow. As multifaceted as life itself, it is a community space where you can meet yourself and others.
Treat yourself to some time out. Enjoy a cup of your favourite drink in a relaxed atmosphere together with your family or friends. In the adjoining multi-purpose room you can participate in a variety of classes or offer courses yourself. We will offer yoga, workshops and events focused around family and social topics. The multi-purpose room will be dedicated to coworking several days per week to allow space for concentrated work. Adjacent to the multi-purpose room, a small room will be available for meetings or coaching sessions.
For our younger guests (as of walking age) we have planned a lovingly furnished and supervised children's area. Older children and teenagers will find a small chillout lounge in the family area.
Our vision is to create a place where openness, mutual support, exchange, networking and affirmation are in the foreground, but where the human being is at the centre. Our guiding values are wellbeing, sustainability, mindfulness and authenticity. As the first community space of its kind, we want to show that solidarity, ethics and business orientation can be combined - we are stronger together!
Master of Business Administration (Finance), Accountant, Certified Yoga Teacher
Raised in Canada, I have lived in many countries but feel at home in Switzerland with my two children, who are 8 and 10. After many years of working in Financial Services and running Growing Hearts Yoga & More, I am excited now to co-create with others; to combine my passions and business know-how with the complementary skills and personalities within our team. I am passionate about creating positive change in this world by bringing people together to inspire each other and lead the way forward.
Master in Educational and Environmental Sciences UZH, Certified Project Manager
For more than 24 years I have been involved in various charitable organisations. Whether with Terre des Hommes, Pro Juventute, Greenpeace or ethics in teaching, public child and youth work or as a teacher at the University of Applied Sciences, everywhere it was my concern to create opportunities to strengthen each other for an understanding cooperation. I like to bring the most diverse people and ideas together in order to abolish boundaries. Openness, curiosity and modesty are very important to me, because I believe that this connects.
Sustainability and nutrition have inspired me for many years and I always try to integrate them into my professional work. Compassion, mindfulness and non-violent communication are important guidelines for my actions. My two-year-old daughter reminds me daily of how crucial these values are for our coexistence. At Haus Wabi Sabi I can contribute my strengths and learn something new everyday from my dear colleagues.
Trained in PR and HR, I enjoy working with people and especially with women. In my mid-twenties I lived in Canada for 6 years where I entered the world of meditation and coaching. Now I live in Switzerland again with my husband and two children and guide women through their everyday challenges.
My passion is to go into depth. Not in water but in thoughts. To lose myself within and with others and to find out what makes us tick. What prevents us from being happy, why we feel helpless or angry in certain situations, why children do the opposite of what we want and how we can find our way back to our centre and bring this strength to the outside world - in everyday life, in business, in the family.
Haus Wabi Sabi enables me to get in touch with many people and to touch them with a smile, a coffee, a conversation or encouraging words.
I come from a background steeped in the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan and India and am a keen student of hand woven textiles. As a cultural event manager, I have organised corporate and private events for various clients all over Switzerland and the Alsace region of France. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and social work and a Master’s degree in Social Work. I speak English, German, Swiss-German, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil. I am a mother to two grown children and live in Altendorf, close to Zurich.
40 years young, mother of two, wife, doula, yogi, bon vivant, woman, former marketing and sales assistant, housewife
Change is the only constant in life. In myself I find peace and finally truthfulness. Yoga encompasses everything and connects me with everything. I am happy to be able to participate in Haus Wabi Sabi and to be able to create a loving space for you. As a doula I am a spaceholder for mother, father and child. With mindful devotion and childlike anticipation I engage in all encounters, during pregnancy and on the day of birth from Haus Wabi Sabi.