Meet Shane & Angelina
Make no mistake, we have a life that’s just as stressful as the rest of us. Looking after two successful business and running after our two adorable little girls, our schedules are often jam-packed and hectic. However, we have managed to find a balance in life that allows us to stay calm and succeed in any situation. Enjoying life the way we were meant to.
How It All Began
I (Angie) was born in the States and reborn in Australia in 2008. I have always had this passion for health and wellness and self-development. In the early years, life always felt like a struggle. I went through a gamut of life experiences such as divorced parents, death of friends and family, and feeling left out in groups that had me feel anxious and depressed. So, I chose to play instead of taking life seriously. What stood out was my fear of growing up and anxiety of what it took to succeed. It wasn’t until I met Shane, and made the leap to move overseas and start a family, that I chose to cut through the noise. Going through childbirth and post baby blues ignited the fire to seek out the missing link between my cognitive work and actually living the change.
Before meeting me, Shane was a military man. He had served in the Australian Defence Force for 13 years, training Navy dive teams, tactical assault teams, sailors and soldiers and even completing the SAS course himself. On a chance trip overseas, we met and he would say that life began again for him too.
Over the next seven years, we spent around $300,000 on life and business education, all with the aim of creating a life worth living. There were naysayers (both internal and from others), but we stayed strong and committed to the growth together.
We realised that when focused and applied practically, everything we had learned over the years seemed to spark something magical. By developing strategies and implementing them daily, we soon built up a health and wellness business that yielded a six-figure income within the first year. From there, we moved onto residential real estate investing, commercial real estate projects, business investments, and mindset consulting.
When Breathing Became A Way Of Life
Breath became important to me when I gave birth to Eve, our first child. I studied Hypnobirthing and was able to harness the power of the breath. I had a drug-free posterior labour and experienced an intense birth with minimal pain and no complications. Then, for our second child, Lyla, I used the breath to get through a 14-hour breech labour and an emergency caesarean. I recovered so quickly that five days later, we were attending a housewarming party till late!
We soon found that the breathing did not stop at labour. We became introduced to bigger vision of breathing when we found Wim Hof. Immediately, we both experienced an unexplained phenomenon in our mental and physical health and well-being. When we got angry, we had an agreement to take ourself away from the situation and breathe it out of the body. When we felt like we were getting sick, we would take extra time with a breathing session, oxygenating the blood, clearing toxins, and even now rarely getting sick. It is extraordinary, when our little ones are starting their temper tantrums, we breathe together with them to calm everyone down!
Experiencing this personally, we went to work studying the science behind all this, seeking out the Who’s Who in breathing sciences, and digging for why this worked so effectively. This is where we found Dr. Belisa Vranich, the creator of The Breathing Class. With her no-nonsense medical approach to breathing, we found the most important part about breathing is the mechanics.
From there we found Dan Brule’, author of Just Breathe and breathing mentor to Tony Robbins. Dan is considered the ‘Bruce Lee’ of breathing. He has travelled to more than 52 countries and breathed with over 100,000 people over the last 40 years. Studying all breathing methods from ancient to modern, giving a well-rounded holistic view of the power of the breath.
Through learning the facts and science behind breathing and testing this in our everyday life, we have been able to witness magic happen in every area of life. We also realised that we wanted to share our learnings with the world, and so our award winning book ‘Three Lessons On How To Lower Stress Naturally’ was written (released October 2016). Following its success, we created Breathe Me and now we run workshops and events around Australia and the US.