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Emily L’Ami // Bodha Modern Wellness
Featured Products, How To Glow, Lifestyle, Profiles

Emily L’Ami, founder of Bodha Modern Wellness, embodies what it means to live a grounding and natural lifestyle. With her line of wellness products, she spreads her glow by allowing you to come back to yourself.

According to Emily, feeling a sense of connection to yourself is fundamental to living an authentic and meaningful life. As she says, “when you feel connected to yourself you live from an intuitive space that’s calm, strong & creative.” She created Bodha Modern Wellness products to help others create this exact connection.

We couldn’t relate more to her mission– in order to radiate out your glow into the world, you first need to cultivate a positive inner-environment. Taking time for self-care includes making your home into a sanctuary that provides a sense of calm and grounding. Bodha’s modern wellness products are designed to help you come back to yourself through the power of ritual and aromatherapy and us glowgirls are 100% on board.

Bodha products set the bar extremely high with their attention to detail, gorgeous design, and extremely high standards for ingredients and production. The incense are really next level #glowy– made from the finest organic woods & essential oils, with no fillers or additives for a gentle fragrance & smokeless burn. We both use them daily, lighting them when we’re  home to help calm, ground, purify and refresh our space. We’re particular obsessed with the ground and calm scents, we can’t get enough!!

You can truly feel that these products are made with love and care. They’re crafted using traditional methods on a small island in Japan and beautifully presented in custom designed boxes, packed by hand in Emily’s Los Angeles studio. Useful, thoughtful and beautiful, we guarantee that Bodha will become a staple in your home.

The stunning woman behind Bodha, Emily L’Ami, is one of our absolute favorite women in LA. Winning the Green Card Lottery, she and her handsome #glowboy designer husband Fred took a chance and moved to Los Angeles from their native New Zealand. She radiates good vibes and kindness, and truly embodies what we mean by “glow.” Bodha is the expression of Emily’s lifelong fascination with ritual & aromatherapy. Being raised in New Zealand, her passion for natural wellness was instilled early on through her parent’s practice of yoga, meditation, macrobiotics and naturopathy. She was driven by a desire to help people reconnect with themselves she founded Bodha in 2013. Bringing together natural wellness, ceremony & intention, Emily has designed her dream collection of modern wellness products our of her Los Angeles studio that we had the pleasure of visiting.

We visited Emily and Fred for tea time, and lucky for us, Emily made her Nana’s special Lamington’s along with fresh whipped cream and raw raspberry chia jam. Get the full recipe here.

Bodha Modern Wellness // www.bodhamodernwellness.com

HOW THEY GLOW QUESTIONNAIRE

NAME: Emily L’Ami

NICKNAME: Em, Ems

PROFESSION: Bodha founder

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Auckland, New Zealand

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? WeHo, L.A.!

WHEN YOU’RE EATING HEALTHY, WHAT IS A TYPICAL…

BREAKFAST: Homemade almond milk smoothie & a black coffee at our local Coffee Coffee 

LUNCH: Salad bowl at Sycamore Kitchen or Republique

DINNER: Homemade soup with a bone broth base and lots of veggies

SNACK: Something from my baking tin

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO EAT HEALTHY?
Inaka, Moon Juice, Republique, Sycamore Kitchen, Sqirl, The Springs

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INDULGENCE?
Baking

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE SPOTS/RESTAURANTS TO INDULGE?
Bottega Louie, Gjelina, Cecconi’s, The Fountain Coffee Shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR LAST MEAL ON EARTH?
I’d start with my Dad’s whitebait fritters, followed by my Mum’s homemade New Zealand Snapper fish & chips, and finish with my Nana’s steamed Christmas pudding with brandy butter and custard!

WHAT IS THE BEST DISH YOU COOK/ YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE?
I’m all about baking and I really love recipes with a history. When my Nana passed I was given her recipe book full of hand written recipes and thing’s she’d cut out of newspapers and magazines over the years. Her lamingtons recipe is one of my favorites because it makes me think of her.

WHERE DO YOU GROCERY SHOP?
I try to keep my shopping as local as possible. During the week I walk up the road to Whole Foods and on Sundays I walk down the road to the Melrose Place farmers market.

TOP 3 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN?

1. Chocolate
2. Lady Grey tea
3. Baking supplies

WHAT IS YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN? (how often & what you do)
Walking and meditation every day and a hike every Sunday.

WHAT IS YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE? (products, facials, etc)
I’m super simple and I try to keep it as natural as possible. My daily rituals are body brush in the morning and a bath in the evening with a few drops of one of our essential oil blends.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP/NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS?
I love using things made by people I know, so since I’ve only been in L.A. a few months my faves are all by friends in Australia & New Zealand….

The Broad Place – Pitta Dosha Balancing Body Oil
Sans Ceuticals – Volumizing Hair Wash
Bondi Wash – Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash

IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND, WHAT 3 PRODUCTS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?

1. Shemana Elixrs Crystalline Heart Oil

2. Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm

3. Bodha ‘Ground Ritual’ Smokeless Organic Incense

TOP 3 FAVORITE SONGS?

1. Connan Mockasin – “I Wanna Roll With You”
2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted House – “Baby”
3. The Rolling Stones – “Miss You”

MOST-WATCHED MOVIE?
Dead Man by Jim Jarmusch

MOST LIFE-CHANGING BOOK?
Just Kids by Patti Smith & Train Dreams by Denis Johnson

FAVORITE SHOPS/BOUTIQUES?
L.A. – Hot Cactus, Compartes, Mohawk General Store
New Zealand – Everyday Needs, Flotsam & Jetsam, Twenty Seven Names

COOLEST PLACE YOU’VE EVER VISITED?
The Arctic Circle – Reindeer, Cloud Berries and the most beautiful Arctic wildflowers

FAVORITE HOTELS?
Aro Hã in the Southern Alps, New Zealand

WHAT IS THE BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My Nana’s recipe book

MOST PROFOUND HEALING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE EVER HAD?
Going home to New Zealand after my Dad died and being around family and old friends.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.
Wake up by the sea, have a really long breakfast, go for a hike, make a big dinner with friends, fall asleep chatting by the fire.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP/SECRET?
Treat your skin like it’s a fine silk.

FAVORITE QUOTE?
‘Behind every beautiful thing there’s been some kind of pain’ – Bob Dylan

WHAT MAKES YOU GLOW?
Time in nature
Time with friends
Creating things I believe in
Cooking for people I love

Photography by: Sasha Young

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3 thoughts on “Emily L’Ami // Bodha Modern Wellness

  1. Hi Emily,

    A small box was in my mailbox this morning, addressed to Daniel O’Brien, 25 Bernleigh Ave, Auckland, 0600. NZ.

    Daniel does not live at 25 Bernleigh Terrace, West Harbour, Auckland 0618. Pse check his address..if he is in Bernleigh Terrace – I can deliver to him. I opened the box…took wrapping off..however it is kind of back in the box..doesn’t look as pretty. Pse let me know.

    Charles

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