Hello and welcome, I’m Hayley & I live in the North East of England (Sunderland).
I have 2 beautiful grown-up children, Summer (22) and Spencer (18.)
Before starting up a Wellness Business (XHAYLE) I worked in IT as a Network & Firewall Engineer for the NHS (from 2004.) For the final 3 years of my career in IT (up til June 2019) I was self-employed, contracted to work for global IT company AT&T (Hewlett Packard.)
Discovering the Power of The Cold
Since I can remember, I always started the day with a cold shower. I also enjoy a dip in the sea with my dog Cleo or a family member. I love the buzz I get when in a cold shower, my thoughts stop and I feel alive, it’s addictive!
In 2019 I certified as a Wim Hof Method Instructor, later that year certifying as a Surf Lifeguard. This gave me much more confidence in and around the water. I completed this training at Saltburn Surf School. Where I highly recommend, especially to anyone who spends a lot of time in the sea.
How Wild Sea Women came about
I must admit, I’ve never really been a fan of gender-specific groups, I’ve mainly worked with men my whole life. Over this last year or two, I was feeling drawn (and was asked by others) to consider setting them up. So I began teaching male/female only workshops and classes. I was eventually sent on a bit of a detour, which leads me to the formation Wild Sea Women.
Not only do I meet the most amazing women in the sea, many who have become my close friends – but hearing and seeing how happy the sea is making many women is enough to remind me I am on the right path. My path is to inspire others to step out their comfort zones, to feel the power of the sea and other natural cold water for the mind, body and soul.