We had the good fortune of connecting with Daydree Horner and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Daydree, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
When the pandemic began, my dear friend, Amy Honey and I started a program that would create more community during a seemingly isolating and unstable time. This program would launch folks into greater wellbeing and hopefully a little more joy, while they were safe at home. We came up with DnA Wellness, a live, online program offering fitness, meditation, coaching, healthy food tips and cooking. No virtual people, just us!
What should our readers know about your business?
We throw love bombs! MyOshun offers services that create the transformation folks need in order to have the life and love they want. We want people to know that we’re here for them, especially now. When the pandemic hit and I could no longer share Reiki hands-on or have clients at the office for coaching sessions, I wondered how I would keep the love bombs flowing. At the same time, my challenge was sitting around, gaining weight and not being able to get into my “truth jeans”. (You know, those jeans that you’ve had for years that you wear like a badge of honor? Those.) I told my good friend, Amy in Colorado. Coach Amy Honey is a personal trainer with over 20 years of experience, who recently had a fitness class move online so she offered it to me. I attended regularly. At the same time, from Amy’s perspective, she was overwhelmed with suddenly having to home-school 3 kids, plus work and all of the social unrest. As a Reiki Master, I was able to help her cultivate a meditation practice which added calm to her life. Amy started baking bread. I got deeper into my foodie tendencies. We were creating comfort. It was then that we realized we wanted to share this type of body, mind, soul comfort and wellness with others. Our silver-lining Covid story was a way to do that. DnA Wellness was born. A Blueprint for Lasting Change. Fitness + Meditation + Coaching + Healthy eating. The greatest lesson in this experience has been that success is often times born out of significant loss.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
When everything is open again, I’d take them to live jazz at LACMA, Santa Monica Pier for daytime fun, a drive up to Malibu for shopping and the beach, we’d have lunch on the coast, eat oceanside. Lots to do here! Since Santa Monica has an arid, sub-tropical climate, we have Farmers Markets all year long. I like taking guests to the Santa Monica Farmers Market because it’s a great way to support local farmers, plus the guests know I’m about to cook them a very fresh meal for dinner.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to my parents. They’re my heroes. They wear the capes. They fostered my individuality when I was a little girl. No matter what challenge I was facing, my dad would say, “You can do it.” Therefore, I believed that I could. As for mom, I recall her reminding me that I didn’t need anyone, just myself, that all the power I needed was within me. It was funny, at the age of 7, listening to my mom say that I didn’t even need a husband, I could have any type of life that I wanted. I didn’t know quite what it all meant. But mom knew that her sage advice (which she repeated) would stick and build my inner strength. It did. The supportive love that I received as a kid helped me remain on track so I wouldn’t derail my goals as an adult. Shoutout to my parents and all the heroes!
David Horner, Trevor Sands