Name: Marcela Almond
Business Founded: Seagrass Studios
Biography: Having worked in the wellness industry for many years, Marcela was inspired in 2015 to set up Seagrass Studios in the centre of the picturesque North Devon village of Braunton. Much more than just a fitness centre, Marcela has imbued Seagrass with her core values of holistic health. She has extended this beyond the individual to create a community of women who care for and support each other through their wellness journeys, both mental and physical. She has been a finalist for the Muddy Stiletto awards two years running and was recently a finalist in the successful women in business awards.
In 2017 Marcela took the decision to expand her business further by offering Yoga and Pilates teacher training diplomas. In doing so she is helping train a new cohort of successful teachers and enabling many more women to run their own small businesses in North Devon. She is an involved and engaged member of the business community who also runs a networking support group for those working in the wellness industry.
Marcela spends the free time she gets with her partner and young son enjoying the beautiful area she lives in.