Wellness Gypsy Defined!

The Wellness Gypsy Lifestyle is for all those of us with a wanderlust for adventure whether it’s from our armchairs in our sitting rooms, or from a balcony in Barcelona.


Born and raised in the middle of Canada, I grew up knowing that I was destined to travel. One year into my university studies, I decided that my British passport and I were going backpacking around Europe. My grand plan was to be home within the year to continue my studies.

We all know that the best-laid plans go awry, and this was the beginning of my backpack lifestyle, and I never made it back to Canada to live.

As all of you travelers know… the more you travel, the more it ignites a love and addiction to keep discovering new places and conquer the globe! The more places you see, the more you learn there are new sites to explore.


Then I discovered the Superyachting industry. As a girl from a landlocked city in Canada, I am forever grateful to stumble across a lifestyle that I couldn’t have dreamed of doing. Over the course of 11 years, I travelled to some of the most beautiful and exotic places in the world, and was paid to do it! It was a fabulous way to spend my 20s, and I soon worked my way up to the position of Chief Stewardess, which brought me more money I ever thought I could earn and save at that age. This lifestyle fed my passion for fun, travel, social life, languages and allowed me to ‘live’ in many different countries.

I was a bit of a contradiction: I loved the party lifestyle in the industry, but I also loved my health and fitness. I took up yoga, and ate healthily most of the time, and was always maintaining some sort of exercise regime.Gillian_Kennedy_WellnessGypsy_Blog

Working on the boats was an incredible experience, but it wasn’t always as glamorous as it might seem to be living on a floating hotel. And in the process I sacrificed some relationships, and a part of me was lost at sea. It was also hard work, really long hours, and I KNEW that I was meant for something more.

I wanted to do something that really lit me up and made more of a positive impact in the world. I realised that the career path I wanted to follow was in the health and wellness industry – yachting was only ever supposed to be a temporary gig!


The lure of the sea, and the superyacht is often too much for many crew members, and most end up back at sea. I left to study naturopathy in Australia, and after 3 years I had an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy & Western Herbal Medicine, with my passion being Nutrition. Wellness Gypsy was slowly being born! I loved being settled, living in Australia, and having a ‘home’ for the first time in 10 years but by the end of my time there I needed a cash injection and was getting itchy feet again to get back to Europe and do some more traveling.

I returned to the superyacht world, and planned to work for just one year… and gradually one year became three. But I never let go of my dream to have a career in the health and wellness industry. I became an IIN Certified Holistic Health Coach while back on the yachts. My plans to create a “gypsy” lifestyle and work from anywhere were unfurling.


I am currently based in Barcelona but also spend a few months each year in Bali. I get itchy feet if I stay in one place too long.

I’m lucky enough to have created my dream life, where I can literally live and work from anywhere and get paid to do work that I feel so passionate and excited about.

I have the freedom to live life on my terms wherever I want in the world. You too can follow your dreams, because anything is truly possible if you set your mind to it. Anything is possible in life. We all have the power to create our destinies.

Wellness Gypsy is a LIFESTYLE… You can live this lifestyle on your terms with total FREEDOM.

  • Freedom in health.
  • Freedom to move the way you want / do the exercise you want.
  • Freedom to LIVE where you want and to BE who you want.
  • Freedom to feel your best to allow you to live life to your true potential.

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