July 14, 2022
Energy Studio at Volonté: Inclusive wellbeing in West London
Maximise without sacrifice at Café Volonté’s Energy Studio, West London’s sought-after new destination for inclusive wellbeing. Founded by a female duo Haylene Ryan Causer and Vidushi Binani, this holistic well-being space has feminine strength, power and energy at its heart.
Luxuria Lifestyle’s Lifestyle Editor got an invite to come and see what all the fuss was about, and we can confirm that it was fantastic!
Following a bespoke principle of ‘move, work, restore’, their signature U360 class, curated by fitness professional Haylene Ryan Causer, encourages each person to achieve their full potential.
We got to experience the ultimate 360 training session which included a strong dose of strength, skill, cardio and restorative cool down with primal movements to calmly renew the mind.
After a training session, is there anything better than heading straight upstairs to their café, which offers a nourishing menu and spot to sit with your coffee people watch or even do some work? I had a delicious snickers smoothie which consisted of Banana, Peanut butter, Nootropics adaptogenic coffee, Cocoa powder, Oat milk, Agave, and Chocolate whey protein. I then welcomed the whipped egg omelette which looked like it could feed a small family but I can confirm was as light as air!
With a collective spotlight on nutrition and wellbeing, the studio and café are intrinsically linked, uniting as one with a feel-good menu that supports an effective, full-body workout.
Volonté, translating into the French feminine noun for ‘willpower’ – is the realisation of Haylene and her business partner Vidushi Binani, who she has personally trained since the age of 12. It is this personal relationship, combined with their contrasting expertise and ethnicities that inspired the female duo to create a forward-thinking, inclusive wellbeing space.
Built upon feminine strength and a core belief that optimum wellbeing is achieved through a life of abundance rather than restriction, a passion surrounding the benefits of balance will help their community to make smart choices easy. Haylene and Vidushi do this by drawing on their expert knowledge of fitness and food with an energetic ethos that nurtures health with thoughtful fitness, supported by nourishing dishes.
Haylene comments: ‘I feel that the signature class U 360, is the most complete workout on the market right now. Not just focusing on burning calories, but also strength and recovery, it includes all the elements of fitness I have experienced over that last 25 years of being in fitness to best support a more vital lifestyle.’
Celebrating all food groups, the café is a tasty and all-inclusive food experience, meaning that no food group is sidelined. The feel-good menu showcases sustainable, seasonal, and ethically sourced produce, as well as wholesome ingredients from post-workout protein, shakes, barista-style coffees and fulfilling bowls. A former graduate from Le Cordon Bleu, Vidushi leads the café with her deep knowledge, love and understanding of nutrition and food groups. She has designed an enjoyable menu to encourage sustainable wellbeing with moderate portions that include treats but avoid excess.
A: Volonté, 299-301 Brompton Rd, London SW3 2DY
W: Cafe Volonte
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 7am – 7pm and Sunday: 9am-6pm
Written by Kaya Cheshire for Luxuria Lifestyle London and International