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Life in Balance with Layne Beachley

Layne Beachley AO is a 7-time world champion, hall of fame surfer who has smashed the records many times over. She is widely regarded as the most successful female surfer in history and is the only surfer, male or female to win six consecutive world titles.

In this episode, Layne shares her story from the beginning. Layne experienced the loss of her mother at the age of six, followed by the discovery at 8 years of age, that she had been adopted.

This crucially rattled her sense of security and identity, propelling her into success, driven by the underlying need to be loved and accepted for who she was.

In the years that followed, Layne experienced two more significant losses and the end of a long-term relationship while competing for World titles and found herself rocked with the emotional repercussions of her history.

Despite all of this, Layne has funneled those tough life moments into positive achievements, learning to create balance and a gratitude mindset across the board.

Layne shares the ground rules she and husband, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly have set for themselves and what has made their relationship so successful to date.

She also takes us through a very dark period in her life and how Kirk was able to pull her back into the light by offering support and acknowledging the place she had found herself in.

However, this conversation is full of the light and positivity that Layne embodies and filled with strategies for managing some of the tougher realities of life.

Layne has packaged together the lessons that she has learned and transformed them into her Awake 2 Evolve workshops, driven to helping others to transform their own lives.

Stay tuned for Layne’s online course The Awake Academy, launching in May.

You can find all the details on the workshops at and follow Layne on Instagram @laynebeachley.

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