In the early 80’s, Akal worked for over a decade as a fashion Art Director both in Australia and internationally.
Starting a family in the mid 90’s led to a major lifestyle shift, including practising yoga and meditation, studying subtle energy and healing with whole, plant foods. At this time, Akal worked in publishing, creating many internationally successful books. In 2011, Akal and her life partner, Aaron Wilson, created, ‘The Dispensary’, Melbourne, an organic, raw food and vegan cafe and wellbeing store that attracted many souls looking for deep nourishment and healing. Akal created ranges of Raw, Vegan Chocolate, Fragrances, Herbal Teas, Chai and Unique Gifts, and also ran workshops on plant-based living, Self-healing practices, and Aromatherapy and the Chakras.
In 2015, Akal and her family followed their hearts, moving to the sacred and beautiful Byron Bay Region, to fulfil creative destiny.