The name Sonas means ‘Happiness’ or ‘Lightness of Spirit’.
It wasn’t always thus behind the scenes but it turns out that Sonas has become an event in itself and has grown into a thriving business. It is a central place in town for people to come to meet and eat, browse and shop, explore and consult on what is going on in their lives.
I’d just turned 30, moved back home and was figuring out what to do with my life, when my friend Aileen broached the idea of a health foods shop. She saw a need for one in the town and believed that I had the wherewithal to make a go of it. With no retail experience, and a complete immersion into learning on the shop, floor I slowly began to feel my way, taking it on and staying with it, gradually building the range on offer with the input and support of the growing number of customers.