Our Story

“With Awareness comes Responsiblity. A Responsibility to Act!  We felt this deep responsibility to act and zazen was born as a Social Business Enterprise in 2007.”
Janet Parker, Founder

The zazen Story

zazen began in 2007 with a specific mission – to co-create a Wellness Generation – and it’s been an awesome, fun, challenging, evolving and rewarding journey ever since! Before we created the business, we were customers like you. As we witnessed the difference alkaline water made in our lives, we became inspired to act. When we learned the disturbing statistic that this generation of children will be the first to live a shorter lifespan than the previous generation, we decided, not on our watch!

The zazen community aims to reverse that outcome one happy, healthy, hydrated person at a time. Thanks to our superstar team of dedicated staff, and a community of Alkaline water drinkers sharing the secret of water with children across Australia. We hope you continue to share in our story.

  • 2018
    • Servicing over 55,000 Healthy, Hydrated Customers from over 20 countries around the world!
    • More than 3,400 Natural Health Practitioners drinking zazen Alkaline Water and educating their clients on cellular hydration
    • welcome-babyMajor Sponsor of the Wellness Basecamps and Summit run by the Wellness Guys Dr Damian Kristof, Dr Brett Hill and Marcus Pearce
  • 2017
    • Welcomed our 2nd zazen baby – Little Gigi Dianne Waterson. Congratulations to Kate and Dan!
    • Promoted Gypsy-Rose to Customer Service Liaison Officer as she enjoys greeting customers who pop in!!
    • Completed stringent Government certification on our zazen Shower Filter Range so they have both WaterMark and WELS Certification
  • 2016
    • Welcome to our first zazen baby! Little Luca Owen Finlay. Congratulations to Andrea & Gavin!
    • Exceed 30,000 Happy, Hydrated Customers!
    • Grateful to welcome our 2500th Natural Health Practitioner – thank you to all our Practitioners who enjoy drinking zazen Water each and every day.
  • 2015
    • Launch our New Glass Bottom Tank to give customers an alternative to the BPA-Free Plastic Tank
    • Expand our warehouse and office space to fit our growing team
    • Expand the Customer Service Team with new employee Gypsy-Rose who greets everyone at head office with a lick (when she isn’t snoring!)
  • 2014
    • Exhibit at our 40th Expo
    • Launch our 3rd web site (this one!) which is fully optimised for mobile and tablets
    • Said farewell to our beautiful girl Murphy who lived to 11 years and 6 months, we miss her everyday
  • 2013
    • Move into our new office/warehouse.
    • Over 30 schools in our Water Ambassador School Program
    • More than 15,000 children drinking zazen Alkaline Water every day to hydrate them!
  • 2012
    • Launch our range of Shower Filters after 2 years of searching & testing products from all over the world
    • Exceed 10,000 happy customers
    • Flannery’s Natural Organic Supermarket chain chooses to stock zazen Water products, so beginning a successful and fulfilling partnership.
  • 2011
    • Clock up over 15,000km driving & over 25,000km flying to Expos in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, extending our knowledge about the importance of hydration to health and longevity.
  • 2010
    • Initiate a website makeover & launch website number 2 along with our Partner Portal web site for our Partner network.
    • Upgrade our Fluoride reduction from Ion Exchange to Activated Alumina, sourcing best quality from the USA
  • 2009
    • Launch new and improved Alkaline Water System design.
    • Exceed 1,000 happy customers.
    • Find treated water supplies in Australia with water below the recommended pH range for drinking water, so design and launch our Alkalinity & Anti-Oxidant Enhancer to ensure our customers are drinking Alkaline Water.
  • 2008
    • First container arrives full of zazen products!
    • Establish first Water Ambassador School in NSW with an education module for the first ever hydration school lessons!
    • Launch our first web site & exhibit at our 1st Expo – the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Sydney.
  • 2007
    • Fly to South Korea to meet some inspirational water scientists.
    • Design the zazen Alkaline Water system with them for Australian specific conditions.
  • zazen is born
    • Janet & Vanessa launch zazen Water when they discover there is no focus at an educational level on hydration and the positive impact cellular hydration has on the body’s ability to prevent, and recover from, disease.

It began years ago … Janet fell in love with her new puppy Murphy Brown and was told she wouldn’t last more than 6 months due to her badly formed hips. She found an alkaline water system from Japan, and within 3 weeks Murphy was running around like a normal puppy. From this moment, we have been driven to share our passion for alkaline water and the way it optimises the body’s capacity to heal, and zazen was born! To read our personal story, click here.