Category Archives: Yoga

Podcast Transcription: Social Media Marketing and Making Money With a Purpose in Love, Podcast, Yoga

Episode 47 - Social Media Marketing and Making Money With a Purpose Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel gets into the topic of social media marketing, ads and staying authentic in how you portray yourself in social media. She talks about her frustration with big corporations that take advantage of the yoga community to make big bucks and shares her own decision to never use her Instagram platform for marketing (and why that might be changing in the near future!). She also talks about the importance of making money to change the...

Podcast Transcription: Competition and Jealousy – The Business of Yoga in Love, Podcast, Yoga

Episode 45 - Competition and Jealousy - The Business of Yoga Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel dives into the very sensitive subject of competition, jealousy and cattiness in the world of yoga and business. She shares her own stories of being on both sides of the spectrum - both having felt nervous about other teachers competing with her and having had other teachers create drama over competition. She shares specific stories from different times in her life as a yoga teacher and entrepreneur and candidly shares both the challenge and the...

Remember: life takes you where you’re supposed to be in General, Love, Yoga

Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good I was actually being redirected to something better... Here is a truth: you don’t have all the answers. What looks like a loss right now might just be a magnificent gain! I think of the times I thought that things didn’t go my way; that I missed out, lost an opportunity or failed. 9 times out of 10 I am grateful things happened the way they did. When I almost lost my entire business to a lying ex-partner it broke my heart - but...

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories in General, Yoga

I want to begin by extending my immense gratitude to every single person that has submitted a story over the past week. You are so brave. I believe you. And none of this was your fault. Thank you all for speaking up! I hope that shedding light on this issue will attribute to some sort of change. This post is not about my own #MeToo stories (I recorded a podcast episode available here if you want to listen), but about the many women (and some men) that have been courageous enough to speak up. We...

Island Yoga Love in General, Love, Retreats, Workshops, Yoga

Island Yoga❤ This place has my whole heart. Scroll down for a tour of the whole studio! Creating Island Yoga in Aruba was a dream of mine for so many years and a part of me still can't believe it's true! As with everything, it's a work in process and i feel like for every week that passes we add another sprinkle of magic into the space. We have officially been open for just over eight months and are getting ready to host our first Island Yoga Teacher Training in just a few weeks! Now that we're...

A Prayer For My Daughter in General, Love, Travel, Yoga

A prayer for my daughter May she know love. May she be loved. May she never look in the mirror and think “I should lose five pounds”. Never ever. May she never feel the urge to hold her stomach in while on the beach in a bikini. May she never diet, or count calories, or obsess over her body. May she never spend even a second staring at herself in the mirror on a treadmill thinking about her weight. May she turn her face to the sun and her attention to the moment, fully soaking...

In These Retreats, We Go Where Love Is in General, Love, Retreats, Yoga

People sometimes ask what we do during these retreats... I can't fully explain it. Yes we do yoga and eat well and we hike and sail and play but in the Luna shala, magic happens. Real magic. We move and sweat like fucking crazy and it opens us so we can explore places within that we haven't looked at in a long, long time. We go where love is. And where there is fear, we inquire. We scratch at wounds that haven't fully healed to see what's underneath. We share. We journal. We dive in....

I Have No Intention in Moving Backwards in General, Love, Pregnancy, Yoga

If I have to read one more comment saying how "brave" I am for showing off my post-partum body I'm going to SCREAM. I understand that there is no bad intention behind saying that I'm "courageous" for sharing photos and videos of me as I am, three months after having given birth, but what that actually means is that you look at my body and think that I am anything else but perfect and beautiful. Like I should be hiding a little bit, now that I weigh 15 pounds more than normal (I gained 40...

109 Women Mission Trip in Sweden in General, Love, Retreats, Travel, Yoga

ANNOUNCING: 109 World mission trip in Sweden! We are an all-women team running the non-profit 109 World and have been longing to do a mission trip focused on women's issues and female empowerment. We have decided to focus on a heavy, difficult and widespread issue this year: sexual violence and rape. Sexual violence happens all over the world no matter the country, financial status or level of education. Every single woman that has to suffer through this atrocity and its aftermath is one woman too many. Join me in Öland, Sweden August 17-20 for a mission...