Category Archives: Yoga

Podcast Transcription: How To Improve Your Alignment and Find A Sustainable Yoga Practice with Lara Heimann in Podcast, Yoga

Episode 68 - How To Improve Your Alignment and Find A Sustainable Yoga Practice with Lara Heimann Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined once again by yoga teacher, physiotherapist and anatomy genius Lara Heimann. Currently leading a yoga teacher training together, Rachel and Lara discuss everything from their best mothering tips to Lara’s sustainable home. Diving into a deep conversation on the role functional anatomy plays in a yoga practice, Lara breaks down simple poses like downward facing dog, plank, and chaturanga, and notes the common misconceptions people typically bring...

Podcast Transcription: Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing in Podcast, Yoga

Episode 63 - Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing Listen to this episode here! In this episode, Rachel begins sharing how she feels this week – elated, joyful and on top of the world. She begins by sharing her recent experience of taking a yoga class with Usher and what it was like being led by a well known superstar, chanting while he sang, and hearing the messages and intentions he brought forth into the space that deeply resonated with her own. Rachel reflects on his words and dives deeper into the...

Podcast Transcription: Movement as Medicine with Lara Heimann in Love, Podcast, Yoga

Episode 55 - Movement as Medicine with Lara Heimann Listen to this episode here! In this episode Rachel is joined by Lara Heimann, physical therapist and anatomy genius. They talk about the dreaded P-word (P-A-I-N) and Lara gives great advice on how to deal with physical discomfort long term. They talk about the dreaded text-neck that’s impacting young adults all across the globe and what remedies to take to avoid it (listen carefully because this applies to us all!). They also discuss myofascial release, how to stay well-aligned and injury free working a desk job,...

Some Things Just Do Stay The Same in General, Love, Motherhood, Yoga

Facebook gave me a memory from 5 years ago today. It’s me in our old house on the little yoga deck Dennis built me in the garden underneath our mango tree. I’m in an advanced yoga pose and I make it look so easy. Looking at the memory I scoff - “those were the days! Look at what my body could do!”. I was practicing hours of yoga every day and taught 23 classes a week at the time. My entire life was yoga. I had just started this Instagram account and every day after...

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...