We are creating a new lifestyle, movement and brand to heal and change the world. Everyone can be a Yoga Girl.

In order to change the world we must first begin with ourselves. Healing requires courage – and it means we have to do the work. In this community we walk this beautiful and difficult path together.

The hardest part is showing up. You’re already here, so… Welcome.

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Featured Stories

We build community through words. Through practice. Through service. In person and online. We are love, in action. We are Yoga Girl®.


Why We Need To Be Strong (And Throw Some Arrows)

Weakness and frailty make consistent appearances in my thoughts and reality. On a personal front, my 77 year old father is literally running out of air as emphysema closes down his lung function. Globally, our world faces tremendous challenges in all realms, especially political and environmental.

Lara Heimann- Monday, 3:30 pm0

Rebirth: A Revival, Renaissance, Reincarnation or Regeneration

It is Tuesday. I am lying in the bed where I slept as a teenager, reflecting over the last few days. My dad went to the hospital Thursday night. My mom is in Africa.

Lara Heimann- Thursday, 1:37 pm0

Life is Messy and Magical

Life is messy and magical. People are messy and magical. Let it all be messy and magical. Sometimes we can get so caught up in presenting ourselves in this life.

Stephanie Birch - Tuesday, 5:35 pm0
Self Love

Let Go and Let In

Those 5 words trickle in often for me as of late. I feel as though my life is in one big transition right now. It’s funny to think of it in terms as though transitions only happen behind us. They’re actually always in motion, because the truth, our truths are always changing.

Stephanie Birch - Thursday, 6:40 pm0

How To H.E.A.L. A Soft Tissue Injury

Most people have or will experience some type of soft tissue injury – an insult to the muscle, tendon or ligament structures of the body. The ubiquitous ankle sprain seems, on the surface, less severe than a broken ankle, but in many ways, the sprain can end up being a much larger problem.

Lara Heimann- Monday, 5:06 pm0

Yoga Teacher Training - Now Open!

July 12 - August 3, 2019 & October 25 - November, 2019

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One-of-a-kind experiences where our community, teachings and souls come to life.

Authentically You Retreat w/ Rachel Brathen and Stephanie Birch
  • March 28 - April 2, 2019
  • Join us in Aruba for a magical retreat centered around making peace with our past, shedding layers, anchoring into self-love and making our way to our authentic, true selves. Six days of the perfect blend of yoga, meditation, self-discovery, writing and fun! You will enjoy community, art and creative activities combined with the soothing power of the sun and the ocean to help you find your way back home.
Healing the Heart Retreat w/ Rachel Brathen & Shubhaa Fisher
  • April 18 - 24, 2019
  • A special 7-day island retreat led by Rachel Brathen and expert Shubhaa Fisher meant for individuals looking to reconnect with themselves and their inner purpose.
June Island Yoga Retreat w/ Rachel Brathen
  • June 13 - 18, 2019
  • Join us in June for our classic island retreat. 6 days of the perfect blend of yoga, meditation, self-discovery, and fun!
Teacher Training Immersion: 23-Day Intensive
  • October 25 - November 16, 2019
  • Yoga Girl® 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training Immersion w/ Rachel Brathen, Lara Heimann and Susanna Barkataki. This 23-day intensive program is designed for aspiring teachers who wish to complete their certification in an immersive setting for learning and mentorship. Program includes three learning modules, lodging, all vegan meals and snacks, airport transfers and more. Payment plans available.

Teacher Trainings

Programs to prepare you to teach the ancient science of yoga from an authentic place of inspiration, education, creativity, and compassion.


We offer various types of Retreats that center around yoga, self-love, healing, community. Join us in Aruba!

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Our Island Yoga Aruba property designed to support healing, fun, nourishment, and over-all well-being in an eco-friendly environment in the Caribbean. It is the perfect location to host a group retreat, or yoga training program and also to live a meaningful and impactful volunteer experience. ​


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