Rachel Brathen

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is an international yoga teacher, New York Times best-selling author, mother and serial entrepreneur residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With over three million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and has inspired thousands of people though events, workshops, retreats and trainings.

In addition to teaching worldwide, Rachel is the founder of www.oneOeight.com; an online platform for yoga, meditation, and healing. As the most successful crowd-funded yoga project of all time, the platform is made up of a vast community of dedicated practitioners from all over the world looking to cultivate balance, create space for inner healing and deepen their yoga practice. With an amazing team of experienced guides and teachers, oneOeight offers heart-centered classes designed to fit the always evolving needs of body, mind and soul.

Rachel Brathens articles

Podcast Transcription: Everyone Can Be A Yoga Girl

Sep 21, 2018 - The wait is finally over. Welcome to Yoga Girl! In this episode, Rachel shares the news she has been wanting to spill forever - we have launched! All the secrets and hints are finally being revealed and this podcast is all about Yoga Girl - the lifestyle, the movement, the brand, and the community. This practice is for us all. We can all look within, we can all change the world. Everyone can be a Yoga Girl.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 2:09 pm

Podcast Transcription: The Vaccination Debate and Social Media Regrets

Jun 09, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel shares her own experience with making the decision to vaccinate her baby girl, the backlash she received online when she shared it with the world and how she is navigating this very delicate subject.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:46 am

Podcast Transcription: The Challenges of Parenthood, Being a Stay-At-Home Dad and Becoming Iron Man with Dennis Schoneveld

Sept 15, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis and together they dive in to an honest reflection of their challenges as new parents. They talk about their recent fights over Dennis training for an Iron Man race, not having any alone time, masculine vs feminine roles and being a "modern family" with Dennis as a stay-at-home dad and Rachel as a working mom.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 2:12 pm

Podcast Transcription: Life After Death, Facing Your Worst Fear and The Power of a Brief Life

July 28, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Amelia Barnes; yoga teacher, artist, designer and author of the book Landon's Legacy. In 2014 Amelia's son Landon was born. He died four days later. This episode is the painful but powerful story about how Landon passed away and the gut-wrenching journey that followed.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 2:03 pm

Podcast Transcription: Yoga Every Damn Day

May 19, 2017 - In this episode Rachel shares how she found the yoga practice and how she started the movement that is #yogaeverydamnday. She also shares her best tips for starting up or maintaining a daily yoga practice, what yoga is like after having a baby and why suffering from intense back pain in the early stages of her practice turned out to be her biggest blessing.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:04 pm
Self Love

A Leap of Faith and The Secret to Finding Love

I’ve done many things in my life that absolutely terrified me. The thing that terrified me the most? Marrying this man. Committing to marriage rewrote my faith in love, in life.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 3:02 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Holding On and Letting Go

Oct 19, 2018 - In this episode Rachel begins by discussing her newly launched Yoga Girl Community - a safe space for people to open their hearts online. From receiving so many deep and personal messages through emails and social media, she knew she needed to find a space to connect us all in a deeper and more tangible way. With the Yoga Girl Community comes the tradition of Sharing Sunday.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 3:11 pm
Meditation

6 Life Lessons from Yoga Girl® to Help You Meditate on Love

Life doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it. In my time on this earth, I’ve learned lessons that all point to the same thing - we are not alone, unworthy or incapable. We are LOVE.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:38 pm0
Being of Service

Are You Successful? Translation: How Are You Serving the World?

We need to stop thinking of how to become successful and start thinking of how to succeed in helping the world.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:35 pm0
Lifestyle

Want a Fresh Start in the New Year? Clean out Your Closet

A collective, electric feeling sweeps the world on January 1—a new year has come, a chance for a fresh start full of magic and possibility. On one particular New Year’s Eve, I found the perfect opportunity to make space for manifesting my dreams in the new year: my closet.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 5:56 pm0

Podcast Transcription: How To Manifest Anything You Want

Feb 15, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is recording from Costa Rica. After living there for many years, this is Rachel’s first time back since having Lea Luna and her life is dramatically different. When Rachel lived in Costa Rica before, she was broke and in and out of work. What kept her knowing all would work out was the practice of manifestation through visualization.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 11:17 am
Lifestyle

Even Bad Days Hold Blessings—How to Find Beauty in Bad Days

Do you ever wake up on the wrong side of the bed? You know, those mornings when it feels like the whole day is cursed the moment you sit up?

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:57 pm0
Food

The Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe

Do you need proof your brown bananas are a good sign? Here is it: the perfectly dense vegan banana bread recipe, with chocolate chips. Because chocolate.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 2:47 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Deepak Chopra Wants You To Move, Sleep and Practice Gratitude

Feb 8, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by none other than Deepak Chopra! World renowned author, speaker and health guru, Deepak brings his wisdom and shares it with us in a beautiful episode on how to create a more balanced, peaceful and sustainable world. To him, it’s simple. We begin by creating more balanced, peaceful and sustainable lives for ourselves.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 12:12 pm
Meditation

This is the Remedy for Overwhelm in a Loud World

The world is LOUD. And the world inside our own heads is just as loud - or worse! This is a call to make space for silence, the remedy for overwhelm and so much more.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 6:01 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Overcoming Adversity, Healing Trauma and Parenting Your Own Way with Ashley Albrand

April 14, 2017 - In this episode of From The Heart, Rachel is joined by Ashley Albrand; yoga teacher and ex-professional hip-hop dancer turned modern-day medicine woman and healer. Ashley tells her amazing story about overcoming intense trauma and abuse and how she found healing through practicing yoga and living in tune with nature.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:27 pm

Podcast Transcription: Social Media Marketing and Making Money With a Purpose

Feb 16, 2018 - 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!).

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 5:17 pm
Lifestyle

How to Have a Good Life: Be Free, Be Present, and Fall on Your Ass

Life is all about finding balance. Find balance, and you find peace. And who doesn’t want peace?

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:55 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Mother-Daughter Insights, Sobriety and Loving Lea Luna with Shama Persson

April 21, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined my none other than her mom, Shama Persson! Together they discuss how they’ve managed to let go of the weight of a heavy past, Shama’s newfound sobriety, what it’s like living 5,000 miles apart and the beauty of mother- and grandmotherhood.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 4:01 pm

Podcast Transcription: The Guilt of the New Mom

April 28, 2017 - In this episode Rachel shares her struggles as a new mom and the guilt and self-doubt that often comes with motherhood. She also talks about the practice of sitting with pain and finding growth and healing by learning how to not escape emotions when they come our way.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:20 pm

Podcast Transcription: Venting - The Art of Working Through Struggles and Returning to Gratitude

June 30, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about her travels to Sweden, feeling overworked, the challenge of running a business as a new mom and why trying to be "superwoman" and doing it all just doesn't work. She also talks about how opening up about pain is the first step to healing, failing the no-sugar challenge (ugh!) and what she and her husband are struggling with as parents.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 3:03 pm

Podcast Transcription: Healing Physical Pain, Finding Your Core and Movement As a Spiritual Practice with Lara Heimann

Nov 10, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Lara Heimann; physical therapist, master yoga teacher and anatomy genius. They talk about one thing and one thing only: THE BODY. Your body is a miracle! Yet we rarely treat it as such.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:23 pm

Podcast Transcription: Peace, Love and Veganism with James Aspey

Oct 20, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by James Aspey; vegan, animal rights activist and public speaker. James replaced drugs, cancer and bulimia with veganism, surfing and meditation and his story is an incredible inspiration to people across the globe. After being diagnosed with Leukemia which led him into drug addiction, he changed his life drastically and started a journey in search of health and happiness.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:41 am
Healing

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories (Part 1)

#MeToo. Thank you all for speaking up. We have made no edits other than censoring out names and details.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:26 pm0

Podcast Transcription: A Wedding Anniversary and Making Things Work with Dennis Schoneveld

Jun 29, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis on their 4th wedding anniversary – after they both almost forgot it. They begin by diving into the intense Spring they had; traveling from country to country in Europe, with a toddler and a dog, while working towards a major business launch. Dennis also touches on what traveling means to him after growing up on a tiny island.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 6:51 pm

Podcast Transcription: The Guilt Of The New Mom

Apr 28, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel shares her struggles as a new mom and the guilt and self-doubt that often comes with motherhood. She also talks about the practice of sitting with pain and finding growth and healing by learning how to not escape emotions when they come our way.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:59 am

Podcast Transcription: Living with Asthma, Using Meditation to Heal and Learning How to Breathe with Bee Bosnak

June 16, 2017 - Can meditation change your life? In this episode Rachel is joined by Bee Bosnak, meditation expert and yoga teacher from New York. They chat about growing up with asthma, learning how to breathe through yoga and meditation and finding tools to heal emotional pain through sitting in silence.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 12:11 pm
Healing

Stressed? You Always Have the Perfect Remedy With You: Your Breath

Whenever you find yourself in tense or stressful situations, your breath probably becomes short and restricted. Maybe you hold it altogether! Here's a super simple way to bring some calm into the storm.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:48 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Catching Up

Sep 14, 2018 - Feeling emotional, Rachel begins her first solo episode in almost a month catching up on all the recent changes that have come about in her life – from launching her YouTube channel to getting steps closer to the big initiative she has been hinting at so much. With James Aspey visiting Rachel in Aruba, it is no surprise that veganism has also been a topic on her mind.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 2:08 pm

Podcast Transcription: Mindful Relationships and Making Sacrifices for Mother Earth with Waylon Lewis

July 14, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Waylon Lewis; environmentalist, meditation teacher and founder of elephantjournal.com. They talk about sustainable living, the current political climate and the Buddhist view on mindful relationships. Waylon shares how he risked it all for the sake of caring for Mother Earth and gives his best tips for living a green life.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 2:14 pm
Lifestyle

Feel at Home While Traveling: 4 Things Yoga Girl Always Does

Feeling at home while traveling can change your entire trip! There are 4 things I do every time I travel and stay in a hotel to keep me grounded and energized.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 5:46 pm0
Self Love

To Those Who Are Hiding Their Fire, Here’s a Matchstick

There is a fire in your soul - a spark ready to ignite its force through your spirit and out into the world.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 8:11 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Feel Your F*cking Feelings with JP Sears

Oct 12, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by JP Sears, the comedian, author, speaker, emotional healing coach and YouTuber (with over 300 million accumulated views!). Sharing from the heart what has been present in his life lately, JP opens up about feeling lonely and insignificant and how it is through merging comedy and spirituality that he seeks to bring awakening to others.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 9:00 pm
Lifestyle

The Only Thing That Matters Is the 1 Thing We Fear

What matters most? Your actions, the conversations you have in your head all day long… When you step back and look at the core motivation behind everything, it’s easy to see if it’s coming from a place of love or a place of fear.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 2:47 pm0
Food

30-Minute Meal for Busy Vegans: Savory Potato Mushroom Soup

I absolutely love making soup. It’s cozy, it’s healthy, and the main reason—it's just so easy!

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:13 pm0

Podcast Transcription: The Sleep Episode

Oct 13, 2017 - Sleep is a spiritual practice and without it, we cannot function (there is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form or torture)! In this episode, Rachel shares how she got her baby girl to sleep through the night - almost! After struggling with intense sleep deprivation for two months she decided to take charge and has since read eight books, had two sleep consultations, asked the world for advice through social media and googled her way to things that actually WORK.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:42 am
Food

Better Than Takeout: Zesty Veggie Noodle Salad (GF & Vegan!)

Who needs a quick, easy meal that still tastes amazing and makes your body feel great? Everyone! Throw in the facts that it’s vegan, gluten-free and as tasty as takeout… And we have a winner, people!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 1:47 am0

Podcast Transcription: Learning from Pain, Working through Baggage and Learning the Art of Letting Go

May 26, 2017 - Is it possible to be so connected to another human being that their pain can be physically felt within you? What happens when we are unable to let go of emotional pain from our past? This, and much more is answered in this weeks podcast episode. Rachel gets deep and personal and touches on a few traumatic experiences from her past - the death of her stepfather, her mothers suicide attempt and a car accident she suffered through in her teens.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 12:23 pm
Self Love

A Reminder to Those Who Feel Too Much

I feel so very blessed to feel. It’s a profound and holy gift, the experience of feeling. Have you been told feeling is a bad thing, that you can feel “too much?” I have. And I couldn’t disagree more.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 2:47 pm0
Healing

The Key to Growth is to Let it Burn - It’s Time to Step into the Fire

This is the day you look your fears square in the eye...without running away.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:23 pm0
Family

How to Stop Morning (All Day) Sickness: Yoga Girl’s Top 10 Tips

Severe nausea hit me like a ton of bricks just 5 weeks into my pregnancy. I don’t get hangovers, so I really wasn’t prepared for morning sickness - Nausea. Every. Damn. Morning.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:58 pm0

Podcast Transcription: The Sleep Episode

Oct 13, 2017 - Sleep is a spiritual practice and without it, we cannot function (there is a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form or torture)! In this episode Rachel shares how she got her baby girl to sleep through the night - almost! After struggling with intense sleep deprivation for two months she decided to take charge and has since read eight books, had two sleep consultations, asked the world for advice through social media and googled her way to things that actually WORK.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 1:57 pm

Podcast Transcription: Stress, Anxiety and Accepting The Present Moment

Apr 20, 2018 - How can we practice being present in the here and now when the moment we are in is particularly challenging? In today’s episode Rachel talks about her latest travels to Europe and how parents should receive awards at the end of long travels with babies. She shares everything that went wrong and how, even with the best intentions, she lost her cool and spent almost two whole days overwhelmed with stress and anxiety.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:07 pm

Podcast Transcription: Mind, Body and Stories About Pain

Apr 27, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel shares her experience with training with a Naprapath for 8 straight days and learning new, unconventional ways of moving her body. She talks about how she has built a story around her back pain and an old injury and the epiphany that the story around the pain actually may have led her to more of the same.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:02 pm

Podcast Transcription: #MeToo

Nov 30, 2017 - In this weeks episode Rachel joins the #MeToo movement and shares her own stories of sexual harassment and abuse. She journeys back to the first moment she every felt objectified as a young girl and retells a few experiences with varying degrees of intensity where she felt violated, taken advantage of or abused. She also dives into the challenging topic of victim blaming and how speaking up and shedding light on our experiences can lead toward empowerment.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:45 pm

Podcast Transcription: Nurturing Your Friendships with Olivia Rothschild

Jan 11, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel is recording from NYC with her best friend Olivia Rothschild. Rachel and Olivia “met half way” in NYC for the only reason that they wanted to spend some time together and have a little break from the husbands and the babies. They chat about life, sex, having more babies, shaving, veganism and all the usual things best friends talk about.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 2:19 pm

Podcast Transcription: Yoga, Judgment and Lea Luna in The Luna Shala

Nov 2, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is immersed in leading her third yoga teacher training while Luna is with grandma and Dennis is at an Iron Man race. Rachel reminisces on all the programs she has led since Luna was born, from the ones that were super overwhelming while breastfeeding to the ones that are easier now that Luna is older.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 6:56 pm

Podcast Transcription: The Spiritual Practice of Making Music with Trevor Hall

Sept 29, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by singer-songwriter Trevor Hall! Trevor shares his life story and get ready because this one comes with a TON of wisdom. He shares how a deeply rooted passion for music launched him into a successful career as an artist without ever actually setting out to become famous in the traditional sense of the word.

Rachel Brathen- Tuesday, 1:24 pm

Podcast Transcription: A Story of Rape and Responsibility with Thordis Elva

Aug 25, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Thordis Elva; writer, journalist, public speaker and crusader for women’s rights. Thordis shares the powerful and painful story of how she was raped by her boyfriend at only 16 years old, the downward spiral it sent her on and how she was able to eventually find healing by confronting her perpetrator (who she ended up writing a book with!).

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 1:36 pm

Podcast Transcription: What Scares You? (Part 1)

Nov 16, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is once again joined by her yoga teacher trainees for a special two-part podcast segment. The topic of this group sharing is Fear and answering the question “What scares you?”. We are all dealing with fears somewhere in our own lives - in our relationships, family or work lives. Sometimes fear is purposeful, but often it holds us back or paralyzes us.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 5:19 pm

Podcast Transcription: Cultural Appropriation with Susanna Barkataki

Aug 31, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel invites Susanna Barkataki to discuss the topic of cultural appropriation. Susanna is a teacher, inclusivity promoter, yoga culture advocate and the author of the original article, “How to Decolonize Your Yoga Practice” that was widely circulated across social media over the past few weeks. What is cultural appropriation? Where do we draw the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation? Join the conversation.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 3:28 pm
Food

Watermelon Mint Cooler—Beat the Heat with this Yoga Girl® Juice Recipe

In case you haven’t heard, not all juices have to be green! One of my favorite Yoga Girl® Kitchen recipes tastes like summer in a glass. It’s hydrating, refreshing and perfectly sweet.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:04 pm0

Podcast Transcription: The Flight from Hell

Sept 22, 2017 - In this episode Rachel tells the hilarious story of how she flew from Stockholm to Aruba last week and how everything that could have gone wrong did (at the same time!). Prepare for some very disgusting but crazy funny storytelling! She also talks a little bit about anger and transforming it through comic relief.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 12:58 pm

Podcast Transcription: Powering Through and Mellowing Out

May 11, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel reflects on her latest weekend trip to LA to teach a yoga class at a fitness festival. She talks about the different mindset she had being separated from her baby girl compared to previous solo trips, and how this allowed her to turn on the fiery side of her personality so she could tackle an intense weekend with a strict run of show.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:46 pm

Podcast Transcription: Life After Death and Healing Emotional Pain

Feb 23, 2018 - In this weeks episode Rachel talks about her experience with death and loss. After losing her best friend, her grandmother and her dog within the span of just a few months, her entire life was turned upside down. In this episode, she shares little pieces of her experience and talks about emotional healing and how it’s not a linear process.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 5:09 pm
Yoga

The Island Yoga Story: A Vortex of Love and Dream Come True

You know when you dream about something big for so long that it becomes a faraway fantasy? And then, when it happens, you can’t stop pinching yourself to make sure it’s real? The Island Yoga story is that dream come true for me.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 5:31 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Being Vulnerable, Feeling Your Feelings and Owning Your Sh*t

Aug 04, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel talks about a new practice she’s incorporated into her life: the art of being vulnerable. She talks about how being vulnerable and feeling your feelings right away sets us up for a whole new lightness of being, the challenge of making and keeping girlfriends and how to tap into a sensitive place as a teacher so we can improve the quality of what we share with the world.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:51 am

Podcast Transcription: Becoming a Force of Good in the World by Feeling Your Feelings and Choosing Your Community with Care

Sept 8, 2018 - In this episode Rachel talks about the magnificent power of taking charge of your emotional well being. When we feel whole and safe, we are able to harness that energy and take charge to make a difference in the world - in our own way. YOU have the power to change the world. You do! She talks about the challenge of staying away from gossip and drama and gives examples on how to continuously bring love into situations that try to pull us toward negativity and judgement.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 1:01 pm

Podcast Transcription: Becoming Yoga Girl

Oct 6, 2017 - In this episode Rachel shares the story of how Yoga Girl came into existence! She talks about how her Instagram account came to be and recalls the first time anyone every recognized her from social media (not as much fun as you might think!).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 12:06 pm

Podcast Transcription: Triggers and Teachings

May 25, 2018 - In this episode Rachel dives into the topic of using relationships and challenges for growth, finding ways to express your emotions no matter what society says and the beauty of letting your inner child come out to play. She begins by discussing the different place she is in this week compared to last. From feeling ungrounded and stagnant, Rachel talks about diving back into work-mode and the new energy that came with it.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:31 pm

Podcast Transcription: Life on Tour with Nathan Connelly

Aug 24, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by the talented, humble and down-to-earth guitarist from Snow Patrol, Nathan Connolly. First discussing how they randomly ended up in LA together through the connection of a mutual friend, Nathan then dives into how the first show opening for Ed Sheeran went, and what life touring is like (hint: he needs it).

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 4:00 pm
Healing

Can’t Stop the Stress? Here are 6 Ways to Find Gratitude Every Damn Day

You have the ability to choose between stress or gratitude—right at this very moment. Yes, even this stressful-as-fuck moment. Gratitude is possible every damn day! You just need to create your go-to stress-busting list. I’ll show you mine.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 5:33 pm0
Healing

These are the Truths That Set Me Free

The first time I went on a Path of Love retreat, my eyes felt like they opened for the very first time. The truths I learned set me free from a cage I never even knew I had locked myself into.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 2:51 pm0
Yoga

This 1 Trick to Your Yoga Practice Will Save Your Life off the Mat

There’s a not-so-secret trick to committing to your yoga practice every damn day. I believe life is like a yoga practice, and the same trick has become an essential life lesson that’s saved me every time I felt like giving up.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 6:24 pm0

Podcast Transcription: How to Be a True Ally to Women of Color with Rachel Cargle

Sep 07, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel introduces her community to Rachel Cargle. A writer, speaker, and educator, Rachel Cargle’s work is centered around educating white women on how they can support women of color in genuine ways. Rachel Cargle begins this discussion by sharing how she began this journey of activism and how she didn’t have a choice as a black woman trying to exist in a world not built to support her.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 3:11 pm
Family

A Surf Shop and a Shooting Star—The Rachel and Dennis Love Story

Finding love seems to happen by total surprise; but the most important pieces to get you there might be seeing the signs and leaning into the fear—mine took the shapes of a surf shop and a shooting star.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 5:14 pm0
Food

The Perfect Autumn Apple Cider Recipe with a Raw Yoga Girl® Twist

How do you enjoy those traditional warm, cozy drinks that make the colder seasons brighter when you live near the equator? You adapt and make a raw, juiced version!

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 10:40 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Following Your Passion, Turning Failure into Success and Never Ever Giving Up On Love with Matt Cuttshall

July 21, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Matt Cutshall; actor, singer, comedian and social media influencer living in LA. Matt shares the story of how he started a pop/rock band and spent five years of his life fighting relentlessly for that dream only to have it all fall apart right at the cusp of success. He also shares the contrast of growing up in a trailer park to the life he leads now and how it instilled a longing to give back to the world.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 2:08 pm

Podcast Transcription: Best Friends Forever - with Olivia Rothschild!

Dec 8, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel’s best friend takes over as host of the show to interview Rachel! They start off talking about Rachel’s fears and Olivia asks some very serious questions Rachel normally does not answer (like, “when was the first time you ever farted in front of Dennis?”) and they then venture toward more serious subjects (…like pooping during childbirth).

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 4:39 pm
Healing

Growing Pains of the Heart: 5 Things to Remember

Your heart needs to break open from time to time. It's how we transform and grow as human beings. And even though these growing pains hurt, there’s a silver lining: More light.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 6:58 pm0

Podcast Transcription: #MeToo

Dec 01, 2017 - In this weeks episode, Rachel joins the #MeToo movement and shares her own stories of sexual harassment and abuse. She journeys back to the first moment she every felt objectified as a young girl and retells a few experiences with varying degrees of intensity where she felt violated, taken advantage of or abused. She also dives into the challenging topic of victim blaming and how speaking up and shedding light on our experiences can lead to empowerment.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:40 pm

Podcast Transcription: The Bet

Oct 26, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by her husband and baby daddy, Dennis Schoneveld! Both Rachel and Dennis have big things coming up - Dennis is participating in his second Iron Man at the same time that Rachel is leading a yoga teacher training. They discuss what happened the last time Dennis did an Iron Man - and how it was the most they’ve ever fought as a couple.

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 11:02 am

Podcast Transcription: Healing Physical Pain, Finding Your Core and Movement as a Spiritual Practice with Lara Heimann

Nov 10, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Lara Heimann; physical therapist, master yoga teacher and anatomy genius. They talk about one thing and one thing only: THE BODY. Your body is a miracle!

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 12:38 pm

Podcast Transcription: Moving Through Pain and Holding Space For Growth

Jul 06, 2018 - Rachel begins this episode by sharing the immense feeling of gratitude she has carried with her lately. Currently immersed in leading a yoga teacher training, she speaks of the deep bond of sisterhood that has been apparent since this new group stepped into the shala. Sensing an overall shift in the feminist movement, Rachel shares how inspiring it is to be surrounded by women that uplift and support one another.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 6:41 pm

Podcast Transcription: On The Road Again

May 04, 2018 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis while traveling through south of France. They talk about their adventures through Europe and their differences in terms of the kind of traveling they enjoy. Dennis shares what it’s like seeing the world from the eyes of a someone who grew up on a tiny island and Rachel shares how she has changed as a traveler since becoming a mom.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:53 pm

Podcast Transcription: Relatable Feminism, Anti-Bullying and Loving Yourself No Matter What with Violet Benson

Nov 24, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by comedian and social media superstar Violet Benson, also known as Daddy Issues! Violet rose to stardom through her wildly popular meme account @daddyissues_ on Instagram where she highlights relatable and controversial topics through the eyes of the millennial woman.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 5:01 pm
Healing

See the Signs, Find the Light—Secrets From the Universe

The universe has secrets to tell you… Are you awake? Are you listening? Do you see the signs?

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:45 pm0
Healing

#MeToo – The Yoga Stories (Part 2)

Here it is: a second round of #MeToo – stories of sexual harassment and abuse from the yoga world. We have received hundreds of stories. This is a selection from people who have given their consent to have these shared – women and men who want their stories to be heard.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 2:30 pm0
Lifestyle

5 Wellness Tips for the Holidays and Every Day

You are worthy of feeling your best every damn day! Here are 5 of my favorite wellness practices to inspire your daily life.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:48 pm0
Self Love

Self-Worth Struggle: the Unshakable Commitment Between You and You

One of the most important realizations we can ever have in life is understanding our own self worth.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:48 pm0
Healing

A Reminder When Life Gets Heavy: You Were Made to Love

Sometimes it seems like the world was made to break your heart.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 8:56 pm0
Food

Vegan Superhero Granola—A Yoga Girl® Recipe to Power Up Your Morning

Looking for the world’s most delicious homemade granola recipe? Now you’ve found it—and it’s so easy to make!

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 9:03 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Staying in Alignment - How To Bring Yourself Back To Balance

Aug 10, 2018 - What does alignment mean for you? What do you need to feel good? Recognizing what is truly important for you is the first step to living a life rooted in your own truth. Rachel begins this episode by speaking from the heart about how she has compromised her alignment over the previous weeks. She speaks on the patterns of misalignment that have shown up throughout her life – and how she even compromised herself for social media(!).

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 4:43 pm
#businessforchange

Our Collaboration with Amazon - Business with Intention

Do you shop on Amazon? Do good as you shop! Donate to the Yoga Girl® Foundation simply by entering the site through our Amazon+Yoga Girl® link. No matter what you buy, 100% of our commission will go straight to the Yoga Girl® Foundation!

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 11:36 am0

Podcast Transcription: Imperfection, Self-Doubt and Grief as a Journey

Sep 28, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by none other than Cheryl Strayed! Cheryl is a novelist, essayist, column writer and podcast host with the Number 1 New York Times best selling memoir “Wild” (you’ve probably seen the movie, starring Reese Witherspoon!) along with several novels under her belt.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 4:16 pm
Family

Lea Luna Part 1: From Healing to Pregnancy

I wanted to heal my life before I made another, and I realized the universe planned it that way, too. Women have come to my retreats or teacher trainings to heal themselves, and immediately after they returned home, they got pregnant. Literally!! My story is no different.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 5:52 pm0
Healing

Here’s How to Trust Life Again so You Can Get Out There and Live

What if you knew deep down that you could never go wrong? That you could trust your life in every unfolding?

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 5:53 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Walking Through Fire, Letting The Other Shoe Drop and Telling Your Story with Glennon Doyle

Oct 27, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel is joined by Glennon Doyle; #1 NYT Best-Selling author, activist, philanthropist and founder of Momastery; an online platform that changes the lives of millions through storytelling. Glennon shares the story of how she found the love of her life in soccer player Abby Wambach immediately following the release of her #1 New York Times Bestseller Love Warrior (a tale of marriage redemption!) and the value of being truthful - even when it's inconvenient.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 12:12 pm
Food

6-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate—Yoga Girl’s Favorite Recipe

This raw vegan dessert is so easy to make and so crazy-delicious that you’ll never want to buy a chocolate candy bar again! It’s my all-time favorite recipe. Plus, what’s better than REAL cacao mixed with coconut and nut butter??

Rachel Brathen- Sunday, 4:55 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Body Positivity and Finding Self-Love In a World of Non-Acceptance

Aug 18, 2017 - How can we find self-love in a society that constantly pushes us toward non-acceptance? In this episode, Rachel talks about body positivity and loving her postpartum body while struggling with that little voice in the back of her mind telling her she isn't good enough. She shares a recent and fairly amusing story of how the insecurity sent her spiraling into some truly irrational behavior and gives tips on how to stop the vicious cycle of self-judgment.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:44 am

Podcast Transcription: Turning Dreams Into Reality

Jan 05, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel records live on Instagram with thousands of people tuning in! Over 100,000 people tuned in to listen and ask questions. Rachel starts off by sharing how she went out dancing with her little sister the night before and for the first time since pre-pregnancy woke up feeling the effects of a night on the town. Her conclusion? No amount of fun is worth it when you’re spending the next day with your baby!

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 11:45 pm

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

Jul 13, 2018 - 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.

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 6:34 pm

Podcast Transcription: You Are Not Sick - You're Healing

Feb 22, 2019 - In this episode, Rachel and her entire family are in Costa Rica - and super sick. Every time Rachel travels here, anything that is stirring inside her is brought to the surface. This time, becoming sick has Rachel reminiscing on her astrology teachings from last year and recognizing what happens if she does not slow down.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 11:49 am

Podcast Transcription: Just a Mom - Sleep Deprivation and Other Stories

Sep 01, 2017 - In this episode, Rachel gets real about her in-the-moment struggles: dealing with some serious sleep deprivation. She talks about her greatest challenges as a mother, being sensitive about comments she's getting on Instagram, feeling overall crappy and the realization that she wants to be more than "just a mom".

Rachel Brathen- Thursday, 10:43 am

Podcast Transcription: Sex, Sarcasm and The Meaning of Consent

Feb 09, 2018 - In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis (who’s getting more candid and slightly more inappropriate for every episode!). They start off talking about a recent disagreement they had and how they process things completely differently when they fight.

Rachel Brathen- Friday, 5:31 pm
Healing

How to Heal Every Heart: Believe in Love Then Speak in Love

The energy in words is powerful. What words do you use when the going gets tough? Do you fill the cracks with peace, or pain?

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 4:10 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Just a Mom - Sleep Deprivation and Other Stories

Sept 1, 2017 - In this episode Rachel gets real about her in-the-moment struggles: dealing with some serious sleep deprivation. She talks about her greatest challenges as a mother, being sensitive about comments she's getting on Instagram, feeling overall crappy and the realization that she wants to be more than "just a mom".

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 1:29 pm

Podcast Transcription: Maternity Leave Schmaternity Leave

Dec 7, 2018 - In this episode, Rachel is on her very first day of maternity leave - and it is not going well. She discusses everything that led her to this moment, from feeling burnt out and tired from work with a heavy burden of responsibility on her shoulders. So she took time off and... cleaned the house, walked the dogs, fed the goats, took out the garbage, browsed Instagram and felt like she did nothing of value to help her slow down.

Rachel Brathen- Monday, 1:10 pm
Lifestyle

Want to Balance Your Life? Throw Out the Rule Book and Follow Your Heart

Balance is key in everything you do. To some, balance means moderation. To others, it means equal amounts of opposites. To me, there are no rules. Balance simply means tuning in.

Rachel Brathen- Wednesday, 9:45 pm0

Podcast Transcription: Are We What We Eat? with Ella Mills

Nov 17, 2017 - In this episode Rachel is joined by Ella Mills; creator of the insanely popular food blog Deliciously Ella. Ella healed herself from a devastating disease through plant based food and a healthy lifestyle and has since dedicated her life to inspiring the world through the art of cooking.

Rachel Brathen- Saturday, 7:04 pm