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From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl

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Rachel Brathen is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Known as Yoga Girl, Rachel has sparked a movement through deciding to share every corner of her heart's journey, the moments of beauty and of pain, and always of unyielding trust in life. She saw a photo-sharing platform as the perfect way to share her message: coupling photos of her contagious smile and free-spirited yoga practice with everything from a daily gratitude list to a raw story of heartbreak. Rachel’s bold, heart-centered voice made public has grown a global audience of millions all yearning to step into their own heart’s calling. Now – Rachel is offering an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey she is here to share with you. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) will dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.

Rachel Brathen is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Known as Yoga Girl, Rachel has sparked a movement through deciding to share every corner of her heart's journey, the moments of beauty and of pain, and always of unyielding trust in life. She saw a photo-sharing platform as the perfect way to share her message: coupling photos of her contagious smile and free-spirited yoga practice with everything from a daily gratitude list to a raw story of heartbreak. Rachel’s bold, heart-centered voice made public has grown a global audience of millions all yearning to step into their own heart’s calling. Now – Rachel is offering an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey she is here to share with you. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) will dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.
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Rachel Brathen is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Known as Yoga Girl, Rachel has sparked a movement through deciding to share every corner of her heart's journey, the moments of beauty and of pain, and always of unyielding trust in life. She saw a photo-sharing platform as the perfect way to share her message: coupling photos of her contagious smile and free-spirited yoga practice with everything from a daily gratitude list to a raw story of heartbreak. Rachel’s bold, heart-centered voice made public has grown a global audience of millions all yearning to step into their own heart’s calling. Now – Rachel is offering an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey she is here to share with you. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) will dive into topics such as love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity and of course, yoga and well-being. The light you are seeking is within your own heart. Join Rachel as she helps you uncover it, from her heart to yours.

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Episodes

Peace, Love and Veganism with James Aspey

10/20/2017
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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. Through becoming vegan and experiencing first-hand the amazing ways it improved his...

Duration: 00:58:26


The Sleep Episode

10/13/2017
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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. In this podcast...

Duration: 00:57:21


Becoming Yoga Girl

10/6/2017
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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!). She tells the hilarious story of how she taught her first-ever yoga class abroad (it involves a Chipotle burrito and almost vomiting out of nervousness) after cold-calling studios and begging them to let her teach, and how that was the spark that...

Duration: 00:59:11


The Spiritual Practice of Making Music with Trevor Hall

9/29/2017
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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. They talk about the struggles he had to overcome to arrive at a place of living his truth, keeping up a spiritual practice while living on the road...

Duration: 01:21:56


A travel nightmare

9/22/2017
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Rachel shares a story about her most recent trip

Duration: 00:54:06


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

9/15/2017
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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. They also touch on subjects like gender equality, feminism and learning how to make space for your own needs while co-creating...

Duration: 01:08:25


Becoming a Force of Good In The World By Feeling Your Feelings and Choosing Your Community With Care

9/8/2017
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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 also dives...

Duration: 00:54:11


Just a Mom - Sleep Deprivation and Other Stories

9/1/2017
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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".

Duration: 00:52:18


A Story of Rape and Responsibility with Thordis Elva

8/25/2017
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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!). They talk about the widespread issue of rape and sexual abuse and how the blame is often places on the survivor...

Duration: 01:14:15


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

8/18/2017
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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-judgement. By directing attention away from...

Duration: 01:03:45


Hard Lessons Learned and The Business of Yoga

8/11/2017
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In this episode Rachel opens up about feeling taken advantage of and how it's a pattern that continuously shows up in her life. She shares a few examples of some very hard lessons she's had to learn in the yoga industry over the years and how even though they helped her grow and learn, she still finds herself too trusting in an industry that's sometimes everything but "zen". She also dives into the concept of forgiveness after having been hurt and tries to make sense of learning how to...

Duration: 00:58:09


Being Vulnerable, Feeling Your Feelings and Owning Your Sh*t

8/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:50:17


Life After Death, Facing Your Worst Fear and The Power Of A Brief Life

7/28/2017
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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 was moving through the loss of her best friend around this very same time and together they dive into the topic of death, loss, healing through sharing, grieving out in the open and...

Duration: 01:40:49


Following Your Passion, Turning Failure Into Success and Never Ever Giving Up On Love with Matt Cutshall

7/21/2017
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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. They also dive into the magical topic of love...

Duration: 00:51:04


Using Hardships To Fuel Your Fire with Isabella Löwengrip

7/7/2017
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How can we transform darkness into light? In this episode Rachel is joined by entrepreneur, mom and super-blogger Isabella Löwengrip. They talk about juggling a successful career with the responsibilities of motherhood, the importance of women supporting women, using hardships to fuel your fire and how to become your own best friend. Isabella shares how being bullied in school and leaving home at a young age inspired her to start her own business and the importance of making healthy...

Duration: 01:02:46


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

6/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:48:03


From Burning Out to Changing The World with Olivia Rothschild

6/23/2017
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In this episode Rachel is joined by her best friend and co-worker Olivia Rothschild. They talk about going through pregnancy and childbirth together and Olivia shares the story of how a scary burn out led her to leaving the corporate world and founding the non-profit 109 World. They also dive into fun stories from growing up and traveling the world together and how life is changing as they are settling into motherhood.

Duration: 01:05:12


Living With Asthma, Using Meditation to Heal and Learning How to Breathe with Bee Bosnak

6/16/2017
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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.

Duration: 01:00:27


The Vaccination Debate and Social Media Regrets

6/9/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:53:18

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