From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl

From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl

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Rachel Brathen, known as Yoga Girl, is an international yoga teacher and speaker, bestselling author and serial entrepreneur who inspires millions every day. Now – Rachel offers an even more intimate look into her life and the inspiring journey. Weekly episodes of storytelling and talks from Rachel (sometimes alongside special guests!) 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.
Female Entrepreneurship and Redefining Success with Sophia Amoruso
Apr 19 • 53 min
In this episode, Rachel is joined by an unbelievably inspiring entrepreneur known for being a leader in business (and named the richest self made woman of all time!); founder of Nasty Gal and GirlBoss - Sophia Amoruso.With these titles and successes…
Spring Cleaning For The Body: My Cleanse Story
Apr 12 • 58 min
In this episode, Rachel discusses her current eating and health habits. Over the past months she has not felt 100% and it has left her trying anything and everything that can bring her back to her usual self. She gave up alcohol, caffeine, sugar and went…
How To Set Boundaries And Never, Ever Betray Yourself with Stephanie Birch
Apr 5 • 64 min
In this episode, Rachel is joined by Stephanie Birch, yoga teacher, writer, photographer, and play-at-home-mom.Stephanie opens up about being an introvert and her relationship with writing. She then dives into a deep sharing on her journey through…
Hilary Swank on Overcoming the Burden of ‘Perfect’
Mar 29 • 59 min
In this episode, Rachel is joined by two-time academy award winning actress, entrepreneur, activist, and animal lover, Hilary Swank. Rachel was one of the first people that Hilary Swank followed on Instagram and the two of them have a surprising amount of…
Navigating Marriage & Kids with Dennis Schoneveld​
Mar 22 • 66 min
In this episode, Rachel and Dennis are on a super romantic couple’s trip to Bogota, Colombia (Disclaimer: Rachel’s passport was expiring and they used this as a frantic excuse for a date night getaway).As expected with Dennis on the show, you are in for…
Vulnerability Will Change Your Life
Mar 15 • 61 min
In this episode, Rachel is back from Costa Rica and home to Aruba. Coming from a very vulnerable place, where she attended the burial of her best friend, she realized: we often act the way we think we should in front of others, instead of allowing…
How To Cope With Loss
Mar 8 • 56 min
In this episode, Rachel is approaching a heavy day. Five years ago, she spent Envision Festival with her best friend. She didn’t know it then, but it was the last time she would see her - she past away a few days after. Now, Rachel is at Envision Festival…
Trusting Your Intuition and the Birth Heard Around the World with Ashley Albrand
Mar 1 • 70 min
In this episode, Rachel is joined once again by intergalactic goddess, Ashley Albrand. Ashley shares the birth story of each of her 4 children - including the birth heard around the world as she delivered her surprise (and breach) twins on her own in…
You Are Not Sick - You’re Healing
Feb 22 • 53 min
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…
How To Manifest Anything You Want
Feb 15 • 67 min
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…
Deepak Chopra Wants You To Move, Sleep and Practice Gratitude
Feb 8 • 58 min
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…
Should We All Turn Our Passion Into a Business? With Jessica Taylor
Feb 1 • 59 min
Jessica Taylor, good friend of Rachel’s, joins the podcast to discuss the sate of the online yoga world and the hardships of running your own business.
What If We All Just Did Whatever the F*ck We Want?
Jan 25 • 65 min
Rachel shares some big life challenges she’s had over the past week, such as cutting out her braid that her best friend put in her hair 12 years ago, waxing her legs, trying CBD oil and completing a triathlon, all while dealing with a crazy toddler.
What If Every Challenge Is a Blessing In Disguise?
Jan 18 • 49 min
Rachel shares lessons her daughter, Luna, teaches her on a daily basis and how often times these “teachers” shop up through immensely challenging moments and hold the key to self realization.
Nurturing Your Friendships with Olivia Rothschild
Jan 11 • 65 min
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…
Calm and Confident in 2019
Jan 4 • 55 min
Welcome to the first From the Heart episode of 2019 where Rachel shares her intentions for the new year. First, reflecting on 2018 and the challenges that it brought into her life, Rachel notices that she was shook by a loss of confidence. From working…
Rituals to Set Your New Years Intentions
Dec 28, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode, Christmas has just ended and Rachel is feeling the relief. She realizes why people spend the holidays with their extended family - because leaving all the cooking to one person is too big of a job! Rachel discusses the pressure she put on…
Holidays, Trauma and the Santa Claus Problem
Dec 21, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, Rachel touches on an unexpected parenting issue her and Dennis have come across - Dennis doesn’t want to be Santa for Christmas. Christmas is an especially important time for Rachel and she reflects on her past to figure out why that is.…
Let Your Inner Wild Woman Roar
Dec 14, 2018 • 61 min
In this episode, Rachel discusses the disconnect between what resonates with her inner voice versus what society tells her. She wonders what her life would be like if she fully let the wild woman inside of her blossom - not the woman who has been…
Maternity Leave Schmaternity Leave
Dec 7, 2018 • 69 min
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…
The Art Of Slowing Down
Nov 30, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, Rachel talks about her absolute inability to slow down. After a very intense few years culminating with back-to-back retreats and trainings, her body has started giving her serious signals to work at a slower pace. How do you slow down…
What Scares You? (Part 2)
Nov 23, 2018 • 127 min
In this episode, Rachel continues sharing with her group of yoga teacher trainees as they discuss Fear and the answer to the question, “What Scares You?” How does fear hold you back? Does it run your life? Does it paralyze you? How does it show up…
What Scares You? (Part 1)
Nov 16, 2018 • 144 min
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…
The Family Podcast with Dennis Schoneveld and Shama Persson
Nov 9, 2018 • 61 min
For the first time ever, Rachel is joined by two guests, her husband, Dennis and her mom, Shama. Rachel had the brilliant idea to invite them both on to take control of the show while she is sick and battling a throat infection - but that didn’t work out…
Yoga, Judgment and Lea Luna in The Luna Shala
Nov 2, 2018 • 63 min
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…
The Bet
Oct 26, 2018 • 72 min
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…
Holding On and Letting Go
Oct 19, 2018 • 64 min
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…
Feel Your F*cking Feelings with JP Sears
Oct 12, 2018 • 86 min
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…
Path of Love
Oct 5, 2018 • 73 min
In this weeks episode Rachel speaks to us from Path of Love, a retreat she has been assisting for the past week in Motala, Sweden. To begin, Rachel tells the story of her own Path of Love experience when she participated in May, 2016. She shares the story…
Imperfection, Self-Doubt and Grief as a Journey
Sep 28, 2018 • 70 min
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!)…
Everyone Can Be A Yoga Girl
Sep 21, 2018 • 87 min
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,…
Catching Up
Sep 14, 2018 • 59 min
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…
How to Be a True Ally to Women of Color with Rachel Cargle
Sep 7, 2018 • 78 min
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…
Cultural Appropriation with Susanna Barkataki
Aug 31, 2018 • 82 min
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…
Life on Tour with Nathan Connelly
Aug 24, 2018 • 70 min
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…
Here, Now with Seal
Aug 17, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by none other than beloved international singer, Seal! True to the spirit of the From the Heart podcast, Seal begins the episode by giving a refreshingly honest answer to how he is feeling in his life now compared to a…
Staying in Alignment - How To Bring Yourself Back To Balance
Aug 10, 2018 • 66 min
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 speaking from the heart on how she has compromised her…
My Favorite Books on Yoga and Spirituality
Aug 3, 2018 • 92 min
In this episode Rachel shares her all-time favorite books on Yoga and Spirituality. She dives into the words that came along with her on adventures, the stories that supported her, and the passages that changed her life. Books often represent so much more…
The Inner Critic (part 2)
Jul 27, 2018 • 107 min
In this episode Rachel continues sharing with the rest of her Yoga Teacher Training group on their Inner Critic. The group shares the judgmental, disapproving thoughts they harbour when that negative voice we all have in our heads is leading the way. Now…
The Inner Critic (part 1)
Jul 20, 2018 • 87 min
In this episode Rachel invites her Yoga Teacher Training group to join her in sharing a piece of what their inner critic - that judgmental, disapproving voice we all carry in the back of our heads - speaks of, and what life is like when we live from that…
How To Improve Your Alignment and Find A Sustainable Yoga Practice with Lara Heimann
Jul 13, 2018 • 83 min
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.…
Moving Through Pain and Holding Space For Growth
Jul 6, 2018 • 57 min
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…
A Wedding Anniversary and Making Things Work with Dennis Schoneveld
Jun 29, 2018 • 70 min
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; travelling from country to country in Europe, with a toddler and a dog,…
Epiphanies, Self-Care and Being Alone
Jun 22, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode, Rachel speaks of her time away from her husband and baby girl and the epiphanies that accompanied her during this time alone. She recollects on her past, and how her childhood shaped her into a ‘fixer’ who always put other’s needs before…
Project Alone Time
Jun 15, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, Rachel speaks on the importance of taking alone time to rejuvenate and practice self-care. With the demands of everyday life, taking time for ourselves can be challenging but is so necessary if we wish to offer our best selves to the…
Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing
Jun 8, 2018 • 65 min
Yoga with Usher and An Emergency Toolkit For Wellbeing 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…
OSHO Dynamic Meditation and Healing by Feeling
Jun 1, 2018 • 75 min
In this episode Rachel discusses the need to release stored emotions and the challenges that arise within us (and later reflected in the state of all of humanity) when we don’t have space to open up and release what’s inside. Beginning with a guided…
Triggers and Teachings
May 25, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Wedding Wonders and Tough Travels
May 18, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode Rachel talks about her latest European adventures at her best friend’s wedding in the South of France. Feeling like she was taking an intermission from life for the past couple of weeks, Rachel moved around at a high pace and speaks of a…
Powering Through and Mellowing Out
May 11, 2018 • 68 min
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…
On The Road Again
May 4, 2018 • 51 min
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…
Mind, Body and Stories About Pain
Apr 27, 2018 • 64 min
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…
Stress, Anxiety and Accepting The Present Moment
Apr 20, 2018 • 67 min
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.…
Movement as Medicine with Lara Heimann
Apr 13, 2018 • 80 min
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…
Serenity, Now
Apr 6, 2018 • 68 min
In this episode Rachel is experiencing a few days of serious pain and tells the story of her latest project on her path toward peace: a bathtub. After being given the advice to soak in water as a practice of self-care, she sets out to install a bathtub in…
From Suicide to Sobriety with Shama Persson
Mar 30, 2018 • 79 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by her mother Shama! They talk about Rachel’s life growing up and Rachel shares their family constellation including every marriage and divorce and all the step dads, step moms, step siblings and half siblings… It’s pretty…
52 Weeks of Speaking From The Heart
Mar 23, 2018 • 63 min
This episode marks the 1-year anniversary of the podcast and Rachel celebrates 52 weeks of storytelling, epiphanies, tears and so much laughter. She shares how in a way, podcasting has become part of her personal development and allows her to in an honest…
Gratitude, Cloning and Turning a Bad Day Around
Mar 16, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode Rachel shares the love she feels for her dog and how the fear of losing him drove her to doing some very (very, very) irrational things (including the craziest story you’ve ever heard). She talks about deep soul connection with another…
A Perfect Storm
Mar 9, 2018 • 61 min
In this week’s podcast Rachel talks about how she deals with social media drama and how more than anything, it’s a reflection of our inner world and can be a great lesson in sitting with your emotions. She talks about her deep longing of being of service…
Astrology - The Art of Aligning with Your Life’s Purpose with Debra Silverman
Mar 2, 2018 • 72 min
How does the full moon affect us? What does Mercury in Retrograde mean? Does each person really have a destiny? In this weeks episode Rachel is joined by Debra Silverman; psychologist and astrologer with over 40 years in the field. Debra has dedicated her…
Life After Death and Healing Emotional Pain
Feb 23, 2018 • 53 min
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…
Social Media Marketing and Making Money With a Purpose
Feb 16, 2018 • 58 min
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…
Sex, Sarcasm and The Meaning of Consent
Feb 9, 2018 • 77 min
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 disagreemenGt they had and how they process things completely differently when…
Competition and Jealousy - The Business of Yoga
Feb 2, 2018 • 69 min
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…
Believe In The Good Things Coming with Nahko Bear
Jan 26, 2018 • 81 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by her friend (and favorite musician!) Nahko Bear. Rachel shares the story of how she first connected to Nahko’s music and how it helped her move through the grief of her best friend’s passing, and Nahko shares what it’s…
Magic Happens Where Your Comfort Zone Ends with Chris Burkard
Jan 19, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by Chris Burkard: photographer, explorer, creative director, author and speaker. Chris has gained worldwide recognition for his photography and art over the past few years and is especially known for his travels to remote…
From Resentment to Kindness (with a Fever of 103)
Jan 12, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode Rachel’s talks about anger and resentment. When we feel wronged or hurt, instead of lashing out, is there a way we can use challenging situations as a way to grow? As something she’s personally dedicated to working on in 2018 Rachel gets…
Turning Dreams Into Reality
Jan 5, 2018 • 75 min
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…
Setting Intentions and Manifesting Love
Dec 29, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode Rachel shares her intentions for 2018 and invites her listeners to join in. Setting intentions for the new year is a deeply spiritual practice and to find out what we want to manifest we need to begin by looking at what we have struggled…
The Inappropriate Husband with Dennis Schoneveld
Dec 22, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis for what might just be the most hilarious (and politically incorrect) episode ever. They have a conversation thats both relaxed, heated and slightly inappropriate at times about everything from meat…
Family Business (and A Little Bit of Politics)
Dec 15, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode Rachel shares the story of how she left her baby for the first time ever to travel to Los Angeles for a photoshoot and how, inevitably, chaos ensued. From having an incredibly difficult time leaving Aruba in the first place to arriving to…
Best Friends Forever - with Olivia Rothschild!
Dec 8, 2017 • 65 min
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 about leaving her baby for the first time and Olivia asks some very serious questions Rachel normally does not answer…
#MeToo
Dec 1, 2017 • 77 min
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…
Relatable Feminism, Anti-Bullying and Loving Yourself No Matter What with Violet Benson
Nov 24, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Are We What We Eat? with Ella Mills
Nov 17, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Healing Physical Pain, Finding Your Core and Movement As a Spiritual Practice with Lara Heimann
Nov 10, 2017 • 81 min
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. In this episode you get to learn…
Self-Love, Fear of Dying, Rose Quartz Spheres and a Crappy Day
Nov 3, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode Rachel gets real and emotional about her hardships in the midst of a particularly crappy day. She talks about her contrasting struggle with low self esteem and the huge fear she carries around the wellbeing of her daughter while…
Walking Through Fire, Letting The Other Shoe Drop and Telling Your Story with Glennon Doyle
Oct 27, 2017 • 71 min
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…
Peace, Love and Veganism with James Aspey
Oct 20, 2017 • 58 min
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…
The Sleep Episode
Oct 13, 2017 • 57 min
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…
Becoming Yoga Girl
Oct 6, 2017 • 59 min
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 Spiritual Practice of Making Music with Trevor Hall
Sep 29, 2017 • 81 min
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…
The Flight From Hell
Sep 22, 2017 • 54 min
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…
The Challenges of Parenthood, Being a Stay-At-Home Dad and Becoming Iron Man with Dennis Schoneveld
Sep 15, 2017 • 68 min
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,…
Becoming a Force of Good In The World By Feeling Your Feelings and Choosing Your Community With Care
Sep 8, 2017 • 54 min
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…
Just a Mom - Sleep Deprivation and Other Stories
Sep 1, 2017 • 52 min
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…
A Story of Rape and Responsibility with Thordis Elva
Aug 25, 2017 • 74 min
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…
Body Positivity and Finding Self-Love In a World of Non-Acceptance
Aug 18, 2017 • 63 min
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…
Hard Lessons Learned and The Business of Yoga
Aug 11, 2017 • 58 min
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…
Being Vulnerable, Feeling Your Feelings and Owning Your Sh*t
Aug 4, 2017 • 50 min
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…
Life After Death, Facing Your Worst Fear and The Power Of A Brief Life
Jul 28, 2017 • 100 min
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…
Following Your Passion, Turning Failure Into Success and Never Ever Giving Up On Love with Matt Cutshall
Jul 21, 2017 • 51 min
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…
Mindful Relationships and Making Sacrifices For Mother Earth with Waylon Lewis
Jul 14, 2017 • 66 min
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…
Using Hardships To Fuel Your Fire with Isabella Löwengrip
Jul 7, 2017 • 62 min
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…
Venting: The Art of Working Through Struggles and Returning to Gratitude
Jun 30, 2017 • 48 min
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…
From Burning Out to Changing The World with Olivia Rothschild
Jun 23, 2017 • 65 min
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…
Living With Asthma, Using Meditation to Heal and Learning How to Breathe with Bee Bosnak
Jun 16, 2017 • 60 min
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…
The Vaccination Debate and Social Media Regrets
Jun 9, 2017 • 53 min
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.
Quitting Sugar and Making Changes Out of Love
Jun 2, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode Rachel talks about her sweet tooth; something that used to mean enjoying dessert after dinner but that lately has become a full-on addiction. How can we make changes in our diet (or in our lives) and stick with them? Is there a way to find…
Learning From Pain, Working Through Baggage and Learning The Art of Letting Go
May 26, 2017 • 65 min
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…
Yoga Every Damn Day
May 19, 2017 • 53 min
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…
Taking a leap for love with Dennis Schoneveld
May 12, 2017 • 82 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by her husband Dennis and their baby girl, Lea Luna! They talk about how they first fell in love, what it’s like working together with your spouse, life as new parents, dealing with social media fame and much more. Dennis…
No Bulls**t Motherhood with Jen Pastiloff
May 5, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode Rachel is joined by writer and yoga teacher Jen Pastiloff. Listen in as they dive into topics like how to deal with social media trolls, body image and eating disorders, the power of staying authentic online, keeping your sanity as a new…
The Guilt Of The New Mom
Apr 28, 2017 • 43 min
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…
Mother-Daughter Insights, Sobriety and Loving Lea Luna with Shama Persson
Apr 21, 2017 • 48 min
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…
Overcoming Adversity, Healing Trauma and Parenting Your Own Way with Ashley Albrand
Apr 14, 2017 • 75 min
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…
Manifesting Abundance
Apr 7, 2017 • 52 min
What is the true meaning of success? Is it possible to manifest financial freedom and still stay true to who you are? How can we do business with a heart? To answer these questions we dive into the topic of money, success and manifesting abundance. In…
The Birth Story
Mar 31, 2017 • 30 min
In this first episode of “From The Heart”, Rachel gets intimate and personal, sharing her detailed birth story with the world for the very first time. On March 13, she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl: Lea Luna. Longing for an unmedicated water birth…
Teaser Episode
Mar 24, 2017 • 1 min
From the Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl debuts Friday March 31st!