About Rachel

Buy A Lesson

Need a lesson? I have a range of excellently designed lessons in my back pocket. Tried and tested in the classroom. All you have to do is show up and teach. This material has been specifically [...]

The Services

Why Design?

In short: save time, save money, and create something you are proud of. As an educational designer, I can help you create the training of your dreams in less time and with better results. Rather [...]

Beautiful, cotton, handmade yoga mats

If you’re looking for something special for yourself or a yogi friend, check out these organic, natural, cotton mats from Ayur Yoga Organics. Beautifully made, each mat is crafted with [...]

A moment with Gil Hedley

Gil Hedley has been leading instructional and inspirational human dissections for over twenty years and is a thought leader in integrative human anatomy. A self-described “somanaut” [...]

Hatha For A Hangover – 22 min

Book Review: Serving the Broccoli Gods

Hilarious. I want to be her friend. She had me from the first line: “When I was four, my parents received a report card from my kindergarten teacher. The first line read, “Mary is a totally [...]

Why you should go sugarfree

You may have heard, sugar sucks for you. Sugar has been linked to obesity and bad cholesterol, which has been linked to an increased chance of cancer. And while researchers are usually cautious [...]

Be A Diva

Clean up your skin products for the New Year

Health-conscious readers, check it out! Skin products – makeup, body care, sunscreen – can be a sneaky source of toxins and chemicals. And here we are, applying them directly on our [...]

Embrace the dark: a solstice invitation

You may not know this about me, but I used to be a witch. When I lived in New York City, I was part of a coven. Every Monday night, a group of eight of us would meet in the upstairs room of a [...]

Real Life Yoga Philosophy: How to Get Out Of Your Head

Product Review: Lamose Water Bottle

They folks at Lamose asked me to check out their water bottles. Now, I lose water bottles more easily than a husky sheds fur, so I was more than happy to be gifted one to try out. I love what [...]

What to Buy For your Yogi Friend This Holiday Season

Have a yogi friend that you want to do something special for? I love Half Moon Yoga Products; I’ve been using their stuff for years. Great quality, competitive pricing (even better with the [...]

Interview with Mark Stephens, author of “Yoga Therapy”

I recently caught up with Mark Stephens to interview him about his wonderful book, Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Methods, and Practices for Common Ailments. Thorough, well-researched, and [...]

Real Life Yoga Philosophy: Stop Working So Damn Hard

Yoga teachers: should you join Yoga Alliance?

When you graduate from a 200-hour teacher training that has been approved by Yoga Alliance (YA), you have the opportunity to join the Alliance and become a “registered yoga teacher” [...]

Does fasting prolong your life?

Traditional religious practices in Christianity, Buddhism, Islam have all included fasting (Karras et al., 2016). In yoga, fasting is a pillar of the philosophical principle of sauca, or [...]