288 episodes

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.

Yoga Girl: Conversations From The Heart Rachel Brathen

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    • 4.8 • 658 Ratings

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.

    Balancing Joy and Suffering, Parenting Struggles, and A Beautiful Life

    Balancing Joy and Suffering, Parenting Struggles, and A Beautiful Life

    Life comes with ups and downs, but that doesn’t mean they are easy to manage. How do we feel joy when there is also pain? And how do we navigate the shame that comes with it? If you’ve been working through this lately, today’s episode is for you.
    Rachel discusses the duality of life that so many of us are experiencing right now. Through a personal example, she shares the fairly challenging phase she is going through with her daughter. And how even though it’s hard, this is still one of the most beautiful times of their lives. At the end of the show, Rachel shares some exciting news (hint: it may involve new life classes on yogagirl.com!).
    It takes courage to take a step back and process before you react, but this is the practice. Nothing will ever be perfect, so we can only learn to take the challenges as they come and never hold back from our joy. 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    There Is No Such Thing as “Just a Dog”

    There Is No Such Thing as “Just a Dog”

    If you have a furry companion, you know one very important truth: there is no such thing as just a dog. Today’s episode will connect you to the infinite love and gratitude you feel for your pets.
    Rachel is speaking to you today from a very raw, vulnerable space. Her family has just said goodbye to her brother’s dog, Hammer. She shares the story of how her family tragically lost their first dog, her relationship with Pepper and how she handled his death, and how the passing of Hammer has been both hard and harrowing, but also beautiful and healing.
    Losing a dog is like losing a very pure, innocent part of ourselves. But knowing that Hammer’s time was limited gave the family something very precious: vulnerability, honesty, love and presence. Tune into today’s episode to honor your fur babies, to hold them in gratitude, and to hug them tight. 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For

    You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For

    We spin ourselves in circles and drive ourselves wild searching for peace. We look for success and validation from others but disappoint ourselves along the way. If you’ve been working yourself too hard or searching for your purpose, today’s episode will help you reframe your journey.
    After returning from a hiking trip above the arctic circle, Rachel is feeling more like herself than ever before. She discusses her journey over the years, from her self-harming teenage years, to finding yoga, and becoming a mother. But through it all, she lost sight of her reason why - her authentic motivation. It was nature that pulled her back. She shares exactly what about this hiking trip was so special and how she is slowly reconnecting to her true purpose.
    What places, people and circumstances make you feel like yourself? And how often do you turn away from them for something far more trivial? At the end of it all, you are the one you are looking for. You might as well start now. Tune into today’s episode to begin.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Parenting with Compassion: The Story of a Temper Tantrum, an Epiphany and a Healing

    Parenting with Compassion: The Story of a Temper Tantrum, an Epiphany and a Healing

    Parenting is hard, but knowing that other parents experience the same difficulties can help you feel seen, understood, and a little bit less guilty about it. If you’ve been struggling with your little ones lately, today’s episode will bring you a newfound sense of hope.
    Rachel shares the story of a recent temper tantrum that her daughter, Lea had. In the moment, there was no fixing it. But afterward, when she had some time to think it over, she began to put the pieces together and determine what happened. It concluded with a beautiful moment the two shared together and an epiphany for Rachel as a mother.
    At the end of the show, Rachel takes some questions from you for a bonus segment of Ask Rachel. You’ll hear how to use oracle cards, how to balance your yoga and teaching practice, and how to manage imposter syndrome. Tune in for an all-encompassing episode that will leave you feeling a little bit lighter.

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Self-Reliance and Freedom: Learning to Connect Your Values with the Way You Live Your Life

    Self-Reliance and Freedom: Learning to Connect Your Values with the Way You Live Your Life

    What brings you joy? Is it a priority in your life or does it fall to the wayside for everything else? Today’s episode will remind you why you must chase your joy at all costs.
    It’s harvest season over at Rachel’s house. Simple things these days, such as teaching her sister how to garden, making elderberry syrup, and learning how to preserve foods has brought her more joy than she can remember in a long time. After some challenges with Lea’s schooling, Rachel discusses using her joy as an anchor to remember where her true values lie: in feeling free, being self-sustainable, and finding confidence in her ability to care for the ones she loves the most.
    The closer you bring yourself to your joy, the more you will recognize what really matters in your life. Tune in to remember what it’s all about for you.

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    • 54 min
    How to Compromise and Other Important Marriage Things with Dennis Schoneveld

    How to Compromise and Other Important Marriage Things with Dennis Schoneveld

    It’s been a while but your favorite guest is joining the show today: Rachel’s husband, Dennis! Hear the latest from the best couple in this hilarious conversation. From the light-hearted to the more serious, this episode has it all. 
    Will Dennis ever get a sailboat? Will Rachel ever get a cow? Has Dennis found his purpose in Sweden? How is his transition going? More importantly, how did his latest Iron Man race go? Whether you’re interested in learning about Dennis’ passion for photography, what it’s like to live in nature, or whether Baby #2 will ever happen, this episode has the answers to your questions.
    Tune in for an episode that will remind you that relationships are about compromise, but a little goes a long way when there’s a whole lot of love and laughter.

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
658 Ratings

658 Ratings

SgS479* ,

Everything

This pod is everything you ever need.
No matter the topic it seems to hit home and heart every time. It’s my favourite part of each week.

Brittany Polley ,

Mind Numbingly Bad

In the early days this podcast might of been of interest, the host was a business owner etc, but it’s since become the same drivel every week. I’ve since stopped listening because of the hosts constant repeated whining of “never feeling good enough”, “lost”, “purposeless”, “privileged”, “aimless online influencer”—EVERY WEEK—t’s depressing. There is no business the host runs anymore, the podcast topics are now all about pushing ads on people and not doing much of anything in life except reassessing her feelings over and over again ad nauseam. To boot it’s become militant on her really polarized politics to the point she wishes harm on others who don’t see to her point of view. Skip this one.

Jinx45 ,

Love!

My favourite podcast! Love listening to Rachel. Her voice is so soothing and topics are always exactly what I need to hear.

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