153 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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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.

    Marie Forleo on How To Overcome Whatever Life Throws Your Way

    Marie Forleo on How To Overcome Whatever Life Throws Your Way

    Are you struggling to find your purpose, looking to find genuine ways to be of service, or trying to figure out how to cultivate a fulfilling life that celebrates all of your passions? This week’s podcast guest can help you with all of the above! New York Times bestselling author and multi-passionate entrepreneur Marie Forleo joins Rachel this week to discuss why everything is “figureoutable”. Marie shares how to apply your gifts to the world and the tools you have to figure out all of life’s challenges. When you look at life with a positive mindset, everything is possible! This podcast will remind you that you don’t have to listen to anyone but your own inner voice. You can define your own version of success as long as you follow what lights you up and allow your passions to evolve and change - while figuring everything out along the way. 

    • 55 min
    Healing Tools For Free, For Everyone, Forever - Yoga Girl x 29k

    Healing Tools For Free, For Everyone, Forever - Yoga Girl x 29k

    Up until now, having the tools to heal past pain has been something afforded only by a privileged few. What if there was a way to make tools for personal development and healing accessible to everyone? In this episode, Rachel is joined by her dear friend, 29k co-founder and expert on happiness research, Erik Fernholm. Together with the 29k team, they have created an app that offers the tools and processes of therapy, for free! 
    Most of us need some form of support to cope with our human experience. 29k is an app that you download that offers you tools, connections and exercises scientifically proven to help you heal – all you need is access to the internet and a smartphone.
    29k’s goal is to change 5 million people’s lives in 5 years. Right now, we are living in a system that is built on sorrow and pain, however the birthplace of a sustainable future starts with our mental health. Once we heal the parts of ourselves that are broken, we become better neighbors, friends, parents, humans.
    This episode will help you to understand the background behind 29k and how it works, as well as why this is so incredibly important for the future of humanity. If you heal your pain it impacts the rest of your life, creating a ripple effect that will be the birth of a more sustainable future. When we heal, the world heals too. Find 29k on the App Store, or click this link: https://go.onelink.me/fTCm/yogagirl.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    To Heal, We Have to Feel

    To Heal, We Have to Feel

    What if we grew up with the tools we need to be able to feel the full spectrum of emotion? What if we were taught how to check in with ourselves and process the heavy parts of life?
    In this episode, Rachel opens up about the existential life crisis she is having - on purpose! It involves the act of tuning in and becoming really present with your emotions so you can recognize what you are feeling, when you feel it, and why you feel it. The only other option is to lock things deep within ourselves, which usually leads to far worse outcomes.
    The practice of checking in with yourself is so valuable and it’s something you should do everyday, too! Rather than suppressing heavy emotions, can you begin to become present with your emotions, shine light on your feelings, and give yourself space to feel? Can you take a moment, step back, recognize the trigger and sit with it? That is how feelings get processed - and that is how we move on.
    This episode will remind you that you deserve to live in the full spectrum of feeling absolutely everything. If we shut down one piece of our hearts, we shut out the ability to open up to the magic of the universe. It is our responsibility as humans to feel, and to heal. Tune in to give yourself space to feel your feelings and process them so they can be let go. Only then will you be able to open your heart fully.

    • 51 min
    Netflix, Chocolate Cake and The Cycle of Shame

    Netflix, Chocolate Cake and The Cycle of Shame

    Are you exhausted from battling your inner critic all day? Are you struggling with limiting beliefs leading to a cycle of numbing behaviors? In this episode Rachel shares about the struggle with her own inner critic, the behaviors she has been using to cope, and how she is learning to find peace in slowing down.
    We all cope with some type of self-medication. Who doesn’t want to sit on the couch, drink wine, eat cake and watch Netflix after a long exhausting day? Most of us are guilty of trading yoga for an evening on the couch in our yoga pants or choosing a tub of Ben & Jerry’s over that kale salad. It’s not so much about what you do, but why you do it! Ice cream, wine and chocolate cake are wonderful things to enjoy, but when we use food and alcohol as a way to numb ourselves chances are we need some help to come back to ourselves. Consciously moving from a place of numbing your feelings to feeling your feelings and prioritizing the practices that help you care for yourself are critical keys to feeling good in our day-to-day. 
    This podcast will remind you to listen to your inner best friend, find compassion for yourself along the way, feel your feelings, talk it out, go to therapy, give yourself a break, journal, and use all the healing tools you need to consciously quiet that inner critic. 

    • 51 min
    Seek Discomfort - A Story About Privilege and The True Meaning of Freedom

    Seek Discomfort - A Story About Privilege and The True Meaning of Freedom

    We are one people. We all have the same beating heart inside our chests. We are all born with the same longing to be loved and free. However, our freedom only extends as far as our privilege, and some of us are born with more privilege than others. In this episode, Rachel shares the story of how she found herself faced with the challenge of having her US ESTA visa revoked and the eye opening process that followed. She is no longer free to travel to a country she pays taxes in, has multiple businesses in, and has visited countless times before.
    As Rachel travels to the nearest US embassy to apply for a new visa, she is faced with a stifling situation. She watches applicant after applicant be denied entry to the US; family members who have not seen their children in years, only to be sent home heartbroken.
    The whole situation is emotionally draining and exasperating, yet Rachel leans into the discomfort and brings light to what unites us. So much more connects us than could ever separate us - and the world is made up of much more than border lines. This episode will remind you that with privilege comes the responsibility to help other people. After all, we often don’t even notice our own privilege until it is taken away. You can help by donating to https://togetherrising.org/, an organization helping families separated at the US border, created by Glennon Doyle.

    • 1 hr
    How To Stick To Healthy Habits and De-Clutter Your Life with Gretchen Rubin

    How To Stick To Healthy Habits and De-Clutter Your Life with Gretchen Rubin

    Are you struggling to cultivate the habits that you intended to create in the New Year, or do you find it hard to create and stick to healthy habits in general? Maybe you just haven’t found the method that works specifically for you! On this week’s podcast, Rachel is joined by happiness and habit expert and best-selling author, Gretchen Rubin. 
    Together, they break down the types of habits you can form to help you to reach your own happiness goals. How can you create inner order for outer calm and find balance with your family, partners, loved ones? The key is to figure out your nature, then frame and cultivate healthy habits that work for you. They also dive into the refreshing topic of decluttering and creating order in your life. What is the secret behind organizing and cleaning out your home? And how can we stop accumulating things we don’t need for good? 
     This episode will help you frame your life in a way that sets you up for success. Learn how to discern what your true nature is, cultivate and commit to healthy habits, follow through with commitments, de-clutter your home, and accept what you can’t change. There is a big truth waiting to be found!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

Helswave ,

Lots of substance in this podcast!!

Had followed the Insta Yoga Girl years ago .. but was glad to see she’s now a Yoga Woman with all her complexities via her podcast ... great honesty and inspiration ... Well Done! Plus I love your ‘activist voice’

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Sofia

Thanks for sharing your story! We have a two month old little baby boy and I will definitely take up on your tips! Especially the sleeping in their own cot tip!
Love your podcast!

Jo Cherry ,

Love

Adore this podcast! Compleatly hooked on its wisdom, kind heart and love. Friday is my favourite day and always looking forward to hear the new episode! Thank you Rachel

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