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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.

Yoga Girl: Conversations From The Heart Rachel Brathen

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    • 4.7 • 3.7K 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.

    What If It's Not Just You? Ancestral Trauma and Honoring Where You Came From

    What If It's Not Just You? Ancestral Trauma and Honoring Where You Came From

    Where you come from is rooted deep within you, for better or for worse. No matter where you go or how far you run, home will always call you back. For those of us that left on purpose, this can be really hard to face. But, returning to basics and reconnecting with your roots can lead to some surprising discoveries. 
    In this week’s episode, Rachel has been looking into her ancestry and made a surprising connection. The forest she walks, the water she swims in, and the land where she has found peace, is the same land her ancestors lived on hundreds of years ago. Our ancestral roots run deep - deeper than our parents and grandparents. What does this mean for Rachel, who has been trying to heal familial hardships her entire life?
    Our ancestry is found in our triggers, in our awareness, and in our reactions. It’s the plants we recognize from our childhood and the soup our grandmothers used to make. It’s who we are at our core, memories all interwoven on a land that both holds us and brings us to our knees. But, can we say we’ve healed if we never return? Today’s episode will help you honor the land you come from and connect to a long line of ancestors that came before and are still looking to heal through you.
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    Finding Your Way Home - A Sharing From The Forest

    Finding Your Way Home - A Sharing From The Forest

    All of us at our core are longing for home. We long for that place where we can let go, be ourselves, and find peace. But, how many of us truly find home, and how many of us spend our entire lives in search of it?
    In this week’s episode, Rachel is recording from the middle of the forest in her homeland of Sweden. After quite the journey to get there from Aruba (especially traveling with Ringo for the first time since The Flight From Hell!), Rachel has found herself feeling at home in this country for the first time of her life. She has spent hours in the forest, hugging trees, laying on the mossy ground, and listening to the secrets that nature has shared with her.
    Today, she shares those secrets. It’s what you learn when you listen to the wind, when you find the beauty in the simple mundane things, and how your heart beats when you’re alone in the forest with nothing but trees and peace encompassing you. Maybe home is found within nature, because we are nature, too.
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    A Story About a Bear

    A Story About a Bear

    How do you say goodbye to the most important thing in your life? In today’s episode, we take notes and learn from Lea Luna, Rachel’s 4-year old daughter, and how she dealt with losing her best friend, Bear.
    Did you have a special toy as a child that meant everything to you? When you’re young, a stuffed animal can mean structure, support and love. It can mean everything. In today’s episode, Rachel tells the story of Bear - Luna’s most beloved stuffed animal. Since dealing with mold, Bear was among the countless things that were too toxic and dangerous to keep. But unlike many things, Bear held important significance in Luna’s life, and would be the hardest for her to let go.
    Tune in for the full story, from where Bear came from, his close bond with Luna, how he lost one ear, and what Rachel did to lessen the pain of losing him for her daughter. Sometimes saying goodbye is too much to bear, but other times a goodbye can lead to new experiences, new stories, and new adventures. Today’s episode will let you connect to your own inner child and give you hope in the midst change.
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    • 42 min
    You Can’t Heal In a Toxic Environment - What Mold and Environmental Toxins Did To Our Bodies

    You Can’t Heal In a Toxic Environment - What Mold and Environmental Toxins Did To Our Bodies

    The environment we live in, the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe play a massive role in our overall health and wellbeing. The good news? While this may seem overwhelming, a lot of it is within our control.
    On this week’s episode, Rachel opens up about her family’s environmental toxicology test results. While they were in for some shocking insights, now they have the answers they need to move forward. The truth is, we are all exposed to toxins on a day-to-day basis, but there are changes we can make to minimize both our exposure to them, and their impact on our bodies. For Rachel and her family to move forward, it requires a huge lifestyle shift. Rachel shares the changes she is making in her life and what you can do in yours as well.
    This episode will remind you to pay attention to the environment you are living in - and listen to your body when it speaks to you. The body has a deep inner knowing and if you listen to it, it could just save your life. After listening comes knowledge, and from there, we can make the decisions we need to change the course of our health for all days to come.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Let It Go - How Losing My Belongings Made Me Remember I Belong

    Let It Go - How Losing My Belongings Made Me Remember I Belong

    As Rachel purges all of the items in her house, she reflects on the process of letting go and the human experience of it. Knowing that our life isn’t in our things is one of the most fundamental spiritual lessons - but that doesn’t make it any easier.
    No matter who we are, where we’re from, or how we live, we will all have to deal with loss. We could lose relationships with people who mean everything to us, jobs that stabilize us, or our homes that keep us safe. Loss is a reoccurring theme in our lives. So, how do we move forward? 
    Ultimately, in every loss there is something amazing to be gained. Energy is in constant motion and will always come back to you - just in a future where you feel totally free and not held down by past worries. Tune in to let go and get light.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tiny Miracles, Everywhere

    Tiny Miracles, Everywhere

    The mold saga at Rachel’s house continues this week, but with some major lessons, miracles, blessings and resiliency sprinkled in. Now with somewhat of a game-plan on how to move forward, Rachel has been able to reflect on the past few weeks with a clearer head and a lighter heart - and that is when she noticed something miraculous. Even in the darkest times, grace can still find you.
    On the show today, Rachel shares the true miracles that have come her way since finding toxic mold in her house. They come to her in the form of genuine kindness from strangers, a cabin in the woods and chance encounters that have reminded her that there is a purpose to life’s hard times, and when you learn to let go, beautiful things can come your way. Now able to tap into her true power and resiliency, Rachel is ready to get things done.
    Today’s episode will make you believe in miracles - one of them being the strength you have in yourself to get through any challenge that comes your way. You can do hard things, because you’ve done them before. Tune in to lean into trust - in those around you, in the universe, and especially in your own ability to make it through.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

shericlarry ,

Waking up -Thank you

So struggling with mold toxicity for last 3 decades.. grateful to find you! Left fla w/such health issues & Cyanobacteria (2018 killing of Gulf of Mexico)still
Struggling in another house in Ky( mold here too)
Listening to Learn!!
Power in Numbers!!🙏❤️🧘🏼‍♀️

GeorgianDem19682309 ,

Be careful

I’ve listened to this podcast for a while now, and I have to say this (because Rachel doesn’t): She is not an expert. Her experience may not be your experience. Many of the “experts” that she has referred to in the last few episodes come from companies with notoriously bad tests and doctors that are anti-vax fear mongers. ALL of the info in these episodes needs to come with a disclaimer for Rachel’s sake (hello lawsuits) and her listeners. Go to an ACTUAL board certified medical doctor for advice - not this podcast.

klmazz ,

Awesome!

Rachel is just as kind and honest in person as she is on all sm platforms. She’s the real deal. I adore her realness. Huge fan! ❤️

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