You might know Rachel Brathen as “Yoga Girl” on Instagram — she’s one of the original yoga insta-stars and has 2 million followers. Two million! That’s crazay! And yet, despite this quick rise to fame, Rachel is incredibly down-to-earth and not afraid to say that the superficial side of social media can suck the life out of a person from time to time. I wanted to know what makes Rachel tick, so I tried to dig into how she’s become the teacher (and student) she is today.
Rachel and I talk about:
- How a 10-day Osho meditation retreat changed the course of her entire life
- Her initial yoga practice, which was therapeutic and aimed toward healing debilitating back pain
- How pregnancy is changing her practice
- Why she has never started hocking products like yoga pants for other brands
- Whether or not she considers herself to be fearless
- The ingenious model behind her 109 Global Mission trips
- Her surprising advice for navigating social media as a yoga teacher
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