Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on the Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing.
When Rachel released her first book, “Yoga Girl” it became a worldwide best-seller. Part self-help and part memoir, YOGA GIRL is an inspirational, full-color look at the adventure that took her from her hometown in Sweden to the jungles of Costa Rica and finally to the paradise island in the Caribbean that she now calls home.
Her newly released podcast, From The Heart: Conversations with Yoga Girl, offers a more intimate look into her life, exploring topics like love, trust, finding balance, overcoming adversity, giving up sugar and of course – yoga! With new episodes on heartfelt topics released each week, Rachel and special guests help you to peel back the layers around your heart and discover your own inner light.