About the YogiBerry
The YogiBerry......what's that??
The YogiBerry is a platform I envisioned a long time ago, pulling it from the abstract and giving it agency has been an ambition I’ve harboured for a lot longer. Inspired by the fascinating people I encountered on my diverse travels, my research as a student of theology and philosophy; digging deep into areas of corruption on a socio-economic level, the many years spent in the stimulating world of sales, my time spent working with the vulnerable and (predominantly voiceless) in society, my life as a teacher of both English and yoga and most important my work as a writer, I was looking for a ‘job’ that would combine all these elements into a well-paid salary. But as you could have guessed – no such job existed! Fuelled by a particularly caustic criticism made at an interview for a job I didn’t really want (but felt I ought to want it!) I decided to design my own job – and so The YogiBerry was born.
It is my vision to develop a space where people will inspire each other to cultivate deeper connections, rousing greater global awareness, encouraging greater social responsibility and work towards a fairer and more just world – FOR ALL.
A bit about Rachel
Rachel was first introduced to the practice of yoga during a time of great personal distress. Discovering the healing that comes from the practise of asanas she developed a hunger for more knowledge on the therapeutic elements of yoga and the wisdom to be found in its ancient philosophy. Meditating under the guidance of Sahaj Marg; a form of Raja yoga for almost a decade, Rachel was thrilled to be awarded a place in their Heartfulness School of Yoga In Chennai India.
Having studied various theologies and philosophies in both an academic and contemplative setting, her knowledge of this area lends itself well to finding correlations between the East and the West, aiming to make the teachings of yoga easily accessible and digestible to all. With less emphasis on the aesthetics of an asana and staying closely connected to the heart space, Rachel’s style of Heartfulness yoga delves into the connection between the stillness of the body as an aid to quietening the mind, thereby naturally leading it into a meditative state.
Rachel completed a Yoga Mala in Samadhi Dublin Studio, trained under the guidance of Dr. Veronique Nicolai in the Heartfulness Yoga Institute and is currently participating in online training with Lisa Danylchuk in the Centre for Yoga and Trauma Recovery. Inspired by the works of spiritual teachers such as Kamlesh Patel, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Raimon Panikkar, Karen Armstrong and her own guru Babuji Maharaj, She seeks to bring elements of their philosophies to her unique style of yoga and nurturing the belief that every body is a yoga body
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