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Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Coach Rachael Freedman is holding fresh green herbs against her purple vest, smiling and looking directly at the camera while she sits on the ground of her garden.

“I feel fully encouraged to do whatever feels good in my body, as Rachael always offers modifications and free space to explore. I love how inclusive the class is on all levels. it doesn't matter your age, body type, flexibility, yoga experience, race, gender. beYou with Rachael is for EVERY body.”

 

~  Syd V, San Francisco (CA)

 

FAQ

What does an “Intuitive Yoga Teacher” do?

What is Gentle Yoga?

What is Ayurveda?

How can Ayurveda help me?

What is the difference between Coaching and Therapy?

How does Holistic Coaching contribute to me feeling empowered?

What is "Intuitive Healing"?

Yoga Mythbusters

Yoga is just another type of exercise.

You have to be flexible to do yoga.

Yoga is just for women and people who are physically fit.

You can be "bad" or "good" at yoga.

Yoga is a trendy activity for young people.

 

Social Justice

I am committed to social justice! A percentage of my income is donated. By working with me you contribute. So far donations have been made to:

If you are able, please also consider donating to one or multiple of these organizations or finding an organization you believe in to donate.

Social Justice Readings & Podcasts

Seeing White

John Biewen is the host and producer of a podcast called Scene on Radio. In his special 14-part series he dives deeply into how race and racism came into existence. Looking at where the idea of "whiteness" comes from and what that means. This podcast examines white supremacy, systemic inequality among races and the history of racism in this country. He hosts with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika. Listen to this podcast! As challenging as it may be to listen to, it is of the utmost importance to learn where racism came from so we can end it.

Me and White Supremacy

Author, global speaker and podcast host Layla F. Saad "leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too." The book came out after her workbook where she encourages "people with white privilege to examine their racist thoughts and behaviors".

Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies

Paul Kivel is a writer, educator and activist who "envision a society where each person is valued regardless of gender, race, cultural background, sexual identity, ability or disability, or access to wealth." His website is FULL of rich information!​

The #FREEDOMPAPERS Toolkit

Tyree Boyd-Pates is a "a museum curator, professor, writer, speaker, and activist who expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media, education, and history." His #FREEDOMPAPER Toolkit is full of amazing resources! The site is full of documents & resources (reading lists, articles, musical playlist, films, etc.) for you to educate yourselves and learn more.

Anti-Racism Daily

Check out what Nicole Cardoza has created! She is a yoga teacher, social entrepreneur and public speaker making wellness and yoga accessible to everyone. She has started "Anti-Racism Daily", a newsletter you can subscribe to keep "your anti-racism practice persistent and consistent". Nicole is committed to sharing with the world what she has learned with "clear and tactile" actions that you can bring into conversation at home, the office, on the mat, with friends. I feel very inspired by the work she's doing.

Article: a word for white people, in two parts

This is a very well written article by adrienne maree brown, who is a writer, podcaster, speaker, social justice & feminist activist. You can also listen to it in podcast form. Her work is engaging and informative.

 
Referrals

These are all healers that I have personally worked with and highly recommend their expertise. They are all incredibly knowledgeable in their field and have played a role in my healing journey. 

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