Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Coach Rachael Freedman leans out from behind a door, smiling at the camera.
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I believe everyone has the ability to heal themselves, step into their power and live the life they want, and I want to help you do just that.

I am a San Francisco based intuitive Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Coach who loves rainbows and all things sparkly. My mission is to help you realize your full potential, to be your authentic self, to beYou

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I want to be the best version of myself without being hard on myself. 

I’m afraid of failure. I’m afraid to make a mistake. I’m afraid people won’t like me. 

I find it interesting that fear comes up when expressing my authentic truth.

I am powerful (and have fear of my power).

I am a radical inclusionist.

I love glitter, purple and all things sparkly.

I am honest.

I am strange at times.

I don’t like mean people.

I have my own inner demons I battle.

I have suffered from depression three times.

I am very aware of my body. I joke I can feel the freckle on the bottom of my toe.

I am vulnerable and believe in the power of vulnerability. Vulnerability can be scary.

I’m very upset about systemic racism and oppression. 

I am passionate about helping people learn to heal themselves as I have also learned to heal myself.

I am excited that I get to FINALLY be on my path and it feels really good.

I have the most amazing relationship with an incredible man who I married.

I love my home. Especially the art and furniture. The energy is really good here.

I love to create things and craft. I don’t spend enough time doing this.

I don’t like to be cold. 

I enjoy when I physically feel strong.

I like to dance and move my body. I miss ecstatic dance.

I love my friends and family.

I love food and to cook. Food brings me so much joy.

I like personal development and to learn and grow.

I love to celebrate my birthday. 

I love unicorns and fairies.

I like to dress up.

I love my curly hair.

I believe in magic.

I am loving, fun, and very open.

Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Coach Rachael Freedman hula-hoops in her garden.
Yoga Teacher, Ayurvedic Practitioner & Holistic Coach Rachael Freedman looks down at a notebook as she draws.
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I want to create a thriving, fun, and loving community that supports people to develop and create the lives they want. 

I do this through:

  • Yoga & body awareness

  • Breath practices & meditation

  • Ayurvedic diet & lifestyle consultations

  • Life & space organizing

  • Holistic coaching

  • Intuitive healing sessions

  • Social Justice conversations and community work

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The Power of Yoga: Breath, Movement, Body – Unite! 

I originally studied Yoga Therapy in order to heal myself, but quickly realized that I wanted to share these teachings and guide others to heal themselves. I’ve been teaching since 2012 and am very passionate about restorative, gentle, and alignment-based Yoga. I teach with a mindful approach to unite the body, mind, and soul in order to keep you present, grounded, and calm.

The Wisdom of Ayurveda: Nutrition, Lifestyle, Routine – Balance!

Through my own healing journey, I discovered the magic of Ayurveda – the ancient medicine practiced in India, dating back 5,000 years. Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences that complement each other; Yoga harmonizes the mind, body and soul; Ayurveda helps care for your physical and mental well-being by maintaining a healthy life through routine and diet. I am passionate about the benefits Ayurveda provides and enjoy sharing my knowledge.

The Gift of Empowerment: Living, Coaching, Healing – Connect!

Similarly to how you nurture your body, also your surroundings and environment have an equally strong impact on your well-being. My professional training as an architect equipped me with an eye for the details that matter when it comes to organizing anything. And just as important to how your external environment is organized, your internal environment has just as great an impact on you. My life-long passion and curiosity for personal growth has led me to a place where I am ready to share my learnings with others through coaching and healing sessions. 

Through all my offerings, I provide a supportive environment for people to connect with themselves, slow down and let go of stress, so that they can be more present, productive and joyful. 

My voice is strong, soothing, powerful, compassionate, and truthful. I want to use my voice to help people heal and empower themselves. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to support your journey to beYou!

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Experience & Qualifying Skills

Education
 

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner – Mount Madonna Institute – Watsonville, CA, January 2015

Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor – Mount Madonna Institute – Watsonville, CA, July 2013

85-hr Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training – The Stress Management Center of Marin – Larkspur, CA, June 2013

500-hr Teacher Training – The Stress Management Center of Marin – Larkspur, CA, February 2013

200-hr Yoga Teacher Training – The Stress Management Center of Marin – Larkspur, CA, Februar 2012

Bachelor of Architecture – Woodbury University – San Diego, CA, May 2007

Training & Courses

Grasp at the Roots: Uprooting White Supremacy from Spaces of Healing – San Francisco, CA, May 2021

Collective to End White Supremacy – Stronghold – San Francisco, CA, April-June 2021

Fundamentals to Coaching – Co-Active Training Institute – San Rafael, CA, March 2021

Aurum Leadership Breakthrough Training – Aurum Leadership International – Oakland, CA, April 2018

Certified Reiki Level 1 – Body & Mind Healing School – Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 2017

3-Week Qi Gong Course – Body & Mind Healing School – Chiang Mai, Thailand, February 2017

Hoffman Process – Hoffman Institute – St. Helena, CA, March 2014

Trained in Ayurvedic Bodywork – Mount Madonna Institute – Watsonville, CA, June 2013

10-Day Vipassana Course – Bodhgaya, India, December 2011

Yoga Styles

 

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Alignment-based Yoga

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Mindful & Gentle Flow

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Alignment Flow

  • Therapeutic Yoga

  • Chair Yoga

  • Flow, Core & Restore

  • Meditation

Yoga Experience

 

beYou with Rachael, San Francisco, CA, March 2020—present

  • Group Yoga Classes: Gentle Yoga, Mindful Flow, Align & Refine, Meditation

  • Private Yoga Sessions based in Yoga Therapy and what the client requests

Movement (formerly Planet Granite), San Francisco, CA, Sept 2021—present

  • Group Yoga Classes: Slow Flow & Yin

Yoga Garden, San Francisco, CA, Sept 2015—present

  • ERYT200 Yoga Teacher Trainer + Teach Ayurveda Portion of Training

  • Group Yoga Classes: Hatha Align, Restorative, Mindful Flow, Ageless, Yin, Flow~Core~Restore

Ecstatic Dance, San Francisco & Oakland, CA, Nov 2018—present

  • Group Yoga Classes: Gentle Flow

 

Yoga Tree, San Francisco, CA, Oct 2019—Aug 2020

  • Group Yoga Classes: Restorative, Flow & Restore, Gentle 

 

YogaWorks, Larkspur & Mill Valley, CA, Oct 2019—Aug 2020

  • Group Yoga Classes: Restorative, Therapeutics, Alignment, Yin

 

Yoga Mountain Studio, Fairfax, CA, June 2013—Dec 2015

  • Group classes in Restorative & Gentle Yoga

The Stress Management Center of Marin, Larkspur, CA, Nov 2011—May 2013

  • Private and group classes in Gentle Yoga, ViniYoga, Restorative Yoga

  • Chair Yoga to adults with brain injuries (taught at Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery, formerly Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area)

  • Private and group classes to women with schizophrenia

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