5 minutes with Rachel Brathen
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA TEACHER AND AMBASSADOR
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … yoga!
I RELAX BY … the ocean! i can’t imagine living far from the beach… the sea calms me.
I LIKE TO … cuddle with my puppies.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … all around us.
MY FRIDGE USUALLY CONTAINS … fruits, fruits, fruits! hummus, kale, coconut water. and chocolate!
MY EXERCISE ROUTINE IS … yoga, every day.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … going for a swim in the ocean.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … drink water!
Swedish native Rachel Brathen has been practicing yoga since she was a young teen. After graduating school 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 now teaches yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. Each class is designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and give greater vitality and health.
Rachel is one of the first people in the world to take yoga from the mat and onto a paddle board, and she now teaches SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga) on a daily basis. As a leader in the SUP Yoga community, she also hosts SUP Yoga retreats, master classes and workshops.
As the official Yoga Director of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, she leads 7 – 8 retreats a year and is always eager to introduce people to the bliss of practicing yoga on the water. Rachel provides every student with a space to safely play in the art of yoga, on land and ocean!
Rachel is an Ambassador for yoga and SUP brands such as YogaEarth, Drop of Mindfulness, BOGA YOGA, Blooming Lotus Jewelry, LuvMat and SeasonFive. She also contributes regularly to MindBodyGreen and elephantjournal.com