Hi, I’m Rachel!
I’m here to help shift the way we age by getting lighter in our bodies, clearer in our minds and experiencing greater ease in our life through habits steeped in yoga, ayurveda (pronounced eye-your-vay-da) while living in alignment with nature. My teaching is inspired by my roles as professional, mother, wife and my longtime study of yoga, meditation and ayurveda. I’m here to share my life experience and support you in yours. I’m a lifelong learner in interested more in depth versus breadth. As far as references go, I’m a Certified Yoga Health Coach, hold a master’s degree in Environmental Studies, the highest level yoga teaching credentials with the Yoga Alliance (e-RYT500), and am a Certified Anusara®yoga Teacher. Merge that with almost 20 years working for a small liberal arts college advocating for academics outside the traditional walls of the classroom, I’m eager to usher in another level of conversation at this dynamic intersection of yoga, ayurveda and living in alignment with nature.
Ayurveda (pronounced eye-yur-vay-da) translates to mean the “science of everyday living.” I like to think of it as the science of life steeped in your daily habits and lifestyle.
Since 2001 I’ve been supporting others through body, mind and heart-based yoga classes, trainings, mentoring and workshops. I’m here to do two things share and support. I want to share how these practices have helped my shift into a more conscious, vibrant and easeful relationship to life and support anyone who is ready to to do the same. I’ve been a serious practitioner and student of yoga from a young age and have thousands of hours of teacher trainings, immersions, workshops and retreats with phenomenal and inspiring teachers.
In 2011 I answered a deep calling and began my studies of Ayurveda with Cate Stillman at Yoga Healer. That same year, I began intensive studies with Paul Muller-Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga on the practice and theory of meditation and embraced a daily meditation practice that changed my life and continues to. These simultaneously launched me into a new and clear vision and daily approach of what I needed to do in order to thrive in the modern world.
I believe easeful living is a journey with no finish line and no ONE path. Living a conscious and healthy lifestyle is having the knowledge, skills, resources and support of a community to make decisions linked to specific actions that deeply nourish the WHOLE. This is why my Ayurvedic Living Immersions are offered online. I want them to be accessible and available.
I’m here to help you get light in your body, clear in your mind and thrive in your life.
You’re invited into a deeper relationship with yourself. I’m far from a purist. I make the teachings available and applicable in the modern world. I share my story, offer inspiration and insight into daily habits, suggest approaches that help guide you in aligning with your highest intention and provide a safe and supportive community to do it. And I certainly don’t ever ask you to do something I’m not doing myself.
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Our stories and life experience have shaped who we are and where we are going, which is why I’m offering multiple approaches to support your journey towards health on and off your yoga mat. There is no one way to move your body, pray, meditate, love or be loved. I’m here to share the powerful impact yoga and ayurvedic living have had on my life by offering support, mentoring, coaching and a big ole hug (virtual or live) and help you light the fire of inspiration and change when and where you need it. I see myself as a guide to support you in navigating the obstacles, resistance, and old patterns to incorporate new and positive daily habits that align you on your personal wellness journey.
So, to me Ayurvedic Living is about waking up each day no matter what and being willing to be in relationship with yourself. It’s about being honest, aware and willing to explore a new way of thinking, being and moving through the world. It’s about showing up; because you’ve been called to live a more authentic, loving and joyful life. It’s about catching yourself telling the same limiting story and being willing to rewrite it. It’s understanding that resistance is NOT who you are, but a skillful tool of the ego to keep you from changing. It’s recognizing your tendencies and how they limit you from living the life you love. It’s an authentic willingness to move in a new direction, in a new trajectory of your very own healthy living.
Rachel Peters offers online, distance learning opportunities in Ayurvedic Living and Yoga Classes northern Arizona. Her immersion courses include EMBODY Ease, THRIVE in Motherhood and EXPAND into Vibrant Living. As a certified Yoga Health Coach, Rachel is dedicated to helping you shift your relationship to time, by getting lighter in your body, clearer in your mind and experiencing greater ease in your life through habits steeped in yoga and ayurvedic wisdom.