Meet Rachel, #YUJgirl
A brief overview
Can you introduce yourself ? I'm Rachel Hanberry, yoga teacher and life coach at Yoga Beach House.
When and how did this passion for yoga come to you? When I was 15 I started reading about yoga. I actually took lessons throughout my 20s and 30s. In April 2011, I registered at the Sivananda Ashram in Orléans and my life changed. My journey became obviously, I fell in love with yoga. After graduation, I started teaching! I opened my first studio in 2012, Belle Vie Yoga and created a thriving yoga community - Bisca Yoga Club. In 2015 I opened the Yoga Beach House, retreat center in Biscarrosse Plage and yoga studio.
What does this represent in your daily life? I live my daily life like a yogi! By that I mean - I'm a vegetarian, I meditate, I do breathing exercises or asanas every day. My daily vision is the promise of personal improvement but also towards my family and my community through yoga and being “mindfully” connected. My message - which is in line with my teaching - is: speak the truth! When we have the courage to tell the truth, stop lying, and are able to accept unconditional love, we are able to thrive, overcome, and live freely.
Do you find time to practice during your travels? YES! I like to practice when I travel. We have an old RV and I have a yoga mat that "lives" there so I can always practice. I meditate where and when I want/can!
What is your favorite YUJ product? YOGA ROCKS and YOGISTA sweatshirts
What is your favorite country so far? Tanzania, East Africa a small island called Chole, I lived there for 2 months.
Good addresses to share? Clapham London's Old Town
For you, "the place to be" is it? Yoga Beach House, of course!
In the cinema, which actors/directors make you dream? Keanu Reeves.
A quote that defines you? Ferris Bueller's Day Off - “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
What does a day in the life of Rachel look like? Breakfast - Banana, chia, maca, acai smoothie Teach - Vinyasa class on the beach Practice for myself - Vinyasa on the terrace Yoga Beach House Plan - Administration, emails, social networks Lunch - Broccoli and goat cheese salad Meditation - Sur the Yoga Beach House Beach terrace - Fun time with my daughter and my husband, swimming in the sea, making sand castles Teach - Vinyasa Yoga Class at the Yoga Beach House studio Dinner - Zucchini and red pepper Kitchari with Kombucha to drink. Plan the next day with a cup of tea. Sleep!