About Me

Rachel Drummond, M.Ed.

Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Coach & Writer

Perfectionism has been my greatest teacher, best friend, and worst enemy. Its antidote is radical self-acceptance, so these days I hold compassionate and playful space for my people to show up and practice being kind towards themselves and others. In yoga, we embody these mindfulness practices with breath and movement.

Yoga Teacher, RYT 200

In 2005 as a stressed-out grad student, I walked out of my first Ashtanga yoga class thought:
“Wow… I feel so calm. I NEED this practice!”

 

“But… how am I going to make TIME for it?”

Tired of feeling like an 88-year old in a 28-year old body, in 2009 I decided: it’s time to make time for yoga. I used to think practicing yoga only counted if I left my house to go to a yoga class. But it turns out,  being kind towards ourselves and others also count as yoga. So if you ever hear yourself say:
“I really want to practice more yoga…”
…chances are you already are! For many of us, yoga is a moving meditation that feels like coming home. Yoga is an easy button to your inner wisdom, the part of you that knows you’re good enough just as you are and loved no matter what. If you need more yoga in your life or want to learn more, let’s begin.
fire at sunset

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Coaching is client-centered intuition work that ignites your ideas into accountable action. It sheds light on self-limiting thoughts and behaviors that sabotage your dreams so you can side-step them and move forward.

I came to coaching after finally saying yes to a coaching retreat called One Woman Effect in Sonoma. I arrived at registration and realized my self-doubt had invited herself on this trip. She said: 

Who are you to invest in a luxurious retreat with four-days of yoga, dance, and fireside chats? We don’t even know these people! Let’s go home; we don’t fit in here…

Thank goodness I stayed because that coaching experience went on to rearrange me. My perspectives shifted from contracted and limited to expansive and possible. I stopped measuring my value only in masculine terms of DOING and focused on the feminine qualities of BEING.

I learned that with a clear mindset and a supportive community, anything is possible.

From this magical experience, a question emerged within me:

Wouldn’t be wonderful to help people get what they want?

So I got certified in coaching to help people bring their brilliance into the world. If you think coaching can help get you unstuck, reinspired, and motivated, let’s talk!

Onward Woman

Onward Woman is a writing project I tried to ignore, but nevertheless, she persisted into existence. Onward Woman features “herstories” – stories written by or about divinely feminine beings moving forward. Onward Woman celebrates progress and honors the challenges at the intersection of gender equity and racial justice. We are always looking for submissions – is it time to share yours? 

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