About Me

Rachel Drummond, M.Ed., RYT 200, ACC

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

In 2005 I walked out of my first Ashtanga yoga class and had two thoughts:
“Wow. I feel so calm. I NEED this practice!”

 

“HOW am I going to make time for it?”

In 2009, I started making time for regular asana (posture) practice. Through Ashtanga yoga, I learned that getting on your mat to stretch, breathe, and feel good is just one of eight limbs of yoga. As it turns out, meditation, mindfulness, and being kind towards ourselves and others also count as yoga. So if you ever catch yourself saying:
“I want to practice yoga more often”
…chances are you already are! But if you’re like me, practicing yoga feels like coming home to yourself. It’s a moving meditation that helps you access your inner wisdom, the part of you that knows you’re good enough and loved no matter what. So if you need more yoga in your life or want to get started, let’s begin.
fire at sunset

Certified Coach

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 it’s funny that after weeks of hesitation, I finally said yes to my first coaching retreat in Sonoma, California: One Woman Effect, only to arrive at registration, look around, and have this thought flash through my mind:

Who am I to invest in myself in this luxurious location with four-days of yoga, dance, and fireside chats with women I don’t know?

Thank goodness I stayed because that coaching experience rearranged me. After years of believing I had limited options, everything shifted.

A world of possibilities opened up because I stopped agonizing over Option A or B and let Options C-Z emerge in time.

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 community of women, I was unstoppable. And I had been all along.

A message that emerged from this magical experience was: 

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

So I got certified in coaching to help creatives and entrepreneurs bring their brilliance into the world. If this sounds like you, I’d love to meet and see if coaching can help inspire and motivate you!

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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