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Veda Circle creates well-being through the science of Ayurveda and the practices of yoga. Let's create a life you feel good in.

Hi, I'm Rachel, and I really enjoy being alive.

Over the years I’ve gravitated towards the practices that bring me more joy.  I found yoga in my early twenties in a New York City studio when I realized movement and being comfortable with my own body would make me happier.  It did!  Being able to move freely helped me shake off some repressive histories and dive into the open space of spiritual exploration.  It was the take off of a life time, and it isn’t anywhere near over.  

I fell in love with studying yoga and traveled all over the city gathering information and certifications.  Those dots connected on an epic airplane journey to Thailand where I lived and studied with masters trying to soak up all their goodness.  Many years later my husband and I began to consider starting a family. 

I was deeply drawn to studying Ayurveda.  I wanted a way to take good care of my people, as well as myself.  I spent a few years studying with a western medical doctor turned Ayurvedic doctor to gain as much insight as possible into the lives of the real people here where I live.  The healing these simple, elegant, and time tested truths have brought to my life is a huge motivator to share what I’ve learned with you.   I want more people to enjoy being alive.  I want you to find joy in your food, pleasantness in your own body, deep restful dreams, and a passionate connection to something bigger than yourself.

Rachel is extremely knowledgeable and has incredible patience but the most important thing for me is that she knows just how much to push you so you can see the results and start changing your body and mind.

-Ruth Lopez



  • New World Ayurveda Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • 2 years of study with Dr. Paul Dugliss
  • Pulse Diagnosis Clinical
  • Ayurvedic Nutrition Clinical
  • Advanced Clinical Intensive


  • 300 hour Ashtanga Yoga Training in Koh Samui, Thailand  
  • Ashtanga with master teacher Michel Besnard 
  • Yoga Philosophy with Carlos Pomeda 
  • Prenatal Yoga and Anatomy with Michelle Lam 
  • Yin Yoga with Nora Mangiamele 
  • Acro Yoga with Arianne Om of TRIO yoga Miami
  • 200 hr Vinyasa flow at Sonic Yoga NYC
  • Kids Yoga Certification with Karma Kids Yoga in NYC
  • Mom and Baby Certification with Joythi Larson in NYC
  • Kid’s Yoga with Y.O.G.A for youth’s Krishna Kaur

Formal Education

  • BS in Theatre Education from Appalachian State University
  • over 8 years of experience developing curriculum and implementing it in a classroom setting

It’s a modality that use all the tools from yoga and Ayurveda to help people heal.   That healing can happen physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  It uses a toolbox of ancient techniques and understands the uniqueness of each person, and the situation they are in. 

Healing modalities include:

  • Yoga Asana
  • Pranayama (breath work)
  • Meditation and Mantra
  • Diet
  • Herbs
  • Scents and Sounds
  • Nature
  • Purification techniques

This list is really long.  Here’s some highlights to get you started:

Life Changing Books

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

The Alchemists by Paulo Coelho

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Stalking the Wild Pendulum by Itzhak Bentov

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

The Bhagavad Gita

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Ayurveda Books:

Heaven’s Banquet by Miriam Kasin Hospodar

Living Ahimsa Diet by Maya Tiwari

A life of Balance Maya Tiwari

Ayurveda The Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad

The Yoga of Herbs by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad

Absolute Beauty by Pratima Raichur

Yoga Books:

The Path of the Urban Mystic by Darren Main

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya

Sacred Sound Alanna Kaivalya

Womanhood Books:

Awakening Fertility by Heng Ou

Wild Feminine by Tami Kent

Yoga Mama Yoga Baby Margo Shapiro Backman

The Path of Practice by Maya Tiwari

This list should be miles long, but I’ll stick to the highlight reel. 

Teachers I’ve loved in real life:

Lisa Benner 

Doctor Paul Dugliss 

Michel Besnard 

Carlos Pomeda 

Teachers I’ve loved from afar

Ram Dass 

Elizabeth Gilbert 

Rob Bell 

Maya Tiwari 

I’d love to help you on your journey!  Please email Mentor@VedaCircle.com to learn about package options.  

Yes!  Let’s work together to create something special.  Please email me:  Hello@VedaCircle.com

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