Meet Rachel Jackson! Rachel is an ERYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher, mama to Eloise, and a legacy ambassador for the Lululemon. All of Rachel’s classes are centered around a unique physical and a spiritual theme which is woven throughout every heart opening, alignment specific practice. Over the past ten years, Rachel has taught at the best studios in Los Angeles including Equinox, Urth Yoga, Exhale, Black Dog Yoga, The Springs, and now, Wanderlust Hollywood. She has lead teacher trainings in Los Angeles and leads retreats all over the world. If you are a rock star teacher or if you have never stepped on a yoga mat, you are welcome in her class! Her mission in class is that you feel better when you leave then when you walked in the door.
What rocks your bliss?
Cuddling with Eloise.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day starts with grabbing a cappuccino at Blacktop Coffee in DTLA. Then breakfast with my family. I take a class from one of my friends/favorite teachers in LA. I have dinner with my best friend Hayley which involves drinks and a deep dive talk about whatever is on our minds. I finish my day coming home to the best husband in the world, mine.
When do you feel most creative and alive?
When my mind and my heart are unified in action. This happens when I teach yoga, when I'm standing up for something I believe in, and also trying new recipes!
Share a huge goal you are rocking.
God! There are so many right now! One goal is streaming my classes. There are a handful of them that should be up on Wanderlust TV soon.
If you could get on a plane right now, where are you going?
Skiing! Northstar, Telluride, Park City, The Alps, anywhere there is snow. I am not a jealous person by nature. I usually find myself filled with a sense of mudita (sanskrit for selfless joy) as I scroll through instagram. Delighting in other people's delight. But when I see friends enjoying fab ski vacations, I get super jealous. Slope side is one of my favorite ways to vacation and I do not do it enough.
How do you handle setbacks?
I hunker down and I strategize. I usually bounce back fairly quickly. The one downside to my way of handling setbacks is that I don't let myself sit with the feelings for very long.
How do you come home to yourself?
I get on my mat. I practice yoga. I cook something hearty and delicious.
What are 3 ways you rock the self LOVE?
Honestly, its always been hard for me to take time to practice self care. Since becoming a mother, it has become so much more challenging. (btw, I cannot believe how much I say that..."since I became I mom" I used to roll my eyes a little when I heard people say that but I was so naive to how blissfully life altering motherhood actually is). But I want to teach Eloise, my daughter, that she needs to take care of herself so I have been making conscious efforts to try.
So, my three self love acts are oil, art and coffee. I do is an oil massage after I get out of the shower. If I have a lot of time, I'll really indulge. But even if I'm rushing to get out the door, I take the time to oil-up. I usually mix coconut oil or shea butter with some of my essential oils that I blend myself. That tiny action makes me feel like I'm taking care of myself. I go look at art. Spending time wandering around museums and going to theater is something that fuels my spirit like nothing else. It lights me up from the inside out. Every morning, I make a really good cappuccino for myself.