Swedish native Rachel Brathen has been practicing yoga since she was a young teen. After graduating school she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. In 2010 Rachel moved to the small Caribbean island of Aruba where she now teaches yoga full time both on land and on BOGA Yoga Stand Up Paddleboards. Her classes are a mix of Hatha and Vinyasa Flow, integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. Each class is designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and give greater vitality and health.
Rachel is one of the first people in the world to take yoga from the mat and onto a paddle board, and she now teaches SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga) on a daily basis. As a leader in the SUP Yoga community, she also hosts SUP Yoga retreats, master classes and workshops. As the official Yoga Director of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, she leads 7-8 retreats a year and is always eager to introduce people to the bliss of practicing yoga on the water. Rachel provides every student with a space to safely play in the art of yoga, on land and ocean!