I am absolutely passionate about yoga, it's true meaning and message.
Rachel Zinman is absolutely passionate about Yoga and it’s true meaning and message. She first came across Yoga at 17 and has never looked back. She’s been practising since 1983, teaching since 1992 and teaching teachers since 2000. And has studied with some of the most influential teachers in the west as well as immersing herself in the study and assimilation of the classical system of Knowledge called Vedanta, in the lineage of Adi Shankara.
While living in New York from 2000–2004 Rachel met and mentored with ISHTA yoga founder Alan Finger which led to teaching in his studios for four years. There she co-created and coordinated their Teacher Training Program, becoming a senior facilitator and mentor. Since her return to Australia in 2005, she has gone on to create and facilitate her own teacher trainings and workshops in Australia, India, Bali, Japan, New York and in many major cities in Europe. Most recently she along with her partner, John Weddepohl created Sundaram Online Ashram. A fully functional online hub which shares the depth of the Yoga practices worldwide.
Rachel also co-created and produced a popular Australian Yoga Video series and a Kid's Yoga Video. She is an award-winning musician for her album of chanting and devotional song, Sita Ram, and has since produced two more CDs with her band the Subway Bhaktis. She is also a published and best selling author for her book;Yoga for Diabetes, How to manage your health with Yoga and Ayurveda.
Rachel has been a featured presenter on many international festivals including the Bali Spirit Festival, Bhakti Yoga Summer, The Berlin Yoga Festival, The Barcelona Yoga Festival, the Uplift Festival and the Byron Spirit Festival in Byron Bay, Australia.
Interested in all aspects of health and wellbeing she started her yoga for diabetes blog to share with the diabetes online community how yoga has helped her to manage her diabetes.
She is a featured expert for several online resources for yoga and diabetes and writes for Australian Yoga Life and Australian Yoga journal.
You can find out more about yoga workshops, retreats and training with Rachel at www.rachelzinmanyoga.com/sundaram-online-ashram or her follow her blog at www.yogafordiabetesblog.com.