In this episode, I talk about something that’s been weighing on my mind ever since she saw the documentary Cowspiracy: Animal agriculture is the number one destructive industry for the environment. We all hear so much about the health impacts of eating meat, but rarely hear about the environmental aspects. From the clearing of rainforest land, to water usage, the increasing conversion of forests to deserts to plant the monocrops which feed animals used for food, Tony and I discuss this shocking and eye-opening information.

My interviews today is with the lovely Rachel Brathen, also known as Yoga Girl on her popular Instagram and other social media channels. Rachel is based in Aruba, and is the leader of yoga workshops and retreats all around the world, and she’s the founder of a wonderful new online platform and healing community called oneOeight.


  • How we can turn our struggles, scars and pain into something beautiful and ever-expanding through sharing, yoga and a meditation practice…
  • The environmental impacts of a carnivorous diet and the hard-hitting facts that we should all be aware of…
  • Rachel Brathen shares her past and what she has gone through to form the powerful message that she gives today…
  • How Yoga Girl has grown her audience very organically through authenticity, passion and love…
  • How to find balance and happiness in your life, through self-love and passion…
  • And all about Rachel’s new platform oneOeight!


About Rachel Brathen, aka Yoga Girl

Picture of Rachel Brathen in a yoga position

Swedish native Rachel Brathen is a New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and international yoga teacher residing in Aruba. After graduating school in Stockholm 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.

After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. With close to two million followers in social media, Brathen shares pieces of her life with the world every day and constantly travels the globe to connect with her community.

In Rachel’s new book YOGA GIRL, where she gives readers an in-depth look at her journey from her self-destructive teenage years to the bohemian and beautiful life she’s built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today.


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