We are Rachael and Melissa - the faces behind Breath Body Earth Yoga School.
Breath Body Earth is a Yoga-Alliance Certified Yoga School and platform for expression and connection.
Born out of a strong desire to make a change in the world and bring a platform of expression to all voices, BBE is focused on providing both in-person and online trainings that awaken your inner power.
Through philosophy, practice, and self-inquiry, we encourage you to look beyond your patterns of conditioning and begin to create the life you have always wanted.
After experiencing traumatic events in my teen years, I was left disconnected, disembodied, and disempowered. In the years that followed I found myself confronted by a healing force that had existed deep inside me all along, it just required that I connect with an intelligence I had no idea existed; the intelligence of my body. Through dance, somatic practices, yoga, meditation, and study, I have found my way back to my self again, and again. Life is full of experiences of all qualities and textures, some more dense and difficult than others. What I have learnt, and what I endeavor to share, is how to create tools that help us exist in both light and dark without resistance. The path of yoga has helped me to meet myself exactly as I am, in a space where I have ultimate authority over my decisions. I am here to share this path with you all, in hope that you will find new freedoms and invite others to also find theirs.
After living most of my life as I thought I should; going to university, completing a Masters degree, working in the corporate World and spending money on things and experiences that brought me temporary fulfilment, I found Yoga. I now realise that I was looking for something, without knowing I was, or what it was. I longed for meaning that no pair of shoes, holiday or promotion could ever give me. I fell in love with the practice. I started meditating daily, went to yoga classes most days and I began to notice how my spiritual practice positively radiated to every area of my life. Yoga led me to the most profound realisation - Everything I ever longed for was within me. Yoga impacted my life and my relationships so profoundly, that I felt inspired to deepen my understanding of yogic philosophy and share it with others. Yoga Teacher Training revolutionised my understanding not only of Yoga but of mySelf and Life itself. I have since continued to learn from wonderful teachers that have guided me and inspired me to further my learning and continue on the path of self-realization. I guide classes, workshops, ceremonies, retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings and I continue to be amazed by the healing and transforming powers of breath, movement, stillness, intention and connection and am grateful every day for the opportunity to share these practices with others.