Rachel Schaeffer

Rachel Schaeffer is the author of the award-winning book Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles and the forthcoming Story Alchemy: The Art and Science of Transforming Your Life. She is the host/executive producer of The Red Couch, an internet, radio, and television talk show in which hundreds of guests have shared transformational stories about living a happy, successful life. She has taught in universities, hospitals, women’s centers, and yoga teacher conferences. The former yoga editor of Natural Health magazine, Rachel is also a freelance writer for a number of print and online magazines.


  • Fact or Fiction? The Lies We Tell Ourselves

    The stories we tell ourselves shape our lives. Often these stories come in the form of negative questions we ask ourselves—and sometimes they’re downright cruel.

  • How Yoga Can Help You Rewrite Your Story, on the Page and in Your Life

    We are constantly telling stories. The ones we tell ourselves are the most important because they shape and steer our lives.

  • The Yoga of Self-Love: How to Treat Yourself During the Holidays

    In the season of joy and giving, it’s easy to fall into a pattern of giving to others while we neglect ourselves, turning the season into one of overwhelm and stress. Self-nurturing falls to the bottom of our to-do list, which can result in both personal suffering and the distress of those around us. Writer and yoga teacher Rachel Schaeffer shares how she learned self-love through the practice of yoga and how we might use it to re-create this holiday—and move loving ourselves to the top of our list.

  • Kripalu Perspectives: Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles with Rachel Schaeffer

    Rachel Schaeffer, a Kripalu Yoga teacher and author of <em>Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles</em>, describes the 12 spiritual &#8220;muscles&#8221; and how to tone and strengthen them to experience your yoga practice in powerful new ways.

  • Imagining Change: The Power of Visualization

    Change is a fact of life. Even if we take no steps to improve our lives, we’ll still grow older. Time will march forward. The question is whether we’ll move...