ABOUT THE BOOK
Whether she’s practicing handstands on her stand-up
paddleboard or teaching Downward-Facing Dog to the masses,
Rachel Brathen—Instagram’s @yoga_girl—has made it her
mission to share inspirational messages with people from all
corners of the world. In Yoga Girl, Brathen takes readers
beyond her Instagram feed and shares her journey like never
before—from her self-destructive teenage years in her
hometown in Sweden to her adventures in the jungles of Costa
Rica, and finally to the beautiful and bohemian life she’s
built through yoga and meditation in Aruba today.
Featuring spectacular photos of Brathen practicing yoga with
breathtaking tropical backdrops, along with step-by-step
yoga sequences and simple recipes for a healthy, happy, and
fearless lifestyle—Yoga Girl is like an armchair vacation to
a Caribbean spa.
ABOUT RACHEL BRATHEN
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. After
moving to Aruba in early 2010, she started teaching yoga
full time on the Caribbean island. She leads workshops all
across the globe, focusing on handstands, arm balances,
vinyasa foundation, and fearless living.
Brathen is one of the first people in the world to take
yoga from the mat and onto a paddle board, and she teaches
SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga) in all of her retreats
and also at festivals and events in different countries
around the world.