The gently confident Rachael West

Rachael profile for interview_FotorRachael West has had a number of disparate pathways that have led her to be the founder and director of Finding Yoga. She’s been an engineer, worked in social enterprises, studied circus performance, and trained at an advanced level in yoga. If you get to meet Rachael all this seems logical and plausible. She’s a person who keenly observes her world and who is very interested in the people she meets.

I was keen to interview Rachael as I have experienced her as someone who appears to think deeply about what she does, but also has a lightness about her that I’ve experienced as gentle confidence. In the course of this interview I came to see that she has many sources that have influenced her and that she is always learning.

Today, she works with many people who experience pain and helps them to “live healthy, meaningful lives”. Rachael has grown her company, Yoga for Pain Care, into an organisation with national presence. Health practitioners and yoga teachers from four states of Australia and New Zealand have completed the training and form part of a network to help people with pain live better lives.

Rachael’s Websites

Finding Yoga
Yoga for Pain Care

Resources mentioned

Apithology – Will Varey

Brainpickings blog by Maria Popova

liberated body podcast – Brooke Thomas

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

Book by Oliver Sacks