Rachel Brathen

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Rachel Brathen (Swedish: Rachel Bråthén,[1][2][3] IPA: [ˈrɑ̌ːkɛl brɔˈteːn]) is a teacher of yoga[4] and the author of the book Yoga Girl,[5] which became a New York Times best-seller.[6] "Yoga Girl" is also the name of Brathen's Instagram account.[7] Brathen founded a yoga studio called Island Yoga Aruba[8] as well as the yoga video service oneOeight[9] and the non-profit 109 World.[10] In 2017, Forbes named Brathen to its list of the most important social media influencers in the fitness category, noting that Brathen can command a $25,000 fee per Instagram post.[11] Brathen is a certified Yoga influencer, with an influencer score of 98 from the from influencer marketing software Klear. Brathen also launched a podcast in March 2017,[12] which reached the iTunes charts.[11]

Born in Sweden on the 5th of October 1988, Brathen moved to Costa Rica to pursue yoga[13] and now lives in Aruba.[14] She speaks four languages, Swedish, English, Spanish and Papiamento (spoken on Aruba).[15] Brathen is married[16] and has a daughter.[17]

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  1. ^ Rudbäck, Johanna (February 14, 2015). "Yoga girl: ingen har sett min riktiga yogaträning" [Yoga girl: nobody has seen my real yoga training]. SVT (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ Nilsson, Linda-Marie (October 16, 2015). "Yoga Girl om spriten: Jag drack för att döva" [Yoga Girl on spirits: I drank to shut it all out]. Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ Nestor, Linda (April 28, 2017). "Rachel Brathen "Yoga Girl" : Yoga är min krockkudde" [Rachel Brathen 'Yoga Girl' : Yoga is my crockery]. ToppHälsa (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ Booth, Jessica (April 14, 2015). "8 Yoga Tips I Learned From Taking Yoga Class With Yoga Girl, aka Rachel Brathen". Bustle. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  5. ^ Barnes, Zahra (July 22, 2016). "Talking to Rachel Brathen, @yoga_girl, About Getting Political As A Wellness Guru". Self. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Books | Best Sellers | Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times. April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  7. ^ Callaghan, Anna (8 October 2014). "Meet Instagram's Rising Yoga Star". Outside. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ "'Yoga Girl' Rachel Brathen: 'A Fight With My Husband Changed My Entire Life'". Women's Health. 2018-01-30. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  9. ^ Hurst, Samantha (9 September 2015). "International Yoga Teacher Rachel Brathen Captures Over $100,000 in 24 Hours on Kickstarter For New Online Platform "oneOeight"". Crowdfund Insider. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  10. ^ Olya, Gabrielle (12 October 2016). "'Yoga Girl' Rachel Brathen Loves Practicing at 20 Weeks Pregnant: 'It Keeps That Connection'". People. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Rachel Brathen". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-04-11.
  12. ^ "New Podcast! From the Heart - Rachel Brathen". Rachel Brathen. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  13. ^ Britt, Hannah (9 August 2015). "'I was a teenage tearaway before I discovered yoga'". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  14. ^ Hannum, Claire (October 13, 2016). "These Photos Of 'Yoga Girl' Rachel Brathen Practicing While Pregnant Are Absolutely Gorgeous". SELF. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  15. ^ Finn, Clodagh (1 August 2015). "Yoga Girl Rachel Brathen talks happiness, balance and living with your heart". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  16. ^ Tyzack, Anna (July 23, 2015). "Bad girl to Yoga Girl: How life changed for Instagram yoga sensation Rachel Brathen". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  17. ^ Prafder, Erika (May 9, 2017). "The Yoga of Childbirth: Rachel Brathen Shares Baby Lea Luna's Birth Story". Yoga Journal. Retrieved 2017-05-15.