Rachel’s vast knowledge and calm presence are a perfect combination for the work she does. She teaches and explains information in a way that is tangible and immediately applicable to daily life. And, her guided meditations are calming and effective. We look forward to having Rachel back to the Firm very soon!
— Kate Aucoin, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Verrill Dana LLP
“It has been an absolute pleasure working with Rachel and hosting her in my yoga studio for specialty workshops on various topics. I first began working with Rachel last February, and in many ways I feel it was the law of attraction that brought us together. What has impressed me about Rachel is how she communicates with such professionalism, understanding and compassion. I was excited to partner with her on bringing her workshops to the South Portland community, and throughout each workshop she is able to shed new light on a topic for me. She is relatable, personable, down to earth, and has an ability to meet each participant exactly where they are. She has a way of communicating ideas that can feel abstract in a way that is very practical. I am also impressed with how she is prepared, organized and timely as she holds each workshop, as well as in our preparation of marketing her workshops. For each workshop she offers me a beautiful description, images & flyers for marketing, and even goes a step beyond to hand-deliver flyers for her workshops! All of which makes hosting Rachel a breeze! ”
— Maura Reminga, Co-Owner, Willard Beach Studio
I have received very positive feedback from Sage Wellness clients who have attended Rachel’s workshops. Her topics are well aligned with our mission to reduce stress and pain and foster healing on many levels. Her ability to break down complicated topics in a manageable way, giving participants practical tools they can use in everyday life, is so appreciated by our clients. Rachel clearly cares deeply about the well-being of those attending her workshops and gives them a great gift of the tools for self-reflection and concrete steps to make changes in their lives.
— Melissa Walsh, LMT. Owner/Manager of Sage Wellness LLC
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photo by will porensky

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photo by mary schmaling

Workplaces, Wellness Centers, Yoga Studios

In addition to wellness centers, Rachel regularly offers workshops in companies/agencies to employee groups looking to transform their workplace experience.

By learning to notice thoughts and emotions in everyday moments throughout the day, Rachel's workshops help create high levels of employee satisfaction, productivity and increased staff retention in workplaces open to a new approach.

A workshop can be tailored to your group's needs. Rachel's talks and workshops generally include:

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  • Guided meditations
  • Private written reflections
  • Group exercises and discussions
  • Sharing of common experiences, challenges or gratitude (in pairs or group)
  • Accountability partners for ongoing work in the workplace
  • Practical tips and tools for everyday moments
  • Take-home handouts 

Rachel typically offers workshops on the following topics:

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photo by will porensky

  • how to listen to your intuition to guide you in daily decisions and to what best serves you
  • beginning to quiet the mind in everyday moments
  • examining our thoughts and emotions and the effects they have on our experiences
  • how to be more creative and productive by just noticing your breath!
  • visualizing and creating a more fulfilling and aligned experience in your life, job or relationships
  • identifying and working through the fears/doubts/worries that hold us back
  • accessing higher guidance to assist you in any area of life
  • managing our energetic bodies and its effect on our environment
  • using written tools to cope with stress in the workplace and everyday life
  • the shift in consciousness in our world and what that means for you
  • time management - how to overcome procrastination
  • protecting and clearing energy (for sensitive people!)
 
 photo credit: Anne Davis

photo credit: Anne Davis

Sample Workshop Format (can include any portion of the following - from 20 minutes to 4 hours):

  • Introductions
  • Short Breath Exercise (2 minutes)
  • Teachings from Rachel (10 minutes)
  • Guided Meditation/Visualization (15-20 minutes)
  • Writing Reflection with Prompts (10-15 minutes) 
  • Setting Intentions (5-10) minutes) and Optional Sharing
  • Questions and Closing

Rachel has offered workshops with:

  • Maine Medical Center
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP)
  • First Atlantic HealthCare
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  • Yelp
  • Williston/Immanuel United
  • ChIME (The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine)
  • Soma Massage & Wellness
  • Willard Beach Studio
  • Maine Hatha Yoga
  • Sage Wellness
  • Center for Balanced Living
  • Soul Being

Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace

Options for Your Workplace:

(Workshops or guided meditations can occur bi-monthly, monthly or quarterly. Suggested length of time for maximum benefits: 3-6 months)

Choose among the following for what might best work for your organization

  • Workshops (45 minutes or 1 hour)
  • Short guided meditations (20 minutes)
  • Individual Coaching for Employees. 1 hour meetings twice a month with individual guidance for the employee’s work and life situation.

Evidence-Based Results: