photo by will porensky

photo by will porensky

photo by mary schmaling

photo by mary schmaling

Workplaces, Wellness Centers, Yoga Studios

In addition to workshops at wellness centers, yoga studios, faith communities and more, 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:

  • Guided meditations
  • Private written reflections
  • Group exercises and discussions
  • Sharing of common experiences, challenges or gratitude (in pairs or group)
  • Assigning Accountability partners
  • Practical tips and tools for everyday moments
  • Take-home handouts and daily one-minute practices

Rachel typically offers workshops on the following topics:

photo by will porensky

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!)

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

  • Introductions and Why You’re Here
  • Teachings from Rachel (10 minutes)
  • Guided Meditation (with visualization) (10-20 minutes)
  • Writing Reflection with Prompts (10-15 minutes)
  • Verbal Processing in Pairs (10-15 minutes)
  • Setting Intentions and Accountability Partners (10-15 minutes)
  • Closing and Gratitude

Rachel has offered workshops with:

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

Mindfulness Workshops in the Workplace

Potential Mindfulness Programs in Your Workplace:

WORKPLACE ENHANCEMENT (Suggested length of time: 3 months (6 months optimal)

  •  Monthly Workshop (45 minutes or 1 hour) OR
  • Weekly guided meditation (20 minutes). 

WORKPLACE TRANSFORMATION (Suggested length of time: 3 months (6 months optimal)

  • Monthly or Bi-Monthly Workshops (45 minutes or 1 hour weekly or every other week) AND/OR
  • Weekly or Bi-Monthly Guided Meditations (20 minutes weekly or every other week) AND/OR
  • Individual Coaching for Employees. 1 hour meetings twice a month with individual guidance and coaching for the employee’s work and life situation.

Benefits of Incorporating Mindfulness in the Workplace:

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
“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
When I first learned about Rachel and her work, I was excited to share it with as many people as I could. Rachel created a platform for these conversations to happen by setting the foundation on what it takes to arrive to your truth and achieve clarity. The workshop focused on helping participants connect with feelings, messages sent by their physical body. Through her activities and astute observations, Rachel helped our participants and team members rethink first becoming aware, then curious, then eager and welcoming a quieting of the mind through visualization. Rachel was able to empower people to take responsibility and know that it is in their hands to shift their view on their world.
— Andreaa Paine, Job Connection Program, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England