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Rachelle Williams

Vedic Educator

As a Chopra Center Vedic Educator, Rachelle is certified in Primordial Sound MeditationSeven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She started working at the Chopra Center in 2007 and has loved it ever since. Rachelle teaches at Chopra Center events in addition to leading private classes.

She is grateful to share her knowledge and passion for these teachings by inspiring others to become empowered and create greater happiness and well-being in their own lives.

Articles by Rachelle Williams

Is it better to give than to receive, or are they equally important? Read more to find out how both giving and receiving work together to contribute to your overall happiness and fulfillment.Read More
Work may sometimes feel like a place you’re forced to be—for more hours of the day than you want. But if you extend your time at the office for a few minutes to meditate, your day can be more productive and happier.Read More
If you are looking for ways to reduce stress and relax, try aromatherapy. Read how using essential oils utilizes the sense of smell to promote healing and to help manage stress.Read More
These self-care tips are cornerstones in helping to move through this fall season with more ease and grace. Read how they can encourage you to seek out ways to nourish yourself—something that is easily overlooked in the busyness of life.Read More
Forgiveness isn’t easy, but if you can learn to forgive, the storm of emotions and negative feelings inside you wreaking havoc can begin to calm and allow a space to start healing. The first step is to learn what forgiveness is, and what it is not.Read More
Doing nothing probably sounds good, but when is the last time you really did it? Turned off your devices? Practiced some deep breathing? Painted? Danced? Smelled the roses? The art of doing nothing is sweet!Read More
The benefits to your heart and soul are spirituality pros. But maintaining your spiritual wellness can also help your body physically by lowering your risk of depression, improving sleep, and more.Read More
Did you recently stop practicing meditation? If so, these most common reasons might be at the core as to why you weren’t able to maintain your practice. Once you can understand why, you can start to give yourself permission to re-engage in your practice once more.Read More
How do you fulfill your destiny? The journey starts by going inward and slowly working your way outward. Here are four steps to get started.Read More
Your spirituality may be found in the tenets of your religion or lay in the beauty of nature. Whatever fulfills and sustains you, your spirituality needs tending. Here’s 10 spiritual self-care ideas.Read More
Some people have those moments, days, or weeks when they want to restart. Guess what? You can with a panchakarma treatment, which cleans the slate and helps you start anew.Read More
Do you find yourself wanting to meditate more but don’t seem to have the time? For those of you living busy and on-the-go lifestyles, here are a few suggested meditations that are simple and easy to do.Read More
Need some encouragement to achieve your New Year’s goals? Empowering quotes can be a great source of motivation to help you change your thoughts and have the strength to overcome any obstacles that may be in your way.Read More
Joy doesn’t come your way solely by happenstance. Ensure that your life includes joy by focusing on self-compassion, being of service, expressing gratitude, keeping good people close by, and living your truth.Read More
Emotional healing retreats can help you break through your frustrations. Read on to discover five signs you should go on an emotional healing retreat.Read More
When you are scared, your vulnerabilities come to life and challenge your body’s automatic fight-or-flight responses. By following five steps, you can grow through and beyond your fears.Read More
There are many branches of meditation styles out there. Use this guide to help you choose a style of meditation that works best for you.Read More
We all lead busy lives, but if you can find time to brush your teeth or watch TV, you have time to meditate. Here are seven ways you can squeeze meditation into your schedule.Read More
You can use more joy in your life. There’s a clear way to pull that inner joy into your outer word—meditate. Meditation lets you reveal your joy; it may be hidden, but it’s always there.Read More
The benefits of meditation are limitless. Read on to learn about all the ways meditation may be able to support you and your goals in life. If you haven’t dipped your toe into meditation yet, it’s time!Read More

Sweating can sometimes feel like an inconvenience. There are seven excellent reasons, however, why you should make sweating a priority in your routine. Learn about the benefits and how you can achieve them.Read More
Do you consistently start your day feeling tired or a bit out of sorts? If you want to feel energized and refreshed the next time you wake up, read how morning breathing practices can help!Read More
In its purest form, food is medicine for the body, and can help you fight diseases, inflammation, and more. Here are five ways to use food as medicine.Read More
You may meditate, but have you taken your practice one step further by using crystals? Learn to select the right stones for you and your needs, and learn how to incorporate them in your meditation practice.Read More
Travel naturally upsets your life. You’re likely eating different foods and following a different schedule. Not to mention that you might be in a different time zone! Be kind to your body by following these six tips.Read More
Maximize your experiences this summer by trying this meditation. It can help you stay grounded and aligned with the spirit of summer through daily practice.Read More
Sleep is part of your daily life, but as much as you need it, getting your Zzzz’s can be elusive. Follow these seven tips to set yourself up for successful slumber.Read More
Self-care is any practice that helps you to become the version of yourself that you are striving for or meant to be. Read how you can establish a self-care routine for yourself today and start to reap the benefits.Read More
There is more to color than appears at first glance. The colors all around you are sending hidden messages that affect your emotions and moods. Colors have their own energies—learn to work with them to enhance your life.Read More
Most of us spend a great deal of time at home, and it becomes our sanctuary full of our creature comforts, as well as the space to accumulate stuff and energy. Here are some ideas to help cleanse your home with purpose, awareness, and intention.Read More
Before you decide that meditation is not for you, consider these hidden treasures of cultivating a regular meditation practice. It’s what keeps the truly dedicated mediators coming back for more.Read More
As you consider the end of one year and the start of a new year, take time to reset your priorities and routine. These 10 tips will help you refocus your energies and get back to basics.Read More
Try these five simple yoga poses for all levels that you can do anywhere and anytime to help you embrace the season with a sense of calmness and good energy.Read More
Eating for the physical body is indelibly connected to sustenance for the mental and emotional bodies. These tips will help keep you on the right path for overall harmony.Read More
With so many enticing stimuli drawing your attention outward, you may have lost touch with your ability to connect inward. Here are some tips and a meditation to better connect to your inner voice.Read More
Smoothies are an easy way to consume highly beneficial nutrients through the blending of real food ingredients. If you struggle with the afternoon slump or need more pep in the morning, before reaching for another cup of coffee, try sipping on a nourishing and revitalizing smoothie.Read More
The more you try to ignore negative thoughts, the louder they become. Learn to re-train your “monkey mind” to be positive and reap the rewards.Read More
As a caregiver, your first instinct may be to help others before helping yourself, but you should be doing the opposite. Taking care of yourself allows you to help others more effectively. Here are some tips for self-care.Read More
Spring is a wonderful time for soaking in the sunshine, breathing in the new blooms, and enjoying all the outdoors have to offer—but not if you suffer from allergies. While each person is different, there are Ayurvedic practices that can help reduce the negative effects of allergies.Read More
Caregiver burnout can be a serious issue. While caring for a loved one can be rewarding on so many levels, it can also take a mental and physical toll on you due to the immensely stressful demands of the caretaker’s role. Here are some tips for self-care.Read More
Taking time to love and nurture your mind, body, and spirit is the quickest way to allow your innate beauty to shine brightly. To help you get started, try these nine simple self-care recommendations.Read More
It’s no secret these are turbulent times, full of uncertainty and fear. Learn how to lead and love others by cultivating a spiritual life through heart-centered awareness.Read More
Check out these seven budget-friendly suggestions for incorporating more organic foods into your diet that will leave you feeling more empowered.Read More
Scent can be powerful and beneficial to your health. Learn how to use essential oils to reduce stress or alleviate insomnia, ease tension, or boost your energy.Read More
Fall is a time to slow down and enjoy the changes of the season—cooler temperatures, drier air, and delicious, warm foods. Learn which produce to buy and how to prepare meals with fall spices that will satisfy your taste buds.Read More
Exploring the five elements through meditation encourages you to expand your awareness and harmonize your relationship with all of nature. Try this mediation practice to get started.Read More
The energy during and soon after completing a cleanse can be quite euphoric, but it's common to revert back to unhealthy habits after a cleanse. What is the secret to maintaining that post-cleanse glow? Here are six practices that will inspire your future self to maintain a healthy lifestyle.Read More
Becoming a teacher in the field of yoga or meditation is a journey of self-discovery. Read how you can begin fulfilling your life's purpose and sharing what you love by discovering the teacher within.Read More
It's the time of year to reflect on what did—or didn't—happen over the past 12 months. If you're looking for a way to grow from your experiences and move forward in your life, consider the therapeutic practice of journaling. Here's a journal exercise that can help invigorate you for the new year.Read More
Gone are the days of turning in when the sun goes down. In fact, there's so much excitement in the evening hours it can be hard to unwind before bed. Use these tips to create a space of calm before you go to sleep each night.Read More

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