With a background in entrepreneurship, mentorship and coaching, Rebecca’s practice incorporates mindfulness, meditation and reiki – fusing western and ancient techniques, grounded in love, presence and connection.
She is a spiritual and wellbeing therapist, creating soulful spaces for individuals and groups to share openly, explore curiously and transform deeply. This week we spoke with Rebecca on her aims to unearth love and inspire unfoldment.
I’m Rebecca, a yoga, meditation and breathwork practitioner and I enjoy creating spaces for self exploration and meaningful connection. I am also co-founder of We Are Formless, a non-profit community wellness platform featuring events, workshops and philanthropic campaigns.
Growing up I always wanted to do what I thought would make me more accepted and adored because I feared rejection. I really had no idea what I was actually good at or what my purpose was. I just went with whatever opportunity came my way (and I’m grateful that so many did!) But when I began to practice yoga and meditation I started to encounter an inward shift that illuminated a conflict between my inner experience and my outer reality.
Eventually I hit pause on everything I was working on and nose dived into a journey of healing and transformative training. During that period I learnt that my purpose is not what I do, but rather who I am, and I can express who I am however I choose to share my time with the world. So now I combine my love for art and creativity with my love for connecting with people and serving the planet.
I feel like many of the experiences I’ve had have been so potent and memorable for so many different reasons;
In 2019 I went on a retreat called Wild Women in Spring and then a few months later in the Summer. We slept underneath the stars on magical Welsh land and journeyed through womb healing rituals, vision quests, bodywork and so much more within just a few days. Both trips were like entering another world and then returning to this one a whole different person.
During my yoga teacher training last year we visited a temple and sat around a fire in ceremony to confront the beliefs that were keeping us stuck. We read out each other’s deepest fears and then one by one we released them into the fire. It was incredibly powerful to witness and be witnessed as we faced these parts of ourselves we’d been trying so hard to keep hidden.
Just this weekend I sat in ceremony with a group of women to share stories about our experiences with disordered eating and the practices that have supported us during our recovery. There was so much love, courage and vulnerability within the space. There are no real words to describe the feeling in my heart when groups of strangers come together, open up and connect so deeply in this way.
I think that yoga continues to grow in popularity because no matter what your initial motivation is for getting on your mat, what is experienced through regular practice will create some kind of shift in your reality. I feel that it supports emotional healing because of the space it creates when you connect mind, body and breath and you are completely present with yourself. It slows everything down to a pace where you can really be the observer of your experience rather than thinking you are the experience itself. You begin to relate differently to yourself and to the world around you.
Movement, breathwork and stillness are my go-to tools for daily support. As little as just a few minutes of practice can shift your energy, mood and mindset. If you want to feel more energised, move your body in a way that feels good for you, whether it be stretching, going for a run or dancing to your favourite song.
If you want to calm anger or mild anxiety, simply slow the pace of your breath and extend your exhalation. If you feel overwhelmed with thoughts, sit still with yourself and allow your mind to settle. If you feel lost and long for answers, sit still with yourself and listen.
I have a morning Kundalini yoga practice that I am very devoted to. I enjoy a lot of freedom with my schedule during the day but my mornings are very structured. Long walks, time spent in nature and cooking is also good medicine for me.
Alongside teaching and fun collaborations, I spend most of my time heading up We Are Formless with my beautiful project partner Marina and our wonderful team. We also have an eco interiors project in the works called Then & Now Spaces which is really exciting.