This week’s UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week is Yoga Guru and Author, Rachel Brathen! We love Rachel’s style and her success of her book and social media accounts! Rachel is originally from Sweden and now lives in Aruba. She has been traveling United States on her book tour and was currently in Tennessee when we interviewed her! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO
You recently came out with a book and you’re currently on a book tour. How’s that going and what is is your book all about?
It’s crazy and intense! It’s a long tour of 2 months. I’m missing my own bed but I’m getting to meet thousands of people and teaching tons of yoga new cities. The book is a yoga memoire detailing past obstacles. Every chapter relates to tips ideas and healthy recipe inspiration.
What inspired you to start yoga?
I had a lot of back pain growing up and not being comfortable. Yoga was a reliever for that.
What are your thoughts on the rapid success of your brand?
It’s super exciting! I believe we need something more genuine in the social media space and enjoy posting my daily photos.
How would you describe your own personal style?
Truly eclectic and boho chic. It’s gypsy meets motorcycle boots meets frills and feathers. I always pick vintage stuff up while traveling.
What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?
Probably a lot of things! I’m really scared of public speaking and really nervous about speaking in front of crowds.
What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback?
I hope jeans, motorcycle boots and a plain tshirt say around forever. I’m also loving bright colors, long dresses, and heels.
What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
My dogs! I have an Italian greyhound and a few more at home that are strays.
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