Rachael LeValley is a modern voyager with an ancient Soul.
Yoga uncovers us.
My name is Rachael LeValley. I am a translator, filmmaker, writer and poet, a singer and performance artist, a sibling, a daughter, a friend, an aunt, a traveler and the Comprehensive Designer of Merkle Tree World, a blockchain and yoga technologies Think Tank. I am also a Yoga Master.
For over 20 years, I have studied and practiced yoga and ayurveda (the medical side of yoga). Alongside this practice, I worked with sound, image and words in song, poetry and movement. As a child, I was extremely curious and passionate about experience. I wanted to fly!
I can’t say I was born a truth-seeker rather, I became one when lies destroyed the world as I knew it. The universe unfolded before me and I was turned into a creator of the universe! When I was 18-years-old, I left the country of my birth for the first time. That experience brought up a deep and driven purpose. Until then, I felt as if I were living in a piece of sticky candy. That trip was the sun that finally melted me out.
I wish I could say it was “happily-ever-after” from there - it wasn’t… But, I had yoga.
College was a nightmare. My Bachelor’s degree is in Political Science with a Minor in Psychology. I have no idea why. I was reduced to stupidity and I became stupidity. I talked a lot. I tried to tell the truth but telling the truth just made me feel like a liar. I slipped through the holes. I hid. I hid everything meaningful - yoga, vision, voice. And the more I hid, the angrier I got - the self-hatred was so explosive and destructive. I thought it only harmed me. And then I thought repair would come as easily as transformation! Neither thought was true.
I have no idea when everything changed… but everything is changing still…
In April 2016, I found out I did not have breast cancer. I was sure I had breast cancer. I wanted something to blame, something to talk about besides me! I wanted a disease I could point to so all the eyes were not on me. On this particular day, an intense heaviness came over my body. The heaviness extended for miles above, miles below, to the North, South… forever in all directions. I did not want to be alive anymore - I wanted out. It scared me even though I was very familiar with these thoughts and feelings. I went for a walk. I had a bite to eat. I called someone. Maybe I cried. I sat down and stared at the forest in my sister’s backyard. Then I just gave up… I broke down and watched T.V. (in the form of an American media service provider). I made a deal with myself: I could watch T.V. but I had to watch something productive. I searched “yoga” and a documentary on Yogananda come up. Since I had his book but hadn’t read it, I thought the movie would “give me credit” without doing “the work”. A short cut. I underbid. Five months later, I was in India studying with one of the talking heads in the film - Anand Mehrotra.
Anand is a visionary Master and the founder of Sattva Yoga. Since September 20016, I have been practicing his Sattva yoga. It has been revitalizing. The practice, the state, the experience of yoga returned me to alive - enlivened me! Traveling to and from India has been like a Faraday equation - definite electromagnetism… it doesn’t seem to be “me” traveling, it is Truth traveling!
I have been challenged by my own conditioning, sensitivities and insecurities. I’ve wanted to give up a few times. But the most incredible gift I’ve received is the deep and profound awareness that within every being - every atom, every quanta - is a beat, a light, and everyone has access to it… in fact, everyone is actually LIVING it right now!
The transformative practices of Sattva Yoga combines Himalayan Kundalini Kriyas, Vedic wisdom, Tantric teachings, Chakra awareness, Mantra and Pranayama techniques. The yoga classes I offer, fuse these ancient yoga techniques with bits and pieces of the variety that is my experience, to create “a happening” rather than a typical yoga class. I sip creative inspiration from the most subtle parts of life. I don’t promise to fix you - you don’t need fixing, I don’t promise that your life will be full or expansive - I don’t even really know what that means! I don’t know whether or not you are a Goddess or will become one - how could I know that? I can, however, tell you: yoga is your evolution! And this is true.
I work with expansion and consciousness to uplift this energy and to share in that eternal, infinite story.
In the lineage of the Great Yoga Masters of the Himalayas, and under the guidance of Anand Mehrotra, I ground myself in these ancient techniques to focus on the ultimate goal - to reunite with the true Self. May these practices become you.
HARI OM TAT SAT
Mind, Body, Divine
A GIFT for you:
Gather together a few of your friends and I will lead your group through a 60-minute yoga class for free and face-to-face (or online) - Just send me a message through the form below. Namaste!