I’m Rachel Redmond.

I’m Rachel
Redmond.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Ayurvedic practitioner. Recovering perfectionist. Mama. Foodie

Women are experiencing a full-on epidemic of stress, overwhelm and burnout.

Our culture praises productivity and action (it’s all about the masculine Yang energy). 

Society does not promote rest and nourishing our bodies and brains (the spirit of Yin).  

We’re conditioned to work hard, and even play hard. 

Go beyond your limits. 

No pain, no gain.

The result?

Our sleep, our hormones, digestive systems, and overall quality of life are a mess.

You’re trying to find balance and health in a cultural context that’s inherently imbalanced and unhealthy at the core. 

It’s not your fault.

We’re trained to ignore our bodies and endure the pain to get ahead.

But this doesn’t work for women. What we need is to listen to ourselves and trust our experience.

At 32 I was pregnant for the first time, and beyond ecstatic to become a mother. 

But after a series of scans and invasive tests, I learned that my baby had severe fetal anomalies and would never be able to function on his own, forever bound to hospitals and institutions to stay alive.

At 21 weeks, I decided to have abortion. It was the most excruciating decision I’d ever made, and it left me full of emotional suffering and grief. 

My first impulse was to resist the sadness and try and make it go away. 

But I’d been studying ancient healing modalities since I was 19 years old.

So I took everything I’d learned about Yin energy and put it into practice…

Instead of pushing against the grief, I embraced it.

Instead of running from the pain, I yielded to it. 

Instead of ignoring my suffering, I softened to it. 

I learned that only by being fully present could I move through the grief. 

This became a daily practice and it transformed my life. I developed a mindset and approach that I began to live by.

Women are experiencing a full-on epidemic of stress, overwhelm and burnout.

Our culture praises productivity and action (it’s all about the masculine Yang energy). 

Society does not promote rest and nourishing our bodies and brains (the spirit of Yin).  

We’re conditioned to work hard, and even play hard. 

Go beyond your limits. 

No pain, no gain.

The result?

Our sleep, our hormones, digestive systems, and overall quality of life are a mess.

You’re trying to find balance and health in a cultural context that’s inherently imbalanced and unhealthy at the core. 

It’s not your fault.

We’re trained to ignore our bodies and endure the pain to get ahead.

But this doesn’t work for women. What we need is to listen to ourselves and trust our experience.

At 32 I was pregnant for the first time, and beyond ecstatic to become a mother. 

But after a series of scans and invasive tests, I learned that my baby had severe fetal anomalies and would never be able to function on his own, forever bound to hospitals and institutions to stay alive.

At 21 weeks, I decided to have abortion. It was the most excruciating decision I’d ever made, and it left me full of emotional suffering and grief. 

My first impulse was to resist the sadness and try and make it go away. 

But I’d been studying ancient healing modalities since I was 19 years old.

So I took everything I’d learned about Yin energy and put it into practice…

Instead of pushing against the grief, I embraced it.

Instead of running from the pain, I yielded to it. 

Instead of ignoring my suffering, I softened to it. 

I learned that only by being fully present could I move through the grief. 

This became a daily practice and it transformed my life. I developed a mindset and approach that I began to live by.

And my Yin Way method was born.

I now teach my philosophy of receiving, not pushing, to women looking to transform their health, energy and work/life balance. 

After a few years of working with my clients, I noticed a pattern of symptoms in nearly every woman who came to my office: 

  • low energy
  • poor digestion
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia 
  • a variety of hormonal balances

Any of those sound familiar? 

If you’re anything like my clients, you manage high levels of stress, you’re overworked, over-committed, and often have flimsy boundaries.

You want better self-care, but don’t have a clue how to get it.

We all want the quick fix.

And here’s the key thing I’ve learned on this journey…

You need to embrace the feminine.

You need the Yin Way of being in the world. 

So what does that look like?

You give equal weight to rest, play, sleep and stillness as you do to being busy, productive, and results-oriented. 

And guess what?

Not only do you get to enjoy a life of ease and optimal health, but you actually become more productive!

My mission is to help women reclaim the Yin energy and uncover the true value of self-care.

So I’ve put together my 17 years of experience, academic and medical education, and clinical practice into my flagship program, The Yin Way. 

In my live group course I teach women how to simplify self-care, and shed the guilt about making YOU a priority. 

When my son was born I was totally overwhelmed by my never-ending to-do list. And focusing on my work seemed almost impossible.

That’s when I realized… we keep trying to fix ourselves, but we’re not the root of the problem. 

In order to get different results, we need to step outside of the status quo.  

It’s time to embrace the natural, feminine way of being and doing, so that you can experience more calm. More resilience. More rest. And yes, more productivity!

Are you ready to find your path to ease, balance and vibrant health?

When my son was born I was totally overwhelmed by my never-ending to-do list. And focusing on my work seemed almost impossible.

That’s when I realized… we keep trying to fix ourselves, but we’re not the root of the problem. 

In order to get different results, we need to step outside of the status quo.  

It’s time to embrace the natural, feminine way of being and doing, so that you can experience more calm. More resilience. More rest. And yes, more productivity!

Are you ready to find your path to ease, balance and vibrant health?

My personal and professional values are the same.

While I no longer strive for perfection, I do strive to live in a way that moves me in the direction of my values every day, with every choice I make.

Health

I make daily choices that reflect my value of health of body, mind and spirit. I believe that when we deeply care for ourselves, we can better care for our families, communities and planet.

Growth

I believe that we can always learn, change and grow if we are open to doing so. I’m committed to face my limitations with an open mind and aim to do better than the day before.

Balance

I believe balance is dynamic and ever changing, not a set point or destination. This belief is based on the theory of yin and yang, which embraces the concept of balance and duality. I believe when we make space for our paradoxical natures to emerge, the parts of ourselves that know great suffering and the parts of ourselves that know boundless love, joy and hope, we can connect to a fuller version of ourselves. A version that is strong, vulnerable and dynamically balanced.

I am committed to building an anti-racist business that reflects the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.  actively engage in this process by being intentional about who I hire, learn from and support.

I donate a portion of my profits to organizations that promote social justice and human rights.

Credentials include:

  • Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Master’s in Oriental Medicine and Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Certified Ayurvedic practitioner from the Ayurvedic Institute

My personal and professional values are the same.

While I no longer strive for perfection, I do strive to live in a way that moves me in the direction of my values every day, with every choice I make.

Health

I make daily choices that reflect my value of health of body, mind and spirit. I believe that when we deeply care for ourselves, we can better care for our families, communities and planet.

Growth

I believe that we can always learn, change and grow if we are open to doing so. I’m committed to face my limitations with an open mind and aim to do better than the day before.

Balance

I believe balance is dynamic and ever changing, not a set point or destination. This belief is based on the theory of yin and yang, which embraces the concept of balance and duality. I believe when we make space for our paradoxical natures to emerge, the parts of ourselves that know great suffering and the parts of ourselves that know boundless love, joy and hope, we can connect to a fuller version of ourselves. A version that is strong, vulnerable and dynamically balanced.

I am committed to building an anti-racist business that reflects the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.  actively engage in this process by being intentional about who I hire, learn from and support.

I donate a portion of my profits to organizations that promote social justice and human rights.

Credentials include:

  • Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Master’s in Oriental Medicine and Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Certified Ayurvedic practitioner from the Ayurvedic Institute

As a result of participating in Rachel's group program, I learned to prioritize sleep and quiet, relaxation and self care. I built the tool box of ways to find calm and peace. And more importantly to value that in a new way.

Courtney S

I cannot recommend Rachel's services highly enough -- her recommendations -- simple, easy to follow, thoughtful, clear, and specific -- changed my life for the better and inform my habits even now, many years later.

Catherine C.

Through on-going consultations and support, Rachel has helped me continue to improve my health and maintain a proper balance for my body. I cannot imagine my life without Ayurveda today or without the wisdom and council of Rachel Redmond. .

Frances M

As a result of participating in Rachel's group program, I learned to prioritize sleep and quiet, relaxation and self care. I built the tool box of ways to find calm and peace. And more importantly to value that in a new way.

Courtney S

I cannot recommend Rachel's services highly enough -- her recommendations -- simple, easy to follow, thoughtful, clear, and specific -- changed my life for the better and inform my habits even now, many years later.

Catherine C.

Through on-going consultations and support, Rachel has helped me continue to improve my health and maintain a proper balance for my body. I cannot imagine my life without Ayurveda today or without the wisdom and council of Rachel Redmond. .