Hello. I am Rachel Yaseen, adventurer, mother, and devoted meditator.
My passion is the journey to self discovery through meditation and adventure. Three years ago I gave away nearly all of my belongings (except a bicycle and two small boxes) to live a nomadic lifestyle. It has been a magical, spontaneous, beautiful journey that has taken me around the world. Delving into the unknown is not always comfortable—but it is incredibly rewarding.
Currently, I am on a bicycle tour that originated in Bangkok, through Myanmar, southern Thailand, and Malaysia toward Indonesia.
Some of my journeys over the past 3 years include:
Walking the Camino de Santiago, three routes, three different times—over 2,000km.
Cycling on a tandem from Denmark to Croatia through Germany, the Swiss Alps, and Italy—over 4,000km—on and off road.
Scuba diving in Thailand, British Virgin Islands, Mexico, and Guadalupe.
Backpacking the southern portion of the Arizona Trail—three of the days alone.
Exploring the jungle, local villages, and Machu Picchu in Peru.
Spending time at an Ashram in upstate New York.
21 days of silent Vipassana meditation
Three times a year I travel with my son—we have been on a reforestation project in Haiti, Peru, cycling in Denmark, learning Spanish in Guatemala and hiking volcanoes, scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands, walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, and exploring Berlin, Germany on bicycle. We also backpack in Tucson and plan to go on a longer backpacking journey summer 2019.
I am now a full time adventurer with no address or home, a citizen of the world. Before this, I spent most of my adult life in Tucson, Arizona where I was a certified yoga instructor, certified Egoscue posture therapist, and chef (previous restaurant owner, personal chef, and cooking educator.)
Some of my favorite activities are walking through the night, hitchhiking, swimming in natural bodies of water, wild camping, and cooking/eating outside in nature. I am always looking for an adventure and a challenge through biking, backpacking, hitchhiking.......
FAVORITE BOOKS & PODCASTS:
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean, Roz Savage
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long Distance Swimmer, Lynne Cox
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, Shinryu Suzuki
Tough Girls Podcast
The Adult Chair
Live Awake, Sara Blondin
CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES, PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS, PUBLIC SPEAKING OR IF YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR OWN STORY.