Rachel Estapa, founder and CEO of More to Love, is passionate about empowering people to love and appreciate their bodies. Her own path to body acceptance began many years ago. After yo-yo dieting throughout her teenage years and into adulthood, Rachel took stock of her life and realized she wasn’t happy. Even when she reached her “goal weight,” she felt something was missing. That’s when she decided she would stop trying to change her body and instead she would focus on loving the body she has.

As part of this process, Rachel challenged herself to try yoga – something she always thought was not made for her body type – and was amazed to find that, when she gives her body the support and respect it deserves, yoga is an incredible tool in teaching her how strong and capable her body truly is.

Rachel is a certified 200 hour Kripalu Yoga instructor and professionally certified transformational life coach, equipped with over 1,000 professional training hours in the necessary tools to share what she has learned and empower others to love, accept, and care for their bodies and their entire selves. Rachel was named Grand Prize winner of Mastercard and Bank of America’s Grow Your Biz Contest, and has been profiled in numerous outlets, including The Boston Globe, USA Today, Huffington Post and many more. She is a sought after teacher and speaker in the field of plus size wellness and is excited to support More to Love’s robust and growing community. She is born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and lives with her husband.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • Rachel talking about her passion to empower people to love and appreciate their bodies
  • Her talking about how she has dealt with the negativity that has been cast her way
  • How to deal with the scariness of being visible
  • How to make decisions on where to be visible and how to be visible in a way that feels right

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