Why I do what I do

For the past decade, I'm on a mission to teach meditation and yoga and, to support as many people as possible in their journey to less anxiety and more joy.

With a degree in economics and a past corporate career as a COO in a medical market research company, I know what stress is and how it impacts our lives. 

I hosted over 90 worldwide yoga retreats and will continue to offer retreats with www.revealingvajra.com as soon as travel resumes.

In 2020, I pivoted my retreat business towards offering online meditations. In the past 9 months, over 800 people have followed my meditations, yin yoga classes and coachings to increase their mental resilience and overall happiness.

I'm the author of Flex your Mind, 10 Yoga principles for less stress in a busy world. You can find it wherever they sell books. 

"Rachel has that quiet, self-assured ease & authenticity that comes from years of working on energy, her own & what she puts out into the world.
She brings a depth of experience from personal learnings on top of the knowledge from training with so many great teachers of yoga, meditation & energy awareness." - Tracey Hamill

Social proof: testimonials

“If you feel a little bit too stressed in your daily life, if you need “to let go” but you don’t know how to do it, I warmly recommend following coaching sessions with Rachel. Our conversations have helped me to take distance from situations I face, to be aware at anchored thoughts that have blocked me and to approach life in a different, positive way … always with kindness, respect, a touch of humor, with this nice feeling to be listened through all the sessions and to be well after each session. This is complementary with the meditation challenges and yoga sessions that I also follow with Rachel, a little bubble that you can take for yourself, to take care of yourself...”

Eun Ah Schittekat

“I was really struggling with some things in life and like most people not really knowing what to do business wise in 2020 and then I found Rachel…. I cannot recommend Rachel highly enough!!! Rachel helped me come to terms with something I have really struggled with in my life for a long time and I feel more at peace with now. My business has boomed since Rachel has given me amazing advice and little gems of wisdom. I feel happier in myself, it’s like I have been injected with a newfound joy for life. I was taking myself way too seriously. Rachel is kind, compassionate and funny, really easy to talk to and has been available for me, even out of sessions. I love my job, but had got a bit lost and Rachel has brought the joy back into that. I have more interest on Social Media and feel like I’m actually doing less work!!! Thank you Rachel, you're an amazing Life Coach, Business Coach and Person. ”

Stacey Grey

“Meditation is something I knew would be a good thing to do but rarely did. Partly because I hadn't really found a teacher I enjoyed listening to. But also when one meditates at home there is no accountability - it's only you who knows if you did it or not! I joined Rachel's first meditation challenge in Spring 2020 in lockdown. Having already worked with Rachel on an online retreat, and knowing her as a friend, it was the perfect way to see if I could create a regular mediation practice. Her warm and compassionate guidance through breathing and meditation techniques have been invaluable. There is some 'technical' language but everything is explained in laymans terms along with joy and humour. Meditating in a group, even though we are scattered all around Europe is incredibly powerful. Plus the accountability of showing up in a group every morning at 7am has created the habit of a regular practice. Rachel's 30 day challenges have become a key activity for me over the last 9 months and I have been part of all of them. They have brought structure, calm and peace of mind in these limiting and unpredictable times. I would highly recommend Rachel's meditation challenge to anyone ready to learn how to meditate or want to expand existing practice, create new habits or are in need of being part of a warm, friendly and connected group.”

Karen Lee

Contact me WHEN...

  • You need a better way to deal with Stress

  • You know you're holding yourself back

  • You're struggling with your inner critic

  • You want to grow your business but you feel overwhelmed and you're not sure where to start

  • You need someone you can trust and who has your back, no matter what

READY FOR CHANGE?

There is no need to do this all by yourself. 

Lasting results need vision, commitment, accountability and support. When we work together, I'm there for you, also in between sessions when life gives you challenges. 

" Rachel really is one of a kind, she radiates warmth, joy, peace and power, and has a really good sense of humor. I’m very grateful to her for guiding me on my personal journey." - Mirella Molenschot, the Netherlands

Let's meet!

For an hour and 30 minutes, you will have my full attention!

Ask for a 20 minute free call to see if we're a match !
Rachel Bonkink Life coach

Grateful for the teachings

Sometimes you just want to know who trained and influenced your teacher / coach.

In the past ten years, I have followed loads of teacher trainings and (silence) retreats, usually 2 to 3 per year. My very first training was in India, in Rishikesh, a simple standard 200 hours on Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga.

Here are some of my trainings and retreats, not mentioning the workshops along the way as that would make it a very long list:

  • Alan Wallace Meditation Retreat, The way of Shamatha, Germany
  • Alan Wallace Silence and Meditation Retreat, 4 Applications of Mindfulness, UK
  • Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, San Francisco, USA
  • Alan Wallace Silence and Meditation Retreat, 7 Point Mind Training, UK
  • Tony Robbins, San Jose, USA
  • Bernie Clark, Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Vancouver, Canada
  • Vipassana 10 Days Silence and Meditation Retreat, Canada
  • John Stirk, Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Retreat, Italy
  • Sarah Powers Yin Yoga Level 2, Teacher Training, London, UK
  • Sarah Powers Yin Yoga Level 1, Teacher Training, Thailand
  • Sarah Powers Silence and Meditation Retreat, UK
  • Astrid Van Dam, Yoga Teacher Training, the Netherlands
  • Association for Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training, Rishikesh, India
  • Practitioner and Master Practitioner NLP, Arcturus, Belgium
  • Traditional Chinese Medecine, the Netherlands
  • Young Management Program, Vlerick Business School, Belgium
  • Economical Sciences Master Degree, Belgium

In 2020, I followed online courses on meditation, mindfulness and psychotherapy with Alan Wallace, Jack Kornfield, Rick Hanson and many others.