Rachel DeFurio Wellness

Rachel is an educator, lecturer, coach, and consultant whose authentic and engaging manner has helped to guide men and women of different ages, backgrounds, and personalities to enjoy a better level of health, self-efficacy, and success.

Operating as usual


It was only a few months ago that my husband came to me with the idea of moving to the island of Hawai'i. If you know me, you know I love Hawai'i but I am also an analyst... a planner.

We had many conversations. I did tons of research.
There were spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations....and lots of prayer and meditation.

Sold the house, downsized, packed & shipped decades of memories and 'stuff' and moved us to an island I had not yet visitedโ€ฆโ€ฆduring a pandemic.

In the last couple of months, we found a house in an extremely competitive market and have met some beautiful souls. We are where we are meant to be.

I had to give up all of my jobs due to location, tax laws, etc ..I know that things happen for a reason and I have faith.

Now, I am excited and honored to announce that I have begun a partnership with the University of Hawai'i and will be offering my first course with them titled:
'Mindfulness in the Workplace' โ€“ offered this Spring!

This course is open to everyone and I promise it will be enlightening and beneficial for anyone looking to better understand how #Mindfulness principles can improve business environments and personal success.
I hope that you can join me!


#mindfulnessatwork #mindfulleadership #mindfulleaders #leadership #leadershiplearning #mindfulnesspractice #personalsuccess #goalsetting #corporatewellness #workplacewellness #careersuccess #compassionateworkplace #mindfulbusiness #universityofhawaii #onlinelearning #remotelearning

racheldefurio.com 02/10/2020

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Hello! We have made the choice to move to Hawaii. I will be continuing all of my coaching services via Internet and phone. Please visit my site at www.racheldefurio.com or message me.
We are in the middle of a move so it may take me longer than usual to reply.
Much love and blessings. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ


[04/01/20]   Hello, like many of you I have been social distancing for weeks. I will continue to practice social distancing as well as being isolated with my family until we flatten the curve and do all we can to help humanity through this pandemicโค๏ธ
I am not taking on any new clients at present but if we have worked together in the past or if you simply just need some words of encouragement or guidance I am happy to do what I can.
Please reach out to me and let me know what you need.
Take care, stay grateful, stay healthy ๏ฟผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ


Posted @withregram โ€ข @instofcoaching

Coaching is a field built on proven methods to help people to uncover and then reach their goals.

Coaches help you to unlock your potential, to achieve your personal and professional best.

I worked hard to get my degree and to become a Certified Health & Wellness Coach (CHWC). I have been able to use what I have learned to help people THRIVE in all areas of their lives! I love what I do! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

#azrdwellness #chwc #healthandwellness #healthandwellnesscoach #liveyourbestlifeโ™ฅ๏ธ


Talking to my daughter today about the importance of practicing piano before her recital, I found myself drawing parallels from my own life to help her understand.
My little girl thinks Iโ€™m a great yoga teacher โค๏ธ
She has seen pictures of me practicing and teaching yoga before she was born, while she was in my belly, & Iโ€™ve also been doing it with her since she was a baby.
Continual practice, not with the goal of perfection but to gain deeper understanding and make it a part of me in all areas of my life.
Recently I attended a trauma informed yoga teacher training. Itโ€™s my third training dealing with Yoga and itโ€™s healing effects for those whoโ€™ve experienced trauma. Iโ€™ve also attended several workshops on the subject. Yoga has brought great healing to me and continues to. Thatโ€™s the reason why I chose this topic to be my research focus when pursuing my masters.
Also, as many of you know, I have led several workshops and trainings on the subject as well.
So why do I keep going to more trainings on a subject that I know quite a bit about?

Because, every time I learn more.
Itโ€™s not necessarily that I learn more facts but my understanding of the subject grows deeper through the shared experiences of other teachers and students. Their insights and stories are incredibly invaluable and serve to make me a better teacher.
I will continue to read the research, attend trainings and workshops, as well as lead.
Forever the willing student and forever open to being better. Thatโ€™s what you do when something is important to you.
The more I learn the more I realize how important this knowledge and this work is. We are all touched by trauma.
๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐ .

#traumainformedsociety #azrdwellness


๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ Thank you!
Please visit my site for more info- link in the bio ๐Ÿ™‚
I specialize in private and group instruction for beginners and experienced practitioners looking to refine their practice to avoid injury and challenge their bodies to unlock more strength and greater range of motion.
#yogateacher #azrdwellness #gratitude #wholebodyyoga #ahwatukee #chandleraz #phoenixaz


Rachel DeFurio Wellness


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Health & Wellness Coaching (Wellcoaches)
Yoga Instruction (E-RYT 200, RYT 500)
Workplace Wellness Programming
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP)