EP 1.06: Helen Rebello – “Yoga taught me to embrace all of me, no matter what”.

Show notes Episode 6

In this episode I’m talking to my good friend and yoga teacher, Helen Rebello. Helen is the Founder of the Magical Life Movement and author of The Magical Unfolding, a marvellous book that offers the reader a step-by-step process to discover who they are and what they want.  (Link at the bottom of these notes).

Helen is a soul mentor to midlife women who want to do their next decade differently, so that they can fulfil their dreams and honour their potential.  She believes that life is too short to spend it being overwhelmed and so that’s what she does – she blends her eastern and western wellness training with movement, mindfulness, meditation & mindset tools to empower midlife women to take control of their destiny.  She is trained in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Shiatsu, Reiki and Yoga and she’s about to become a Qoya teacher too!

What you can expect to hear in this podcast:

We talk about how and why Helen started her yoga practice.  What she got from her yoga practice initially and how it helped her cope with her stressful job in the NHS.  Find out what kept us both going back to yoga class in the first instance and Helen talks about when yoga started to become important to her. 

Helen talks about the yoga teacher training she did in Goa with Helen Noakes and the reason she did it.  Spoiler: she didn’t want to be a yoga teacher at all!  We talk about those first scary classes we taught and how we still both suffer from imposter syndrome sometimes.

We talk about “Life Before Yoga” and “Life After Yoga”.  How life has never been the same since Helen did her yoga teacher training.

We talk about what yoga means to us and how yoga has supported Helen during the current turning point in her life.  How she doesn’t practice yoga daily – “it’s not just about getting on your mat every day” and we find out what helps Helen stay connected to herself.

Helen shares a top tip for teaching a good yoga class and talks about what she finds challenging about teaching sometimes.  We talk about the sorts of yoga classes we like to attend and we share what we don’t teach, even though we are qualified to!

It’s just a good old chat between two yoga teachers.  Listen in, we have a right old laugh.

Things mentioned in the podcast:
Reclaim Yourself Retreats
Helen Noakes – Scaravelli  Yoga Teacher

How to stay in touch with Helen:


Instagram: @helenrebelloauthor

The Magical Unfolding by Helen Rebello.  The book is 50% off on Amazon for the whole month of March 2020 (not an affiliate link).

Helen’s podcast: The Turning Point Project

More about your host Katherine Biggs

Katherine Biggs is a yoga teacher and a studio owner, based out of Great Malvern Yoga in Worcestershire.  Having taught over 3000 hours of yoga, she is on a mission to make yoga accessible to everyone.  She believes there is No Ordinary Yogi.  Anyone can practice yoga. 

You can connect with Kat on Instagram or Twitter or search the hashtag #noordinaryyogi.