About

rachelzinmanyogaHello and welcome. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. At first, the doctors weren’t sure whether it was type 1 or 2 as I wasn’t a typical candidate for either type of diabetes. But now I am an insulin dependant type 1 LADA diabetic. I started yoga when I was 17 in high school and by the age of 19 I was hooked. When I started Yoga it was to help my dance career but eventually, as my practice progressed I became passionate about the deeper aspects of yoga and its ability to heal and inspire. 30  years later I still practice passionately and have been teaching nationally ( in Australia) and internationally since 1992. I am also a mother, a musician, a writer and amateur film maker.

I have started this blog to share with the Diabetes online community how yoga has helped me to manage my diabetes. My articles on Yoga and Diabetes have been featured in Elephant JournalMind Body Green   Diabetes SistersA Sweet Life, Insulin Nation, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Daily, and DoYouYoga and in the #1 Bestseller, Unleash your Inner Diabetes Dominator . I’ve been featured in an article in the Huffington Post by Riva Greenberg  What the “Forgotten Patient” teaches us.

My blog was also listed as one of the best blogs for January 2016 by Diabetesmine , featured in Low Carb Magazine as one of the best blogs in their April 2017 issue and I’ve been featured by Healthline as one of 8 social media stars making an impact in the world of diabetes and fitness. My blog is also listed as one of the top 51 blogs in Hard Boiled Body for 2017 and one of the top 100 diabetes blogs and magazine every diabetic must follow. I’m also proud to be part of the blogging team for Diabetes sisters whose blog was nominated by Healthline’s: Living with Diabetes list of best Diabetes blogs for 2017.

My forthcoming book on Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda is due for publication on October 10, 2017 with Monkfish Publishing and released by Consortium for international distribution. Check out my book tour schedule here.

Want to know more?  Visit www.rachelzinmanyoga.com and watch the video below to find out more about why I am so passionate to share my journey with you. And make sure to subscribe to my newsletter and receive the first chapter of my new book on Yoga for Diabetes free!

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  1. Wow Rachel. I’ve felt most drawn to you when I’ve followed your posts on Facebook and although I’ve completed various teacher trainings and teach yoga I felt every time an update was posted a sense of how I’d love to do your teacher training and that I must ask your thoughts re doing so when already teaching, I also pondered what may be behind this feeling. Now I find this. Information I of course did not know about yourself. I also am a long term diabetic . Very interested in following your wisdom around this and most definitely connecting the next time you are back in Northern NSW/Byron. Blessings

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