We are connected, you and I.
In nature, there is no such thing as chance. So, I welcome you here knowing you are exactly where you're meant to be. The truth is—I created this space for YOU.
I invite YOU to WALK THIS PATH WITH ME.
As a child I had the pleasure of spending most of my time outside, exploring the wonders of the natural world. Out there, I was uninhibited and free. Out there, I was wild.
i felt so alive.
I FELT radically CONNECTED.
i felt what it meant to belong.
But somewhere in the process of growing up, the wild was trained out of me. I became who the world wanted me to be: a tamed, domesticated version of myself. Wild nature became an abstraction, a concept for me to study rather than an intention for me to live by. And my wildness, when not properly integrated, had no place to go but to be channeled into habits, relationships, beliefs, and behaviors that did not serve me nor those around me. But it was not until I was shoved into the deep end of a mental health crisis that I began to question the life I was living and the world in which I’d been raised.
What did it mean to be free, and wise, and well, anyway?
Was I just this idea of an isolated self; or was I a part of something much greater?
There is a vast wilderness right there within us.
That space, that wild place, it is called soul.
My journeys have brought me around the world and back again, both literally and symbolically, externally and internally. A seed was planted in the fertile soil of my wild soul as I began to ask myself these deep questions and engage in a direct conversation with life. I opened myself to a relationship to the spaces in between—betwixt the seen, and the unseen, the personal and the universal, the physical and the more subtle layers of being, the darkness and the light.
Once I returned to my place of birth, to the very room in which I took my first breath in this world, that seed blossomed and Wild Soul Wellness was birthed. The work I share is based on my direct lived experience, years of formal education, and a voracious heart hungry to learn and to share.
This path I walk with you, it is a deep listening to the call of intuition and a feeling into the ebb and flow of life. It is a path of finding peace and power in the raw and real experience of being human. It is a willing engagement in the shadow dance between the light and dark places inside. It's a choice to stand in sovereignty, to give voice to the many aspects of Self, and to celebrate an innate wholeness.
As an educator, mentor, and guide, I am here to witness you on your own unique wellness journey through that wilderness of soul.
I know nature, and your own wild nature, as the most powerful healer. You will feel that in everything I share. My deepest intention in carrying out this work is to teach you to listen to, trust, and follow the call of your own wild soul.
REMEMBER—YOUR WELLNESS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT'S OUT THERE. IT'S ALREADY THERE WITHIN YOU.
I AM HERE TO FACILITATE THAT REMEMBERING.
By working within the dynamic and intelligent systems of nature, and your own nature, you have the opportunity to explore the equally dynamic and intelligent system of yourself.
I should tell you that this wild path is not always sunshine and rainbows. It is also full of harsh winds and stormy weather. In a battle against my own nature, I myself have struggled to survive, yet alone thrive. But I have learned that when you choose to align with soul, anything is possible.
AND LIKE BROKEN JAPANESE POTTERY THAT'S BEEN MOLDED BACK TOGETHER WITH GOLD, OUR CRACKS FORM US INTO STRONGER, BRIGHTER, MORE SOULFUL BEINGS.
My magical powers?
I am a seer...
Encouraging you to dream big, to gaze at the world differently, and to unearth what was previously concealed.
I am a seeker...
Inviting you into conversation with the unknown to explore uncharted terrain of the wild soul.
I am a storyteller...
Tapping into the imaginal realm and poetic artistry of words to help you uncover deep truths.
I am an alchemist...
Helping you transform your lead into gold, your wounds into gifts, and your pain into power.
A final word...
I am a wild woman, a philosopher, a citizen of this beautiful planet, who lives passionately in service to the Earth.
I share my heart and my authentic lived experience with others in the hope that they know there are others out there who are just as wild, strange, uncertain and curious, as they are.
I worship the mysteries of the natural world and the resiliency of the human spirit.
Sunsets, the sea, the scent of roses, and all things magical are my jam.
I have a serious case of wanderlust, a taste for the uncanny, and a hankering for real, raw, authentic conversation.
And—I am wildly in love with this beautiful ordeal called life.
Come inside and explore the container I have created to support your natural ability to thrive.
Through one-on-one guidance, private online group mentorship, live in-person workshops and retreats, and a collection of virtual resources, I am here to spread the message of this wild soul revolution with women the world over.
Let me be your ally on this journey…
the path of your remembering.
Allow me to help guide you home.
Master of Arts degree in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University
Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara
Registered Yoga Teacher with over 500 hours in professional yoga & mindfulness training
Over 18 years of performing arts and creative arts training
Former writer and researcher, outdoor education teacher, restoration specialist and farmer, community activist and organizer, and shaman's assistant...
Extensive world travel (every continent except Africa and Antartica!)
Fluency in Spanish
Rachael Alaia is a truth seeker, storyteller, and a wild child. As founder of Wild Soul Wellness, she is on a passion-driven mission to reawaken the instinctual nature of humanity as a force of healing on this planet. She knows that we become embodied leaders of progressive change when we return to the powers of the wild and sacred. Rachael chooses to dance through life with passion and a playful heart by honoring the self-organizing principles of the Earth and reimagining what it means to be human. Living in harmony with the principles of holism, the ecology of wellness, and the powerful creative force of the feminine, we each have an opportunity to contribute to a new story of humanity. As an educator, mentor, and guide, Rachael draws from a blend of ancient tradition and modern knowledge as magic for the soul and medicine for the planet. You may access her work through one-on-one guidance, private online group mentorship, live in-person workshops and retreats, and a collection of virtual resources, all found at wild-soul.net