Higher Education Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies + Minor in Math & Science Education from University of California Santa Barbara (2006-2010)
  • Master of Arts in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University (2010-2012)


Additional Trainings


    • Singing Over the Bones, A "Women Who Run With the Wolves" Group Facilitators Training with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés (July 2015)
    • “Work that Reconnects” Faciliators Training (October 2017-October 2018)


    • Garden Educators Training, Maui School Garden Network (March 2013)


    • Two 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini of Maya Yoga (Nov. 2012, June 2013)
    • "Anatomy, Biomechanics and Cueing" Training with Yoga Therapist Susi Hately Aldous (Nov. 2013)
    • Healing Trauma Through Yoga (April 2018)


    • Heart of the Wounded Healer with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés (June 2016)
    • Celular 


    Online Courses and Programs taught and facilitated by Rachael Alaia

    • "Wild Soul Journey” Course (March-April 2015)
    • Wild Presence Meditation Course (May 2015)
    • The Nabalo Collective, Nature Path (December 2015)
    • Mystic Wolf Women Program (November 2015-May 2017)
    • Wild Mother Program (August 2017-November 2017)


    Workshops facilitated by Rachael

    • Sun Salutation Yoga Workshop (August 2013)
    • "Rejoice, Relax, and Renew” Yoga Workshop (November 2013)
    • Wild Soul Women’s Gatherings (Ongoing from November 2014-August 2017)
    • "The Power of Darkness” Workshop (December 2015)
    • "Invoking the Imaginal” Workshop (July 2016)
    • Being Human: Wild Movement As Medicine Workshop (March 2018)


    Retreats facilitated by Rachael

    • "Woman, Reclaim Your Wild" (July 2015)
    • "Wild Rhythm Journey" with Caroline Sánchez Cardenas (July 2016)


    Podcasts hosted by Rachael

    • Feral Intercourse: Conversations with Wild Women


    Guest Speaking Engagements, Interviews & Podcasts

    • Ashley Asti Podcast (January 2015)
    • Wild and Creative Interview Series (March 2015)
    • Wild Woman Expeditions Interview (February 2016)
    • Untangled with Alanna Helbig (July 2016)
    • Reawakening Ancient Feminine Wisdom in Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood Summit (March 2018)
    • The RAW Experience with Ali Schueler (May 2018)


    Guest Teaching Engagements

    • Charm School Guest Meditation Teacher (2015) —
    • “The Earth, The Stars, and Your Yoga” Workshop within the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Anna Laurita of Davanna Yoga (October 2015, January 2016, May 2016, October 2016)
    • "Yoga as Soul Food" Workshop for a Retreat with Anna Laurita of Davanna Yoga (February 2016)


    Featured Writing

    • Nabalo — Year of the Goddess E-Book (March 2015)
    • My Wild Truth — Moonlight Muse (May 2016)
    • Wild Woman Magazine, Issue #1 (Fall 2016)
    • Rebelle Society (2015)
    • Under the Moon (2016)


    General Employment History

    • Skilled Work Exchange Program Participant and Contracted Staff Member, Yoga, Meditation, Dance, and Art Therapy, Temple of the Way of Light—Iquitos Peru
    • Independently Contracted Nanny, The Nanny Connection—Maui HI (2012-2013)
    • Environmental Educator, Hawaii Nature Center—Maui, HI (2012-2013)
    • Self Employed Private and Group Yoga Instructor (2012-2018)
    • Educational Program Assistant and Curriculum Development, Seeds in the Middle—Brooklyn, NY (2011)
    • Research, Education, and Communications Assistant, Brighter Green—Brooklyn, NY (2011)
    • Environmental Educator and Open House Intern Coordinator, South Coast Watershed Resource Center—Santa Barbara, CA (2010)
    • Habitat Restoration Intern, UC Santa Barbara Coil Oil Point Reserve—Santa Barbara, CA (2010)
    • Environmental Mentor, Wilderness Youth Project—Santa Barbara, CA (2009-2010)
    • Kids in Nature Docent and Curriculum Evaluator, UCSB Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration—Santa Barbara, CA (2009-2010)
    • UCSB Sustainability Ambassador—Santa Barbara, CA (2008-2009)
    • Front Desk Customer Service Representative, Cathedral Oaks Healthclub—Santa Barbara, CA (2007)



    • Seabury Hall Dance Ensemble (2004-2005)
    • National High School Dance Conference, Philadelphia PA— Performance (April 2005)
    • Torsion Contemporary Dance Company, The Dance Center, Santa Rosa CA (2005-2006)
    • On the Beat Jazz Dance Company, The Dance Center, Santa Rosa CA (2005-2006)
    • Gamme Phi Beta Serenades, UC Santa Barbara—Choreography and Performance (2009, 2010)