Today we’d like to introduce you to Racquel TW.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Racquel. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am homegrown in Los Angeles, California! My parents are both business owners and they each instilled a strong work ethic and value system within me. Coming from a Mexican and Native American background, living in harmony with nature and family are the most central parts of life. Regardless of how much one works, always remember what one is working hard for. I started an arts company with my brother and a friend when I was 21. We eventually parted ways as a company, but it taught me many lessons that I carry forward into my now. I’ve worked in Fashion, Yoga, and Wellness; each of which have added deeply to know how and confidence in my current endeavors of launching multiple new projects. Like my new podcasts, and Independent Book Publishing Company, Wild Horses Press, which will be publishing my first poetry book later this year. After I allow myself to be the guinea pig, I plan on publishing the stories and poetry from unique voices that need to be heard by the world here and after.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
In my meditation today, I realized how grateful I am for my seeming setbacks and even tragedy in my life. I care very deeply about humankind and I always have. I’ve dreamed of changing the world for the better most of my life and luckily now, I have a community that believes they can too and we are working towards it in the ways we can together. I’ve had people in my life laugh at those notions and that’s okay, they weren’t meant to be on my counsel team. But yes, I’ve had bouts of depression throughout my life, which led me to my obsession with seeking the spiritual tools that I offer and teach others now in yoga, my podcasts, and one on one sessions. I’ve lost loved ones to violence and drug addiction. I got sober myself at 19 after having tried to on my own and failing since 15. One of my cousins passed away from a drunk driving accident and I knew from that moment on I didn’t want to drink anymore, but it took me until 19 for it to stick because I finally sought help. I think with anything worthwhile, you just have to keep at it with dedication and adjust as needed along the way.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
The heart of my mission is to give back. I offer Yoga & Wellness Workshops in person in La (online coming soon!), I am a Spiritual Adviser & Intuitive, my wellness podcasts are premiering over this next month, and I have my upcoming poetry book premiering later this year. I teach yoga and am a Spiritual Teacher, but being a mother of two now, I’ve shifted gears on Wild Horses Press, my podcasts, yoga classes, and Workshops. What I am most proud of is that I am dedicated to giving back to others and my community of humankind to uplift the vibration of the planets in all the ways that I can. I love meeting like minds and hearts via social media, my classes and workshops, and more.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Definitely my family is number one, my husband, two children, and I am one of four siblings. We have called ourselves quintuplet flames before and my parents are the best. They tell me like it is, but also support, encourage, and guide me in all my endeavors. My grandmother who is one of my guardian angels now is very much a big part of who I am as well and it was actually her passing when I was 21 that made me delve deeper into my spirit work. Also my incredible friends who have been there for so many roads and remind me of my shining brilliance even when I have forgotten. I have a rocking extended family too! Along with Karen and Michelle at Yoga Noho they’ve been amazing and mentored me as a mom evolving my yoga and wellness career into what I am building now. They encourage me to shine and be all I can be. I am so grateful for everyone, VoyageLA included for putting out these vital stories of the people!
- Spiritual Advising (two hours) $155.00
- Spiritual Advising (one hour) $77.00
- Yoga (one hour) $111.00
- Website: https://www.racqueltw.com/
- Phone: 818-926-2267
- Email: RacquelTW@gmail.com
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