Rachel (Schaeffer) Wolfe, M.A., was born on July 28, 1967 in Hartford, CT to a writer mom and psychologist dad. Her first real job was at one of the only restaurants in her hometown of Mansfield in a stationary railroad caboose. After her first day as a waitress, she and her boss mutually agreed it should be her last. Without looking back, she took the train to Lancaster, PA where she attended Franklin &Marshall College and then graduate school in Counseling at Montclair State University.
Rachel is the author of Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles (Quest Books, 1998) which won the Benjamin Franklin Gold Seal for Excellence in Psychology. She was chosen as Quest Books’ featured author to appear at the American Booksellers Association convention. Rachel taught popular courses at Montclair State University and Caldwell College in both the Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Psychology departments.
Rachel is on the faculty at the Omega Institute and Kripalu Center where she teaches Story Alchemy® workshops to help participants rewrite their life story. She also counsels individual clients through the Story Alchemy® process and has presented in a variety of venues from hospitals to women’s centers to the Smithsonian Institute.
The former yoga editor for Natural Health magazine and columnist for Positive Impact Magazine on celebrity activists, Rachel freelances for print and online magazines/websites. She has written for and been featured in dozens of magazines including Self, Prevention, Family Circle, Yoga Journal, Parenting, Parents, Baby Talk, Child, Cooking Light, and New Age Journal.
Rachel is the host/executive producer of The Red Couch, an internet, television and radio talk show in which nearly a hundred guests have shared transformational stories covering topics such as the arts, women’s issues and human rights. The Red Couch won the Positive Impact Multimedia award in Arts & Entertainment in 2014. Guests have included King of the High Wire Nik Wallenda, author Sharon Robinson (daughter of Jackie Robinson), and three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish.
Rachel is the founder of “The Power of Love,” Sarasota’s annual event to help end violence against women and girls. The revolutionary program has featured keynote speakers such as Golden Globe winner Dylan McDermott.