Name: Rachelle Poitras
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rachelle has been exploring the realm of holistic women’s health for many years. After her own breast health struggles, she created Metanoia, a platform that inspires, empowers and supports women in their healing journeys in holistic breast health. In her quest for healing she became a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Chartered Herbalist, Holistic Breast Health Coach, PSYCH-K practitioner and most recently a certified Level 1 Fascia Maneuvers Coach with Human Garage.
Getting to know Rachelle
How did you discover Human Garage?
I discovered Human Garage on Instagram several years ago.
How have the Fascial Maneuvers helped you personally?
One of the most noticeable and immediate differences was the level of peace and calm that I felt in my body and in my mind. I didn’t realize how stressed out I was until I released so much of it.
- My left breast tumor has healed/shrunk an additional 30%
- The level of peace and calm I feel in my body and mind is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. This alone has changed my life.
- My inflammation has significantly reduced
- Increased blood and lymph flow.
- Improved digestion
- Reduce jaw tension and clenching
- My face is more symmetrical
- Eyes are wide, bright, open
- Increased collagen production (many wrinkles are drastically reduce)
- Improved skin tone and color
- Now that I’ve released so much stress, my vibrational frequency has really increased.
- I breath better and deeper
- Breathing more diaphragmatically
- Balanced hormones
- Regular menstrual cycle
- Sinuses are more open
- I’m much happier, more optimistic and confident
Who do you want to help – what people do you want to most focus on?
I believe I can best support women who are struggling with their health. My personal journey and experience allows me to understand and empathize with women and their struggles.
What is your favourite fascial maneuver?
The Pretzel Twist and Gettin’ cheeky. Also any maneuver that works on the hands and wrists.
What is the most challenging aspect of your life or life story? how did that make you feel? What did you learn from it? How did it help you become who you are today?
My negative thinking. The thoughts that say ‘that’s not possible” or automatically go to worst case scenarios. I didn’t realize how much of my duplicitous thinking was blocking me. Calling something in but then immediately thinking ‘What if it doesn’t happen?”. Too much over thinking and not enough faith and trust in myself and the Universe.
I’m learning that my mind is here to serve me and that this requires mastery and self discipline. Also, I’m not my thoughts. It’s all possible and it is not my job to worry about what can or cannot be. I feel that as I release the negativity from my body, I also release my negative and doubtful narrative. I’m the creator of my life and am here to co-create with the Universe on the highest of levels.
Describe any major insights you’ve had since taking the fascial practitioner course, or, if none spring to mind, that you’ve had in the last 12-24 months?
I’ve experienced a deeper understanding that our bodies always know what to do and are always striving for balance and wholeness. It is our job to understand its needs and support it as best we can. So many of our imbalances and dis-eases are due to trapped emotions: fear, anger, resentment, etc. Stress is also at the root of illness. And having released so much, I’m witnessing my body healing at a much faster pace.
What originally ignited your interest in Human Garage? what about your experience thus far has you enthusiastic about being a part of our practitioner network?
There was just something about HG that interested me. I never could quite put my finger on it, there was always a deep pull to work with HG.. I knew there was something there for me.
What has me enthusiastic about being a part of the practitioner network is being a part of a community of like minded individuals who are interested in helping themselves and supporting others. There is so much healing and growth to be had in community and I couldn’t be more excited to have found this tribe.
If you have a single “superpower”, as a coach/practitioner, what is it – and did it emerge naturally or did you cultivate it, and if you cultivated it – how?
I love to help others. I love sharing the things I’ve learned and that have helped me. I’ve always enjoyed bettering myself and love to support others who are also on a similar path.
Is there any aspect of your coaching/practitioner game that you feel is not quite as robust as other aspects of your repertoire – and how do you work around that to deliver a world class experience?
It would have to be my mind set. Comparing myself to others, thinking they’re ‘better’. I reframe my thoughts and beliefs. I encourage myself and know that I’m always doing my best. And while there’s always room for improvement, who I am and what I know in this moment is more than enough to support others on their journey.