Rachel Eppinga

Core Desired Feelings love, luminosity, playful ease, communion

Specialty Spiritual Mentorship, Integrative Wellness and Life Coaching, Vitality through emotional freedom

About Me

My credentials say that I am a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist. However I am more of an Acu-Artist and a medicine woman-shaman-wellness priestess. My love for ancient healing wisdoms and how Chinese medicine weaves the remembrance of how nature is literally weaved into our human tapestry guides the medicine I provide. Our bodies are our nature, if we are willing to listen, great secrets await us. I have a vision of changing the way our modern world views health and healing. I believe that each and every one of us has to take ownership of our experiences of health and of living. We do this by gaining a deeper relationship with the inner workings of our body temple, our minds and our energy flow (sensations, feelings and emotions). Empowerment is the result as our well-being, our vitality and our happiness comes back into our own hands. Our Core Desired Feelings help guide our way to the whole wellness we seek.

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Contact Info

Email: racheleppinga@gmail.com

Website: http:racheleppinga.com

Q & A

Q: What are your Core Desired Feelings?

Love, Communion, Playful EASE, Luminosity. (working CDF as of late-- Sacred Embodiment).

Q: How / where did you Desire Map? What did you love about doing it that way?

First time in my living room next to a raging fire. Hot Toddy, glitter pens and lots of kleenex. I felt like I was discovering parts of myself that had been patiently waiting for me to show up. I felt like I had known this before but I had been given some new permission to be more of the me I longed to be. I felt like I had a secret when I was done. I felt magic enter the room and the Goddess whispering, "yes my darling,yes." Taking time to get to know myself, creating space for my heart to speak to me was somehow delicious and divine.

Q: Tell me a specific story about how knowing your CDFs has changed your life.

My connection to self, to my authentic truth, the truth of who I am, LOVE; has led me to more freedom and physical healing than anything else I've done. Knowing my core desired feelings, honoring them and allowing them to guide my choices has created profound shifts in my life. Within a year I moved my home, my business and made enriched commitments with my partner and I have never been happier. I'm stepping more confidently into how I contribute in the world and who I am here to be for myself and others.

Q: Why are you passionate about sharing this work with others?

My life's work is helping individuals find their way back to the truth of who they are and to their own healing and VITALITY. When someone begins to understand that how they think and more so how they feel impacts every aspect of their life, especially their health; their entire life can change.

Knowing one's Core Desired Feelings and then trusting them to guide your actions, can create quantum leaps of positive change. We aren't meant to do life alone and when we come together with common intentions for wellbeing and expansion, magic happens. Literally.


Dr. Rachel's workshop was the magical soul candy I had been searching for. The workshop sweetened my inner awareness, and left me wanting to experience more of my own greatest desires. She guided me to a higher level understanding of my core desires and gave me a recipe to reveal and identify how I want to feel in every moment: vivacious!


Rachel is bright, loving, invested, vulnerable. Her heart is in it. She brought a vibrant energy - yet was also able to be gentle and create a safe space for us to expand into true connection. There was so much beauty and she took wonderful care of us. She facilitated the discussions so that each person felt heard. This experience was profound.

Lisa Popleka

Rachel took an amazing program and put her own personal and special touch to it; making it one of the most memorable experiences that I’ve had to date. The workshop was eye-opening, inspiring and definitely more than I thought it could be. I would recommend this to anyone.

Shannon Cornier


I offer Monthly In-LIGHT-enment gatherings to introduce women to or engage further with the Desire Map. Together we practice sacred sisterhood through conscious communication and empowering one another to rise to our potential and become that which we want to see more of in the world.  We claim or reclaim our Core Desires and set monthly intentions. This group changes lives for the good, I've seen it every month.

I also offer 1-on-1 integrative life and wellness coaching which includes working with the Desire Map.  Message me if you find yourself curious.

In February of 2019 I am taking a precious group on Retreat to Haramara in Sayulita, Mexico. Desire Mapping will be some of our play while immersed in nature and having the space to rest and nourish our whole self.  Can anyone say.... YES please!  https://racheleppinga.com/vitality-retreats

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Learn more


16 Feb 2019
Sayulita, Mexico, Mexico

Embodied Vitality: A special week of Rejuvenation & Inspiration

Led By: Rachel Eppinga
Imagine how happy you will be in the middle of the winter...
when you find yourself resting by an infinitely pool, rejuvenating your body with joyful movement and food while connecting with the beauty of nature, like-hearted women and your own precious heart.

You are invited to experience a wellness retreat as unique as you.

I'm returning to Haramara in Sayulita, Mexico where we will REST and play and connect to our heart's CORE DESIRES.? For when we do, our path to more of what we want is gorgeously illuminated.

You are invited to a magical Retreat experience with other inspired women longing for connection...to their own bodies, to other women, to LIFE itself.

You are sacred. Life is sacred.? Our desires leading our way.

I am interviewing all who are interested to ensure the experience is right for you.? Let's chat.
9 Sep 2018

Embodying Desire: a special 1-day virtual workshop with two MASTER FACILITATORS

Led By: Rachel Eppinga
It's time for a SERIOUS change.

Most women struggle in their relationship with their bodies.

This struggle affects their health and happiness as well as business and relationships.

This struggle affects EVERYTHING and yet we don't acknowledge it. This is an OLD, old issue and the time is NOW for a change.

This special virtual session of EMBODYING DESIRE will help us begin a deeper process of healing our relationship to ourselves and our precious bodies.

Because when women heal, everyone benefits.

is an exploration that will have you get clear on what you want, and how you want to feel in a new way, from your heart and soul, in partnership with your body.

Join Desire Map Facilitator, Dr. Rachel Eppinga and Master Coach, Sandi Amorim
for a very special session of Embodying Desire.
8 Apr 2017
Sayulita, Mexico, Mexico

Vitality from the Inside Out: The Medicine of Self Love through the Art of Awareness

Led By: Rachel Eppinga
(Please note dates are April 8-15, 2017)

Time is a seed, an infinity of possible moments. Your life, and more, is in each seed, packed with dreams and infinite possibility.

What seeds are you planting?  What are you allowing yourself to receive?

If you are like most women YOU ARE BUSY!  I?m sure I could honor you with the blue ribbon of all busy badges. Busy caring for others, juggling many, many balls, trying to be it ALL for everyone.

AND amongst all of that you feel exhausted; or anxious, or confused, or afraid that if you were to stop, the whole house of cards would collapse.

What if stopping is exactly what you need?
What if quietude and the space for connection to your own heart is what you need to FEEL more alive, energized, inspired and well?
What if REST is exactly what you need to gain CLARITY and begin being the Queen of your life that you are meant to be?

What would happen in your life, what would heal or shift if you could infuse your days with deep intention and the space to ask, ?Who do I want to BE?  HOW DO I REALLY WANT TO FEEL??

If you are ready to have a different relationship with yourself, with time, with your experiences of life then you are in the right place to get started or to dive deeper.

Do you feel HEALTHY? Free? Joyful? Connected (to yourself, others)? Most importantly, does your life feel the way you want it to feel?

During this magical week we will hit pause on our very full lives to explore our heart's Core Desires, to play and move together and then get quiet enough to hear the whispers that wish to guide us towards a life of radiant vitality.

You will be nourished by the land, the AHH-mazing food, morning yoga and a circle of people who are choosing to say YES to experiencing more of their true self and as a result HEAL by loving what ever arises.?

Together we will REMEMBER what is important.? We will wake up our aliveness while deeply restoring in a way that can only happen on retreat! I've witnessed it time and time again in my own life and now I want to offer the same gift to you.

YOU deserve this.


The Desire Map Facilitator Program

Workshop, retreat, and coaching curriculum for all good souls.


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