Alicia Rae

Alicia Rae is the Chief Officer of Experience & Lifestyle at Exhale, a certified yoga teacher, holistic esthetician and educator for Aveda. Her vision is to provide seekers with An Ayurvedic Yoga Spa Experience on and off the mat. She’s been living an Ayurvedic lifestyle since joining the Aveda brand back in 2005 and first learned about the ancient healing practices that spirited a revolution into health, wellness and beauty. Alicia started practicing yoga back in 2003, first trying on pre-natal yoga and using the yoga tools of breath, focus, awareness and spirit to birth her son, naturally. After this experience, even at the beginning of her yoga journey, she immediately connected to the way yoga impacts our life off the mat. This became the focus for her personal practice, and eventually her teaching. Her practice continued to evolve at home with Gaiam yoga videos, books and resources from Pilates as well. 

Eventually she started practicing between home and in various yoga studios. As she was building her career with Aveda, she started to crave more and decided to take on yoga teacher training. “Everyone should take a yoga teacher training program at some point because this is a journey into YOU. I didn’t realize how much this experience was shaping me in the moment because there’s so much to learn and discover but it’s still with me today and continues to unfold. Yoga changes you, yes, but this training unlocks the tools within to continue to live a yoga lifestyle. It gave me my voice, my confidence and my courage.”

Alicia’s intention was to learn more about yoga and her coaches pushed her out of her comfort zone to become a teacher. She started a yoga program at Aveda Institute Denver for new yoga teachers to develop their skills while sharing yoga with the students and team. From there she joined the CorePower Yoga management team and began facilitating yoga teacher training programs and other yoga lifestyle programs. In 2013, she returned to Aveda to become a licensed esthetician and educator for Aveda corporate. Ashley was one of Alicia’s yoga trainees and they’ve been kindred spirits since. During the Covid-19 pandemic the two reunited with like-minded passion to bring yoga into the world through building community, livestream classes and programs, corporate wellness and yoga lifestyle experiences. 

Alicia lives in Denver, Colo and shared her time with her college-bound son, Tyler, and her rescue dog Scout. Visit her gram at @aliciaraeyoga

Certification and Trainings: Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method certification 2020, Face Reflexology certification 2020, Esthiology Program 2017, Intentional Coaching, 4Mat, Principles of Education, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, ABC of Social Media & Digital Marketing, Restorative Teacher Training, Freyja Project 2016 Level Two Yoga Immersion, CorePower Yoga 2010 Level One 200 Hr Teacher Training, CorePower Yoga 2008 Yogi Training, CorePower Yoga 2007 Journey into Healing, Chopra Center, 2007 Level One Pilates Teacher Training, Power Pilates 2006