Rachel is available to give inspirational workshops and talks, as well as photographic presentations from her wild wanderings around the world. Like her lifestyle, her presentations are more than flexible and can be tailored to the needs of the audience.

All talks are centered around the theme of Authentic Living, and can include:

– Stories and photo presentation’s of any of  Leela’s adventures

– Adventure Travel on a Budget

– Dreaming & Scheming: Bringing Your Wildest Dreams to Fruition

– Letting Go: Practicing Compassion, Patience, and Acceptance

– Mindful Living

– Unleashing the Beast: An Ecstatic Dance Workshop

To book Rachel for a speaking engagement or workshop, please contact her directly at:

If you have a suggestion for another workshop or presentation topic you would like to see from Rachel, contact her! A dreamer at heart, she is always open to new and tantalizing suggestions.

Yellow Springs Women's Wisdom Retreat

Yellow Springs Women’s Wisdom Retreat


July 09, 2014

Mezcal: Culture, History, & Diversity – Nopalito Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

In one sip, the sacred agave will share with you the story of the Mexican people – from goddesses, to emperors, to impoverished farmers. Mezcal is liquid passion; it’s a breath of fire in your face, followed by a tender caress, and a night of fervent dancing between the sheets. Join me for a tasting, and presentation on the mysteries of mezcal, the challenges of the producers, and the options for the future.

April 19 – 21st, 2013

Women’s Wisdom Retreat – Yellow Spring, Ohio

Saturday Workshop: Moving beyond resistance to honor your calling and allow your creativity to flow.

Based on the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

September 19th, 2012


Yes You Can! Adventure Travel on a Budget

 Explore your travel dreams and how to make them a reality. Join Rachel at the University of Cincinnati as she takes you on a tour of her 14 years of nomadic adventuring around the world. In this presentation-cum-workshop, you’ll hear how Rachel manifested the wildest of scenarios, making dreams come true, and learn the tricks of the trade. Your next adventure is closer than you think!

WHERE: UC’s Mountaineering Club: Room 525 Old Chem Building, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 – 7pm



July 17, 2012

Off the Beaten Track: Hiking a Remote Himilayan Pilgrimage Trail

Rachel takes us on a photographic journey, sharing her tales of adventure along the Tibetan-Nepali border.

WHERE: Roads, Rivers, and Trails – 118 Main St, Old Milford, Cincinnati, OH 45150

WHEN: Tuesday, July 17th, 7pm



 Roads, Rivers, and Trails: (513)248-7787

July 19, 2012

Rachel’s 32nd birthday – Livin’ it up in NYC! Woo-hoo!

July 20-21, 2012

Slice Literary Conference

Brooklyn, NY

Rachel will be attending the literary conference, schmoozing agents and editors, with the hopes of moving her book along the path to publication.

  5 comments for “Events

  1. July 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

    What an awesome presentation! Rachel had the audience engaged from start to finish. The crowd was excellent and well managed, active listeners for the entire one hour presentation time. Thank you for coming out Rachel, your stories really bring the photography alive!

  2. Carol Klancar
    September 20, 2012 at 6:38 am

    I highly recommend Rachel as a speaker for most all events, with speaking topics ranging from exploring little-known worldwide villages and the local culture to motivational, living your dream topics. Her style is upbeat and a refreshing change from the usual buttoned up speaker. Rachel comes excellently prepared with a well-done presentation full of photos from her travels. The photography captures a flavor of little known places that is natural, unstaged and honest. I can see her talks working well for lunch groups or events seeking speakers offer ingi an informative yet entertaining speaker. For now her talks are free but I suspect that won’t be for long.

  3. johnny coyne
    September 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Simply marvelous, inspiring, uplifting, energetic and enlightening- even for those who had no interest in travelling at all! Thank you Rachael, Bravo!

  4. September 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Rachel’s talk last night at the University of Cincinnati’s Mountaineering Club was AMAZING! She talked about how to make your travel dreams a reality. I learned about useful travel websites that I hadn’t heard of before. Hopefully someday I can visit South America or cycle across the United States!

  5. Fran Keogh
    September 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Rachel delivers a refreshing, from the heart presentation. She is enthusiastic but relaxed with her subject and audience. Her visuals were great and her message inspiring. She has many more talks in her and I am confidence many willing participants to receive!

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