Rachel has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for 12 years. Her teaching is inspired by her teachers, her students and understanding gained from a sustained yoga practice.
In 2004 she completed the 500 hrs Aurolab Teacher Training (IYN) with Sama Fabian.
She has since studied with pioneering senior teacher Dona Holleman between 2004 – 2007 and presently with Orit Sen Gupta who both co wrote Dancing the Body of Light. She is in her final year of study with Orit for a Vijnana Yoga Teacher Certificate of 800 hours. Orit's research and integration of the vayu breathing techniques through Vijnana Yoga have been both transformative and central in her teaching and practice over the last 8 years. Rachel's classes take the form of a flow practice with time for alignment and precision in asanas to encourage students to feel and find their practice from the inside out, in order to develop greater awareness of their mind body connection. Classes are structured to offer inspiration for all levels, with modifications and challenges as needed. She cultivates a continued awareness through breath to access a meditative, strong and centered practice.