Rachel has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 16. Her teaching is inspired by her teachers, her students and her long practice.
In 2004 she completed the 700 hrs Aurolab Teacher Training (IYN) over 3 years with Sama Fabian. She has since studied with pioneering senior teacher Dona Holleman and presently with Orit Sen Gupta of Vijnana Yoga. Last summer she completed her Vijnana Teacher Training of 800 hours. Vijnana yoga is based in the traditions of yoga practice so it includes sitting, pranayama, asana and study of text.
Flow is an important, integral part of the practice, as is the technique of alignment and influence of the breath. Rachel encourages students to practice by feeling from the inside so that body and mind unite in skilful action. This meditative and centered practice, is both powerful and gentle to help students develop a strong body, a conscious yoga practice and a stable, focused mind. She is able to support both beginners and more experienced students to modify the practice or to offer a further challenge.