Rachel has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has taught for over 20. She discovered yoga at the age of 19 after being told by a chiropractor that yoga and meditation would help her back problems. She began her studies in Sydney, Australia but later moved to Byron Bay where her training continued in the Iyengar and Astanga methods. One of her first teaching engagements was as the Head of Dance at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore, NSW.
While living in New York from 2000–2004 Rachel met and mentored with ISHTA yoga founder Alan Finger which led to teaching in his studios for four years. There she co-created and coordinated their Teacher Training Program, becoming a senior facilitator and mentor. Since her return to Australia in 2005, she has gone on to create and facilitate her own teacher trainings and workshops in Australia, India, Bali, Japan, New York and in many major cities in Europe.
Being passionate about Yoga and its many forms she practices Bhakti and studies Gyan Yoga (Self Knowledge) and incorporates the traditional teachings of the Upanishads, Yantra, Mantra and Mudra into her workshops and trainings.
Her classes are often described as a fluid mix of creative playful sequencing, meaningful insights and lighthearted fun
Rachel is also a musician: she co-created and produced a popular Australian Yoga Video series and a Kid's Yoga Video. She is an award-winning musician for her devotional chanting CD Sita Ram and with her band the Subway Bhaktis has gone on to create two more devotional chanting CD’s. Recently her poetry was published in the “ Poetry of Yoga” anthology.