Hi. I’m Rachel. Want to do some yoga together?
I became a yoga teacher to be the teacher I never had: plus-sized, body positive, and anti-diet. In recovery for an eating disorder, I use my yoga practice as a way to embrace the body I have right now and to actively listen to what it needs.
I’m all about getting off the hamster wheel of achievement to live mindfully in the moment. Yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation help me get there. As a teacher, I'm more concerned about how a pose feels in your body than what it looks like. I encourage you to make your mat a sacred space, a laboratory where you can learn about yourself, a cease-fire zone.
It's my mission to share yoga with people who don't think they look like yogis and who might feel uncomfortable in a traditional yoga space due their size, age, gender expression, sexuality, physical ability, or experience.
MY TEACHING CREDENTIALS
RYT-200, Yoga Alliance
230-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Center of Minneapolis
300-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Center Retreat (in process, anticipated 2020)
Yoga For All Certified Teacher
Accessible Yoga Ambassador
Yoga For All 2017 with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes
Mind Body Solutions’ Opening Yoga, Adapting Yoga for Disability I/II with Matthew Sanford
Experiential Anatomy with Judith Hanson Lasater and Mary Richards
Artful Aging: Yoga for Seniors with Coleen Elwood
Yin Yoga with Tara Cindy Sherman
Strong Spirits Chair Yoga with Jes Rosenberg
Restorative Yoga with Moya Mathews
Meditation with Tara Cindy Sherman
445+ hours of additional, personal yoga research, reading, and study
CPR and AED Certified