Kind words from my lovely clients...
"I look forward to Chair Yoga on Zoom because Rachel is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, caring, and sincere. She offers options so that we can individualize our exercise. She also sends us visual descriptions of poses and audio reflections. I look forward to my continued practice with Rachel."
"Rachel couples her ongoing study of the body with a love of yoga that comes across in a positivity and enthusiasm for her students. Try a class and then notice your own body’s response. There’s a benefit and enjoyment to be shared in her classes!"
"My husband and I highly recommend Rachel. Her compassion, generosity, punctuality, knowledge and follow through are valuable qualities that Rachel infuses in her carefully planned Zoom classes."
"Rachel creatively weaves us from pose to pose while providing suggestions for modifications. Her knowledge of anatomy and willingness to share has helped me better understand something I am feeling within my body."
"Since I have started, I have noticed an increase in muscle strength, better balance, an acute awareness of my posture and the benefits of learning how to breathe properly which is so very important."
"As a 77-year-old female with Parkinson’s disorder, I am truly grateful for all she has done to help me remain physically active and emotionally positive."
"Her presence is so warm, positive, caring, and encouraging that you feel really empowered by her and her teachings. Priority is given to safety, flexibility, balance, and building strength. Just what my aging body needs!"
M.S., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
I am a self-proclaimed yoga nerd. I love the depth of these practices because I have watched them heal and transform my clients in all areas of their lives. I am deeply passionate about sharing yoga in a way that is both empowering and accessible. I love supporting clients as they make these ancient practices fresh and all their own. As a Yoga Therapist, my goal is to empower individuals to find a place of peace, safety, and wellbeing within themselves to help them live healthier, happier, and more connected lives.
Research shows that yoga-based practices can help a wide variety of conditions from low back pain to depression. While I am trained to work with many different populations, my personal interests include healthy aging, heart disease, anxiety, stress reduction, and movement disorders including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.
Before yoga, I was living on autopilot. I was disconnected from my body and out of touch with myself. When I discovered yoga and began experiencing huge shifts in my physical and mental health, I knew I wanted to share this practice with others. In 2010, I began teaching yoga in studios and gyms. I continued to learn as much as possible about this practice through ongoing training in various yoga modalities, anatomy, meditation, and philosophy. While I love teaching group classes, I began to recognize that many of the people who could benefit the most from yoga were not in the room. That is when I knew it was time to shift from Yoga Instructor to Yoga Therapist.
In 2020, I completed a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Yoga Therapy looks at the whole person, not just the injury or illness one may be experiencing. As your Yoga Therapist, I will take an individualized approach to empower you towards enhanced health and wellness. We will work together to develop a personal yoga practice that supports your goals, lifestyle, and needs.
Contact me to learn more. I look forward to helping you EXPLORE YOGA THERAPY!