Longing for a fitness regimen she could commit to, Rachel first enjoyed the physical side of yoga, loving the way it constantly challenges her body. Soon discovering the spiritual aspect of yoga, she is amazed with how yoga pushes her to be a more thoughtful and kinder person to herself and others. Aspiring to learn more about yoga and wanting to share this knowledge with everyone around her, she completed her 200 hour teacher training with Maria Reyes and Amy Runnels at Puma Yoga.
With a background in social work, Rachel’s desire to help others help themselves extends to her life as a yoga instructor. She enjoys teaching others how to truly recognize how strong their bodies are and knowing when to push through their limitations. Feeling fortunate to teach the mental and physical strength yoga provides, her vinyasa style classes focus not only on each pose, but how the body feels as it flows through each pose. She challenges her students to try poses their egos tell them is impossible to perform, allowing them to uncover the possibilities when they let go of these egos.
Yoga provides Rachel with the opportunity to find stillness in a world where everything is moving, to find peace when there is often negativity, and to find gratitude in the simplest of things. Through her classes, she encourages her students to find their own peace and strength, providing them with the opportunity and place to be their authentic self.
POSE SHE IS GRATEFUL FOR
Half-moon: A peaceful, heart-opener pose that challenges her body no matter how many times she practices it.
|Thursday||6:00 - 7:00pm||Vinyasa|