Rachel Hines received her Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification at Yoga Effects, in New York in 2007. For many years she trained in the classic Hatha tradition, and then in Vinyasa, Power Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga. Regardless of the type of class, her style centers around an authentic and conscious experience. Mindfulness, moderation, and the coordination of breath and movement are key principles in both her teaching and personal practice alike. The sequence of poses is considered for the best anatomical openings and the most meditative practice. Along with yoga, Rachel practices authentic movement, dancing, swimming, walking her dog, art making, and teaches art at Portland State University.