I grew up in the industry of health and fitness, as my family owned and operated a fitness center for 17 years. Since 1995, I have instructed a variety of group exercise classes as well as worked with several clients in personal fitness training. I began pursuing formal yoga teacher training in 2000 and acquired a certification from the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA the following year. Since my initial certification, I’ve studied under a number of influential teachers and yoga disciplines that have encouraged me to explore and share the freedom of Self in a Vinyasa Flow environment. I’ve also been a licensed massage therapist since December, 2000. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education at Portland State University in 2005. My years of experience bring insight to my instruction, which encourages anatomical and kinesthetic correctness, as well as personal awareness and growth.
Rachel craves truth, purpose and happy places. In her professional career she’s benefited greatly from applying herself adventurously, working tirelessly to advance her organizations, and absorbing the brilliance of her colleagues, mentors and community. Interpersonal work is a deep focus. To balance her “day-job” Rachel began practicing hot yoga in Texas until she relocated to Portland in 2007. In 2010 she participated in numerous teacher training programs. She wants her yoga classes to be steady and FUN. You can expect varying highlights on the physical and the mental growth that happens naturally while practicing yoga shapes. This practice has supported Rachel through one transition after another, and she has so much gratitude for being able to share the possibilities of this tradition with you.