Rachel is a professor, yoga and group fitness instructor, and lover of life. She loves new experiences, learning new things, and connecting with others through community. She started practicing yoga in a Mindful Birthing class right here at Heartland Yoga when she was pregnant with her first child and loved how empowered, strong, and spacious she felt after each practice. Since then, she has delved deeply into yoga philosophy and appreciates the unifying effect yoga can have on all aspects of ourselves – minds, bodies, hearts, and spirits.
She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Betsy Rippentrop from Heartland Yoga and Marsha Nieland from Fusion Yoga Studio. Her training is based in the anusara style of yoga, meaning she offers specific cues to optimize alignment as well as heart-centered themes to leave students feeling inspired. Rachel’s teaching style is warm, encouraging, and inclusive.