Rachel, E-RYT, began her study of yoga in 2007 and was immediately hooked by the way yoga weaves together practices that deeply benefit body, mind and spirit. Rachel has a deep love of learning, holding both a B.A and M.S. from Michigan State University, and has continued to fuel that passion through her ongoing study of yoga. She earned her first RYT-200 hour certification from Shri Yoga and Wellness Center with Pam Guido in 2010 and completed a second RYT-200 hour certification at Dig Yoga in 2013, studying with Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny. In addition, she continues to deepen her knowledge through ongoing trainings and workshops including anatomy and therapeutics (Naime Jezzeny, Martin Kirk & Noah Maze), philosophy and meditation (Sally Kempton, Douglas Brooks & Paul Muller-Ortega) and restorative yoga and relaxation (Jillian Pransky). In her classes, Rachel uses breath-linked movement to ground the body and center the mind while also bringing specific awareness to the body’s alignment in poses to ensure a safe, effective and empowering practice. Rachel would like to thank her teachers for continually opening her heart and deepening her love of the practice, her family for their ongoing support and her students for their continued inspiration.