Rachael completed her Vinyasa teacher training at Thames Street Yoga under the guidance of Patti Doyle and Lori Pagliaroni, and brings with her a background in the study, practice, and research of meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She endeavors to meld breath, body, and mind on the mat, encouraging students to connect with this moment in time. Rachael’s practice is cultivated on the belief that the abilities we develop on our mat allow us to be more fully present and less reactive to all of our experiences in our daily lives. She hopes to bring curiosity, lightness, and a sense of playfulness to these deeply meditative and transformative practices.
In addition to her Vinyasa training, she is also certified in Yin Yoga and meditation, and is a Level III Advanced Reiki Practitioner.
Rachael has a Master’s degree in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology from the University of West Georgia, where she studied the interplay of psychology with Buddhism and Mindfulness in working toward self-transformation.