500hr ERYT Canadian Yoga Alliance.
Certified in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Mindfulness Yoga for Children & Youth and Street Yoga.
8 years of practice, +800 hours of certification, thousands of classes, and 10 countries later.
Rachel is an International yoga teacher, Inner Fire Luminary, All You Can Yoga ambassador, and educator for a practice that has transformed her life.
My life is a song and dance, constantly seeking new ways to expand, connect and create.
My journey has been a wild, wonderful ride thus far and I have full intention to keep it that way.
Born and raised on Canada’s beautiful East Coast, I made the wintry trek into the depths of the BC Rockies in 2009 for my first yoga teacher training at Yasodhara Ashram. 5 months of transformative yoga practice, a lot of polar dips and one shaved head later, I knew that everything had changed.
Living at the Ashram for 8 months of my first year as a teacher gave me so much opportunity to see the Light of yoga in everything. The practice of karma yoga and the teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha helped me to navigate through the black holes of depression and the physical discomforts of scoliosis to a brightened perspective of the present moment.
Since then I have dedicated my life to this practice, with over 5,000 hours teaching yoga and mindfulness to an extensive population. From toddlers, to seniors, in family shelters, community centres, high schools and hot yoga studios, My passion is to make these ancient teachings as accessible and relevant in our daily lives as possible.
My classes offer a journey to the heart, while keeping balanced a sense of purposeful curiosity; investigating what is happening within the mind and using postures as the tools to continuously recreate oneself.
I am always looking to break away my belief patterns and expand to clearer consciousness.
In the moments realizing “wow I never thought I would ever be able to do this!” we transform, and awaken ourselves to an entirely new landscape of possibilities.
I never thought I would shave my head, or travel solo, or ever be brave enough to become a scuba diver, or courageous enough to sing in front of people but here I am and who knows what comes next!
Currently teaching classes in Fredericton NB