I love the hot yoga classes. I have had classes with Dee Ann and Amber, and they were both awesome. Dee Ann is especially helpful with notes on form. I also like that you can rent mats for only a dollar, which I learned when I lost my regular yoga mat and was about to try to do a class with an old pilates mat I found buried in my trunk. Mat rental saved me!
Rachel began practicing yoga in 2013 when her younger brother was hospitalized with stage-four brain cancer. When he asked for bodywork, that was a jumping off point for Rachel. Focusing on her breath helped ground her and remind her to live in the present.
Rachel began teaching in 2014 and has a 200RYT certification through Yoga Alliance. She is also a certified Thai bodyworker and Reiki Master. Currently, she is working on an advanced bodywork certification at Ankrum Institute and a massage license, both of which she expects to complete in 2019.
Because of her love of the outdoors, Rachel teaches classes at Turkey Mountain on Sundays, at 7 p.m., when weather appropriate (usually May–October). She also teaches hot vinyasa, hot 60, yin, and gentle/restorative classes. In her classes, emphasis on the breath for a whole mind-body experience is paramount.