Nice space and collection singing bowls. Jenn led a not too fast not too slow class. Challenging but not intense.
Rachel is a Tennessee native and has been a student of yoga for
nearly 20 years and has been dedicated to the teachings of BKS
Iyengar since 2001. She began teaching in 2005 and is a certified
She was raised with an abundance of love and support, by her father, who was an ESL(English as a second language) teacher at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This allowed her the opportunity to grow up around many different cultures. It also taught her to have patience when speaking to someone who was new to the English language as well as how to say things in many different ways if necessary and to repeat the important concepts. This aspect of her childhood is quite evident in her teaching today, as well as her father’s humor and methodical nature.
It was by no coincidence that the lineage of the Iyengar tradition “found” her. She is eternally grateful to her teachers who have taught her to be curious in her study so that the layers of intelligence form in her practice. She does her best to encourage her students’ to develop a personal practice with the same “fresh perspective” that B.K.S. Iyengar encourages us all to have when we practice so that we develop our discriminative intelligence, ultimately bringing us into the present and growing closer to the divine. Rachel was fortunate enough to go and study with the Iyengars in July of 2013 and attended Geeta Iyengar's 70th birthday intensive in 2015.