Coming from a background of 20 years of ballet and contemporary dance training, Rachel has always been interested in working with the body and the amazing capacity our bodies have. Rachel has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has taught over 5000+hours of yoga classes and teacher training classes.
Originally from the U.S.A., she has been a lead yoga teacher in over 40 yoga teacher training courses worldwide and in recent years split her time teaching yoga between India and Albania.
Rachel is the co-founder, owner, and main teacher at Tirana Yoga studio in Tirana, Albania. She also spent 6 years as Lead Teacher and Course Director/Creator of Yoga Teacher Training Courses with Sampoorna Yoga, a yoga teacher training school and retreat center in South India. While at Sampoorna Yoga, she was teaching on both 200-hour and advanced 300-hour yoga courses, mainly Vinyasa Flow, Yin, restorative yoga classes, as well as applied anatomy, teaching methodology, adjustments, and alignment classes, in addition to organizing the teaching team and course content. Pretty much, she was doing everything.
She currently teaches on 200-hour and 300-hour courses mainly in Europe - in the Balkans and Mediterranean region.
She is also a certified Thai Massage Therapist which means that when you receive her Shavasana adjustments, you will feel so relaxed, that you might even fall asleep.
Rachel’s teaching style is a blend of her own experience on the mat - drawing not only from the physical practice of yoga in both its Eastern and Western forms, but also from traditional yoga philosophy and meditation techniques in order to develop an integrative, creative, fluid class that is energizing, engaging, and inspiring for all levels.
She is a firm believer that yoga is for everyone - meeting people on their path where they are, in order to help them move forward with awareness, mindfulness, and heightened consciousness.
She is the lead teacher of the 300 hour yoga course, an amazing practitioner, and teacher. She will help you take your practice to the next level through her intelligent sequences. Prepare to be challenged.