Rachel discovered the power of yoga in 2010 at a gym when she was searching for a way to supplement her running. She had taken yoga classes before, but when she took her first class with Peach Friedman she knew she was a part of something special. After that, yoga became more than just an exercise modality; yoga became a way of accessing a world in which the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual all intersect. Rachel used to think of yoga as an escape from the “real world”, but after glimpsing the peace and awareness that accompanies a yoga practice, she doesn’t want to go back.

Rachel completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in vinyasa yoga in 2013 at Yogafly Studio in Auburn, AL under the guidance of Peach Friedman, Jessica Carry, and Cori Martinez. Since then, Rachel has taught power vinyasa, slow flow, and yin yoga at Yogafly, privately, and for Auburn University’s outreach program, OLLI, for senior citizens. Rachel is currently pursuing a “Yoga For All” certification which nurtures body positivity and inclusivity in yoga instruction.