After many years as a dancer and community theatre performer, injuries (and motherhood) forced Rachel to hang up her dancing shoes. Inspired by a news article about people who ditched their desk jobs to take up healthy lifestyle careers, Rachel enrolled in a teacher training program at the Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia. Two years later, she realized a long-term goal of working part time at her office and teaching yoga.
With the growing amount of research showing how bad desk jobs and stress are for the body, Rachel believes we must change our work culture to accommodate our physical and emotional needs.
Rachel believes that yoga is great at any age, but especially as we get older yoga can help lessen the effects of injuries and chronic conditions. Yoga increases our flexibility, agility, strength, and balance. It teaches us to take a step back from our hectic lives to clear our minds and lower our stress, which in turn allows us to engage in our daily lives with more vigor and inspiration.
Rachel enjoys working with adults, who bring awareness and commitment to the practice, and also loves teaching kids, who approach yoga with energy and creativity
Currently, Rachel teaches at Sun and Moon Studio and teachers Seniors for Arlington County. Rachel teaches Hatha Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Office Yoga.
Thursdays – Yoga for Arthritis, 12:00pm - 1:15pm, Arlington
(six week series beginning 10/5/2017)