I met Rachel when I traveled to India to complete my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. She was one of my main instructors and I must say that I have admired her and respected her since then! Her deep and extensive knowledge is simply outstanding, and her teaching skills are splendid. Lately, I have had the great opportunity to work by her side, and she keeps inspiring me to be a better teacher every day. Speaking as a student, I think the reason we love her classes is because she is extraordinarily gifted at what she does; she grounds the spiritual aspect of Yoga with the practical application to our daily lives by offering tools for mind, body and spirit to become better people. I really feel fortunate to have her as a role model, as a tutor and as a friend!
I followed the Yoga Alliance 300h TTC in Sampoorna Yoga school (India) in February 2015, having Rachel as a course director.
I cannot express in words how lucky I’ve been to have a devoted teacher like Rachel: Each class was perfectly tailored for each study subject. Everybody could feel that there was a huge work behind each asana, anatomy or posture clinic session she was teaching.
I especially appreciate her mastery of human body structure and how she linked it with every movement explicit and implicit in each asana. That is very important for someone like me, quite scientific and down to earth, because she made me understand, empirically, how powerful yoga can be. That was really inspiring and it encouraged me to teach.
On the other hand I always felt that for a month, she was completely aware of all our little improvements. Somehow, she managed to have always an eye on me and on all my other yoga mates in class, which was very heart-warming for the students.
Finally, thanks to her, I cannot stop reading yoga related anatomy books!!!!