Rachel believes yoga can change the world and she has dedicated her professional life to sharing the wisdom of the practice with others. As a body-centered psychotherapist, trauma specialist and yoga teacher Rachel strives to hold space for transformation and healing.
Her classes foster a heart-mind connection through creative sequences inspired by psychology, neurobiology, nature and yoga philosophy. Guiding her students and clients toward building a strong sense of self rooted in compassion and gratitude is Rachel's dharma and she is continuously captivated with the process of healing.
What is your favorite book?
The Book of Joy or The Power of Now
Favorite self care strategy?
Snuggling my dog, Gemma.
Why are you excited about Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective?
Because we get the opportunity to change the culture around healing arts practices. We get to build a space that many can call home.
Sunday, 12:00 - 1:30pm
>>> beginner friendly (B), Energetic (E), Prenatal-Friendly (P)
A flowing yoga session with movements to stretch and strengthen every part of the body and mind followed by chanting and meditation.
Unwind + Unpack
Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:45pm
>>> beginner friendly (B), gentle (G)
A gentle yoga practice will relax your body and mind and prepare you for a verbal sharing circle. In the circle, a licensed counselor will hold space for students to share their personal successes and challenges in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. This experience will leave you feeling more connected with yourself and others.
Private Yoga, counseling
You deserve to live a life with a calm and focused mind, a relaxed body, and a sense of wellbeing. Sessions with Rachel involve a collaborative approach to help you improve relationships, ease your racing mind, relax physical tension, and live a more fulfilling and balanced life. Whether it be work stress, trauma, challenging relationships or addictive behaviors, she will help you explore the issues you are facing and cope with crisis better.
Rachel has spent nearly a decade studying and practicing a wide range of mind/body approaches for mental health and physical wellness. Rachel is a lifelong learner who stays at the forefront of cutting edge treatments for depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress and has completed Level 2 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is currently enrolled in a 500 hour yoga teacher training.
Rachel has traveled nationally training clinicians how to incorporate yoga and the body into trauma treatment and can be found in Chicago training yoga teachers on how to teach trauma-informed yoga. Currently, Rachel is part of a research team studying the impact of Yoga Therapy for folks recovering from opioid addiction.