"There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night."
- Albert Camus
When personal tragedy compelled Rachel to investigate different approaches to healing her heart, body, mind, and spirit, outside of today’s western practises, she discovered yoga. Awarded a master’s degree in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin, Rachel used her skills of investigation into the principles of being to bring together in her own unique way the wisdom of ancient yogic values with contemporary understandings of spirituality. With a hearty dose of loving humour, sharp wit and transcendental maturity, Rachel links Eastern and Western teachings, aiming to make the practice of yoga easily accessible and digestible to all.
Through Rachels’s own experience with personal trauma she fully understands the impact unresolved trauma can have on a person’s ability to live authentically.
We live in the body and not just with the body.
This concept is a key element of Rachels unique approach to teaching all fundamentals of yoga. Through her approachable and empathic style, she creates an environment of personal safety, promoting healing, self-discovery, and self-reflection. Discerning the healing potential from yoga, she is committed to bringing more trauma informed modes of recovery into her personal and professional yogic practice by expanding her knowledge on its therapeutic elements. Thus, deepening her ability to hold the vulnerable spaces where true sovereignty can begin to manifest
Studying yoga and meditation under the guidance of Heartfulness for almost a decade allows Rachel to naturally tie the subtle movements of the body with a calming of the mind, naturally guiding you to a gentle meditative condition. Heartfulness is a practice of Raja Yoga that connects with the light and love in our hearts. With less emphasis on the aesthetics of an asana and staying closely connected to the felt sense in the body, and the heart, allows for the true magic of genuine yoga to become a personal internal experience, nurturing her strongly held belief that
every body is a yoga body.