Rachael has been an athlete since grade school, and as an adult turned to high-impact, high-intensity workouts, including running and Crossfit. Then five years ago after sustaining a neck injury, she found Yoga and hasn’t looked back since. Not only has Yoga improved her physical health, but it has also helped to enhance her mental and emotional well-being. Rachael quickly realized that Yoga offered a holistic quality to help manage the stress of her job as a critical care nurse by providing an inner calmness and greater connection to life. The profound impact that she felt inspired her to share her newfound practice with others, and she completed her 200-hour training at Power Yoga Works in 2017.
Rachael’s classes have a strong emphasis on fundamental strength and alignment with a heavy dose of a sense of humor. She encourages her students to be open to new possibilities with a light-hearted approach while creating an environment of playfulness.
Rachael has been studying the human body for over 20 years. She has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology and another degree in Nursing from Drexel University. She is actively working towards her RYT 500 certification under the guidance of Sue Elkind and Naime Jezzeny at Dig Yoga. Her current training has a strong focus on proper body alignment and functional mechanics mixed with Eastern philosophy such as meditation and pranayama.
Rachael spends her free time volunteering as a foster for Adopt-a-Boxer Rescue. She also enjoys good food, great wine, and traveling with her husband Ryan any chance they get.