What is Yoga?
Yoga is much more than stretching and breathing and super flexible and strong people on Instagram. Yoga is about bringing steadiness and ease to the mind, body, and spirit through linking breath and movement. When we unroll our mats or take five minutes to sit still in silence, we make a powerful statement: “I’m taking this time to connect to my inner truth and wisdom so I can show up for myself, my loved ones, and the world.”
Through a daily practice of noticing the quality of our breath, body, and thoughts, we can change the world big and small ways. I’ll show you how.
Group Yoga Classes
Two places to practice with me:
Delta Groove Yoga – now on Zoom & Memphis, Tennessee
Online Schedule for April 2020:
- Mondays 8:30 – 9:30 AM Central USA: Ashtanga short form
- Saturdays, 8:30 – 10:00 AM Central USA: Ashtanga led primary series
Also offering monthly workshops on asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), inversions and arm balances, and yoga philosophy. Check out Delta Groove’s schedule for upcoming workshops.
Online schedule for April 2020:
- Thursdays at 11:00 AM Central USA – Ashtanga yoga foundations
Private Yoga Lessons
Many students prefer learning yoga through private yoga lessons to quickly improve their alignment and gain a deeper understanding of the yoga practice with individualized instruction with an experienced teacher. Private yoga lessons are tailored to individual student needs and emphasize:
- Breathing techniques
- Internal awareness building
- External posture and alignment check-ins
- Knowledge of one’s own experience for confidence for group classes
Private yoga lessons are available in-person or online.
Rachel has a beautiful presence in the room, creating a safe space. She brought humour in to the class and her voice and instructions were clear and calm. Brilliant yoga teaching!
Rachel has a calming and nuturing presence that is also very informed. I feel safe and comfortable learning yoga from her.
Rachel is an amazing instructor! Her gentle approach is balanced by her articulate descriptions and cues, and she creates a fun, safe environment to play and challenge the body!
Can I practice yoga if I'm not flexible?
Yes! Being flexible is not a prerequistite to practice yoga. In fact, yoga is a complementary practice that will help you build strength and increase your flexibility, physically and mentally.
Is yoga only for women?
No. Yoga is for everybody and every body, regardless of gender identity.
What do I need to practice yoga?
- Yoga mat or a clean patch of floor
- Comfortable clothing that supports physical movement
- Optional: props such as blocks, straps, or towels
Rachel is a Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
Payment for online yoga classes is accepted through PayPal and Stripe in the shop.
Cancellation for private yoga classes will be refunded if cancellation is made at within 24 hours in advance.