Rachel is the Founder of The Yogi Within and a Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Her focus is to encourage proper structural alignment while students move deeper into a meditative state at their own pace. Rachel uses a number of techniques to strengthen the body, tame the mind, and improve the spirit - each session being completely customized to meet her students needs. As the Beatles sing, “When you move beyond yourself, you may find peace of mind is waiting there,” she aims to promote a sacred atmosphere for students to let go of their outside distractions and find peace within.
Rachel received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification under the instruction of Swami Sarasvatyananda (Mary Samano) at The Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, IL. In 2013 Rachel also received her Yoga for the 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) Leadership certification under Founder, Nikki Myers from CITYOGA in Indianapolis, IN and her 85hr Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Certification under two of Chicagoland's adored Yoga Teachers, Cassie Rodgers and Lela Beem of the Amala School of Prenatal Yoga.