Unbeknownst to her at the time, Rachel began her Yoga practice with ahimsa (non-harming) in 1991 when she transitioned to a vegetarian, and eventually vegan, diet. Ten years later, she began her asana practice, and a daily meditation routine was soon to follow. Rachel is grateful to all of her wonderful Yoga teachers in a background that includes Integral, Jivamukti, Ashtanga and Anusara and her meditation teachers in the Zen and Theravadan Buddhist traditions. She is certified by Yoga Alliance and Integral Yoga and although she has completed over 600 hours of teacher trainings, she feels that her life and travels have been her biggest teachers. Whether serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, trekking through Costa Rica, living at an ashram in Virginia, studying Thai Massage in Thailand or just riding the subway in NYC, she finds the connection between all living beings and is honored to be able to share that with her students.