Known by students for her warm and grounded presence, Rachel has been studying yoga since 2007 and teaching since 2013. Her most influential teachers being trained in Iyengar yoga, she has a keen eye for appropriate alignment. In addition to teaching yoga, Rachel is a trained birth doula, certified prenatal yoga teacher and NH licensed massage therapist. Whether you're in your third trimester or taking your third yoga class ever, Rachel looks forward to guiding you through a purposeful and peaceful practice.
Rachel instructs the following:
In this well-rounded class, we will stretch and strengthen our bodies, open our hearts and calm our minds. We will practice longer-held postures with a focus on alignment to refine and deepen our practice. We will practice flow sequences to help us connect with our breath and our subtle energy. Guided by the wisdom of yoga philosophy, we will learn to relate more deeply and authentically with ourselves and the world around us. Appropriate for all - modifications will be offered for beginners.
Our most vigorous and advanced class, based on the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga. We will explore a variety of fluid movements, postures and breathing techniques, moving from one posture to the next on each inhale and exhale, generating heat, strength and toning. Our Flow classes may explore arm balances and inversions, but modifications will be offered to ensure the class is appropriate for anyone who wants a challenge.
Yoga is an excellent way to build core strength. In this class, we will explore postures that focus on the primary muscles that stabilize the “core” of your body, and that strengthen and stretch the abdomen, back, buttocks, hamstrings and hip flexors. Your body will enjoy a variety of abdominal work, back bends and twists. All levels are welcome.
Perfect for beginners or experienced students who want a slower paced, less strenuous class. In this class, we focus on stretching postures, gentle flows and breathing techniques that release stress, reduce tension and promote relaxation through a calm, meditative approach to the practice. A wonderful class for students of all ages and for anyone that wants to slow down, learn to quiet their mind and be nurtured.
Mommy and Me Yoga
Now that you've had your beautiful baby, it’s time to get back on the mat! Re-connect with other new moms, enjoy some “Me” time and start to gradually build back your strength and fitness. In this class, we will focus on poses and sequences designed to rebuild the pelvic floor and core muscles and relieve tension in your back, shoulders and chest. Moms are welcome with or without baby from 6-weeks postpartum until your baby is crawling.
$17 per person; YB monthly members get a 10% discount!
Prenatal Yoga July-August
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Join us for a six-week series of classes that will enable you to stay fit and active, reduce stress and become more in tune with your body at this very special time.
We will explore pregnancy-specific yoga postures, flows, modifications and variations that will help you find more comfort as your baby grows and your body changes. We will practice various breathing and relaxation techniques to help you stay calm and at ease during your pregnancy and during childbirth. We will create a supportive community and nurturing environment in which you will feel pampered, nourished and rejuvenated.
$95 for the full six-week session. YogaBalance monthly members get a 10% discount!