ABOUT ME

Hi, I’m Rachael.  I help you to slow down and find space for yourself – so you can feel calmer and more connected to what is important in life.  

I help you to value “being” rather than doing more. To connect with your purpose, your intuition, your life force.

When you are connected to yourself and the wisdom of your body, you are intrinsically connected with those around you and the world you live in.

I work with women individually and in groups, using a combination of my skills as a yoga, movement and meditation teacher and somatic, body oriented coach.

I draw upon my years of knowledge and experience of the interconnection of the body with our human experience through the blend of my background as a healthcare professional and as a yoga and meditation practitioner.

My approach is compassionate, intuitive and body inclusive –  I believe embodiment is for every body.

Through my work as an NHS clinician I am confronted on a daily basis by how the impact of our fast paced modern lifestyle leads to a disconnect between the body and mind. This means it is difficult for us to notice and give ourselves what we really, truly need (whether sleep, rest, exercise, nourishing food, connection with others, or something else).

Over time, this has a negative impact on our mental and physical health.  My personal experience is that yoga helps us to counteract this – it gives us space to slow down and connect with ourselves and the world around us with compassion and intention.  

My practice has helped keep me to manage my own physical and emotional health and has led me to become passionate about sharing and teaching yoga, so that others can become empowered to use the positive effects of yoga in helping to support their own health and general wellbeing. 

I believe in using yoga therapeutically to help others to manage their specific symptoms and health problems (as an adjunct to traditional medical approaches) and have a particular interest in using yoga and other wellbeing practices to improve stress and anxiety.    

 

 

Qualifications:

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.  I am up to date with basic life support training (BLS) and safeguarding adults and children level 2+3.  

I am an accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals teacher.  I hold a 200 hours yoga and meditation teaching certificate from Evolve Yoga Training and hold an additional 100 hours yoga therapy certification in yoga therapy for stress and anxiety (certified by Yoga Alliance Professionals), alongside various other yoga CPD.  

I am completing my training with The Somatic School, to obtain an ICF accredited certificate in body oriented coaching.  

I am also currently undertaking training to become a Hanna Somatics movement coach, which I hope to complete in 2021.  

My areas of interest include wellbeing, stress and women’s health, and I am undertaking further study in using yoga therapeutically for women’s health.