Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, dis More...
Coming from a background of competitive gymnastics, distance running, and intense strength training, Rachel never thought Yoga would be for her and she says, she couldn’t have been more wrong! Rachel took her first Baptiste Power Yoga class during a transitional time in her life; it was life changing for her. She thought running miles and miles would help her clear her head and create a better relationship with herself. Running didn’t provide that, Yoga did. It quieted her mind, taught her how to slow down and breathe, to trust herself, and helped her gain back self confidence. After that very first class, she says she was hooked. After attending many classes with Baptiste Master teacher Alice Riccardi, Rachel knew she had to “pay it forward”, share what Baptiste yoga had done for her, and become a teacher. Rachel attended both Level 1 and Level 2 teacher training with Baron Baptiste and started her teaching career at Portland Power Yoga in Portland Maine. Rachel continued training with teachers form all over New England - Roberto Lim, Gregor Singleton, Coeli Marsh, Elizabeth Huntsman. Rachel is also a fitness trainer in the Greater Manchester area. Rachel encourages all of her clients to have a well-rounded program that includes Yoga at least once a week. Rachel says Baptiste Yoga opened Rachel up for what’s possible in her life and to stop trying to “control” everything. While Rachel's classes are known to be physically challenging, they are also a safe place to Be Free, to Be Vulnerable, and to Be Yourself. Rachel currently resides in Pembroke with her husband Matt and their two St. Bernard’s - Sheldon and Sydney. Besides fitness and yoga, Rachel enjoys riding her Harley, golfing, snowmobiling, or being at the lake with friends and family.