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Rachel de Simone DPT

Movement has always been part of Rachel’s life. As a former dancer, she is compelled by the fluidity, gracefulness, and creativity of vinyasa yoga, the precision and strength of alignment-based practices, and the clarity and focus found in stillness. For Rachel, yoga is a form of self-expression and a process of connecting to the most authentic parts of herself. Her personal practice continues to teach her how to live truthfully and reflectively.

Rachel completed her 200-Hour teacher training at Laughing River Yoga with Emily Garrett and Sofi Dillof in 2012 and a restorative teacher training at Kripalu Yoga with Sudha in 2016. She is currently pursuing an additional 300-Hour certification through Laughing River Yoga. As her teaching practice evolved, she became fascinated by alignment and biomechanics. In addition to teaching yoga, Rachel is also a physical therapist and loves to combine yoga and physical therapy by working 1:1 with people on their asana practice.

What can you expect from Rachel’s class?
Rachel is fascinated by how the body works, and by how people move. Her classes focus on anatomy and alignment integrated into a flowing vinyasa practice. It is her intention as a teacher to create a vinyasa krama, or a wise progression of postures, in each practice. You will find movement, breath, meditation, and mindfulness woven together around a theme. She often shares poems, quotes, and readings to inspire students to connect to their own authentic truth. Rachel believes that yoga is a practice of learning to love ourselves and each other just as we are. She hopes your practice empowers you to live from your heart, and to begin cultivating peace in the world by cultivating peace with yourself.