Rachel completed her Barre training in the Rasamaya method with Carrie Tyler. Drawing from a background in ballet and yoga, Rachel likes to incorporate a focus on positivity, breath, posture, and technique in her classes. Rachel has been practicing yoga for approximately six years, and previously was trained in ballet and jazz for many years. Rachel is also a graduate student at Dartmouth, and her research focuses on how emotions influence our thought processes in academic settings, specifically investigating how math anxiety influences math understanding and performance. When she’s not in lab or at the studio, Rachel enjoys cooking, going on adventures around the Upper Valley (and beyond), theater, and running and hiking with her dog, Wilson.
We asked Rachel
Why do you practice?
Yoga and barre classes are a wonderful outlet. Practicing yoga and barre allows me to focus on strength and flexibility, and to breathe and focus on the present moment.
What fuels you?
Curiosity and gratitude. Curiosity always keeps me moving forward, and gratitude keeps me conscious of all the wonderful opportunities and people in my life.
Rachel's favorite piece of wisdom:
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” –JK Rowling