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My Philosophy

I believe good movement education is vital for all.  A whole persons lived experience is tied into how we move and our movement habits will be dictated by the kind of world we have met and the kind of support, or lack of, we feel we have had.  With this in mind, my teaching is firmly grounded in a functional, whole body movement approach to yoga that is perfect both as an introduction for complete beginners, or a curious diversion for those with a more traditional practice.

Our bodies represent the life we have lived so far; a map of our personal history. It is through our choices of movement, day and night, and the cellular loads these choices create that our bodies become our autobiography.  I teach and practice yoga because it provides a useful tool to view the way we move and feel and to change the patterns we find that are no longer useful. It is my aim to give people a tool for self-enquiry and greater self-acceptance.

Hello!

Allow me to introduce myself....

My name is Rachel and I live and work in Amsterdam and London. I am an artist and I teach yoga in various studios, living rooms, parks and spaces across both cities.

My own yoga and art practice has taught me that when we bring our whole being into each moment, we have the infinite potential to heal, create, love, and be at peace. It's my work to help people find this place through movement, making, courageous self-love and self- care.

I love cheese, napping, Kiki SmithNina Simone, my mates dog (pictured) , the dancer boy below (It's pretty obvious which one.) and you for showing up!

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These aims are based on exploring personal freedom and the willingness and ability to engage with others with curiosity and compassion. I presuppose no deity, follow no guru or approved “system" and engage gladly with any relevant material - past or present - that serves this practice. I have been practicing and teaching yoga this way in recent years, basing my work on sound biomechanical principles.

Taken from The Judy Garland Show, 1964