For Rachel Wilkins RYT 500/ YACEP, yoga and art are expressions of the cosmic, creative pulse that connects us all. Her yoga classes are a soulful tapestry of creative movement, somatic awareness, spontaneous flow, thoughtful choreography, open meditation and transformative pranayama. Rachel’s evolutionary approach to yoga is inspired by seasonal energetic shifts, lunar cycles, the radiance of the sun, the steadiness of the mountains, the fluid churning of the waves, the cleansing flow of the wind and the wild dance of the heart flames. Her intuitive teaching style is reflected in her approach to art: integrating organic fluidity with geometric stability, feminine shapes balanced by angular precision, the blending of two complementary forms to create a synergistic composition.
She has and continues to study under living yoga masters: her initial 200 hr certification was completed in 2011 with Tracey Rich and Ganga White of the White Lotus Foundation, followed by advanced studies under their guidance and an intensive training in Thai Massage with Phoebe Diftler. She has been studying with Shiva Rea since 2015 and is a certified 500hr teacher under the Prana Vinyasa lineage. In the Spring of 2017 she led her first 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Divinitree Santa Barbara and continues to lead trainings, privates and small group classes, retreats and workshops locally and globally.
What people are saying:
“Rachel is a gifted teacher who holds powerfully safe space for deep self exploration, healing, transformation, and sisterhood connection. Her workshops always leave me with a new found sense of empowerment, inspiration, and have guided me to deeper levels of self healing, self care, and self love. Through cleansing tears of joy I have honored and released the parts of myself that were buried deep within allowing my divine feminine to emerge, rejoicing in Shakti. Rachel truly embodies what she so passionately shares with her students, which creates such a beautiful experience for everyone who joins in her offerings. I have so much gratitude for the powerful practices and loving energy that Rachel brings as she creates sacred space for her students & community. She has truly helped transform my life in so many wonderfully positive ways!”
“I was lucky enough to discover Rachel’s Intuitive Flow class back in 2016 and have been attending her classes and workshops ever since. She is an astoundingly talented teacher and carries a kindness with her at all times. Her beautiful flows help you feel centered, all while breaking a lot of sweat. It is rare to meet a teacher as devoted to yoga and to her students as Rachel is. Without a doubt, I knew Rachel would be someone I wanted to learn from in order to develop my personal yoga practice. If you are interested in teaching yoga or to simply deepen your practice, then taking the 200-hour YTT with Rachel will expand your knowledge on choreographing a thoughtful flow and open you up for a more creative practice.”
"Rachel is a truly intuitive and spiritual leader who will lovingly guide you through this wonderful journey to becoming your own healer that has found your own soulful voice. It will be an experience of growing, healing and discovering that you will cherish so dearly."