For Rachel Wilkins E-RYT, 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 2014 and in 2017 finished her 500hrs 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.