Education and Training

Rachel Ishiguro, MA, C-IAYT

Learn more about Rachel here.

Degrees and Certifications

BA Applied Linguistics

University of Victoria, 1996

MA International Education

SIT Graduate Institute, 2010

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga, 2011

I was an E-RYT200 until 2020, when I opted not to renew my Yoga Alliance registration.

900-hour IAYT-Certified Yoga Therapist

Functional Synergy, 2022

Courses in: anatomy and biomechanics, neuroscience of pain and trauma, breathing, Ayurveda, primitive reflex integration, pelvic floor health, yoga philosophy, Yoga Nidra/ Sleep Meditation, and other topics.

Rest & Revitalization Sleep Meditation Level 2 Certification

Functional Synergy/ Anne Douglas, 2022

Additional Courses & Training

Ayurveda Approach to Recovering from COVID Long-Haul Symptoms

Functional Synergy/ Mona Warner – July 2022

Hypopressives & Thoracic Ring Theory

Functional Synergy/ Carmen MacAngus – July 2022

All Things Diastasis

Functional Synergy/ Megan Jenkinson – June 2022

Threes Physiyoga

Core-IN-focus Webinar, 2020

Susi Hately/ Functional Synergy

Sciatica Masterclass (2018); Yoga Therapy Fundamentals (2020)

Movement Logic Courses

Pelvic Floor Tutorial (2019); Shoulder Tutorial (2020)

Jules Mitchell Yoga Courses

Yoga Biomechanics and Asana (2016); Beyond Yoga Alignment (2018); Hypermobility and Yoga (2018 with Catherine Cowey)

Yoga Anatomy Principles

Leslie Kaminoff – in progress

Brea Johnson Yoga

Sustainable Standing Poses (2017); Sustainable Backbends (2018); Hips Webinar (2019); Yoga Teacher Toolkit Hips and Yoga Teacher Toolkit Shoulders (2019)