About Rachel

I'm a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance. I offer private and group Hatha Yoga lessons in San Diego, CA. I believe that yoga can be a transformational practice, wherever we are in life and whatever we are seeking. It helps us to open to change in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. I feel deeply privileged to be a yoga teacher and to guide my students into this practice wherever they may be on their personal journeys.

New classes

Happy New Year, yogis. I hope 2014 is treating you well.

I have a couple of new classes on my schedule. If you’re an early bird, I’m teaching Yoga I at Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga in North Park every Tuesday morning at 6:30am. You’ll be done at 7:30 in time to head off to work.

I’m also teaching Vinyasa and Deep Rest in a second time slot – Wednesdays from 6:30- 7:45 pm – at The Little Yoga Studio January 8 through February 12.

You can catch me subbing the following classes in January:

  • Wednesday, January 8th from 9 to 10:15 AM – All levels Vinyasa Yoga at The Little Yoga Studio
  • Friday, January 15th from 5 to 6:15 PM – All levels Vinyasa Yoga at The Little Yoga Studio
  • Wednesday, January 29th from 5 to 6 PM – Gentle Yoga at Pilgrimage of the Heart Normal Heights

I always update schedule changes on my Facebook page, so please follow me there if you are interested in updates! Wishing you much joy, love, and yoga this new year.


I have a new class starting at The Little Yoga Studio on November 16th. This will be a regular class – Saturdays from 8-9:15 AM. A Hatha class, it will be slower paced and alignment focused; we will apply some of the subtle awareness practices I use in my other classes to more active poses. I recommend this class to refine and build your practice at all levels! We’ll work on building strength, balance and flexibility in the body, and calm concentration in the mind. This class is truly for all levels of practice! Advanced poses will be offered, but many options will be given so that you can work at a level that is comfortable for you.

If you haven’t yet liked my Facebook page, please do so for regular updates.

I’ll be building my schedule and posting here more in 2014. Stay tuned!

New class!

I’ll be teaching a Yoga II class at Pilgrimage of the Heart Normal Heights starting on June 11. This is a one-hour class from 5:00- 6:00 PM. Yoga II is a slower-paced Hatha style class which is intended for students with yoga experience who wish to build strength, balance and flexibility while exploring more advanced postures, including inversions.

New extended class time!

As of today, June 9, my Vinyasa and Deep Rest class at The Little Yoga Studio will be extended by 15 minutes to allow you a little more time to enjoy your practice. This class features meditation, flowing yoga, and restorative poses for the perfect balance of movement and stillness. You’ll end class relaxed and refreshed – a perfect way to end your Sunday afternoon.

Schedule updates

Please see my schedule page for an updated schedule, or like my Facebook page for regular updates.

My Hatha Yoga class at The Little Yoga Studio is moving to a new time this coming Friday, March 1st. The class will now be held from 9:30- 10:45 AM each Friday. Hatha Yoga is a slower-paced style of practice which can easily be adapted to your level and personal needs. It is great for beginners to build a foundation of knowledge about yoga poses, but it also helps more intermediate and advanced students progress in their practice. By holding poses longer, you can arrive at a deeper understanding of the pose – no matter what your level. Some advanced poses – such as inversions and arm balances – will be included, but modifications and alternatives will always be provided for beginners. Come find out how Hatha can transform your practice!

Holiday class cancellations

All of my classes will be cancelled for the holidays from December 23 through January 3rd. Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga is completely closed from December 24th through January 1st. The Little Yoga Studio is operating on a modified schedule over the holidays – please see the studio websites for details.

Wishing all of my students a loving and peaceful holiday season. See you in 2013. Thank you for sharing your practice with me this year.

With love,


Announcement: New Friday class!

I’m very excited to be teaching a new Hatha Yoga class at The Little Yoga Studio from 8:00- 9:15 on Friday mornings, starting September 28. This slower-paced class is great for beginners or to balance out Vinyasa or other vigorous practice styles. Hatha yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, and of course, relaxation. I focus on the alignment of body, mind, and breath to help students of all levels connect into themselves and ultimately transform their practice.

If any of the following applies to you, this is the class for you.

  • You are a beginner.
  • You have questions about the poses or are interested in how to practice more safely.
  • You are recovering from injury or a hard workout, or you are working with physical challenges.
  • You are feeling busy, stressed, or fatigued.
  • You have already been practicing yoga but are interested in deepening your understanding of poses or breathing techniques through a slower practice.
  • You want to build up strength and flexibility in order to support your practice of other styles.

Please note that the class cancellations at plan-B-fitness are now permanent as the studio has been closed. Please stay tuned to this site or my Facebook page for the latest information on new classes and other schedule changes. You can always find my current schedule on the Schedule page, and information about classes I am subbing for will be posted regularly on the News section of my site and on Facebook.

I hope to see you in class. Have a beautiful practice!