Group Yoga Classes and Workshops

Join Rachel Ishiguro (she/her), IAYT-certified yoga therapist, for a small-group class series or workshop. Rachel specializes in yoga for stress and pain reduction, improving movement patterns, and growing your awareness of what your body is telling you so you can be in the driver’s seat of your own healing.

Programs are offered ONLINE or IN-PERSON at various locations around San Diego. Many programs have “pay what you can” or sliding scale options.

What people are saying:

After a couple of years in your classes and experiencing the results, there is no doubt your “less is more” approach was tremendously beneficial for me. At first I was skeptical that deceptively simple movements would improve my issues. I figured I would do a week of gentle yoga and then move up to the next yoga “level”. Little did I know, there was no need to “move up” to get benefits. I always thought your guidance/suggestions were spot on. The instructions were flexible enough (no pun intended) to work for a studio of folks with diverse needs.

— Alan S

Gentle Yoga ONLINE 4-class series

April 5th- April 26th, Wednesdays 10-11am Pacific Time on Zoom plus recording access

Get over the hump! Join me for this deeply relaxing and nurturing practice. Classes will include: simple meditation and breath work, gentle movement to support healthy joints, and supported rest. All levels and abilities are welcome and supported in this practice. Experience profound stress relief, and surface with a deeper sense of embodiment and ease that comes from tuning in to the wisdom of your own body.

Program fee (4-week series): $64. Classes will be recorded (only the teacher video will show on the recording) and will be available to registered students to view for one week following each class. Downloads will not be permitted.

I offer a “pay what you can” pricing option on this program. To use it, enter the code PAYWHATYOUCAN at checkout to waive the fee, and then donate what you can at

Therapeutic Yoga for Your Hands, Arms, and Shoulders IN PERSON program

April 16th – May 7th & May 21st, Sundays 1-2pm Pacific Time at South Park Yoga & Wellness

In this class series, learn proven strategies to support healthy and happy hands, arms, and shoulders. Rachel’s therapeutic approach to yoga goes beyond modifying poses by intentionally selecting practices that can improve function, stability, and strength over time so that you can decrease symptoms and bring more ease back to your yoga practice and your life.

In the five classes, you’ll explore yoga therapy practices including: poses and rehabilitative movement, breath work, meditation, self-massage, and mindful awareness. This program is an excellent starting point if you have a history of injury or surgery in your hands, arms, or shoulders and have been cleared to practice yoga, or if you struggle with chronic pain or tension in this part of the body for any reason.

Class sizes are kept small so that you can get lots of personalized support! Rachel works individually with every participant in every class, and you will receive written notes and a home practice program to use if you wish.

Program fee (5-week series): $135

Deep Rest: Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra

Sunday, April 23rd, 4 – 5 pm Pacific Time on Zoom plus recording access

If things have been hectic lately, you won’t want to miss Deep Rest. This online workshop is an opportunity to care deeply for your body, mind, and spirit. We’ll explore some restorative yoga poses to prepare your body for stillness and relaxation, and end with the healing meditation practice of Yoga Nidra. You’ll leave feeling deeply relaxed, rejuvenated, and more connected to yourself.

Take some time to cultivate stillness and rest in the midst of your busy life. This practice can be done on the floor or your furniture, using regular pillows and blankets or yoga props such as bolsters, and is highly adaptable for your needs. The meditation portion can be done in any position, including lying down, and is fully guided. No experience is necessary to take part.

Workshop fee: $20. Includes 2 weeks of recording access for those who can’t attend live, or who would like to explore the practice again.

I offer a “pay what you can” pricing option on this program. To use it, enter the code PAYWHATYOUCAN at checkout to waive the fee, and then donate what you can at

More classes and workshops coming soon!

Please use the button below to contact Rachel with any questions.