Practice yoga in the comfort of your own home using Zoom video conferencing. A Zoom account is not required to participate, but you may be prompted to download an application.
Looking for my scheduling page? Click the button below to sign up for any of my group classes, and pay drop-in or unlimited class fees.
Need more information before you sign up? Read on for details.
What my clients are saying about online classes:
I’ve so been enjoying the classes this spring! It takes a lot to get me to do anything other than work on the computer these days, but Rachel’s classes are worth it. Her presence is the same online as it is in person, and she’s really figured out a way to demo online.Katie Almeida Spencer
Gentle Yoga: Tuning in
Experience the power of doing less. If you find it hard to slow down your body and mind, are concerned about hurting yourself in a more intense class, or just want to add some variety to your practice, Gentle Yoga is the perfect class for you. Through simple breathing and meditation techniques, and slow, intentional movement, this class provides you with an opportunity to tune into your body without needing to push yourself. All poses will be done lying down or seated (on the floor or your furniture), and the entire practice will be fully adaptable to your needs. 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.
Class Schedule: Saturdays from 1:00- 2:00 pm Pacific Time
I’m currently offering these classes with a small drop-in fee of $10/ class. My schedule is transitioning in August and all group classes will be offered as series only, so I’m no longer selling discount packages at this time.
Click below to schedule and pay.
I have limited scholarships available. If you need yoga and are unable to pay for class at this time, please get in touch.
To purchase a gift certificate for someone else, click below to contact me and I’ll be happy to set that up for you.
Questions about online streaming classes:
What equipment do I need to join your class?
All you really need is comfortable clothes that you can move in! A sense of humor and curiosity are also helpful as we navigate this new online format together. Although not required, I recommend having a yoga mat, a blanket, two blocks, and a strap on hand, or your can substitute common household items. Read more about how to substitute household objects for yoga props here.
I always post a Prop Alert listing the specific props that we’ll be using for each class on my social media accounts, so you can follow me there if you’d like to prepare in advance. (Click below!) Otherwise, I will always announce prop recommendations at the beginning of class. There will always be guidance for practicing without props if necessary, so don’t sweat it if you don’t have them.
How much space do I need?
You’ll need enough room to lie down comfortably, and for your arms to move. If your children or pets are present, that’s totally fine, too!
Will you or other participants be able to see or hear me?
Your microphone will be muted during class to prevent background noise, and I’ll unmute everyone at the end who wants to stay and ask questions or say hello. Leaving your camera on during class helps me see how people are doing and customize my teaching to your needs. No one is judging your living room! If you’re more comfortable with the camera off, that’s totally fine. My video will be highlighted for participants, so everyone will be focused on me during class anyway.
Will the class be recorded?
No, these classes are offered live with no recording. If you would like a personalized video to watch on your own schedule or a private session, please contact me.
I’m a beginner or have an injury or health condition that limits my activity. Are your classes suitable for me?
All levels of experience are welcome and supported in my classes.
Gentle Yoga consists of poses and movements that can be done in seated or lying down, as well as some simple awareness and breath practices. You can either sit or lie on the floor, or you may use your furniture. The focus of this class is on finding the options that work best for your unique body-mind. I give a lot of variations, and skipping or adapting any part of the class is encouraged. That being said, it’s important to consult with your medical providers before beginning yoga classes and to keep in mind any limitations you have been given on your activity.
My classes focus on growing embodied awareness and building better movement patterns. If you are working with particular limitations or injuries and are wondering how they will affect your participation in class, please get in touch and I’d be happy to chat about it.
I’ve never taken a class with you before. Do I need to fill out paperwork?
Yes, you need to fill out paperwork before your first class. You’ll see a link to my new student paperwork on your confirmation, or you can find it here for your convenience. If you’ve taken class with me before outside a studio, you do not need to do the paperwork again.