What my clients are saying:
Rachel is like a muscle ninja. I’m not kidding when I say that when I threw my back out last year, I limped, wincing, into her office, and walked out an hour later, pain-free. She’s so knowledgeable about how bodies actually work, and she’s generous when putting that information to use. I cannot recommend her… Continue reading Stacy Spensley
I can recommend Rachel’s class without hesitation – if you sit a lot of the day, like me you likely experience a lot of discomfort and body aches and pains but just don’t know how to take care of it. The answer really is targeted movement – special exercises – just a little time and… Continue reading Marlene
I really learned a lot from your class. I enjoy your style of teaching and think you did a fantastic job! I most enjoyed your detailed knowledge of the body’s subtle workings. What worked best for me was your guidance in quieting certain parts so as to better isolate and receive signals from the body… Continue reading Cody R.
You are so thorough! It amazed me how much you could tell about me and my body after only one session – and through a screen to boot. I appreciate your thoughtful notes too.
I enjoyed learning to slow down and notice how my body is talking to me. Of course, Rachel is the guide since you do not realize until someone points it out. She has a warm and inviting personality that helps her clients feel safe and comfortable.
“I was very impressed by the organization of the classes and their progression. Rachel skillfully observed how I was moving and was able to both direct my attention and leave room for making my own discoveries. The insights were surprising and helpful. I felt seen as an individual with suggestions that worked for me.”
You give a lot of information in these sessions. Your approach is so different from what most other teachers teach. You’re giving such a wealth of advice, and I appreciate that you suggest specific postures to focus on vs trying to do every posture we do each week. (Therapeutic Yoga for Your Neck and Back… Continue reading Mark L.
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… Continue reading Alan S.
“The spinal strip really seems to help my back, and after I do those arm movements, I can rest the back of my head directly on the floor, which I can’t usually do. Also, my entire spine seems to rest on the floor, which it doesn’t normally do either.” (These are Paul’s results after the… Continue reading Paul Krueger
Honestly, I enjoyed everything (about Therapeutic Yoga for Your Neck and Back): Rachel, the exercises, the small group, exercises sent via email so I could follow up (I have a bad memory)… I feel like I understand myself and my symptoms a bit better now.
I really enjoyed the session last night. I felt “unlocked” and I slept better than I have in some time with less pain in my legs, hips and back. (After completing just one class in the Therapeutic Yoga for Shoulders and Hips series.)
Working with Rachel has changed the way I notice how my body is moving, and taught me how to better listen to what my body is communicating. I was able to go for a walk while wearing my giant 3yr old in a carrier on my back with ZERO pain for the first time in… Continue reading Rachelle Markham
I have just participated in several weeks of private sessions with Rachel Ishiguro. Here are the things I particularly noticed and appreciated. Rachel listens. She listened very well to the details of my experience, often changing something mid stream as she found a movement that more suited my particular situation. She also watched very carefully… Continue reading Elspeth B.
I have often bemoaned the fact that we STILL don’t have a machine that can scan you and tell you what’s “wrong.” Yoga therapy with Rachel is as close as I’ve gotten to that sci-fi scanning machine I imagine. It’s not instant results, but I did start to see changes, feel more at ease, and develop… Continue reading Katie Almeida-Spencer
As someone who acquired hip issues from yoga (likely from too much flexibility and too little strength), Rachel’s descriptions of hip position and movement in class have been so helpful! I spent several years wondering if I would be able to practice yoga again without causing further damage. Rachel’s clear and thoughtful instruction has given… Continue reading Marisa Trego
Rachel is the rare yoga teacher who emphasizes the importance of finding a sense of ease and joy while doing yoga, and to respect one’s own body and limits. Whenever I attend her class, I immediately feel more at ease and a sense of calm comes over me. I think this is because I know… Continue reading Michelle Morris