What my clients are saying:
I just loved the class. Your comments and instruction had me thinking about my body and yoga in a different way.
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
Working with Rachel was wonderful. It’s always a gift to be able to focus on yourself and your body for an hour, so to have individualized private guidance was incredible. I honestly didn’t know what to expect at first, and I was surprised at how “little” we did that had such a big impact. The… Continue reading Stacy Spensley
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 really enjoyed my yoga therapy sessions with Rachel, and found myself looking forward to our weekly appointments. I felt seen, heard, respected and safe, and loved how she let me make the observations and discoveries, guiding my experiences rather than directing them. And I really appreciated the written instructions which were clear, prompt and… Continue reading Ann
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
I always love Rachel’s approach to yoga. She gives super clear verbal guidance that makes it work almost as well online as in person.
Rachel provided encouragement and helpful suggestions for modifications to movement and poses that were hindered by any particular issues. I deal with frozen shoulder syndrome, bursitis in my hips and arthritic joints in my hands and feet. It was nice to have the chance to explore optional positioning and experience good results.
I like that you have transitioned your in studio class to virtual without losing the feeling of serenity and calm that I always feel when practicing yoga with you. Your Gentle class is a perfect combination of examining breath, stretching and relaxation. And I really love your poems as we end our practice.
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