About Me

My name is Rachel, and I am a E-RYT 200 instructor with more than 3000 client experience hours.  My yoga certification is through Yoga Fit,  I have also completed a 100 hour yoga therapy certification as well as several other certifications.

 

I trained as a Fitness Instructor in the UK before moving to the US in 2003, and since moving here I have expanded into Chair & Therapeutic yoga, which have helped me personally, and which I'm excited to be able to share with others. 

 

I started Yoga-Keeps-Me-Fit LLC as a way of sharing my passion for health & yoga with others.

 

My approach to a healthy lifestyle is based on the belief that each person is unique - with unique dreams and goals. Yoga is for everyone.

 

Chair Yoga

 

I decided to focus on Chair Yoga/yoga for seniors after subbing for a few classes & being truly amazed at how much difference the sessions made in the lives of the people taking them. This was eight years ago and I am still teaching that same class I subbed for back then.  Many clients were seeing huge improvements in balance & mobility in only a few weeks of taking classes, some felt the difference after only one session.

I have both men & women in my classes, all of which enjoy the benefits to the mind,  body & spirit that yoga can bring.

 

These sessions make yoga available to those who are not able/choose not to get up & down from the floor. All poses are done in a chair with an optional  fifteen - twenty minutes or so of balance work done standing, using the chair for support. For those that choose to stay seated there are other movements as options.

 

We always start each session with focusing on our breath & calming the mind & end with relaxation & a short meditation, all part of the healing process of yoga.

 

Early in 2014 I had to have unexpected surgery & I relied heavily on my knowledge of Chair Yoga to help me regain my strength & heal.

Not an easy experience, but I can now appreciate more where my clients are coming from & how frustrating it can feel to lose the strength & abilities that you once had.

 

I truly believe that a regular yoga practice can make a huge difference in anyone's health & wellness, I would recommend it to anyone with a wide variety of health issues. 

Qualifications

  • Reiki Master/Teacher

  • YogaFit™ Instructor - 200hr E-RYT - YogaFit

  • YogaFit™ Intensive - Rishikesh, India - YogaFit™

  • YogaFit™ Prenatal Yoga - YogaFit™

  • YogaFit™ Kids Yoga - YogaFit™

  • YogaFit™ Senior Yoga - YogaFit™

  • YogaLean™ Yoga for Weight Loss - YogaFit™

  • YogaSweat Heated Yoga - YogaFit™

  • Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery - Veterans Yoga Project

  • PiYo™ Instructor - PowderBlue Productions

  • Exercise & Fitness / Gym - Level 2 - Central YMCA, England

  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance - Oregon Research Institute

  • 100 Hour Yoga Therapy Certification.

  • YogaFit  Cancer care & Recovery - YogaFit 

 

Certifications

  • Adult CPR & First Aid - American Red Cross

  • Heartsaver Adult/Child AED - American Heart Association