Rachael Shishido

Rachael's class focuses on utilizing the breath with asanas to cultivate a practice that serves in bringing greater vitality, peace, and presence of mind. Her instruction offers options of therapeutic variations to classical asanas so that the student may develop on their path in a way that honors their individual body type. Variations are also used to challenge particular muscle usage. Her instruction encourages alignment and awareness. Yoga has personally been instrumental in her healing and transformation and she is grateful to share her love of the practice.

Rachael's first teacher training was in 1991 with Rod Styker and Erich Schiffman. From 1992-94 she completed her studies with Gary Kraftsow's Viniyoga teacher training. She was deeply moved by the vedic chanting taught in the Krishmacharya lineage and continued chanting and text studies with Lisa Goodwin from 1993-96.

Her passion for studying yoga continued over the years with senior Iyengar teachers as well as teachers in Pattabi Jois tradition of Astanga yoga (1st and 2nd series).

Currently she is deepening her meditation practices with Tibetan buddhist studies in the Nyingma tradition with Lama Lar Short (lineage holder with Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche and Rudrananda). This work is providing a stable ground for her commitment to evolving with greater compassion, clarity, joy and awareness in embracing our natural design of exploring, discovering, learning, growing, and creating.

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