Rachel Sonnenblick

A student of yoga for over two decades, Rachel Sonnenblick has been teaching in Santa Cruz since the year 2000. She has been fortunate enough to study with teachers from many different schools of yoga. Rachel's classes encourage a mindful focus on body alignment, creating the strength to support joint health, and the integration of movement with the breath. Her playful and down-to-earth style helps to create a fun, inclusive atmosphere for her students to practice in.

Major influences upon Rachel's teaching include studying with the Iyengar Family in Pune, India and participating in numerous intensives and retreats with Ana Forrest. In addition to her 200 hour yoga teacher certification from the Ananda Ashram in Grass Valley, California; Rachel has also completed a yoga teacher training with David Swenson, attended the Yoga Teacher Training program at the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco, and attends a diverse array of local classes on a regular basis to keep herself inspired and and continually learning on her journey.

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