founder + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Rachelle is a yoga educator and lifelong student of movement, music, and the arts. Her years of professional experience in the fields of graphic design and art direction inspire how she weaves creativity through the practice both on and off the mat. Her pursuit of somatic study and expression is fueled by the desire to know deeper layers of the Self and come into a greater sense wellbeing through our relationship to breath, the planet, and each other. Her classes are informed by traditional Hatha yoga and inspired by dance and naturally arising movement, resulting in a fluid and therapeutic approach.
As an artist and facilitator, Rachelle strives to create inclusive and accessible spaces for the teachings of yoga to live and breathe through everyone. She is fascinated by the mysteries of sound, the intelligence of nature, and the body’s innate ability to heal and create. She believes in the transformative power of the voice and weaves deep listening practices such as mantra meditation and sound healing into her work. She also loves to work with Cacao as a plant ally in facilitating expanded awareness of the heart and embodying deeper states of authenticity.
Rachelle has studied all over the world and is extremely grateful for the teachers who have graced her path. She currently facilitates movement and sound retreats around the globe, and offers branding and design mentorship to conscious entrepreneurs following pursuits of passion. She is the founder of Folk Collective, an ethical trade initiative that supports artisans around the world while preserving the generational wisdom of craft lineages. She is one of the founding members of Awakened Spirit Yoga and currently hangs hats and stores mats in both Canada and Guatemala.