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Rachel is the proud owner of flourish which she opened in January of 2013 after co-owning a studio in Saint Paul for 8 years.

Rachel is a Master Pilates and Movement Instructor with over 17 years teaching experience. She combines her love of movement with her experience as a dancer and a student of multiple disciplines. Gyrokenesis, Alexander Technique, Yoga, Yamuna Body Rolling, Somatics and Anatomy Trains Fascial Meridians— all influence her teaching which allows clients a more holistic experience. Rachel teaches movement as medicine for the body.

Rachel is passionate about working with clients of every fitness level. She has had much success working with clients needing movement repatterning for such things as misalignment, degenerative disc disease, hip replacement, knee replacement, shoulder impingement and numerous other conditions. She has also enjoyed helping athletes improve their performance by balancing out the body.

Whomever Rachel works with, she encourages clients to discover the power and grace of their own bodies and have a sense of humor about it all.

Certifications:

STOTT certified on mat, reformer, cadillac, chair and barrels (2005)

Yamuna Body Rolling

Thai Yoga Massage

TRX

Continuing Education includes:

Injuries and Special Populations, PJ O'Clair, STOTT PILATES.

Fascial Movement, PJ O'Clair, Merrithew

Knee Stability and Function, Pacific Northwest Pilates

See, Sense, Change; Upper and Lower Quadrant, Madeline Black, ITT Pilates.

Optimization of the Lumbo-Pelvic Region, Wayne Seeto, STOTT PILATES.

Athletic Conditioning, Level 1& 2 Reformer, John Gary, STOTT PILATES.

Pilates and the Autonomic Nervous System, Kim Haroche.

Zen*Ga Mat Foundations, Debra Hunt, STOTT PILATES.

Anatomy Trains for Movement Therapists, Thomas Myers Institute.