• Rachael Hunter E-200 RYT

    Yoga teacher. Explorer-at-heart. Dog-lover. Wellness-warrior

    Born in the United Kingdom, I moved to the USA in 1996 for postdoctoral studies in organic chemistry. Now based in suburban Philadelphia, I first stepped onto a yoga mat in 1996, curious about how yoga could complement the activities that I loved.

     

    The openness, focus and clarity that the practice provides and the calmness and stillness it creates are elements that I continue to explore in my practice and teaching.

    Believing that our yoga practice can be a time for self care - an opportunity to balance the desire for action and movement with much needed time to slow down and invite our busy minds to quiet, my teaching places an emphasis on the qualities of curiosity and presence in the physical practice, with a clarity of instruction to build a proper foundation of alignment for “every” body. My goal is to empower students to dive deeper into their own practice and discover the long term benefits of mindful movement and breath awareness.

     

    A forever student, I received my 200h certification in 2009 and am continuing studies with teachers including Corinna Benner, Erica Bleznak, Sue Elkind, Naime Jezzeny, Sally Miller, Mark Nelson, Nikki Robinson and Yoganand.

    Passions

    Yoga teacher. Explorer-at-heart. Dog-lover. Wellness-warrior

    On finishing high school I embarked on a month long adventure across Europe, which set the stage for a life-time love of travel. Having explored the cities and backroads of France, Italy and beyond, some of my favorite trips include:

    • Hiking (and biking) but NOT climbing the Cuilin hills of The Isle of Skye.
    • Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking the bioluminescent waters of Puerto Rico
    • Roaming the majesty of Rocky Mountain National Park.
    • Honeymoon in North and West Iceland - waterfalls, sulfurous springs and nature baths near Akureyri, and then glaciers and lighthouses at Snaefellsjokull national park. 

    Passionate about mountains and oceans alike, I am lucky to share this travel bug with my husband David and family ... from walking rain-swept tundras in Iceland to chilling poolside with iguanas in Puerto Rico

    Closer to home, you will find me running the trails at Rolling Hill park with my dog Chetzel, or swimming in any open body of water I can find.

     

    Feeding my body and my family with healthy tasty and nutritious food has always been a priority. Following a primarily plant-based diet, I enjoy creating delicious dishes from scratch - check out my blog for the occasional recipe and inspiration.

     

    Qualifications

    200h YTT 

    Verge Yoga, Wayne PA

    Yin Yoga YTT

    Corinna Benner, Wake Up Yoga, Philadelphia PA

    Restorative Yoga YTT

    Judy Curiel

    Wall Yoga Training YTT

    Erica Bleznak, Main Line Shala, Narberth PA

    Yin Immersion

    Sally Miller

     

    In Progress

    300h YTT

    Yoga Garden, Narberth

    300h YTT

    Dig Yoga, Lambertville

    300h YTT

    Pranakriya School of Healing Arts

    100h Yin Training

    Sally Miller

     

     

     

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