I am a lifelong learner who always seeks out opportunities to further educate myself and stay apprised of innovations in my field. After surviving a stroke in 2002 caused by a congenital heart defect, I became passionate about learning how my body works and cultivating a relationship within myself built on healthy choices stemming from scientific knowledge combined with self-acceptance and mindfulness.
I began practicing yoga in 2003 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2011. After years of experience in project management, technology sales, broadcasting, and training, I decided to return to college for my Masters in Exercise Science and Health Promotion to become a full time Health and Wellness educator and coach.
I chose to follow my passion: To empower others to live healthy, active, and happy lives through education on exercise, stress management, nutrition, and personal health leading to greater self-efficacy and self-love.
As a wellness coach, I help clients develop and implement personal wellness plans using proven coaching psychology.
As a yoga teacher, I serve those that I am blessed to lead during their journey, drawing focus away from attainment and towards mind-body connection.
As an educator, I guide future health professionals to offer holistic, evidence based guidance while staying apprised of new research in traditional and complementary healthcare and exercise.
As a consultant, my experience with C-level executives, key decision makers and employees to develop and implement programs and train staff translates into effective workplace wellness programs and executive coaching work.
Specialties: Health & Wellness Education, Wellness Coaching, Executive Coaching, Workplace Wellness Programs, Yoga Instruction
Rachel is an educator, lecturer, coach, and consultant whose authentic and engaging manner has helped to guide individuals of different ages, backgrounds, and personalities to enjoy a better level of health, self-efficacy, and success.
Dave's Astanga, Scottsdale, AZ
300 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Sumits Yoga (Gabriel Azoulay), Chandler, AZ
200 Hour Certified Hatha & Hot Yoga Teacher
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
BA Broadcast Journalism (Newswatch, KAET Ch 3 Sports Intern)
Certified Health and Wellness Coach - CHWC
NASM Certified Personal Trainer - CPT & Nutrition Coach
Registered Yoga Teacher - E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP- Continuing Education Provider
Certified Trauma Informed Yoga (TIY) Teacher
Warriors for Healing Certified Teacher
Barre Above Instructor
DPS Level 1 Clearance
Based in Kailua Kona, Hawai'i
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