August 2019

2019 being a year of  Nourishment and Inspiration!


The Celtic Wheel celebrates this time, Lammas, as the fruits of the harvest, the auspicious time between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. Many gardens are full of ripening abundance, the beautiful Laurel Highlands is a verdant green and of course, we have outdoor festivals, gatherings and warm nights porch sitting.

In times where we might be challenged by the intensity of changes and developments in our personal lives, in the political climate and elsewhere, it is comforting to know that there is Divine Order. That the sun rises and sets. That summer turns to fall to winter to spring and back again.  When I can connect to a Foundation, Source, God, I am less likely to be reactive and fear based and can explore how to show up and be present and seek to move beyond duality without bypassing real suffering. This is an ongoing inquiry that humbles and challenges me greatly. We have to be willing to confront our own shadow. Part of my own practice is learning to sit with the discomfort that arises when all things suppressed rise to the surface. A discomfort that is necessary for shadow work and the unpacking of beliefs. And then there is the beautiful harvesting of the fruits of this discomfort, a growing awareness that the heart truly knows no bounds. That even in our imperfections, our backsliding, if we are committed to this work of fulling owning our own humanity, that our hearts will open with compassion to ourselves and extend out beyond our own spheres. We will widen our circumference of love moving beyond love as a personal emotion but as the essence of who we are as a reflection of this Creation.

501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings! 

Yoga and the Elements!  Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30!  August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31,  join Rachel in a blended practice that combines yoga philosophy with breathwork, asana, sound, mantra, and live music for meditation. Please RSVP as to which class you prefer. Contribution based. Payment options include: $30.00/month, $10.00/class or offer what you can. We will explore curiosity and expanding and opening our mind, heart and our bodies!

Reiki 1 Training and Attunement August 18th 1:30-7:30 pm

Reiki is a beautiful, gentle practice of grounding and calming the central nervous system. It has roots in ancient practices that are relevant and accessible today. This training includes your own Reiki Manual, teaching and guidance on Reiki, traditional history, application and as the expression of Universal love. Also included is the attunement, self care practice and practice with other participants and check out. Price is $250.00 Scholarships available. RSVP is a must! Please RSVP by August 12, 2019 to secure your slot. No more than 6 participants

Women’s Empowerment Drumming, Tuesday, August 27th, 7:00- 8:15 pm Come  connect with rhythm and community in one experience! No musical experience necessary! RSVP a must and let me know if you are bringing a drum or you need a drum. Suggested contribution $10.00

I have been offering various trainings on Stress Management/ Resilience Building/Compassion Fatigue to various organizations. Let me know if I can serve your organization! I also have a 3 Day Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training and a day long Mindfulness and Movement for Clinicians. Please feel free to send any inquiries my way!

All classes above held in home studio @ 501 Cypress. Street parking available. Additional parking at Grove Ave UMC Church. Come right in door on small porch by fenced in yard! Take your shoes off and make yourself at home!

Private yoga sessions and Reiki sessions are made by appointment. I also offer synchronized healing sessions which include Reiki, movement/yoga, intuitive work and sound healing through Quartz Crystal bowls, mantra practice and an intuitive reading. A Reiki session is $50.00. For Synchronized Healing We can create the session that best supports your needs. Synchronized Healing sessions last about 90 minutes.  I typically charge $100.00 for one of these sessions but will work on a sliding scale if that better suits your needs.

Community Offerings!

 Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!

Tuesday August 6, 13, 20, 27 10:00 am. $30/session or $10/drop in, This is a gentle class and can accommodate a range of abilities. 

Come for class! BottleWorks Arts on Third always has something creative and exciting happening!  Stay and shop the gallery store or linger and explore the current exhibit or other classes happening!


“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Cornel West