April 2019

2019 being a year of  Nourishment and Inspiration!

Spring! Here in Southwestern Pa we are still in that space where for me, I am reluctant to remove my snow tires with the long drive over the mountains three days a week to Saint Francis yet on the warm days where spring tentatively emerges, I am quick to don sneakers and a jacket and practically dance in the street!

Also here there is the remaining dust from winter. What the snow covered is now revealed. The trees remain stark against as the brilliance of the sky as the daylight lingers. There is a balance between dark and light. Cravings for bitter greens and asparagus show up on warm days as well as burrowing beneath blankets with tea and books on cold rainy days.

I am a reflective person by nature and emerging from winter I ask myself, “Did I rest enough? Did I nourish my spirit? ( I did read a lot of lovely books!), Did I face fears? Have new ones emerged? How am I showing up for myself? My family? My community?”

I have many moving parts to my life and continue to have so much gratitude and appreciation for being able to be on this self directed path with Beginnings, endings, twists, turns, obstacles, diversions, no short cuts but this is part of the journey! I am always learning about impermanence. The nature of change. How to be in flow rather than swim against the current.

Spring shows us blooming and emerging happens even when the weather stalls and disrupts. Plants that emerge don’t apologize for their existence. They show up whether the world is ready for them or not. Plants bloom in a well tended yard and sometimes randomly on the side of the road. So, wherever you are, Bloom where you are planted. Perhaps you will be pollinated and transplanted somewhere else next season, but for now Bloom whether the world is ready for you or not.

501 Cypress in Moxham. YogaSong Home Studio Offerings! 

Spring! Balance! Cleanse! Bloom! Saturday All Levels Yoga! 9:00 or 10:30!  April 6, 13, 20, 27 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!

Friday Morning Dance Party! Friday, April  12 @ 7:30 am Join our Conscious Dance community as we explore non choreographed movement for self expression and community. No experience necessary. Dress in layers. Suggested contribution $10.00. All contributions welcomed.

Starting in May and through the Summer months will be more workshops and opportunities to gather around Music making, Menopause, Sacred Activism and Body Image. Finishing out the semester at SFU through April and welcoming a new grandchild. So, look for these happenings in May, June, July and August. Also want to offer a Reiki 1 Training. Open to 4 people. Let me know if you are interested. If you confirm and can recruit a friend, I have a Reiki table that can be yours!

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. Synchronized Healing Sessions for the month of April are $75.00.

Community Offerings

Community Day: Earth Month @ Westmoreland County Museum of Art. Sunday, April 7th from 11:00 am-4:00 pm Free and open to the public! I will be offering two yoga sessions for the whole family!

Take Back the Night! Survivors Sharing Stories of Healing Thursday, April 25th at Art Works, Cambria City. 6:00-8:30 pm. Free and open to the Public. Sponsored by the Community Connections Team. Donations and proceeds from T shirt sales benefit the CCT fund at The Community Foundation which has a fund for the Trauma Sensitive Yoga Practice. Music at the event by Her Harmony. Speakers include Erika Brosig from Victim Services Inc who is a survivor and Shaun Dougherty, survivor and advocate for justice and accountability from the Catholic Church.

Sound Healing Immersion! Sunday, April 28 th 3:30-5:00 pm @ Bloom Here Now Yoga in Altoona, Pa. Event Brite

 Bottle Works Yoga in funky, creative historic Cambria City!

Tuesday April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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