Rachel is a Certified Medicinal Aromatherapist trained in the art of medicinal aromatherapy at Wisdom of the Earth, completing her Level 1 training in 2014 and Level 2 in 2016. She has also completed training in the use of essential oils according to Traditional Chinese Medicine with David Crow & studied Viruses and the Immune System with Aromahead Institute. She has studied medicinal aromatherapy for personal wellness for over 15 years and weaves this modality of healing into the rest of her work. Rachel has been offering specialty aromatherapy classes focused on seasonal wellness to educate and empower her students on their wellness journey for the past 3 years. Her personalized aromatherapy consultations might include discussion of the physical/mental/emotional experiences, creating customized products and specialized protocols/rituals, and reserving time for some unique and therapeutic hands-on aromatherapy treatments with Wisdom of the Earth essential oils.
In addition to aromatherapy, Rachel has been studying and practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for about 15 years. Her main teaching styles include Slow Flow Vinyasa, Yin Meridian Meditation, and Hatha Yoga. Her interest in yoga began as a teenager practicing Vinyasa Yoga of the Jivamukti Lineage. As her practice deepened she began practicing Yin Meridian Meditation to balance out a vigorous vinyasa practice. It made such a difference in her practice and experience of yoga, that she took training in this style in 2004 with teacher Tonya Zaloumis (original owner of Soma Yoga in Newport, RI). In 2006 she entered into the ashram of 7 Centers Yoga School in Sedona, AZ for a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. It was here she gained a background in Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, and the Shatkarmas (yogic cleanses) through the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati. It was also here where she learned the basics of Ayurveda for supporting the yogic lifestyle. Since then, she’s gone on to study with Rama Jyoti Vernon (Co-founder of Yoga Journal) in applying the Yoga Sutras according to Patanjali, and with Sradhasagra Hartung in Therapeutic approaches to yoga.
Rachel went to massage school at the Northern Arizona Massage Therapy Institute graduating in 2007. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Traditional Thai massage, Shiatsu, and Reflexology. She has training in over 10 different modalities of massage and bodywork and often supplements these other techniques (such as myofascial release, craniosacral, tui na, cupping, and moxibustion) into her work as needed. Whether it be through aromatherapy, yoga, or massage, Rachel aims to inspire everyone she meets to plant the seed for a positive change in their lives and to help each unique individual she works with remain deeply rooted in their true nature and what makes them feel happy and healthy in life!
Rachel is the founder of YAM Healing Arts LLC. Visit her website for more information on classes, services, and products: www.yamhealingarts.com
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