Raquel is inspired, challenged, ignited and balanced by yoga, and is honored to teach this sublime practice. She started down the yoga path in 2007, and realized few other things allowed her to connect with her body in a joyful, powerful way. Her first downdog led to countless others, and in 2012 she completed her 200-hr certification at Moksha Yoga. She leads creative and playful classes, linking breath with movement and incorporating breathwork and meditation for a well-rounded, comprehensive practice. She is grateful to Seane Corne, Rod Stryker, Bryan Kest, Aadil Palkhivala and many others for their teachings that influence her own practice.
When she’s not teaching, Raquel is a holistic wellness coach specializing in helping women cultivate nourishing relationships with their bodies. She remains passionately curious about yoga, wellness, tribal arts and indigenous herbalism, and continues her studies to better serve her students. A proud Chicago native, Raquel also loves writing fiction, growing food and cooking with it, magical-realists, and mid-morning dark chocolate.
Raquel is currently teaching Yoga Nidra at Core Wisdom.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of deep, wakeful relaxation. This guided meditation is experienced lying in a restful, supported position while you mindfully release physical, then mental and emotional tension in order to reach your highest potential. No meditation experience necessary!