Raquel’s yoga exploration began in 2008 as an addition to her regular exercise routine. Sparked by her nature to seek out intensity in workouts, she found hot yoga and developed a regular practice and the confidence to explore other styles of yoga. This came at a transitional healing time bringing to surface that the struggles we face in this life, in our past, are also our blessings that carry us to where we are today. She believes that each one of us deserves to know what it’s like to love and be kind to ourselves inside and out. Raquel’s intention is to offer an opportunity for her students to take the generous tools that yoga offers to guide the body, breathe, and mind to retreat from everyday life stressors. Raquel makes an effort to balance her own life and full-time career as a Financial Analyst by enjoying time with family, friends, traveling, anything outdoors in nature, and studying, teaching and practicing yoga regularly. Her go to happy place is next to the river doing yoga with her fur babies. In her classes she aims to make space to heal and reconnect to a more love-filled relationship with the life and the bodies that we live in right here right now. Let’s get Zen!