Rachel strikes a perfect balance in her classes between the physical and the mental aspects of yoga. Rachel’s yoga classes are always challenging, yet one is never made to feel inadequate as she praises, encourages and celebrates what the individual is able to achieve, regardless of whether or not it is ‘perfect’. Rachel, as a teacher, has a quiet, calm approach which inspires confidence. Rachel’s yoga class on Monday morning is the perfect way to start the week – one leaves with a sense of peace. Rachel’s explanations are clear and concise. Rachel combines teaching strategies which ensure that her classes are a success: she models what she expects us to learn, she stands back and watches how we work, she works alongside, and she provides opportunity for the practice of new skills.