Rachael McGowen completed the Ana Forrest 200-hour Forrest Yoga teacher training in 2010 and has since also completed the Forrest Advanced teacher training. Well-versed in many styles of yoga, she chose Forrest training because it is designed specifically for healing the aches of Western bodies and has a heavy focus on breath, healing, hands-on teaching, addressing injuries, alignment, and embodying spirit - all while being delighted by a fun, challenging, and intensive physical practice.
She recently moved to Brooklyn from San Francisco, where she taught at The Mindful Body, Yoga Tree, Innerstellar, and Moksha, along with working with numerous regular private clients. Prior to SF, she taught in Charlottesville, VA, at several studios and with private students. She encourages her students to focus on a specific intention with every practice, and to also incorporate these intentions into their lives off the mat. Rachael has also completed many workshops and trainings by other teachers in, among others, anatomy, pre- and post-natal, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and therapeutic yoga. Rachael is not only an agent for transformation of her students, but through her sustainability consulting firm, re:SHIFT. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Shawn and children Benji and Sylvia.