Yin Yoga

Rachel leads authentic Yin yoga classes in Chicago based on the Chinese energy meridian system, in the style of Yin founder Sarah Powers. She often enhances these sessions with restorative yoga poses, guided meditation, and hands-on Reiki.

Yin yoga compliments dynamic, vigorous movement such as Vinyasa yoga, running, cycling, barre, and crosstraining. Practitioners sit or recline in poses for several minutes at a time, adding gentle but deliberate stress to the deep connective tissues of the core and hips. Each pose is a mini-meditation.

Gradually, Yin yoga restores range of motion and lubrication in the joints, releases stagnated energy, enables energy to flow with greater ease through the body, and calms the mind.

Rachel has been teaching Vinyasa for seven years and Yin for two. Her Yin teachers include Paulie Zink, Joe Barnett, and Josh Summers. Rachel is also a Reiki Master.

Rachel’s Yin Schedule:

Wednesday 8:15 – 9:30 pm, Tula
First Sunday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, with David Duerkop, Tula