Rachel is a born and bred East Londoner, she grew up running around with the animals and causing mischief at Hackney City Farm while her mum taught the pottery classes.

Initially working with her gift of creating weird and wonderful wearable art pieces in the world of knitting and knitwear design, Rachel had to put her needles down due to repetitive strain injuries (from all the knitting!) and found herself in a yoga class as part of her rehabilitation.

Experiencing the deeply beneficial healing capacity of yoga first hand on a mental and emotional level as well as the physical Rachel immediately knew that she wanted to share this practice with others and help people find their way back into their most comfortable body.

Rachel is now creating and teaching her own style of yoga classes, workshops and trainings that include yin, kundalini, massage and mandala techniques.

All photographs by Luca Piffaretti