Meet Our Awesome Instructers
Training for 12 years and teaching for 10 years has provided Toni with the experience to compete in Muay Thai matches and in the New York Daily News Golden Gloves boxing tournament.
Her active interest in coaching and instructing stems from 2 years of collegiate cheerleading coaching at St. John’s University, where she designed workout regimens and diet plans for University’s athletes.
After years of suffering from idiopathic, chronic pain, doctors and physical therapists advised her to stop all physical activity to prevent any further physical ailments, leading to a noticeable decrease in quality of life. By discovering a compassionate and self-loving yoga practice on her own and later, by guiding others, she realized that movement, strength, and flexibility comes from within, and not from a perceived image of body type or capability. Yoga has brought improvements to all areas of Rachel's life, including an increasingly positive outlook, and she's passionate about sharing this practice with all those who have interest. Rachel's classes aim to help students find ease both on and off the mat; she supports and encourages students of all ages, physical history, and capabilities to explore their own bodies' range of motion, balance, and connection to breath.
Rachel's classes are designed for everyone to include better focus, concentration, and injury prevention.
She also enjoys backpacking, scoring live baseball, and sports analytics. Rachel holds a bachelor's degree in economics and master's degree in international finance policy from Columbia University.