Treatments to restore the body & mind
Intuitive treatments that support health, relaxation and wellbeing through the use of deep tissue release, acupressure, assisted bodystretches and breathwork. Rach’s experience comes from years of teaching various yoga styles – plus training in Swedish, Ayurvedic, Reflexology and Thai Yoga Massage for a deeply integrative experience to rebalance body & mind.
I am a yoga teacher, massage therapist and surf coach from the UK who has moved around quite a bit. I love to explore, and can currently be found playing in the Atlantic Ocean or teaching yoga in Portugal.
I head up Soul & Surf’s Pop-Ups, and love nothing more than sharing my love of surf, yoga and the present moment awareness that the two practices have in common, in gorgeous places around the world.
The name Saltwater Yoga came about not because of proximity to, or immersion in the ocean but from the connection that I have with it and the feeling I get when I’m in or near the sea. The sea has been a great teacher to me and I will forever enjoy being its student.
Since moving to the coast, both saltwater and yoga have been the catalysts to the changes in my life. They have helped me to change my career, my health, my friendships and they have also facilitated my restless nature by making it acceptable for me to travel!
Saltwater Yoga is about feeling the ocean’s influence wherever you are, even if you are far from the coast. For me the ocean evokes the unknown, the tides, the moon; it is fresh, bracing, cyclical. It is about fluidity and peace, but is also wild and demands respect.
I want to use Saltwater Yoga to share my experiences with yoga and the ocean and pass them on through teaching, even as I continue to be a student myself. The sea has give me patience, balance, and a greater understanding of the way I treat myself and those around me.
I did my initial Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training in Goa, India, after spending two incredible seasons with Soul & Surf in Kerala practising yoga every day. Since then I have studied alignment with the incredible Jim Harrington, Yin Yoga & Ashtanga in Kerala, Yoga Therapy with Qi-Yo Multiversal Yoga, trained in Yoga for Athletes with Sarah Ramsden and continue to study functional anatomy and physiology.
I am a person who likes to be outside (mainly in the ocean, but I’m partial to a nice bit of woodland too.) I also love eating and surfing (the last one means I can do more of the first one)