Rachel Lackowski, 500 RYT, LMT, has been practicing yoga for over nine years. She is a graduate of Prairie Yoga's 200 hour teacher training. She has also trained with a variety of teachers who have a wide range of yoga practices behind them, everything from Ashtanga to Tantra. This experience gives her teaching style a unique mixture to pull from, resulting in fun-filled classes that leave you feeling de-stressed, refreshed, and liberated! She is also a licensed traditional massage and Thai massage therapist, and she uses that knowledge of the body to guide her students safely into a deeper asana practice. Rachel continues to take workshops and classes to expand her knowledge so she can give her students the best class experience possible. She is planning on starting her 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Training journey at Prairie in the Fall.
Rachel Hall instructs the following:
Mindful vinyasa emphasizes combining the breath with movement to create transformation from the inside out. Postures flow seamlessly from one to the other to release tension, build self-awareness and develop healthy movement patterns. Underlying all movements is a strong emphasis on healthy alignment and intelligent sequencing.
Have you ever had that stiff, creaky, achy feeling in your body? It's not quite muscle ache, but a feeling that can be felt in different places at various times. Most of us have, and it could actually be the fascia in your body causing the ache, not your muscles. Fascia is a sheet of tissue, made up of densely packed protein fibers that weaves through your entire body. It helps bind and support your bones, muscles, and even your organs.
In this 5 week series, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of what fascia is, how it works in your body, and how you can release your fascia for a deeper asana practice. With 11 years experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Rachel has a vast amount of knowledge that she can share with you on this topic. Each class will provide you with a few self massage techniques for fascial release using props or your hands, as well as an asana practice based around the areas you've massaged. Combining these two modalities into one class will aid in healthier muscles and tissues, as well as a greater understanding of how to take care of your own body.
$110 paid one week prior;
Open to Drop-Ins!
$25 per class
*4.5% fee added for credit card payments.
Prerequisite: Must have prior experience in the Iyengar method and able to practice sirsasana and sarvangasana or their modifications independently. Class is taught by a certified Iyengar teacher and emphasizes alignment and technique within an intelligently sequenced class. Props are used to facilitate learning and provide support for less flexible students. This mindful approach is highly recommended for for those who want to deepen their understanding of alignment in asana, as well as those with back issues and other muscular or skeletal imbalances. The level 2-3 class is for experienced yoga students and includes inversions such as headstand and shoulderstand.