My name is Rachael Hill and I live in the beautiful Surrey Hills with my family. I have been practising yoga for over 15 years and teaching since 2012.
I started a regular yoga practice because of chronic back pain. I had tried everything else and it all just seemed to make things worse. Yoga helped me to heal my back, become stronger and more flexible, and in the process I discovered many other benefits I hadn’t expected to find.
I can empathise with my students when they come to my classes with injury, conditions which require care and attention, or just have a desire to improve strength, flexibility and movement and don’t know where to start.
I am a qualified yoga teacher, Yoga Alliance Affiliate, and have industry insurance and first aid training. I am qualified in advanced pregnancy yoga training (with Nadia Narain at Triyoga), Sports Yoga for Athletes with Sarah Ramsden and Yoga for back pain (Dru Yoga). I specialise in Yoga for Athletes and gentle therapeutic yoga and movement classes for people with chronic pain. My style of class teaching is best described as creative flow yoga, sequencing in a way which brings poses together in a fluid and accessible format.
I teach group classes, sports yoga and private instruction around Surrey, occasional workshops, and teach yoga retreats in North Yorkshire. I am lucky enough to have worked with professional sports teams including England Women’s Rugby 7’s and the Surrey Cricket Team.
My belief is that yoga has a major role in functional fitness but can bring a host of other benefits applied through breathwork, meditation and relaxation. I strongly believe that you should walk out of a yoga class feeling significantly better than when you walked in!