My name is Rachael Hill. A Yorkshire lass, I now live in the beautiful Surrey Hills with my family. I have been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2012.
I started a regular yoga practice because of chronic back pain. I had tried just about everything else but 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/trauma. My style of class teaching is best described as creative flow yoga, sequenced in a way which brings poses together in a fluid and accessible format.
I teach group/online classes, sports yoga and private instruction around Surrey, plus occasional workshops, as well as yoga retreats in North Yorkshire. I am lucky 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/relaxation and somatic awareness. I strongly believe that you should walk out of a yoga class feeling significantly better than when you walked in.