Rachel Hessen

Rachel used to be a 9 to 5’er, working a “just alright, sorta stuck-in-a-cubicle job” in Detroit. Inspired by an Eleanor Roosevelt quote (the essence of which is to do something that scares you), she decided life is too short, left it all for something that would inspired her, and took her yoga teacher training. The contentedness of her yoga practice and the vibrance of her adopted home of Chicago fill her with optimism and gratitude. Rachel enjoys both taking and teaching physically intense classes but also recognizes the importance of bringing in balance and ease, as she has found for herself that physical strength and focus lead to the mental counterpart of confidence and peace.