Are your on-going aches and pains so loud you can't ignore them anymore?

tell me, Does this sound like you?

You're an ambitious and thriving professional, at the prime of your game. You've spent many years 100% committed to your professional growth and have completely ignored your body and health.

 

You probably have a few physical injuries or are living with a specific health condition, which is challenging to manage because, thus far, your health has been a lesser priority. You sense your energy reserves are always running low and you rely on stimulants to get you going.

You experience high levels of stress on a daily basis and have been noticing on-going aches and pains in your body which impact your mood and productivity at work.

You know that if you're in it for the long haul, you need to make up for lost time, RIGHT NOW.

You need someone to give you pointers, encouragement and hold you accountable.

 

You've probably heard of the benefits of yoga but are not sure if this would be the best route for you.

In a nutshell, you want to live comfortably in your body, get stress under control and maximize your energy levels,

but have no idea how to do it.

That's where I come in.

here's what i do

I teach therapeutic, goal-oriented 

private yoga to pressed-for-time professionals in San Francisco, in a manner that time and cost efficient.

I'll design a session informed by your current physical ability and come up with a thorough plan to fast track your improvement. 

I make sure every session is well-rounded and highly customized in order address your individual needs.

I will help you recharge physically and mentally so you experience more control over your life and less overwhelm.

WHO i work with

After many years of working with people 1-on-1,

my clients tend to be:

Work has always been top priority  in your life and your physical body is now starting to complain: lower back pain, neck and shoulder stiffness, difficulty unwinding at the end of the day. You want to make up for lost time and therefore need a time efficient and result driven movement practice.

busy professionals

You want to prepare physically and mentally to navigate pregnancy and birth. Since you work full time, it's hard to find prenatal yoga classes that work with your schedule. Plus, you know you would appreciate being taken care of for a change.

working mamas

You're temporarily limited by an injury but wish to continue to be physically active. Aside from your physical therapy exercises you're not sure what else is safe to do. You need expert guidance and a highly tailored program to switch things up and help you rehab, asap.

healing from an injury

You have a super strong workout routine, but are as stiff as a board. You know yoga would be a great complement to your movement diet, but you're afraid you might not be able to keep up in group setting.

seasoned athletes

Is private yoga for me?

If you answer YES to 5 or more of the questions below, I'd love to work with you.

1.

Despite experiencing the benefits of yoga, do you struggle to establish a consistent practice?

2.

Do you deal with on-going symptoms of anxiety and depression and find it hard to feel in control of your life?

3.

Are you more relationship oriented and learn better and faster in a contained environment?

4.

Are you coming back to a movement routine and need to work on flexibility and strength?

5.

Are you nursing or guarding an injury and want to move without worsening your symptoms?

6.

Do you have a unique body and know class needs to be highly tailored and modified?

7.

Do you lead a more private life and would feel more comfortable if yoga was brought to you?

8.

Are you ready to turn this practice into a reliable source of grounding and

self-care?

9.

Do you have a packed schedule and need the yoga practice to fit into your preferred slots?

You and i would be a good fit if you

Are done with the excuses and ready to take the reigns of your health, both physical and mental;

Have zero time to waste and want to get the most out of your financial investment;

 

Are willing to engage in a relationship which will hold you accountable for your commitment to yourself;

 

Are ready to learn which yoga tools are most beneficial to you and how to use them to achieve your goals;

Want the freedom to practice at a location/time that works best for your schedule.

 

what's your story?

Not sure if this is what you're looking for and prefer to talk first?

 

I offer new clients to check in for a complimentary 15 minute call,

100% commitment free.

We'll discuss your current needs and goals and I will come up with a rough plan for our first session. That way you get EXACTLY what you need, right from the start.

 

Rest assured that all information you share with me will be kept strictly confidential.

 

So, how can I help you?

 

happy clients

Karen & Vernon Baas
Julia Nguyen
Steve Sweetser
Alix Marduel

I have been taking private yoga sessions with Raquel since February 2017. I found her through Yelp, and she has been a wonderful trainer who is very attentive to my body's issues.

 

I am feeling better and learning about proper form for poses that you normally wouldn't get from a public yoga class.

Raquel is an excellent, super pleasant and competent yoga instructor. She helped me tremendously in preparing and recovering from hip surgery.

 

Practicing 1-on-1 with her largely contributed to my quick and full recovery after surgery. I'm very grateful to have found her. Merci Raquel!

Michelle and Eric Miller

My husband and I connected with Raquel when I was just starting my first pregnancy. Her custom yoga sessions allowed us to each obtain our unique goals while enjoying the practice together and bonding as a couple. No matter what your practice may entail, Raquel can adapt and guide you through the physical, mental, and spiritual journey you hope for.

I have back and neck issues which I have battled for many years. Raquel took a special interest in my problems and came up with a series of yoga exercises which have allowed me to treat myself daily for my back pain. 

 

I feel very fortunate to have found Raquel, and I'm a better and healthier person because of this.

We've been practicing semi private yoga with Raquel for for almost 3 years now. She has spent time learning our personalities and finds new ways to keep us engaged and appropriately challenged.

 

One of her talents that I most appreciate is her ability to adapt our practice on any given day for what our bodies need.

 

 

 

I got engaged a few months ago and was inspired to get in better shape. I've been doing 1x1 sessions with Raquel for 2 months now and with her help, I FINALLY HAVE MUSCLES! For the first time in my life, my arms are more than just long things that look like poles! Raquel is very hands-on and focuses my lessons around the areas that I want to improve.

I highly recommend her!

William Choi
Virginia Kao
Jeff Hughes
Mary Anne Baysac

I struggled practicing in a group class environment and decided to do private sessions. That's how I met Raquel.

She immediately understood my concerns and limitations and reassured me that there were ways to work around my problem spots.

 

Her exercises have enhanced my physical therapy homework, and she is excellent in monitoring my status and energy level.
 

I had always wanted to try yoga but was too intimated to take a class. My wife gifted me a 10 class package of private yoga and it's been such a great experience! Raquel is a patient, knowledgeable instructor with a solid understanding of biomechanics and physiology.

 

She has also helped me with back and hip issues that had been bothering me for a long time.  

 

My range of motion and flexibility haven't been this great in years!

Raquel has truly been a blessing for my pregnancy! As a health care professional it was difficult to accommodate the benefits of yoga in my busy schedule. She utilizes her wealth of knowledge in yoga, human anatomy, and breathing to cater to my unique needs. I feel amazing after every session!

 

Thanks to research on Yelp, I found a private yoga instructor who has been exceptional!

ONLINE CLASSES

 

Refine the basics with bite-size therapeutic practices on the go!

YOGA TREE - Potrero Hill

MON/WED @12:15pm Therapeutic Yoga

SAT @11am Therapeutic Yoga

Active and foundational class with focus on functional movement and soft tissue release with the therapy balls.

SATORI Yoga Studio  

FRI @12:15pm Gentle Yoga

FiDi yummy yoga happy hour, accessible to all, mellow and grounding. 

THE BAY CLUB

FRI @4pm Therapeutic Yoga Greenwich

Beginner level yoga with focus on foundations, functional movement and relaxation.

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ABOUT

 

I felt so deeply relieved and relaxed after my first yoga class I could barely get off the floor.

 

I had just said goodbye to my boyfriend who was going to live in another country. I thought I was pretty good at keeping my cool about this major life change, but that yoga class totally exposed the truth simmering underneath.

 

A dear friend invited me to attend her yoga class. Without major expectations, I decided to go. Towards the end, she guided the group through a beautiful visualization. Suddenly, I felt my heart beating faster, the chest expanding, my throat gripping... tears down my face. What was THAT all about?

The invincible wonder woman inside me was caught completely off guard.

The mask fell off, giving space to vulnerability, sadness and overwhelm. I don't usually connect with that part of myself. Do you?

 

In that moment of unexpected surrender, I remember vividly wanting to remain very, very still.

It was that quality of unwavering inner stillness - no matter what I'm going through - I became interested in recreating that in my everyday life.

 

Do you tend to be over-scheduled, mentally scattered and physically tired? Do you walk through life feeling like a chicken with her head cut off? It doesn't have to be like that.

 

After over 8 years teaching yoga, I've realized what I am meant to do in this planet: help people be more balanced and centered in their lives, one breath at a time.

I look forward to getting to know you, what drives you nuts and what makes you tick. 

We're all in this journey together.

Warmly, Raquel

MY BACKGROUND

2K+

hours of formal training in bio-mechanics, anatomy, breathing techniques, yoga for stress reduction and myofascial release 

8+

years of teaching experience in a variety of settings such as yoga studios, corporate offices, conferences, special events and community centers 

50 +

positive YELP reviews from private, corporate and public class students

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200 +

hours of 1-on-1 mentorship specialized in private yoga and therapeutics

400 +

hours of assisting my senior mentors in teacher in trainings

500

500ERYT - Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher status with Yoga Alliance

 

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