From the desk of Rachael Lappen, RYT…
Every year I try to put my finger on what it is about this season that brings me some much fulfillment. This year, my yoga practice has helped me bring some clarity to my answer. Heartiness and warmth are two words that I associate with the holidays and along with them come vivid images of family gathered around a fireplace and a full spread of a colorful holiday feast. This, in turn, triggers deeper feelings of satisfaction and calm. My yoga practice helps me to focus on my “drishti”, a Sanskrit word meaning outer vision and inner awareness. I often encourage my students to create the image they want to see. When they are in control of the experience they are creating, it sets the tone for how the live their lives. As I reflect on what I am thankful for, I invite you to consider a word or two that inspire you to refine your focus on the spirit of the holiday season. And, while you are at it, give yourself the gift of your yoga practice to help set your intention to do that.
Join me at OMBE this season for class! Come check out one of my following sections:
Foundation Yoga (for beginners)- Thursdays 6:30pm
Yoga For Runners- Thursdays 7:30pm and Saturdays 9am
Vinyasa Yoga- Fridays 7am and Saturdays 7am
Prenatal Yoga- Saturdays 10am
Receive $20 off of a single private session. Or, drop in to class for $15 OR purchase a class package (5 for $100, 10 for $180 or 15 for $240) and receive a FREE single class pass for a friend for every package you buy. Indulge in the gift of yoga and pass it on! Looking forward to seeing you in the studio soon!
Check out our current class schedule at www.ombecenter.com/classes or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-447-2222 for more information.
Rachael, a lifelong fitness and wellness enthusiast and former competitive swimmer with a degree in Biology from Clark University, has been practicing and studying Yoga for the past eight years and teaching for the last three. From her first moments on the Yoga mat, she was instantly drawn to the balance of dynamic and meditative movement of energy and the constant evolution of body and mind. She has completed Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Power Vinyasa Teacher Training with Baron Baptiste, and is a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200 hour level through Yoga Alliance and a Certified Senior Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher.
Rachael currently teaches Power and Vinyasa-based Yoga classes to students of all levels and ages. She is a member of the Assistant Team at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge and Brookline, and enjoys teaching in community service venues. Additionally, Rachael continually enriches her professional training and personal journey through workshops with some of the best-known Yogis in the field.
Rachael’s classes are accessible to all students with an emphasis on proper alignment. She encourages students to connect to movement with breath and body awareness, a light heart, and to be open to new possibilities. Rachael incorporates her yoga practice into all aspects of her life and is endlessly grateful to all of her teachers and mentors. She is honored to share her passion with her students, encouraging them to cultivate their personal authenticity as well as physical health.