Rachel Zinman

Rachel has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has taught for over 20. She discovered yoga at the age of 19 after being told by a chiropractor that yoga and meditation would help her back problems. She began her studies in Sydney, Australia but later moved to Byron Bay where her training continued in the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods. One of her first teaching engagements was as the Head of Dance at the Northern Rivers Conservatorium in Lismore, NSW.

While living in New York from 2000–2004 Rachel mentored with ISHTA yoga founder Alan Finger, teaching in his studios for four years. She co-created and coordinated their Teacher Training Program. Since 2005, she has begun her own creation and facilitation of her teacher training and workshops in: Australia, India, Bali, Japan, New York and in many major cities in Europe

Her classes are often described as a fluid mix of creative playful sequencing, meaningful insights and lighthearted fun.

Rachel also co-created and produced a popular Australian Yoga Video series and a Kid’s Yoga Video. She is an award-winning musician for her album of chanting and devotional song, Sita Ram, and has since produced two more CDs with Nyck Jeanes as the band Subway Bhaktis. She now shares Kirtan nationally and Internationally with John, an award winning musician and singer/songwriter. They are currently working on their first CD together.

She is a published poet in several anthologies including the Poetry of Yoga, which was published in 2011. She writes for Australian Yoga Life, Australian Yoga Journal, mindbodygreen, Rebelle Society, a sweet life, Yoginit, Global Yogi, Travel Yoga and many more online magazines and most recently has developed a passion for creating short films.

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