This is our last official Instructor Spotlight and that wraps up showcasing our yoga family over here at Inspire Yoga Colleyville! LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS….
RACHAEL FALLON! Rachael is no stranger to our location or to the Colleyville area as she has been teaching here for years! Rachael offers something unique and special for our students here at Inspire Yoga Colleyville and you can also catch her on Fridays at our sister studio, Inspire Yoga Grapevine! Come check out Rachael’s classes here every Tuesday and Thursday at noon as well as Fridays at Grapevine at 9 am! Peep our conversation below to get a vibe for what Rachael is all about!
So, Rachael, tell us a little bit about your background with yoga.
I found yoga years ago as I was transitioning in the workplace. After being in the same field for many years, this was a scary and unsure new direction. There was a small yoga studio next door, and once I finally got the courage to attend a class (after much doubt and apprehension) it didn’t take long for me to fall in love!
I finished my 200 hour in conjunction with Dallas-based We Yogis and Authentic Yoga TT in Scottsdale. 2 years later, I completed my 300 hour with Patrick Beach & Carling Harps in Los Angeles (Awakening Yoga Training). I continue to take workshops and smaller series of trainings as I can to try to stay informed and aware of the many facets and modalities of yoga. I have been teaching for 5 years, and practicing for a bit longer than that. My practice definitely soared and became more serious as I began teacher training.
That’s awesome! Immersing ourselves in an intensive teacher training will definitely do that. What does your personal practice mean to you?
It is an amazing gift of expression and personal freedom that always seems to ground me and help to press the “reset” button. I honestly wish I had more time in my day to practice regularly!
What are some small things that make your day better? Those things that offer up a nice reset button you just mentioned.
A snuggle with my cats! A quick phone call or FaceTime with an old friend. Driving around with the windows down and that perfect burst of fresh air and sunshine on my skin.
Who inspires you to be better on those tough and challenging days?
My mentors and teachers, Patrick Beach and Carling Harps.
And lastly, in your opinion, what is something everyone should do at once in their lives?
I can definitely agree with that! If everyone waited tables, I think we would be a lot more understanding of the service industry as a whole! Thanks Rachael so much for taking the time out of your day to give us all a deeper sense of who you are and what you’re about!