Rachel was born and raised in Vail, a true native.
Rachel’s boundless energy and enthusiasm are rooted in her passions: throughout her career as a professional snowboarder, as she has traveled around the world, and while she has committed to the art and practice of teaching yoga, she’s relied on her natural magnetism, positivity and compassion to guide her journey. She contributes as a driver and thought leader for countless initiatives that benefit and bring joy to the community.
Teaching yoga since 2005 and practicing since the mid 90’s, Rachel is a 500hr Certified Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher and Baptiste Faculty member. She travels with Baron Baptiste to assist and lead trainings for the Baptiste Institute. She also holds a 500hr E-RYT, and is a Level 1 & 2 certified igolu coach. Her yoga classes are powerful, playful, challenging, open-hearted, and will leave you with a deeper sense of purpose and authenticity.
Some of her immediate and long-term goals include starting a family, building her coaching & consulting company Roots to Wings Coaching, and creating a vibrant global retreat program.
She enjoys having her family close by and spends much of her free time playing outdoors with her husband Jay and their two dogs, cooking, mtn. Biking, camping, gardening, or snowboarding!
Rachel Nelson instructs the following:
Vinyasa Power Yoga is a fluid, powerful, style of yoga that links movement and breath together and is based on intuition rather than tradition. Vinyasa Power Yoga heals, detoxifies and exhilarates the body and mind with emphasis on movement, balance, and intention.
This class is the same as the power class with the addition of a fun playlist!