Approximately one year ago I walked into Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills having no idea what yoga was all about except that a friend told me it can really help me mentally and physically. I met Rachel that day and my life has changed dramatically. Rachel took the time to explain to me what Bikram Yoga was all about and prepared me for my first class. At that time of my first classes, I was experiencing a tremendous amount of depression, anxiety, and physical problems. Rachel and her studio provided me a place to heal. She took me under her wing and coached me through some very difficult times.
What impresses me the most about Rachel is her commitment to all her students, her teachers, and her studio. I have seen Rachel have long talks with students whom are struggling and I can see how much faith and respect students have for her as an owner and individual. Rachel does an excellent job of being “One of us” not an owner and teacher, who is above anyone. Rachel’s commitment to her own practice is something that helps drive her students to work hard and often. I have also seen Rachel stay very involved with her teachers to make sure the studio keeps a consistent practice. I have been to other Yoga studios and must say this studio is the cleanest and I know it is because of her commitment to cleaning the studio multiple times a day. Rachel’s friendly attitude and personal strength has created a studio like no other. Students are always interacting with each other before and after class and that is because Rachel and her teachers are one of a kind and they never present themselves above the students.
On a personal level, Rachel talked to me about my daughter’s anxiety and her wishes to practice yoga, however my daughter was too nervous to attend a class. Rachel offered to come to my home and teach my daughter until she was able to come to the studio. Anyone who is looking for a comfortable and safe place to practice all types of yoga, belong to a community of high energy caring students of all types, would benefit from taking a class with Rachel and would immediately see what I am talking about. See you soon in the Hot Room.