Panda Yoga Studio opened in June 2016 and is run by Rachael Chambers. In May 2019 Panda Yoga moved to a space within Lifescycle on Newhaven Road.
Rachael teaches yin and restorative yoga classes. She completed her teacher training in yin yoga with Chi Therapeutics and in Restorative Yoga with White Space Yoga. In spring 2019 Rachael trained in BASI Pilates Matwork and is in the process of sitting the examinations for this accreditation.
In December 2018 Rachael started working towards an 800 hour IAYT qualification in Yoga Therapy with The Yoga Therapy Institute in the Netherlands. She is already started bringing this knowledge to classes and one to one sessions and working in a gentle and caring manner.
Rachael has been practising multiple styles of yoga for almost 20 years and has used yoga to aid in recovery from various injuries including a serious back injury and long term hip issues.
Her classes are open to all and are relaxed and welcoming. You won’t chant, you won’t be given complex Sanskrit names for poses, you’ll not be expected to be flexible (it’s a work in progress for most people) and you’ll leave relaxed with a smile.
Rachael also is owner to Picolina, a chihuahua, who makes occasional appearances in classes and demands belly rubs from anyone who comes into the studio.