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Rachel McDermott

Rachel's yoga journey began nearly 20 years ago

when she moved to London to go to University. She has practised many different styles of yoga throughout the years - for her, yoga was always more then just exercise. She loved the way yoga connected her mind and body and gave her tools to have a more balanced life - physically and mentally. 

Over the years, yoga has become her constant - it’s been there through good times and bad; changed her and grown with her.

In 2015 she left her career in events, where she had been a producer and director for 15 years, and fulfilled a life long ambition of becoming a yoga instructor. 

Since qualifying as an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher with It's Yoga International, she has also gained her training in pregnancy and postnatal yoga (with Sally Parks). This time of training was really special for her as she was also pregnant with her second son. Yoga was a huge part of both her pregnancies and birth experiences and then postnatally. The postnatal practice was very nurturing and a supportive way for her body to recover and, of course, a very special time to bond with her baby.

She has moved to Brighton with her family in 2017 after living in London for nearly 20 years. This new chapter is very exciting and she is very honoured to be teaching with It's Yoga Brighton.