Rachel Meyer is an American writer and yoga teacher based in Switzerland. She draws from her roots in musical theater, theology, and the arts to teach a wholehearted, vigorous vinyasa.
Rachel served as Vice President of Business Development Europe for welltech company studio BE from 2019-2022, where her first-rate skills in crafting polished, authentic communications, curating thoughtful content, leading yoga & mindfulness trainings, recruiting global faculty members of integrity, and building a progressive, inclusive company contributed to a thriving corporate culture.
Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, On Being with Krista Tippett, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, HuffPost, Parents Magazine, Quiet Revolution, YogaDork and more.
Rachel trained with and assisted Rusty Wells, MC Yogi, and Amanda Giacomini in San Francisco, CA, and taught for a decade in premier studios throughout the Bay Area, Portland, OR; and Boston, MA.
She now teaches at B. Yoga Basel and the Braswell Arts Center, in addition to an extensive free YouTube library featuring over 70 recorded classes.
Rachel completed her B.A. in Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Systematic Theology in Berkeley, CA under groundbreaking feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether.
In 2009, Rachel earned a Certificate in Yoga Philosophy at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she had the pleasure of learning from yoga luminaries Richard Rosen (history and pranayama), Carlos Pomeda (Upanishads and meditation), Gary Kraftsow (Viniyoga and classical theory), and Sally Kempton (Tantra); she then studied Patanjali’s Sutra with Chase Bossart and Kate Holcombe.
Her current teaching style is influenced by the work of Larry Schultz (creator of The Rocket), Buddhist psychotherapist Michael Stone, and meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg, Ethan Nichtern, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach.
Rachel leads teacher training workshops and immersions exploring yoga history through a 21st-century lens, interfaith perspectives on yoga philosophy, and contemporary issues in the yoga world.
She was featured by CBC Radio on their religion and spirituality podcast Tapestry with Mary Haynes. You can listen to her full interview here, and read the HuffPost essay that inspired it here.
Say hello at rachelmeyeryoga (at) gmail (dot) com or via social media @rachelmeyeryoga.