Fitness: How yoga teacher Rachael Moore helps clients to find their flow

Passionate yoga teacher and holistic health coach Rachael Moore weaves together wellbeing practices including mindfulness, breathwork and essential oils, to help clients find their flow

Rachael in yoga pose @elodiephotography
Rachael in yoga pose @elodiephotography

My fitness story

I feel lucky enough to say that I am a yoga teacher and holistic health coach, qualifying in my first 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2008. Over the years, my teaching has evolved into a holistic approach embodying vinyasa flow, mindfulness, breath work, essential oils and wellbeing practices from Eastern traditions including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine to offer a rich body-heart-mind approach to health and wellbeing. In recent years I have qualified as a menopause coach and holistic health coach which has been a potent journey of discovery and informs how I know teach.

What I do

I teach at Satyam and Camyoga alongside bespoke 1-2-1 offerings, pop-up classes and workshops across Cambridge and surrounding areas. I work predominantly with women (although not exclusively) and am passionate about incorporating a holistic approach into my work. I believe our journey to health and wellness is about building a beautiful, accessible toolbox which contains practices that feel relevant to our busy and often overstretched lives.

Why I love my job

Gosh, where do I start? I mean, I almost feel cheeky calling this a job!

I get to geek out on subjects that interest and inspire me, explore movement, breath and nervous system practices and share all this with those looking to create strong, healthy foundations to move though life with strength, ease and joy.

I love how the practice of yoga evolves with you as you traverse though life. My practice now, looks nothing like it did 10 or even five years ago. It is like a beautiful gemstone offering a different glimmer of light each time you look at it depending on where you find yourself in that moment.

I also love to see how the individuals I work alongside begin to notice and re-awaken different sensations, ideas and perspectives.

Rachael taking a class @frankietakesphotos_portfolio
Rachael taking a class @frankietakesphotos_portfolio

My go-to quick workout

If I need to shift my energy and wake myself up then I turn up the music to shake, dance and get my whole body moving and blood pumping, which always puts a smile on my face! I also have a few short weight-lifting workouts with dumbbells I do daily to help to increase my strength and bone density.

My favourite feel-good long workout

It has to be a delicious lengthy yoga practice where I get to move my spine in all directions, raise my heart rate, synchronise breath and movement and then drop back into some deep restorative yoga. It’s so good, and leaves me feeling resilient, balanced and quietly energised. I also swear by cold water swimming and go most mornings throughout the year to Jesus Green Lido. It is the BEST way to start your day, never fails to put a spring in my step and has been the best medicine for navigating some very challenging times.

The energy-boosting snack I swear by

Wholemeal sourdough bread with nut butter, a drizzle of honey and sprinkling of seasalt. It’s so delicious and fills me up for ages!

Feeling grounded @elodiephotography
Feeling grounded @elodiephotography

My indulgent treat food

It’s got to be the big bar of French dark chocolate with whole hazelnuts from Frederic’s deli on Magdalene Street. Utterly, utterly delicious!!

How I kick back and relax

I love a bath with one of my essential oil blends and Epsom salts added to the water. Add a book and chilled music to the mix and you have a very happy Ray! I also love to go for a walk with my Border Terrier Olive, sometimes listening to a podcast, sometimes just with the backdrop of nature.

My top tip for anyone who needs motivating to start exercising

Start with small, consistent changes that can fit into your day without too much re-arranging. So rather than setting yourself the goal of going to the gym three times a week, how about starting with just a few minutes a day, added onto something you already do? Maybe doing some squats while you wait for the kettle to boil? You’ll be amazed at how seemingly small incidental moments of exercise when done consistently add up to something significant!

Find out more about classes, coaching packages plus Rachael’s bespoke essential oil blends at or follow on Instagram @Rachaelmooreyoga

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