Rachel found yoga in 1998 and has explored the practice in many forms, finding it deeply beneficial during times of both ease and difficulty. She completed a 200-hour adult yoga teacher training in 2013 and is coached by Pleasance Silicki on the teaching of Baby & Me yoga. During pregnancy, Rachel continued her regular yoga and mindfulness practice and, and since the birth of her daughter, has discovered what joy practicing yoga with a child can bring. This, in combination with her work as a public health researcher studying the well-being of early childhood educators, led to her desire to bring yoga to caregivers (families and teachers), babies, and children.
Rachel Gooze instructs the following:
Baby and Me I
This class is designed for babies ages 6 weeks to pre-crawling with their parent or caregiver. As long as each little one has at least one adult, all are welcome: mothers, fathers, other family members, friends, nannies. This class blends songs, games, and poses for babies and adults and offers an opportunity to bond with baby, connect with the student's own breath and body, and meet new people in a supportive setting. Come dressed in comfortable clothes, ready to breathe, move, sing, and stretch together. Bring only baby blanket. No prior yoga experience necessary.