Rachel Plies is an experienced yoga teacher and yoga therapist in Portland, Oregon. Like many people, her relationship with yoga began casually. After attending some community center classes as an alternative to traditional sports, Rachel transitioned into a more serious practice along with private yoga therapy. During college she was liberated from chronic back pain through her new way of life and it became clear, for a person with little clarity, that yoga would be her focus. With a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Seattle University, she returned to Portland and devoted herself to teaching, first training under Diane Wilson and more recently with a 500 hour certificaition through the Samarya Center in Seattle, WA. She is a certified Integrative Movement Therapist with the Samarya Center and works with kids, teens and adults in her yoga therapy practice. Rachel brings love and creativity to her classes and therapy sessions, attempting to connect with each of her students. She draws her inspiration from her students and her teachers, Lila Donnolo, Stephanie Scission, and Molly Lannon Kenny. Contact Rachel Plies at 503-706-4706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See http://www.yogatherapyportland.com for more details.