Rachel is relaxing stressful lives

Rachel Palmer from Barnoldswick spent a month in Goa, India, learning Yoga and is starting a new class in the town. (S)
Rachel Palmer from Barnoldswick spent a month in Goa, India, learning Yoga and is starting a new class in the town. (S)

A former Nelson woman who immersed herself in yoga for a month in India is launching a new class to bring relaxation to stressful lives.

Rachel Palmer, who now lives in Barnoldswick, is starting the sessions at the Rainhall Centre on Tuesday after spending four weeks in Goa learning all aspects of yoga from one of the very best Indian instructors.

Rachel Palmer. (S)

Rachel Palmer. (S)

She says the sessions be suitable for both aspiring and already practicing “Yogis” and the calming activity has helped her overcome serious bouts of anxiety experienced previously in her working life.

The confidence gained from practising Yoga has given her the passion to pursue it as a career, although she will continue to work part time at Fusion Team in Earby,

Rachel said: “The training in India was very intense and I studied with an Indian Swami Yoga master.

“We studied from sunrise until well after sunset every day for a month in a complete immersion in yoga.

“I feel this training, combined with my own experience of yoga and many classes, workshops and retreats has brought me to the point of being able to realise a burning desire to share yoga with others.

“To say that there was a time when I could not even go to work and struggled to leave the house due to debilitating panic attacks and now I am up at the front of the room teaching yoga for me displays the power and magic of yoga and meditation for all to see.

“I owe everything to it and now I want to help others discover what yoga can do.”

Rachel’s classes run at the Civic Hall in Barnoldswick on Tuesdays from 5-30pm until 7pm and Thursdays from 8-15pm until 9-45pm.

The new class at the Rainhall Centre on Tuesday is from 1pm and 2-15pm. Rachel is offering the first class completely free, but booking is required due to limited places.

For further information, call Rachel on 07811 852168, email karmamindsyoga@gmail.com or go to www.facebook.com/karmamindsyoga