The Alchemy Girls
Rachel Rogers, BA Sc., RYT, CMT, doTerra Wellness Advocate
Owner of Alchemy Yoga & Wellness Studio
Rachel is a Certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor who
has studied Hatha Yoga for over 20 years. Also Certified in Mindfulness Meditation Instruction, Rachel teaches
that which she herself practices on a daily basis.....overcoming the obstacles of
the mind and emotions. With an Undergraduate Combined Major in Psychology and
Women’s Studies, Rachel has found her own niche of combining Eastern and Western
Philosophies and practices. Her classes are intimate and as spiritual as they are physical.
Rachel found that her love of yoga became her journey out of a long-time battle with anxiety and an eating disorder. Yoga was the gift she offered to herself every week to begin the process of healing. On the mat, she found that her mind quieted. She could really feel her body and the moment she was in. The swirling thoughts slowed and she had peace. This made Rachel reach out for more and more, eventually finding her way to meditation. Rachel is now a leader in the community working with mental health and addictions and showing how the mindfulness of Yoga can be used as a very effective tool for becoming more present and feeling more alive. Rachel teaches practical applications for slowing the mind and finding the path towards peace. As a Momma of 4 growing children, Rachel knows the busyness of life and the need to be present. Her love for her children and the forest ground her, while her love for people motivates her to show others their beauty within.
Founder of OM SHANTI YOGA (beyond peace)
Also Certified in Restorative Yoga & Teaching yoga to seniors & Chair Yoga
Jacquie also took Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindfulness Training and was given the
Dharma Name: Peaceful Calling of the Heart
Having to overcome and endure many life challenges, yoga is what has allowed Jacquie to emerge whole and connected. A life time struggle with Asthma was out of control. She was depressed and full of anxiety. Prescriptions medications were of no help.
In 2005, Jacquie participated in her first yoga class. Suffering from asthma, she was amazed after just 1 class, she could breathe and felt a calm she had never felt before !
She set up a daily practice every morning and eventually she was able to stop taking her medications. In 2010 Jacquie began her Yoga Teacher Training Course. She developed her signature OM SHANTI YOGA (beyond peace) to heal herself, mentally, emotionally, physically & spiritually. Jacquie has enjoyed sharing her spiritually nurturing OM SHANTI YOGA practice with others, ever since. At age 51, Jacquie offered her greatest yoga challenge yet when she suffered a stroke. Her connection to her body, honed through her yoga practice, assisted her in recognizing what was happening and guided her as she recovered. Below is a link to an article she wrote for the Yoga Blog.
Sarah Smith, Yoga Instructor
Sarah first studied yoga at east to West studio in Toronto in 2016 obtaining her certification as a Yoga Exercise Specialist. Sarah saw a need for relaxation and stress reduction in people’s lives, A soul principle of yoga. Sarah’s journey to helping people bloom to their full potential began as a Social Service worker . Sarah’s experience and empathy to help others led her to start exploring alternative healing methods including reiki and meditation. Sarah first began volunteering teaching yoga to women in the early stages of addiction recovery. She currently volunteers for Pathstone Mental health teaching meditation and yoga to youth. Sarah completed her 200 YTT in 2018 as she saw a need for a deeper understanding of yoga in her personal life and the lives of those around her. Sarah’s passion for helping women discover their innate potential shines through in her yoga classes.
Ashley Michelle, Yoga Instructor
We have a TEAM of health practitioners coming to serve you! See what will be available to you as of November.
Our Intimate Studio and Healing Store
Our studio is warm and inviting with a real fire burning fireplace to welcome you. Class sizes at Alchemy are small and kept to a maximum of 8 students in order for each Teacher to know their students and vice versa. Our hope is for each person to come to a class feeling important and getting what they need in order to leave feeling peaceful and calm.
Our healing retail store is available to purchase quality, organic, vegan products for the body, home and whole family. Most of our products are made by local Niagara Artisans with families of their own. We believe in supporting our talented locals to provide for our incredible Niagara community.