YOGA TEACHER

"Rachel’s Mindful Monday sessions and Wednesday yoga classes ground me. As an adult with unmedicated ADHD and PTSD, the grounding, positive environment Rachel creates with her presence is reaffirming to me. I feel my stress lift when I see her smile or hear her warm greetings. All who come into contact with this giving, open, compassionate person are improved when she asks us to look inward and focus on the energy we absorb and exert from and into our surroundings. Rachel’s gatherings create a strong sense of community full of healing and laughter. She takes our journey together so seriously that she maintains a consistent air of positivity and generosity with herself and her time. Rachel always challenges herself to model the change she wants to help bring to the world and it inspires her colleagues do the same. Rachel is so successful in this that her space is one where all staff gather in the morning before we work so that we may borrow some of the light she brings. This year has been made more enjoyable because of Rachel and her crucial work in Social-Emotional Learning."

Alex Randall, Peer Educator

Change Agent, Breathe for Change

John W. Ross Elementary School 2018-19, Washington, DC

Mindful Monday & Warrior Wednesday

Co-Lead Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation for Staff

Trainer, Breathe for Change

Summer 2018, Washington, DC

SEL*F Trainer & Support Trainer

Co-Lead Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation

RYT-200, Yoga Alliance

Certification completed Fall 2018 through Breathe for Change

Following certification, started a weekly yoga class to promote family engagement for the mothers and sons in my classroom.

Weekly sessions include yoga postures, mindfulness practice, breathing exercises, and meditation.

Reiki Practitioner

Completed training for Reiki Level I, II, and Master Level

Rachel Terlop

2019 Henry Ford Innovation Nation Teacher of the Year

Social Emotional Learning and Facilitation Coach

Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP)

Early Childhood B.S.Ed & M.A.T. and RYT-200