Think Clearer. Move Smarter. Breathe Easier. Stress Less. Stand Taller. Live Healthier
What People Are Saying About SPARK: MOVEMENT with Raquel
“I have been studying yoga with Raquel for over a year in her studio. Her Gentle Yoga practices and excellent verbal guidance has helped me to not only develop my Yoga skills, but also eliminate the chronic hip and back pain that I was experiencing prior to working with her. Recently I had to leave the area for an extended stay in Houston. I was concerned about missing class. Raquel’s solution was a remote live class. Although I was doubtful that it would be as comprehensive as a studio class, I was quickly proved wrong. Raquel’s live classes are just like having her wherever you are. She not only gave me direction and guidance through the class but was also able to give me correction when needed. This personal experience is not something you get with a recorded video. I was so excited that I was able to bring her to Texas with me and that I could continue my classes in the comfort of my daughter’s living room. Now, I never miss a class when I’m out of town. I bring Raquel with me via remote class”
“Raquel has made yoga something that I enjoy again! I had stopped practicing yoga because of shoulder and back pain. I always felt worse after a class. I tried several recorded online classes but I never stayed consistent and it was boring. So when Raquel invited me to her online, live Gentle Yoga classes, I figured I might as well give it a try. Wow was I amazed. It was like no class I’d ever taken before. Besides the fact that I was at home, and didn’t have to take time to travel to a studio, Raquel’s gentle, compassionate style of teaching was exactly what I’ve been missing. Every position within the sequence made perfect sense to my body. After class, I always feel both relaxed and invigorated and never experience pain.”
“I truly enjoy Raquel’s live, virtual classes. This is yoga with all the support and personal attention. She guides you gently thru a series of lovely, effective poses. I felt seen and confident that she was being attentive to my alignment. Her deep knowledge of yoga coupled with her knowledge of myofascial release makes for a unique yoga experience, where healing can begin for those of us with long term chronic pain.”
Linda (New Mexico)
“Love Raquel’s live, online yoga. The convenience of being home without having to commute to class, being able to make my own space with my own props, and a very real sense of community and connectedness. The nature of the practice with focus on specific areas of the body is especially great for people like me with injury, chronic illness or pain. This practice provides immediate relief and improvement in mobility and healing without leaving home.”
“I’m always grateful when I get myself doing something. It was great to practice Gentle Yoga with Raquel in real time. May I say that her approach and her timing are so well received. All this seems like a great idea. Rather than YouTube yoga it is so nice to be a part of the group and feel connected. Keep up your wonderful spirit.”
“I’ve had a shoulder injury for over 20 years and have seen a number of doctors, therapists, and have practiced at different yoga studios. I told my family and friends about the immediate pain relief I experienced and how relaxed I felt after just one live online class with Raquel. Because our class was live she was able to correct my form immediately when I needed it and made a suggestion to help me protect my shoulder. This definitely isn’t a pre-recorded yoga video. Yoga at home with Raquel is like having a yoga instructor in my living room.”
“Raquel is so attentive and dedicated to see her students become active. I’m very athletic and have been working out my whole life. I have ran marathons and love to do heavy weightlifting as well as high intensity cardio classes. I never realized that yoga was just as good if not better for toning and strengthening my body. Raquel doesn’t just teach you about yoga, she teaches you about the importance of your mind, body, movement and thoughts in relation to your health. It’s an amazing class - and you feel like she’s right there with you.”
“I found Raquel’s Gentle Yoga class to be an essential complement to my more vigorous type of training. We all know the importance of stretching and maintaining a healthy range of motion, especially as we age, but I was reminded to focus on my breathing and how my body felt at that moment. By the end of class, not only was the tension in my muscles reduced (which I expected), but by focusing on my breathing, I did not think of outside distractions/stresses from everyday life. My mind was clear, rested and refreshed, which I did not expect. This was one class that I did not want to end.”
LIVE Online SPARK Schedule
Monday Wednesday Friday
11 AM PST
SPARK: A Good Night’s Sleep
8 PM PST
1 PM PST
No Class 5/25 Memorial Day!
SPARK: MOVEMENT is designed to Renew & Re-energize: A yoga practice designed to be gentle on your joints, hydrate your connective tissue, improve stability, and reduce daily mental and emotional stressors, while increasing your flexibility and strength. Accessible to all levels.
SPARK: A Good Night’s Sleep is designed to Relax & Reflect: A calming, evening practice designed to still your mind, help you recuperate physically, giving your nervous system an opportunity to repair and release stress after a long day so that you can have more restful sleep. Accessible to all levels.
SPARK: MOMENTUM is designed to Revive & Refocus:. Live, weekly conversational calls designed to help you SPARK your commitment to your self-care routine and maintain MOMENTUM & MOTIVATION in building healthy mental and physical fitness habits.
How It Works
LIVE ONLINE SPARK CLASSES
Monday - Friday
Pacific Standard Time
Designed to help you:
SPARK: A Good Night’s Sleep
“POSE to PRACTICE” Register and receive FREE, private instruction!
Is there a pose you’d like to learn more about? Is there a pose that might help with a condition or concern you may have? “POSE to PRACTICE” is your opportunity to learn and implement the nuances of a pose (asana) in an effort to improve your personal practice. This time of private 15 minutes of instruction is Taught via Zoom
A personal membership designed to ignite your home practice even if you experience chronic pain or can’t touch your toes, feeling sore or stressed.
Unlimited access to all live classes
Real-time form adjustments, and modifications provided.
Breathing exercises introduced to help feel and think better.
Mindfulness practice included to help you experience being present.
BONUS: “POSE to PRACTICE”
It’s time to activate your body, breath, & brain.
You’ll experience intentional exercise and movement (including yoga, & myofascial release) designed to:
- Reduce Stress
- Improve Posture
- Strengthen the body
- Increase flexibility
- Improve balance
- Protect joints, muscles & connective tissue
- Relax your nervous system so that you can recuperate and repair.
Perfect for people with tight hips, low back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain.