Who is The Playful Yogi?
The Playful Yogi was born when Rachael Weiss, RYT200, a mom herself, realized that there was a scarcity of children's yoga in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
Teaching children was quite by accident for this yogi! Rachael was working for a studio in town that needed help with an off-site kids class for the summer. She thought it sounded like fun and would fit with other classes she was teaching and agreed. Little did she know that in seven short weeks, she'd fall in love with teaching kids!
To be more well-equipped to teach children, she registered for a kids-intensive training hosted by Karma Kids Yoga at a local Charlotte studio. This opened up a whole new world of possibility, allowing her to think more playfully about her practice and teaching, and that yoga didn't need to be serious to be effective!
A yogi herself, Rachael began practicing in 2000, but only found her own 'yoga' when she began teaching children! Rachael has "played yoga" with "kids" as young as 6 weeks and as old as 86 and looks forward to playing yoga with you!