After many years of dance studies, Rachel first discovered the Pilates apparatus lessons in 2005 at Temple University in Philadelphia where it was a part of the dance department curriculum.  There she studied weekly with David Seth Fink and learned the classical mat Pilates with Jennifer Morley.  After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in modern dance, Rachel decided to pursue a career in teaching Pilates since it played such a great role in her own physical development.  She completed her mat certification with Power Pilates in Philadelphia, her comprehensive certification through the Physicalmind Institute in Miami and has attended workshops from Polestar and Equinox. After teaching and practicing on various types of Pilates equipment for several years it became clear that not all Pilates instruction is the same. She began searching for a deeper understanding of Joseph Pilates' original method and apparatus.  Rachel is currently continuing her education in authentic Pilates through The New York Pilates Studio bridge program studying with Sean Gallagher, learning the roots of this fascinating method.