Rachel L. Malpasso, M.S., RYT-500
After a TBI, Rachel Malpasso began chair yoga in a rehab hospital. She fell in love with all 8 limbs so much that she opened a business (EveryBody Wellness & Yoga) where she teaches customized private yoga lessons, 100% online! She specializes in helping those with disabilities, injuries, chronic illnesses, and mobility issues. Rachel lives in Newport News and can relate to others in this population not only through her TBI experience, but also through a primary immunodeficiency disease. She is a vegan, loves hiking, and is passionate about social change. She completed her 200-hour training at Zenya Yoga Academy and 300-hour at My Vinyasa Practice. She has additional training in trauma-informed yoga, special populations, and chair yoga. She has taught across Hampton Roads, mostly on the peninsula. Rachel mentors 200-hour students, plus, she holds a Master’s in Psychology. She authored an e-book on adapting yoga poses and is currently writing a continuing education course on adaptive yoga. Rachel’s dream is to make yoga accessible to all while linking physical and mental health.