Instructor Spotlight

Rachel // Instructor

By February 20, 2016 No Comments

instructor-rachel What I love most about Divine is the transformation I see in all the women who walk in that door. Most of us start out a little scared, a little shy and stiff and within weeks, heck, sometimes even by the end of one class, I see women who are morphing gently, passionately into Goddesses. That probably sounds silly but I believe it wholeheartedly because I’ve seen it and I feel it myself when I dance.

I started pole in 2012 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I was drawn to the tricks and the cool moves but now I see it’s so much more than that! I love the strength my body feels, the challenge of learning new things and letting go, I love the way pole dancing makes me feel about myself: more confident and passionate.

My mantra:
I can do hard things!

Favorite song to dance to:
“Elastic Heart” by Sia

I grew up in Southern Oregon and lived in Los Angeles for a while. Now my hubby and I live near downtown Seattle.

Why do you love Divine Movement?
I love Divine because of the positive message it sends to women of all shapes and lifestyles. It’s incredibly encouraging and what we learn here is an inspiration. I love how I’ve changed and grown into my body and my own strength over the years because of Divine.

What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
I can’t handle Jack White’s “Love Is Blindness” song. It makes me convulse and dance like a dervish. (I love it!)

Favorite Food?
My favorite food is chocolate cake! For breakfast!

What is the farthest you have been from home?
Farthest I’ve been from home is Vietnam for a month teaching English with my husband.

When was the last time you cried?
Last time I cried? Ugh, always! I was probably watching Steel Magnolias for the nth time!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a horse rancher! Haha…

Guilty pleasure?
Mmm! Guilty pleasures! I’d say, chocolate cake for breakfast, reading celebrity magazines on a flight, watching and re-watching Grand Hotel on Netflix!

Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
I love me a good pair of booty shorts that don’t ride up too much, and a comfy, strappy sports bra!

Favorite quote?
“The point is not for you to do something that’s never been done before. The point is for you to do something YOU’VE never done before.” – Elizabeth Gilbert