Yoga Teachers

Our yoga instructors are trained in diverse traditions. Each teacher brings a joyful spirit and authentic presence to class. 

Rachel Nixon

Rachel believes in the healing and transformative power of yoga. Her classes are deeply nourishing with a focus on embodied awareness and self-acceptance. Rachel empowers each student to listen to their inner teacher, to be guided from within. She discovered the practice of yoga in 2001 and trained at Kripalu in 2006. Rachel has been teaching yoga to students of all ages in the Midcoast ever since. She has a Masters in Education, as well as teaching certificates in Kripalu Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Art & Yoga, Children’s Yoga, and Yin Yoga. In 2014, Rachel founded The Dancing Elephant to create a gathering place for the community to enjoy the sacred practices of yoga, meditation, and art. Rachel lives in Camden with her partner Aaron, his daughters, and their puppy Juko. In her free time, she loves to swim, sail, hike, and ski.