200 Hour Teacher Training Testimonials
"Rachel has been leading the anatomy portions of my teacher trainings for a few years now in Bali, Seattle and Melbourne. Time and time again students provide feedback that states how clearly Rachel is able to provide a lot of information in a very clear way that is understandable, relatable and memorable so that they can then apply the teaching in their own practice and in the classes that they teach. Rachel’s personal rapport with people makes it incredibly easy to break down the barriers of resistance that students can sometimes have when it comes to subject matter that they consider challenging, such as anatomy. Her own passion for what she is teaching is what makes people want to listen to what she has to say. That’s a great teacher."
~ Les Leventhal • International Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500
"Rachel has brought a ray of light into our yoga teacher trainings in Bali, inspiring, entertaining, and motivating students to explore and learn through her engaging teaching style. She has managed to do what few can—take a subject that is technical and academic in many respects and make it relatable, interactive…and fun!"
~ Troy MacFadden • Co-founder School of Sacred Arts, Bali Indonesia
"Thank you for sharing the knowledge about anatomy, really wish to have more time to explore more about our bodies. It's fascinating how our bodies are built differently and experiencing each muscles as we make each movement, and..how one yoga asana can give different experiences in our bodies just by moving a muscle/slightly shifting the focus point in our bodies. Look forward to attend your class again in the future!"
~ Tika D.
Tanya Caps Yoga Teacher Training 2015
"You are a badass anatomy teacher! Loved your casual yet profoundly knowledgeable approach to the classes.
You shared a nitty gritty subject with so much fun and motivation, kept us inspired whilst teaching us a great foundation of anatomy. The practical and hands-on activities were great! Really valuable to apply in class/ to clients this way. And OMG, your outfits just made my day!
~ Vanessa Eichorn
Radiantly Alive 2017
300 Hour Teacher Training Testimonials
Pilates • Osteo • Anatomy Testimonials
"We are so blessed to have Rachel servicing our community here in Ubud. Rarely you will find an Osteopath who is also movement trained and passionate about combining Osteopathy and movement healing. I have learned A LOT from Rachel over the years cross referring our clients. Thank you Rachel and I look forward to much more collaboration in the future! ”
~ Sook Fun • Owner of Movement Matters, Ubud BALI
"For approximately 6 years I had the good fortune to benefit from Rachel’s amazing skills on three fronts, as an Osteopath, Pilates Teacher and Anatomy Tutor.
Then 61 years and with a very tight and sore body, I have mildly Scoliotic spine, I first saw Rachel as an Osteopath.... so valuable has this work been to my body, and undertook some amazingly informative Anatomy lessons with Rachel. "
Muriwai, New Zealand
Osteopathy Treatment Testimonials
"I was really happy to experience that Rachel really listened to my story and combined her knowledge of the body and the soul to analyze what was going on with me. She discovered the cause of my problem very quick. The pain I felt in my upper back had to do with very tight muscles in between my lower ribs. Incredible! I never thought of that spot and even less about the fact that this had something to do with the way I was breathing.
The cool thing about how Rachel works is that she makes you aware on how your body reacts while taking on different postures. She also shows you how certain parts of your body differ from each other. Instead of telling what is different or wrong in your body, she asked me to describe what I felt in my body.
And instead of writing down some exercises on a piece of paper, she showed them. It felt like she gave me the key to change my posture and movements in yoga but also in daily life.
After every session I was, in opposite of seeing a physiotherapist, very motivated to go to yoga classes and use all the information I gathered from Rachel into my practice. I never experienced such a great progression. I released stressed areas in my body and was getting more enthusiastic by the day doing my yoga and seeing amazing results.
After three sessions with Rachel I went to an advanced Vinyasa class I was avoiding before. I put down my mat right beside the mirror and while the sweat was dripping off my face I proudly smiled to myself knowing that my body is too young and too strong to move like a granny.
I really hope that everybody can grow as much as I did through the knowledge and practice of Rachel’s therapy. For me she’s not only an amazing osteopath, but also a great woman."
~ Joline de Dijcker
"Rachel was highly recommended to me in Ubud, Bali a few years ago and I was so glad to visit her for an osteopathic treatment. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and Osteoporosis with a lot of joint fusion and ongoing systemic inflammation, so I have had loads of treatments in the past decades. Rachel stands out to me as one of the greatest body practitioners I have ever met! She is a master in her field and a wonderful human being to encounter. It is rare to find someone so extensively experienced and still so freshly passionate and caring about their patients. Rachel knows her way around anatomy and all its complex interrelations in a very fine tuned way and listens to the body so well. I have had a number of treatments and some significant shifts and ongoing improvements from her sessions. Rachel educates as she treats, if you are interested, and is positive and ever curious about healing and recovery. What stands out to me, aside from her vast experience, committed ongoing self-education and serious skills, is her personality. Rachel is willing to serve the body and its best form of freedom and expression, and the passion she has for health is genuine and boundless in energy. When I am in a treatment I feel genuine care and I have felt Rachel’s support extend beyond the bounds of a session over and over again. I am grateful for the generosity of Rachel’s energy in each session I have been to and have benefitted greatly from meeting her. She has empowered me in my ability to feel better and take better care of myself outside of treatments, and I have felt confident that someone is there to support me skillfully if things go awry. I frequently recommend Rachel to those with complex physical issues or needing a release, and I will continue to do so. Rachel is a master at what she does and I could not recommend her more highly."
~ Justin Thomas
Melbourne Australia 2015
"I basically felt like a brand new human. Ha! The day after I was a little sore but could sit in meditation without any pain in my shoulder and neck. Everything seemed clearer, breath, metal perception etc. I also noticed after the cupping around my scar I had more awareness of that area. Slowly over the course of the next week my shoulder and neck tension start to creep back in but even now It is way better than it was before (I have also been rolling on the yoga balls more) Needless to to THANK YOU so much. "
~ Emily Hill
I met Rachel Ellery about 10 years ago after requiring osteopathic treatment for an injured back. Rachel is not only a talented osteopath but she is dedicated and caring, providing support and management of the injury to enable day to day life to continue. Rachel's expertise also extends to her knowledge of pilates and yoga which I enjoyed in weekly exercise classes (having an understanding of your injuries, enabled her to make sure that the exercise fitted the form).
I can’t recommend Rachel highly enough - she is not incredibly talented, but has a wonderful sense of humour, and is fortunate to have been gifted with an understanding of the human body and how best to treat it."
~ Julie Bonner
"Rachel is one of the people in my life that made a huge difference both as a student and as a practitioner. Her strict and concise demand for detail in verbal communication pushed me to know my anatomy and technical practice with confidence. Amazing teacher with a nack for explaining so we get it. Rachel is funny, direct, super smart and an all round wonderful woman. I am grateful to have worked and studied with her."
~ Isaac James
"Rachel taught me during my osteopathic studies, in New Zealand. Rachel is a wealth of knowledge and a great teacher. What I got the most out of Rachel's teaching was the 'applied, functional anatomy' that you simply can not get from a textbook. She would help me understand how the anatomy all comes together in the function and movement of the body. She was motivational and fun to be around. I would highly recommend any course taught by her and would love to attend myself as you never stop learning."