Charlotte Yoga Staff
Rachael Weiss - Yoga Instructor - CYKids
The Playful Yogi was born when Rachael Weiss, RYT200, a mom herself, realized that there was a scarcity of children's yoga in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
Teaching children was quite by accident for this yogi! Rachael was working for a studio in town that needed help with an off-site kids class for the summer. She thought it sounded like fun and would fit with other classes she was teaching and agreed. Little did she know that in seven short weeks, she'd fall in love with teaching kids!
To be more well-equipped to teach children, she registered for a kids-intensive training hosted by Karma Kids Yoga at a local Charlotte studio. This opened up a whole new world of possibility, allowing her to think more playfully about her practice and teaching, and that yoga didn't need to be serious to be effective! She continued her children's yoga training with Kidding Around Yoga and has taught more than 1,000 hours of Kids classes! In addition to being part of the inaugural CYKids team, she also teaches children at several Charlotte-area schools and hosts in-home and private venue birthday parties.
A yogi herself, Rachael began practicing in 2000, and has taught adult yoga since 2010. Rachael has "played yoga" with "kids" as young as 6 weeks and as old as 86 and looks forward to playing yoga with you and your kids.