Rachel Krentzman PT, E-RYT, C-IAYT (Director/Lead Instructor) founded and directs Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga in San Diego and organizes Yoga In Medicine Conferences for the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. Her book Yoga for a Happy Back: A Teacher’s Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy was be published in May of 2016, and her second book Scoliosis, Yoga Therapy and The Art of Letting Go was released September 2016. A graduate of McGill University, Rachel completed her 2000-hour teacher training with Aadil Palkhivala at the College of Purna Yoga and has studied intensively with Judith Hanson Lasater. Rachel has integrated yoga into her clinical physical therapy practice since 2002.
She lives in Ra’anana, Israel with her two sons.
Jaimie Perkunas DPT, E-RYT (Faculty) has been working in Physical Therapy since 1998 and has been practicing yoga since 2000. Jaimie graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2005. She completed a 200hr Anusara Yoga Teacher Training and has been teaching yoga since 2010. Jaimie is a Relax and Renew Trainer for restorative yoga and has completed a 100 hour Happy Back Certification. Jaimie enjoys teaching about anatomy and the therapeutics effect of yoga physically and emotionally. She teaches workshops locally and internationally which focus on backcare and specialized classes for hip and shoulder safety and awareness. Jaimie’s passion is to share with you her deep understanding of the body with her unique therapeutic approach to yoga to create a safe and healing practice to bring out the potential in every body. Jaimie has her own private practice combining yoga and physical therapy techniques. To find out more please go to www.yogaistherapy.com