Rachel initially found yoga in 1998 at the recommendation of a naturopathic doctor who suggested asana and pranayama as a way to control her worsening asthma. Over the next several years, yoga came in and out of her life until 2004 when she became increasingly dedicated to expanding her personal practice and yogic knowledge.
In 2008, Rachel left her home in the U.S. to travel the world through yoga, studying under great yogis throughout Europe and Asia. In 2009 Rachel continued her learning at Sri K. Patabbhi Jois’ Ashtanga Research Institute in Mysore, India and attended the Mandala teacher training in Bali with Shiva Rea. She has been blessed to count among her teachers Sharath Rangaswamy, Saraswathi Rangaswamy, Marco and Sandra Bianco, Katiza Satya, Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Katy Appleton, Mark Whitwell, Paul Dallaghan and Neil Barker.
Roberts leads weekly classes in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as international workshops and retreats on yoga and meditation. Seeking ways to further spread her love of yoga, she uses her creative backgrounds in both marketing and photojournalism on the website www.thisendup1.com. The site chronicles her journey and the inspiring changes that have occurred in her life; giving Rachel the chance to share the lessons she’s learned with a broad audience and to aid others along a similar path. In 2009 She started a line of yoga and mantra-inspired jewelry while living in Bali. In 2010 Rachel opened The Yoga Bar in the heart of downtown Cincinnati to create a yogi community center in her hometown. She says, “Yoga has so profoundly and completely changed my life in positive ways that I cannot help but share it with others.”