Yoga Resume

Rachael Goss is one of the best yoga instructors in the city of Pittsburgh. I say this with confidence because I have been practicing yoga in the city for more than ten years. So, I have had the experience of studying under several instructors in multiple studio settings. Her diverse knowledge base, gentle acceptance, careful eye, and attentive teaching style are a beautiful match for a nervous beginner or an advanced student—even in the same class. Her thoughtful and mindful preparation for each class ensures that every level of student leaves class feeling better than when they arrived.
Catherine Zagare

Educational Background

Bachelor of Arts, (2003)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
World Religions

Master of Arts, (2006)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA


  • Registered Yoga Teacher's (RYT) Certification, 2010
  • 3rd Street Yoga Certification, 2009
  • Ongoing Continuing Education Credits

Highlights of Qualifications

  • Teacher by trade (University Instructor)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional facilitator and organizational skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent teaching skills
  • Insured

Professional Experiences

Yoga Instructor
Mookshi Yoga, Pittsburgh PA (January 2013 - Present)
Regular Wednesday night class, “Breath and Body”
2 hour Workshop Presentation: Absolute Beginners Yoga
Upcoming Workshop: Yoga for Runners

Yoga Instructor
Point Park University, Pittsburgh PA (Spring 2013)
Vinyasa Flow 10 week session

Yoga Instructor
Point Park University, Pittsburgh PA (2011-2013)
Dance Camp, 9 hrs a week; 5 week sessions each year

Yoga Instructor
Shadyside Academy After-school Program, Pittsburgh PA (Fall 2010)
Kids Yoga, 2 classes: Pre-K - 3rd grade and 4th - 5th grade

Yoga Instructor
Schoolhouse Yoga, Pittsburgh PA (April 2010-December 2011)
Regular Substitute, Various classes (Gentle, Level I, Yin Yoga)
Regular Monday night class, “Level I”

Yoga Instructor
Community Class (Sept 2009-Sept 2010)
On-going Donation-based class, Flow I/II

Yoga Instructor
New Life Fitness, Pittsburgh PA (June 2010-December 2010)
On-going class, Level I Flow

Yoga Instructor
Wilkins School Community Center, Pittsburgh PA (Jan 2010-Apr 2010)
On-going Level I Flow class

Yoga Instructor
Yoga Matrika, Pittsburgh PA (Nov 2009)

Yoga Lecturer
McKee's Rocks High School (Mar 2010)
Guest Lectured in Modern Asia History class
11th and 12th Grade

Continuing Education & Relevant Experience

  • 13 hours of training with Max Strom, October 2011
  • 6 hours of training with Max Strom, October 2010
  • Attended various workshops with Kendell Romanelli, Joanne VandenHegel, Richard Gardner & Linda Meacci
  • Regular Attendee of Teacher Sat Sangha, 2009
  • Olmsted Retreat, Aug 2009 & 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Presenter for Olmsted Retreat, Aug 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Organized and facilitated Pittsburgh Spring Retreat, Jan 2010, 2011, 2013
  • Practicing yoga regularly since 2007
  • 10 years of Martial Arts experience: Tagei Jutsu, Tae Kwon Do, Kali, Groundfighting, Thai Boxing
  • Other Body Movement: 2 years of jazz dance; 2 years of Poi, a form of traditional Maori fire dancing.
  • Intensive self-study course in high school of Buddhism
  • Yoga Groove Workshop, Sept 2009
  • Regular attendee of 108 Sun Salutations since Dec 2009, 2010, 2013

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