About Rachael R. Resch
Rachael R. Resch is a physical therapist, movement educator, dancer, and certified instructor in the Nia Technique. She has a B.A. in Religion and Dance from Oberlin College and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Pacific University.
Rachael has been in private practice as a physical therapist since 1997. Prior to that she was on staff of Providence Portland Medical Center where she was a member of the Oregon Osteoporosis Center team, specializing in the care of people with osteoporosis and low bone density. She taught popular osteoporosis group exercise classes, and gave frequent public presentations to health care providers and patient groups.
In addition to her physical therapy practice, Rachael teaches classes in the Nia Technique at the DanceSpace in Ashland, Oregon. Nia was created in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas as a holistic fitness practicebsed on the joy of movement, blending dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, such as modern and ethnic dance, T’ai chi, yoga, and Feldenkrais. (To learn more, visit nianow.com or niasomoves.com.)
Besides holding a Black Belt in the Nia Technique, Rachael earned a green belt in Shotokan Karate, training with Sensei Aaron Ortega.
She has taught yoga at Evergreen Yoga Center in Portland and Breitenbush Host Springs. Rachael was a member of the Oberlin Dance Company, Portland State University’s The Company We Keep, Lisa Jeli Dancers, and Cynthia Chimienti Dance Company.
She studied myth and wisdom traditions with Marion Woodman and for over twenty years with Robert Bly, teaching mind-body movement at his Annual Conference on the Great Mother and New Father.
Rachael currently studies with author and medicine man, Martín Prechtel, Hellinger Family Constellation practitioner, Stephen Victor, and energetic seers, Paul and Patty Richards.
Rachael lives in Ashland with her husband, author and community organizer, Richard Seidman.