Rachel Emma Farmer, LMT, CHTP, CP
Rachel Emma Farmer began her healing journey in 2011 studying Healing Touch, breathwork, mindfulness, psychology and other modalities of alternative medicine at the University of Vermont. Rachel believes alternative modalities like yoga, massage, and energy work can have invaluable healing effects in nearly every dimension of our lives. Throughout university, she completed many trainings to gain a better understanding of how to heal herself and be in a better position to guide others on their healing journeys.
She graduated from her Restorative Yoga Specialist Training in 2014 through Kripalu after completing her Hatha Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training (RYT-200) in 2012 through ShivaShakti School of Yoga. She has been offering group and private instruction since 2012 and is now an ERYT-200 (experienced registered yoga teacher).
In addition to becoming a Restorative Yoga Specialist, Rachel finished a four-year Healing Touch Program in 2015 through Healing Touch International and completed the Energy Medicine Program through Energy Medicine Partnerships in 2015 as well. She is an internationally Certified Healing Touch Practitioner registered with Healing Beyond Borders and integrates energy work into every integrative bodywork session.
In the spring of 2016, Rachel graduated from Green Mountain Massage School after completing 630 training hours in Vermont. Throughout massage school she expanded her knowledge of different healing modalities by taking additional courses in Orthopedic Massage, Cupping Therapy, Aromatherapy, Access Bars, and Astrology.
In the fall of 2018 Grassroots Bodywork, Rachel's first business, found its home in Broomfield, Colorado to grow, expand and serve a larger population in their health and healing goals. Soon after arriving Rachel broadened her knowledge by completing a training program for Arvigo Mayan Abdominal Therapy to better serve women in their wellness goals and bring attention and intention to an area of the body that remains largely untouched. In addition, she also took a Lauren Berry Method Training, a corrective form of massage dedicated to enhancing the body’s health through addressing it’s constant balancing act in it’s relationship to gravity.
Throughout the winters of 2017-2019 Rachel expanded her knowledge of Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release, Intuitive Herbalism and Astrology by undergoing additional training. In her development as a bodyworker, Rachel developed a new type of massage for which she coined the name The Felis Method, where she utilizes her knowledge of energy medicine and massage to permanently unravel deeply held tensions, old injuries, and emotional traumas that are stored within the fascial tissue of the body.
In the summer of 2019 Rachel started offering personalized workshops, focused on growth and healing, on Journaling, Cupping, The Felis Method, and Belief Work to partner with her clients to assist them in alleviating physical and emotional pain, and also to help them walk their talk, speak their truth and be their best self.
After many life changes throughout the course of 2019-2020, Rachel closed her chapter at Grassroots Bodywork to take time off to work on her book, Embodying Joy in Times of Hardship and Change, which will be released in December 2020. Rachel is now excited to be offering Integrative Bodywork sessions, teaching Reya Yoga classes, and working with Dr. Jeff Hogan to help clients achieve their health and healing goals.