Rachel Shopper

About The Teacher

Rachel Shopper is a naturalist, outdoor educator, and poet.  Growing up, she spent most of her time in the forest, finding solace and inspiration in wild places.  Rachel's curiosity about the various practices across cultures for healing, harmonious connection, and self-discovery have led her to explore many pathways that lead us toward weaving a web of regenerative human culture, wherein each of us can bring our gifts to the world in the truest embodiment of ourselves. Rachel has studied nature connection, mentorship, and primitive skills at the Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, WA. She is a Kripalu-certified yoga instructor, and has also studied permaculture design, shamanic journeywork, and creative writing. She currently lives in Asheville, NC, where she teaches for Muddy Sneakers and Forest Floor Wilderness Programs. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys wandering in the woods, editing for a local literary press, and foraging for wild foods.  

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