About Rachel Matz

Rachel is the owner and operator of Grass Roots Studio.  She’s an RYT 500 hour instructor and completed her training over a two year period with Awakened Life School of Yoga, traveling to Bali twice and Costa Rica from 2014-2016. She’s trained in Active and Slow Flow Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and Shamata meditation.

Rachel played basketball at Ashland University and earned a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science and Religion, and soon after completed schooling to receive her License in Massage Therapy. Her teaching often mixes components of spirituality and yoga philosophy with physically challenging and structurally intelligent flows. And you can always count on an invigorating array of music to flow with! She believes that yoga begins on the mat, and eventually, with consistency and practice, carries into every aspect of life. The deeper the connections and ties between the body, the mind and the heart, the more passionate, peaceful and purpose-driven life.

When she’s not giving massages or teaching/practicing yoga, she loves to do anything outdoors  with her husband and two Siberian huskies, Atlas and Athena. Rachel also LOVES to travel…don’t hesitate to ask her about her latest adventures! Oh, and she’s been known to enjoy a good Jack n’ coke, or two.

Contact Rachel directly at 740-319-7342 to schedule a private one-on-one or small group yoga session. Sessions are typically an hour and cost $60.  Interested in scheduling a Massage Therapy session? Get more information about massage services at Grassroots Studio.

Favorite place in Zanesville and why?

  • Pizza- Adornetto’s
  • Dinner- The Market House & Muddy Misers
  • Shopping- Gemini’s Eclectic Emporium
  • Drinks- Weaselboy Brewery
  • Lunch- The Treehouse
  • Hiking- BlackHand Gorge
  • Church- Rolling Plains

Least favorite yoga pose and why?
Currently, Dancer pose.  I find that this evolves, so many of the poses I used to hate (seated straddle, wild thing, wheel pose, pigeon…the list goes on) I actually enjoy now in some strange way!

Favorite quote?
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

– Cecil Beaton