Hi! My name is Rachelle ("Chelle") Pean and I am an LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) who lives in Troy, NY.  I have had several different trainings in treating people who are still hurting from past traumas (EMDR trainings part 1 & 2, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Training), and I received my 200 hour yoga teacher certification in 2014 to help others find stillness and peace within themselves. I found the practice of yoga while I was trying to learn how to balance my own shit in a healthy way. When I found this practice that helped me slow down the racing thoughts, feel comfortable in my body, and breathe through my emotions, I knew I NEEDED to get this training so that I could share it with others.

I have worked with people ranging from ages 5-75, dealing with all types of issues: difficult relationships with their bodies and food, anxiety, depression, family conflict, breakups, life transitions, early childhood trauma, and issues with drugs and alcohol.

I've enjoyed connecting with so many different clients, but my passion work is helping women build up their sense of self worth and self esteem, heal from trauma, and work through anxiety. In my work, I focus on us creating space for your story to be heard. I also focus on building up self care tools so that you can treat you the way you deserve to be treated!

I teach a weekly "Namaslay Sunday" class at Schenectady's Yoga Bliss on the Blvd. (a Vinyasa Yoga class with a hip hop soundtrack), and a biweekly trauma informed yoga class to the women who are living at the YWCA in Troy. For fun, I like to cuddle with my cat, spend time with friends and family (when I'm not feeling introverted and hanging out with Netflix), laugh (alot), travel, read, and listen to music (Solange and Kendrick on repeat, forever and ever).

I'm so glad you found your way to this page; if this page is ringing true for you, then I would love to work with you. Click the contact me page so we can begin our work together!

You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.
— Elizabeth Gilbert