Rachelle ("Chelle") Pean began her work as a social worker in the Bronx after graduating with her LMSW from the Silbermann School of Social Work at CUNY Hunter in 2011. She quickly found out that the only way to prevent her own burnout was to find a way to take better care of herself, and she found yoga. She needed a way to bring this tool to her clients, many of whom were "stuck" with the pain of their trauma and having a hard time moving forward, so she got her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification from Yoga To the People in 2014 and began infusing breath work, meditation, and yoga into her therapy sessions. Since then she has accumulated many additonal mind body tools to help heal herself and her clients (EMDR, Trauma Focused CBT, Trauma Informed Yoga, Reiki), and specializes in working with people who have survived traumas. Trauma encompasses not only childhood abuse (sexual, physial, and emotional), but attachment traumas as well; emotional neglect, abrupt endings, and inconsistent caregivers. Chelle's passion lies in helping people remove blockages so that they can get in touch with their innate ability to heal themselves, and works with a person as a WHOLE; mind, body, and spirit. She now has her LCSW and practices out of Troy, NY.

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