Yoga Instructors

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Allison Smeltz

Owner, Instructor, RYT-200

Allison is the owner of Columbia Falls Yoga. She felt the benefits of yoga for the first time in her High School gym class in the 90s in New Hampshire. She has continued her practice as a means of alleviating the stress and anxiety that comes with adulting. She enjoys teaching Restorative Yoga and Flow Classes and enjoys making classes accessible and inviting for all levels, mobility and body types.

She finally decided to follow her dream in 2021 and enrolled in a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and studied under her friend Selena Garefino and simultaneously opened Columbia Falls Yoga in uptown Columbia Falls. Allison is currently studying for her 300 Hour Teacher Training.

Rachel Haskovec-Raley

Instructor, RYT-500

Rachel Leah Haskovec-Raley is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching for ten. Her personal journey and study has evolved from the intensity of Ashtanga to gentler forms of Hatha and therapeutic aspects of Somatics, Restorative and Yin Yoga. She is a student and graduate of the Soma Yoga Institute in Arcata, CA. She is currently working toward certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists through the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Program in Durango, CO.

Rachel’s goal is to meet each person where they are in the moment and for them to feel successful in their body. She asks students to take their time to breathe, inviting compassionate self-awareness to build strength and balance and calm the mind. She is continually humbled by the dedication and service of yogis and practitioners around the world and is honored to share in the collective cultivation of energy together.