About Us

Here is some information about the Ixchel Holistic Retreat Staff and Instructors.

Rachelle Castillo

LMT, E-RYT, Retreat Owner and Operator
   I fell in love with yoga after taking my first class on Maui 15 years ago. I realized then that yoga would become a central part of my life and my path. My journeys lead me to a Yoga Teacher Training Certification in 2002 and continue with teaching specialized Anatomy classes around the world, encouraging others to find their voice in teaching yoga and healing. Finding a passion for the body and a desire to better understand its miraculous powers, I became a Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner. My latest training has brought me to work with Gil Headly, PhD, founder of Integral Anatomy and Somanautics Workshop. My playful Hatha Yoga classes combine self-healing techniques with an awareness of the breath while encouraging students to listen to their body in order to heal their selves and connect with the essence of their true nature. In 2005 my husband and I began creating Ixchel Holistic and Sustainable Retreat Center on the Big Island of Hawaii and currently host Yoga Retreats and workshops as well as open the space to other healers and facilitators. My goal is to help others in any small way to find freedom in movement, body, mind and spirit. What I want to share is that it is more than taking care of our bodies; it is about incorporating the whole. We are not separate but connected.