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Hello and welcome! ​I’m Rachel Baker.

Coach | Bodyworker

I am a licensed CHEK level 3 holistic lifestyle coach, a certified ​MFR practitioner, ART full body practitioner, CMT, and a ​UESCA-certified ultrarunning coach who has helped hundreds of ​people on their healing journey over the last 23 years.

I have coached and offered bodywork services to The North Face ​Endurance Challenge, Aim Fitness Sports Performance Center, ​The Olympic Club of San Francisco, trail runners, triathletes, ​MMA athletes, surfers at all levels, emergency room doctors, car ​mechanics, dentists, and more.

Clients love my undeniable belief in them, my passion for what I ​do, and the fun we can have even amid chaos.

If I’m not coaching, I’m spending time with my kiddos, trail ​running, doing something self improvement related or catching a ​surf vacation with the fam.

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As as child, you ran and you played.

You did not have to have a reason for it,

you just did it.

Listening to your body and taking care of yourself helps you stay in the energy of free movement without fear of injury and illness.

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I offer 60 minute and 90 minute MFR/Massage combo sessions at my office in Sebastopol, ​California. I also work for retreats or events, just email me to find out more about day, weekend, or ​weekly opportunities.

I use the John Barnes Myofascial Release Techniques as my primary modality. MFR is very different ​than traditional massage and has long-term effects. This type of work promotes real healing by ​getting to the root cause of the pain rather than just addressing symptoms. When called for, I also ​use ART and other bodywork modalities for physical pain relief and function.

We DO address the symptoms AND we look for the root.

I treat back pain, neck pain, joint pain, athletic performance, head aches, plantar fasciitis, sinus and ​breathing issues, and the list goes on. I incorporate my CHEK institute Holistic Lifestyle Coaching ​level 3 work and my training in the mystical arts to support your holistic journey towards inner peace ​and tranquility.

You can learn more about John Barnes and the modality is use HERE.

You can learn more about Masters Of Self University HERE

You can learn more about the CHEK institute HLC level 3 work HERE.

I meet you where you are at in this moment. The body is ever changing, life is ever changing, we are ​never fixed. Therefore, your treatment plan with me is never fixed nor based on any agenda.

When we stay attached to outcome, it takes much longer to heal. Therefore, it is important to stay ​open minded to possibility. I am excited to support you on your healing journey.

Dr. Happiness: Acquire strategies for clarifying your dreams and keeping YOU motivated

Dr. Quiet: Experience daily work-in exercises that are easy to do and very repeatable

Dr. Movement: Apply work-out and Work-In™ principles to determine what is appropriate for you and your interests

Dr. Diet: Deepen your understanding of holistic nutrition and the necessary skills needed to help you achieve optimum health

Run Coaching Services

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Using the principles gained through my education in Athletic Training and exercise sciences, the CHEK institute and my specialty certification in Ultrarunning from UESCA, I help you put a plan together that makes sense for your current state of fitness (low or extremely high), your life outside of running, and where you would like to see yourself in the future.

I help you design a program that you are more likely to stick with and for the most part, enjoy.

Let’s address your obstacles and your strong points with honesty. Let’s aim for accomplishing your bigger picture dreams! Let’s use science and art to create something that actually makes sense.

What My

Clients Are Saying

Absolutely love the safety, the non judgmental loving space that Rachel creates in her sessions. Especially love her no-bullshit approach and attention to the most subtlest details. Forever grateful for you, thank you!


"Ever since I started working with Rachel, I've not only have got a lot better from my hip flexors and shoulder issues, but I have become so much stronger, flexible and confident all throughout my body and how I can perform with it while surfing, SUP surfing, slacklining, and any other possible way. I came about a year ago because I felt so weak and stiff, and could feel confident and secure to sit down and type on my computer or even drive for longer periods than 30mins... I was so frustrated from this I needed professional assistance immediately... my hips were destroying me and it was becoming worst and worst each day... I heard about Rachel from a friend, and so I would give it a try and have her work on my hip flexor problems... since then, I have learned so much about self healing, to hear my own body speaking to me, to forgive past situations keeping me down without knowing, and just to take care of me generally. Now that I have gain my self confidence back, I definitely recommend her as a really professional therapist, guide, trainer, and even a friend now! Thanks Rachel!"

Gerardo Bolanos

Working with Rachel has changed my life! I love to work out and push myself hard, but my back and knee were always bothering me. After some focused bodywork, she taught me some basic foundational movements that I seem to have forgotten. I now feel strong, more mobile and pain-free. I am feeling so good that Rachel is now designing a training program to prepare me for my first triathlon!

Matt V.

I have been in chronic pain for many years. Rachel was able to teach me foundational movement exercises that reminded my body of it's inherent wisdom so that it could move in a more efficient and functional way. I have the tools now to move my body forward. Rachel is truly a world class expert. She is highly skilled and knowledgeable, patient and passionate about her work. We also had her work with our two children who are active in sports in order to make sure that they were moving functionally and preventing future injury. They loved her as well.

Thank you Rachel!

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I have always been drawn toward the human experience and have felt that there was ​something more beyond our conditioned way of looking at things.

I remember watching people as a child and wondering how it worked. I had this deep ​curiosity about all things mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. I am a seeker of ​wisdom.

That curiosity led me to the work that I have been doing for 23 years. I help people on ​their journeys of self-discovery and healing. This may be discovering why their back ​hurts, how to train for a 50-mile trail event, why they are depressed, or why they keep ​fighting with their partner.

I’m not saying that I know any of these things for anyone else. But, I have found them for ​myself and I can help someone find it for themselves through guidance and direction. I ​teach them where to look, what to ask, and how to gain the confidence to trust.

I was never satisfied with the status quo and I have always lived a life contrary to ​popular belief. I don’t prefer cookie cutter models nor people who think they know it all.

I have had the blessing to work with some amazing teachers on this journey. Some of ​them being; Dr. Leahy and his team at Active Release Techniques, Dr. Jack Baker at IPSB ​of San Diego, Paul Chek at the CHEK institute in Chula Vista California, Taita Juanito in ​Columbia South America, Rachel Fiori at Masters of Self University, John F. Barnes of ​Myofascial Release, and most importantly my two children that have been the greatest ​teachers I could have ever asked for.