Rachel Skinner, LMT, CYT

Rising Moon School of Yoga 


 Mission Statement

The Rising Moon School of Yoga is a non-profit collaboration between Rachel Skinner and her friend and yoga mentor, Caroline Cardino. Our mission is to create quality, informed experiences of yoga education, training, and practice. We are dedicated to a non-dogmatic, non-branded, inclusive practice of yoga. We aim to practice ethical economics, charging rates that are fair for both our yoga providers and the participants in our programs. As RMSY grows, we hope to raise funds for scholarships and grants for our yoga programs, and to partner with other charitable organizations to foster a culture of “giving back”.

We’ve created this School and these programs with so much love and fire within our hearts, and a whole-bodied hope that we can make a positive difference in the world through this soul-work.

2020 Pilot Programs

As Rising Moon School of Yoga, we are thrilled to launch three Pilot Programs created and led by Caroline Cardino, and assisted by Rachel Skinner:

Our 300-hour Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training is an accessible, six-month distance training bookended by two intense, experiential yoga Retreats. For those not interested in teaching yoga, two component programs offer alternative ways to immerse in yoga study and practice: join trainees for the self-directed, online Yoga Study portion of the teacher training, or participate in the Morning Intensives in Joshua Tree - vigorous yoga and meditation practices with trainees during their Winter and Summer training Retreats.

Caroline has poured herself into crafting these programs to pay forward the insight and healing she has gained from 20 years of yoga practice, 12 years of teaching, and an experiential understanding of energetic anatomy from over a decade of offering Visionary Craniosacral Work. Her intention with this program is two-fold: to foster an embodied spiritual practice for those in a process of transformation and self-evolution; and to empower trainees with the education, skills, and confidence to become fantastic yoga teachers.

For a “sampler” of this transformative Teacher Training, join us for Urban Retreat LA: a day retreat in Los Angeles on Oct 12!

Pilot Programs created & led by Caroline Cardino, assisted by Rachel Skinner

Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training

A transformative six-month program

January 11 to June 27, 2020

  • 300-hour Teacher Training

  • 10 Virtual Classroom meetings

  • 2 Joshua Tree Training Retreats (including Morning Intensives)

  • 22 weeks of Yoga Study & Caroline’s audio yoga classes

  • 3 Yoga Mentoring sessions with Caroline

  • Self-care tools to improve and balance your life

  • Supported spiritual exploration to enrich your inner life experience

  • Openness and awareness to engage in deep connection

  • Confidence and skills to be a fantastic yoga teacher

Yoga Study Program

The online and self-directed portions of Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training

January 11 to June 13, 2020

For those craving a deeper connection to Self & Spirit and a reinvigorated yoga practice, but without the time, inclination, or resources to commit to a full Teacher Training.

  • 12 Virtual Classroom meetings

  • 22 weeks of Yoga Study

  • 22 audio recordings of Caroline’s yoga classes to keep and practice

Morning Intensives in Joshua Tree

Join trainees for the Morning Intensives during one or both of the Teacher Training Retreats

Each Retreat offers 8 days of Chakra-themed Morning Intensives - Caroline Cardino’s two-hour yoga practice, guided meditation, and yoga study. Apply early, space is limited!

Feb 22-29: Winter Retreat

June 20-27: Summer Retreat

Urban Retreat LA

A sampler of Yoga Immersion & Teacher Training

Saturday, October 12: 10am-5pm; Los Angeles

Led by Caroline Cardino and assisted by Rachel Skinner


Experience the slow-building transformative fire of Caroline’s 2-hour Yoga Intensive, yogic self-reflection, Rachel’s chakra-balancing astral meditation - and learn a few delicious savasana assists!

Whether or not you’re interested in teacher training, the Urban Retreat LA experience will provide powerful tools to stay grounded during these tumultuous times, reignite your inner heart fire to allow more authentic connection to yourself and others, and leave you feeling calm, open, and strong.

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