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Loved the Intro class today! I'm a details girl, and you've got them all covered - ambiance, music, atmosphere, and amazingly welcoming & approachable teachers! Can't wait to come back :) 

~ E


Just a note to share about my own personal experience with Aerosha, as well as my thoughts on how this type of movement is helpful for a holistic, well-rounded feeling that comes from women taking the time and the effort to take care of themselves (this is the mental healthcare provider part of me!). Personally, I walked into the studio for an Intro, a 50 year old woman who could only see a saggy bottom and "cankles," standing next to this really cute 20-something year old hottie. As the rest of the women filed in, I took comfort in that there were different ages and different body types. Rachael and her assistants won't allow one to linger on the sags, tummies, wrinkles and imperfections for long, as the message that is a constant buzz throughout is a message of beauty, grace, femininity, pleasure, and sensual playfulness. I did the intro class and private classes, as well as several chair workshops (which I love and will definitely do again!). 

~ Ginger


Being a mid 40's white male, I have both experienced Aerosha's brilliance internally and externally. I have witnessed the empowerment, grace, and self esteem gained by many sisters through Aerosha, that were able to turn and shine these attributes towards their families, friends, and intimate partners. Being a yogi, practicing Aerosha myself enabled me to free myself from the confines of a traditional, linear yoga practice, and be more open to the creative flow of spirit as it works through me. If asked, "should one experience Aerosha?"...my answer would be, "do you like the idea of feeling free? Then yes, one should."

~ Rod Buckner, Springfield, MO


I am doing Aemotion [Stretch-Only Class], which is a slow, lingering, soulful movement; in a reflective sort of way. I adore this time and want to share some of my own experiences, although I'm sure it's a different experience for every person. I love the pace, the music (you are a marvel with selection, Rachael!), and the ambiance. I don't want to sway anyone's experience, so I will leave the content of the class for you to experience on your own. I do want to say that not only is it a good full body stretch, but a wonderful way for women to learn to self-sooth and get a feel for the sensations in their own beautiful bodies; being nurturing and kind to themselves, by themselves. No one else needed. Not a partner, not a parent, not a "guy," not any other person we might tend to depend on. With eyes closed during the entire time, we are able to experience ourselves, which is heavenly. There is a portion set aside for a meditative or reflective period of time, which I especially find remarkably peaceful and pleasurable, allowing me to experience myself in a more spiritual space that speaks to my soul every time I enter that place in myself. Thanks, Rachael for bringing such an amazing opportunity to our seemingly very small world!

~ G


I arrived to my Aerosha Intro Class a bit nervous, to be honest.  I knew I was ready for a change and it seemed that the minute I met Rachael, I felt soothed, like she could sense all of my blocks, all of my crazy, and she accepted me anyway.  I started to tear up before she even closed the door and guided me to be seated in the womb-like studio where I felt all of the rest of my life fall away from my focus.  She commended me on my bravery and asked what my intentions were, to which more tears were shed while I explained my high-anxiety life and disappointing past in a few sentences.  She listened.  She gave me hope.  She almost immediately shifted my perspective and I felt energized, ready to experience the Intro Class and all of the powerful metaphors that she culled out of my clumsy, willing body language.  I left Aerosha a new person after one class and felt committed to return each week for both her Mentorship and her pole classes.  With her, I release more layers of programming and have found acceptance in my glorious present.  THIS moment, where I have all my power.  Rachael is a gift to anyone who chooses to be influenced by her radiance, her intuition, her honesty.

~ Taylor


As my Aerosha Journey began I was turning 35 and wanted to start checking things off my bucket list. Luckily, I chose Aerosha to check off my "dance on a stripper pole" box, otherwise, I may never have felt the ooey gooey movement and all the self awareness it awakens within. I swear I have tried many times to explain what Rachael and the safe place she has created is or does but my words fall short each time. Now, instead of trying to tell a person what Aerosha is, or more often, isn't, I just tell them to go into it with an open mind. For me, what began as a little escape from the stress of everyday life has become a path to discovery and growth.

~Trish T, a 35yo, Love spreading , Boy mom


When I first began Aerosha it was because a friend continuously begged me to go with her. She told me how much it would empower me and show me how wonderful I was as a woman, the way she saw me.

What she didn't tell me was that it would change my life. It made me believe in myself outside of my job. It made me love my self and my body.

As I became a regular and began bringing friends, I grew in physical, mental and emotional strength.

Sometime around a year after beginning attending Aerosha weekly I had a life threatening car accident. The doctors said if I lived, I wouldn't walk for at least six months. Around five months after the incident I attended Aerosha the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I have since then shared my movement and progress with my friends in private sessions and strangers in workshops. It is thanks to Aerosha and what it did for me physically and mentally that I recovered so quickly. (I also owe thanks to family, friends and faith!)

I have embraced my new body parts and looks, metal rods and scars, and am loving life more than you could possibly imagine. Thank you Rachael for everything!

Antoinette Martin, Branson, MO


Thank you for an amazing Aerosha Intro Class today! The guided imagery you did was fantastic~ the music~the ambiance~the gentleness in you encouraging us~ the fun~ and oh, what a workout! My body is happy I am letting it move around again~ thank you so much for making this available.

~ H


Nothing, and I mean nothing, is like it once was as you walk into the "Aerosha Room".  It's dark, dimly lit, with splashes of amber and ruby light that dance and move as if to show you how you'll see yourself in a short time.  My plan was to attend pole dancing for fitness, I like things off the beaten path.  This was so much more...more fun, more playful, more expressive, more me, and more than I expected.   

Rachael is amazing: she's kind, warm, open-hearted, smiley, and above all, trustworthy.  Because, let's face it, when you're dancing around a pole for the very first time and you can't get your legs, feet, and arms to do what you want - you need someone you can trust to walk you through those moments.  Someone you can trust, so that you don't feel silly or embarrassed, but instead feel encouraged and empowered.  My first Intro warm up in the Aerosha studio felt overwhelming.  I am a control freak.  I'll say that again, I am a control freak (and used to dance on a team...with mirrors and someone meticulously checking my body position so I'd be sure to match all those around me).  So when she said "close your eyes, listen to the music, and I'll talk you through stretching" I about puked.  How would I know what she was talking about, how would I know exactly how to do a stretch?  Then she said THE statement that changed my world in the "Aerosha Room".  "If it feels good, it looks good."  When the thumping beat of the music reverberated through the floor as I was performing my right sided hip circles, I knew EXACTLY what she meant.  Did my hip circles look like anyone else's?  (I have no clue, because it's dark in there (number one), I had my eyes closed (number two), and I was sore from work so I was a bit janky on that right side (number 3)).  BUT!!!  It felt great!  It felt GOOD.  It felt good to move and only think about the beat and how I felt like moving to it.  It felt good, so it must look good.  From that moment on, I have walked into class telling myself "I am going to feel good in class", and I have never had a bad moment in "the Room".  

Aerosha is such a gift in my life.  I'm a new mom (I wasn't when I first started taking classes), a work-from-home (2 jobs - I work for one and own another) and a stay-at-home mom.  I rarely have time to shower, eat, or brush my teeth, but I told myself that I would give myself something for me.  Something that I could go and do just for myself.  To remember who I am and who I was.  Aerosha and "the Room" are my secret garden.  Just for me.  I can go in there alone, or with friends, or with women I'm about to meet.  I know that I can melt from the pole to the floor and surrounding walls and back again...just because.  I get to feel the texture of my surroundings and not just because I'm cleaning food or spit up off of them.  I get to remind myself that I am attractive, important, and my body can move and coordinate itself like it used to do.  Attending Aerosha's weekly classes is not for the faint of heart - you have to be brave to let yourself be yourself.  (Trust me, you can do it!)  And in this day and age, with Facebook and Instagram and cell phones and such, no one really remembers or cares to remember who they are, who they are really.  Aerosha is a warm hug in a world of stoic impersonality where we text instead of call, call instead of meet, and hand-shake instead of hug.  Visit Aerosha...meet yourself again :) I'm sure you'll find you're fabulous!

~ Mishayla: 31, Christ Follower, Wife, Mom, Business Owner, and while in "the Room" Fantastical-Unicorn-of-a-Dancer-in-my-Mind, 2016


My favorite thing about Aerosha is the way it helps me feel free in my body. I find myself feeling the way I did as a child on the playground, before I received and internalized a bunch of negative beliefs about the "appropriate" way for girls to move and behave. It makes me feel strong and creative, flexible, self assured, and confident. I live for the moments in my private group class when Rachael demonstrates a move and my first thought is "I can't do that. I'll never be able to move in that way." and then she walks me through it, step by step, and I feel myself fly, or stretch through space in a way I never knew I could before, and then I just want to keep trying more and more and more things that are unexpected and out of my comfort zone.

These classes will change your life, if you're ready for it. They will help you be the woman you dreamed you could be when you were a little girl. It's so simple and so fun to dance your way into the life you really want. In the beginning, I didn't even notice what an impact Rachael and Aerosha were having on my me, but when I look back at the beginning of my journey here, it's hard to even explain how far I've come. I can't wait to find out where Aerosha will lead me in the future!

~Kate, 33, Springfield, MO, 2016


Aerosha has been a beautiful journey of self love. As someone on the autistic spectrum, Aerosha has been immensely helpful with managing my anxiety, getting me out of the habit of apologizing because I exist, building my confidence, and has allowed me to appreciate women of all ages from all backgrounds, who have all found their inner beauty. It's far more than just dance or creative movement, it's about finding what's beautiful in you, and expressing it with your body.

~ Carolyn .Jacobs., 23, Springfield, MO, 2016


I am now an advanced student and have been on the Aerosha journey for quite a while. I have to say Rachael impresses me time and time again with her ever-evolving classes. I get bored really easily so Aerosha works out really well for me. Every class is planned perfectly down to what muscle you need to strengthen in order to do a move 3 weeks from that point. I started Aerosha right after I had my last baby. I was weak and out of shape. I am now more toned than I have ever been! I'm doing moves I never dreamed I could do! Oh, and my classmates- my sisters. Thank you to all you beautiful Goddesses I get to share this with! Aerosha has not only given me new friendships but it has taught me to let go, trust myself, and reminds me week after week that I am beautiful.

~T


I came to Aerosha in a cocoon.  Aerosha peeled the layers with that peeling came relief.

I always wanted to be "with someone I love".....Now I AM....someone I love.

~ Debstir, 2016


What an amazing night, Rachael. You should be proud. You've changed and inspired so many women and those of us who experience Aerosha with you every week cannot thank you enough for all you do. You've changed my life! Love you dearly! " 

~L


I just want to thank Rachael...when I started Aerosha (just a short while ago) I would RUN into class, RUSH through to change, and felt pressured into thinking I couldn't get any of this right. Now, just a few weeks later, I feel great! TWO WEEKS IN A ROW I have WALKED into class feeling relaxed and totally at ease. The classes are a workout, don't be fooled, but they are both fun and rejuvenating. My husband of 17 years made the comment that since my time with Aerosha he has noticed that I carry myself differently. Thank you for the beginning of my transformation...and beyond! 

~ Marta


I have to confess the idea of pole dancing was always negative to me. Because I knew Rachael and her incredible spirit, I gave it a try. When I walked into the studio my heart sang. It was deliciously lit with candles and Moroccan lamps making for a dark, warm, and inviting atmosphere. The music was tantalizing and you could tell she put a lot of care into getting the perfect sound. I sat down on my mat and let Rachael take me on a hour long journey of reconnecting with my inner self through sensual stretches and meditation. As a mother of two, I have to say it has been a long time since I took the time to reconnect with my body and feel okay with it. But, I didn't feel just okay with it, I felt beautiful again! Then came the next hour of pole and floor work. Oh, this is sooo much fun! Be prepared to be a little sore the next day cause it takes a lot strength for these floor and pole moves. The great thing is that you don't even know it cause your having too much fun!

~ T


Just want to thank Rachael for the wonderful experience of Aerosha. I have completed the first 4 private classes and my first of many Chair Workshops this week. I attended my first class with mixed feelings and a lot of insecurity about me. In the last six to seven weeks I have gained confidence, self-acceptance and found a free spiritedness I didn't know I had. With each class I learn to move in different ways and discover parts of myself that I appreciate in a new light. While the classes are very good physical workouts they are also restorative for your mind and soul. They have been an all over healing experience for me! Thank you again for this amazing journey! 

~ Karen, 2011