what tacOMa yoga is all about


mindfulness • community • movement


tacOMa yoga sprouted out of a space that was already rooted in the community of Tacoma, WA and that's where we decided to dig our roots deeper. 

Rachel and Shawnda's intention for this kula (community), is to create a space that allows yogis of all paths and levels to explore their practice in a way that resonates with them. tacOMa yoga is an inclusive space that everyone can feel welcome to practice and hang out in! We are strong believers and advocates for equality, connection, and enjoying each moment.

Come play with us on the mat and after, join us for tea in our lounge!

All our love, 
tacOMa yoga
rachel & shawnda





Ceferina Carvalho

I am a local Tacoma artist and a plant enthusiast. 

My journey in yoga started as a remedy for knee pain and has evolved into a practice focused on a mind/body connection. Yoga has become an intimate source of self-love and empowerment for me. I am honored and grateful to become a part of the tacOMa yoga family and I look forward to sharing space with all of you.


Lisha Koch

Lisha Koch has a long history with yoga, being introduced to it by her Grandmother as a very young child. She started actively practicing yoga about 10 years ago and is now a 200 hr RYT. Practicing yoga has allowed her to reclaim her self love, accept her body and to heal and open her heart. She loves to assist students on their own journey towards self love and acceptance.  Her classes range from peaceful and relaxing to a more energetic flow style, always giving support and instruction to make the practice suitable to all ages, levels, and abilities. Playfulness, awareness of breath and enjoyment of the present moment are intentionally brought into each class. Off the mat, she feeds her soul through travel and spending time outside in Nature.