Om Gal / Rebecca Pacheco
(Blog, Yoga Instructor)
Rebecca Pacheco is an international yoga teacher, creator of the popular yoga and wellness site Om Gal, and writer, currently working on a book to be published by Harper Collins. She began practicing yoga at the age of 16 and teaching others at age 20.
Formerly a master teacher at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Boston, Rebecca’s style now incorporates many yoga influences. Her classes are known for being fun, fiery, and philosophical, as she loves integrating traditional yoga philosophy in a way that’s accessible and inspiring to the modern yogi.
Rebecca has appeared in national ad campaigns for Reebok, Ryka, New Balance, Ibex, and more. She is a global ambassador for lululemon, spokesperson for Lycra, and avid athlete who ran the Boston Marathon in 2009 and 2014. She regularly complements the training programs of athletes, from amateur to Olympian, with her Om Athlete classes, talks, and workshops. She’s honored to be the annual emcee of New England’s largest yoga event, Yoga Reaches Out, at the Dana Farber field house at Gillette Stadium.
Rebecca holds a B. A. in English from the University of Richmond, where she first immersed herself in the study of Eastern religions and philosophies, including Buddhism and Hinduism, both central to the tradition of yoga. Prior to starting Om Gal, Rebecca worked in education for at-risk youth in Dorchester, MA and was a marketing executive at Boston magazine. Her creative blend of topnotch teaching and content help yogis of all levels become more healthy and mindful in yoga and life.