Sunshine blushed, earth scrubbed, fresh air fed, wave washed, and windblown, Rachel Meisler thrives in the wild. Exploring the inner landscape through multi-media arts, poetry, and contemplation, she makes daily communion with nature. Raised on literature and theater, she grew up on the East Coast and studied art history in Europe. The stunning beauty of the desert Southwest lured Rachel to the base of four mountain ranges, where she earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Arizona in 1996. She began studying yoga sincerely in 1997 before moving to the High Rockies of Central Colorado, where for 15 years she worked in publishing, education, and service to balance a lifestyle of art-making, outdoor activity, and strong community connection. Rachel spent a decade teaching writing and language at Colorado Mountain College, where she also studied outdoor education, Spanish, yoga, and ceramics. She tours the West camping, hiking, trail running, mountain biking, road biking, and Nordic skiing. Her meticulous nature, curiosity, and willingness to inhabit the unknown expose themselves in her drawings, calligraphy, painting, stained glass, ceramics, and cooking. After six years teaching yoga in ski resort settings, Rachel was drawn to the sea to sail, paddle, and broaden her horizons. A nurturing caretaker, homemaker, and gardener, she is intrigued by human characters, blessed to partake in the bounty of local food, and continues the teaching and learning path.