Welcome! I'm so glad you're here.
My name is Renee and I'm the founder of Shanti Yoga in NYC, specializing in private and corporate sessions. I will help you commit to your health & wellness by bringing a customized yoga practice to you, so you can be more present and balanced for your family, friends, and work.
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Renee is an amazing yoga teacher. Her demeanor is super relaxing, she's extremely knowledgeable, and her instruction is both challenging and fun. I've taken many yoga classes through the years, both group classes and private sessions and Renee's is one of the best. There is always something to learn, whether it's a new pose, a new way to get into a pose, or a new way of looking at life. She's also just a really down-to-earth person, so sessions are never awkward or boring. I totally recommend finding a way to fit yoga with Renee into your day!
Renee was hired by my place of employment to provide Yoga classes once a week on site at our company... This is my first time doing yoga and I am inspired by my progression. I feel more flexible, and stronger. You really can't put a price on increasing your range of motion, health and mental well being.
I am a woman in her late 60's. During this 1st year of practicing Yoga I've learned it's benefits but also to approach it with necessary caution. Renee became my teacher after I'd been practicing for several months. Under her gentle but intense guidance I experienced confidence and growth. I highly recommend her.
"I can say without hesitation that it was Renee's class that hooked me and made yoga the life staple it has become for me. I could have taken many other classes but it was her unique style and vibe that I was seeking."
Renee has a gift. As someone who has dealt with scoliosis, Renee's expertise and gentleness as a teacher helped me reach perfect alignment in my poses that I could not achieve in group classes. I left our sessions feeling stronger, refreshed, and surprised that all my pain was gone. Highly recommended- do not miss out on working with Renee, especially if you are someone new to yoga or dealing with musculoskeletal difficulties. She is sensitive to her clients needs of any kind and can offer you just the type of yoga for you.
"Renee is thoughtful and creative in her approach to teaching yoga and I always walk out of her classes feeling grounded and ready to take on the world. Her knowledge of yoga and anatomy makes her an exceptional guide for any yogi looking to deepen their practice and cultivate their inner zen."
"As a beginner, I was terrified at the thought of joining a group class. After a few months of sessions, my practice became a safe haven for me, and eventually inspired me to seek balance and health in other areas of my life. I highly recommend investing in private sessions with Renee!"
Renee is an excellent teacher with a great style and ability to connect with her students and meet them where they are on their mats. Having trained with some of the best teachers in the Northeast, she has effortlessly carried her training, positivity and techniques to create a class that is uniquely all her own. Highly recommended.