Renee believes that the practice of yoga has the capacity to align body and mind, by way of the breath. After finding herself uninspired and unfulfilled on the corporate ladder, she took a job at a local yoga studio and immersed herself in the practice. In 2012, she completed a 200-hour vinyasa based teaching certification at Kaia Yoga and never looked back. Her love of learning has driven Renee to complete additional trainings in Prenatal / Postnatal, Restorative, Yin, and Private Yoga, and she is currently enrolled in a 108-hour functional anatomy and kinesiology course. Her in-depth studies constantly inform and evolve her teaching, so she is able to deliver a dynamic practice to her students in both private and group settings.
Renee lives and works in New York City as an independent yoga teacher, and specializes in private and corporate yoga. She creates customized 1-on-1 sessions and delivers the practice right to her clients in their homes and offices. Having been on the corporate path for years, Renee has an appreciation for the physical aches and pains and high stress associated with an office environment. By bringing a yoga practice directly to employees in an office environment, she is excited to help others decrease physical pain and stress, while enhancing mental clarify and focus.
“Seva” is a Sanskrit word which translates to “selfless service” and arises from a place of peace, love, and gratitude. Not only does it benefit the individual giving, but it also contributes to the improvement of a community.
Renee is incredibly grateful to have opportunity to take her practice off the mat by serving organizations which benefit their communities through yoga. Enjoy an overview of each one below, and please visit their websites for more information or to get involved!
As a proud native of Newtown, CT, Renee was devastated by the events at Sandy Hook Elementary and sought out a way to bring the healing energy of yoga to the community. She is a co-founding member of the Newtown Yoga Festival, an annual event created in her hometown in the aftermath of this tragedy. The festival is designed to honor lives lost, celebrate the strength and resilience of the community, and offer a healing practice and conversation on peace. For more information, visit www.newtownyogafestival.org.
Founded by a yogi, supported by the yoga community, and guided by professionals with experience working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, Exhale to Inhale strives to empower women who have experienced intimate partner violence and sexual assault to reclaim their lives.
Exhale to Inhale provides free weekly yoga classes at domestic violence shelters and community centers throughout New York City, Westchester County and Upstate New York.
For more information, visit www.exhaletoinhale.org.