Renee began her yoga studies seeking relief from chronic back pain after extensive injuries from horseback riding accidents that intensified with years as a desk-bound and travel-bound executive. She decided to seek alternatives to pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures to help cope with and alleviate pain. She discovered yoga while living in San Francisco and began attending classes at Rodney Yee’s studio, Piedmont yoga in Oakland, Ca. With yoga, Renee found a path to both address her injuries and enlighten her to the vast benefits of yoga. Once Renee discovered how to live with significantly less pain and a much happier life through the practice of yoga, she decided to dedicate her next career to helping others alleviate pain, enjoy freedom of movement, and help quiet their mind.
Since moving back to the east coast in 2006, Renee has trained with a series of senior Iyengar instructors including John Schumacher, Lois Steinberg, Kimberly Williams, and Siegfried Bleher. Renee continues to deepen and refine her practice with Iyengar teacher training classes and workshops and attends Rodney Yee’s teacher trainings and intensive workshops 2-3 times a year.
Renee began teaching yoga in 2015 after her move to Charlottesville, VA. She became a Certified Yoga Instructor in 2016 (RYT 200) and currently teaches at Yoga Cville and NOWyoga in Charlottesville, and also offers private and semi-private lessons at Twisted Fox Yoga, her home studio in the beautiful countryside of Free Union, VA.