Renee has been a dedicated Iyengar yoga student and practitioner since 2002 and certified teacher since 2015. The Iyengar lineage of yoga emphasizes precision and alignment, along with timing and sequencing, for deepest benefit. B.K.S. Iyengar pioneered the strategic use of props to ensure the practice of the postures is accessible to all. With a background in social work, Renee teaches with crisp language, curiosity, sensitivity, and good humor. She is grateful for the guidance and ingenuity of her main teachers, Carrie Owerko and Manouso Manos, and receives ongoing inspiration and direction from the Iyengars and the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India.
Renee is available to teach public classes and provide private instruction in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Summer Introductory Series starts Saturday, July 8th! Saturdays, 12:30-1:45 pm, eight weeks in a row at IYISF.
Upcoming public classes:
Tuesday 7/25, 7:15-8:45 am at IYISF, all levels, taught weekly
Friday 7/28, 6:15-7:45 pm at IYISF, restorative
Saturday 7/29, 12:30-1:45 pm at IYISF, introductory (currently full, check with IYISF to be waitlisted)
This just in: blog post on yoga + social justice!
Above photos taken in India in 2010 except for the ardha chandrasana, which was 2017 at IYISF. Photo by Wren Coe.
Check out these recent IYNAUS (Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States) student spotlights:
March 2017 Student SpotlightFebruary 2017 Student SpotlightJanuary 2017 Student Spotlight
"Do not think of yourself as a small, compressed, suffering thing. Think of yourself as graceful and expanding, no matter how unlikely it may seem at the time." - Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life