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Yoga Therapist & Ayurvedic Practioner Intern

Renee is a lifelong student, teacher, and founder of Sun Mountain Yoga Therapy. Renee teaches public classes and provides individual Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Counseling locally in the Pikes Peak Region as well as online with a mission to bring integrated and individualized health care to rural communities and empower people to utilize the teachings and practices of yoga and ayurveda for their own physical, mental, and spiritual well being. Renee started her personal yoga practice in 2001 and formal training in 2016 in Colorado Springs. She is in her final year of an 800-hour yoga therapy certification training and the first year of a 3500-hour advance ayurvedic practitioner program. Renee is drawn to yoga and eastern medicine for their benefits in mental health and pain care. Additionally, Renee works full-time in fundraising for a non-profit providing mental health for our nation’s veterans and manages the business development for a Colorado-based yoga therapy training school. Renee’s background includes stewarding university donors, managing donor-supported student programs, and executing successful fundraising events. Renee served six years as the development co-chair and director on the board of Catamount Institute, connecting kids to the outdoors through education and adventure. Renee is a certified Wilderness First Responder and Reiki I/II practitioner. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Renee and her partner now live near Guffey, CO and manage a small homestead. In her free time, Renee loves to cook, spend time outdoors hiking and paddleboarding, as well as make jewelry, and spend time with her four dogs, two barn cats, and flock of hens. 

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Renee works with clients online and in-person supporting individuals' health and wellness goals. She believes in healing ourselves, each other, and mother earth.

Renee is taking a short seasonal break and will once again offer public classes in the Summer of 2023. In the meantime, Renee is offering donation-based Ayurvedic Counseling sessions via zoom.

"Renee is a truly gifted yoga therapist [in-training] who brings her heart and soul to every session. Renee takes the time to listen, hear my goals, give me supportive feedback, and help me to mold a practice that works for me. Committing to individual sessions with Renee has elevated my yoga practice to a place I did not know was possible. I am so grateful for her expertise and wisdom." 

--Yoga Client, Nashville, TN

"Renee and her classes have been a lifeline for me - I’m so grateful!"  --Carolynne F., Florissant, CO

I was uncertain of what I could handle physically before I went on the retreat. It’s been a long time since I participated in anything like it. I enjoyed all of it very much. No matter the location Renee makes it a welcoming place, a place without judgment, a place to learn, a place to be yourself, and a place to grow and love others. She is an astute teacher, and a learner herself. Highly recommend. 

-- Lisa E., Florisant, CO

Stay tuned for updates on our Autumn 2023 Yoga & Wilderness Retreat

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