Renée is the owner and primary instructor at In Balance Yoga. She is a certified Yoga Teacher, Kinesiologist, and Yoga Therapist. Renee has 20 years experience working with individuals with physical injury and illness, and with this experience she has come to realize in order to truly serve people in their journey towards health and healing, the whole person needs to be considered. When people are unwell, their whole being is affected–body, mind, & spirit, and her yoga therapy, yoga classes, and writings reflect this integrated model of health.
From her personal practice she is in awe of how far-reaching the benefits are to a regular yoga practice. Through the movement, breathing, and mindfulness practices of yoga, Renee found an ever increasing experience of transformation, connection and harmony between the systems of her body, and consequently a faith in the self-healing capabilities within.
Renee’s intention as an instructor is to provide a warm, safe and attentive environment at her studio, and to allow her students to grow in their practice and understanding of yoga within their own bodies to discover their own inner strength, healing capacity & wisdom.
Renee is a registered 500 Hour Yoga Instructor through the Canadian Yoga Alliance, a Certified Yoga Therapist through International Association of Yoga Therapists (CIAYT), and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, and you can find her listing at Yoga U Online.
Lisa has always had a love for Yoga, however her personal and spiritual journey began shortly after 2 successive motor vehicle accidents. With the loss of mobility and consistent pain, she was recommended physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and medication, all which had a minimal impact to her recovery.
For over 15 years Yoga has been a part of Lisa’s life yet after the accidents she decided to approach it from a rehabilitative perspective and soon realized that the Yogic Path spoke to her and led her into Teaching and sharing her journey with others. Today, through this process she has transformed her body, mind and soul so she now has both the physical and mental strength and endurance and can experience true peace and happiness within. She believes that yoga can apply to everyone in every walk of life and that Yoga is a gift to be shared with everyone.
Lisa believes that yoga can particularly have a profound and positive impact upon children, which has led her to focussing on teaching children and youth. Today children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. Parents usually don’t think of these influences as stressful for their kids, but they often are. This bustling pace of children’s lives can have a profound effect on their innate joy—and usually not for the better.
Through her experience, Lisa has learned that yoga can help counter these pressures experienced by both children and youth. When children learn techniques for self-health, relaxation, and inner fulfillment, they can navigate life’s challenges with a little more ease. Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical activity that is non-competitive.
Lisa is a registered 200 Hour Yoga Instructor through the Canadian Yoga Alliance and certified to teach Kids Yoga. Other areas of experience include but are not limited to Restorative Yoga; Classical Hatha Yoga; Vinyassa Flow Yoga, Power Yoga.