About Renee

About Renee

Since 2015 Renee has helped people find freedom from pain with simple, easy to learn movements.

Renee draws from a wide variety of Hanna Somatic Education, Yoga therapy and Clinical Nursing tools. She works on the premise that people need to understand the “why” of something and experience those benefits before they will choose to apply it on their own. Ultimately, Renee helps clients in chronic pain overcome fear with curiosity and education about their bodies. Renee gives them tools to understand and release their pain. As clients begin to replace fear with curiosity, their fear melts away and once again they learn to trust their bodies.
Renee teaches  Hanna Somatic Education Workshops, Classes and offers Private Hanna Somatic Sessions for pain management and increased mobility.

  • Somatic Center, LLC for Chronic Pain 2018- present Founder/Owner
  • Certified Hanna Somatic Educator 2017-2021
  • SomaYoga Therapy 500hr. 2014-2015

Yoga 
ERYT 200 /500 Hour Soma Yoga Therapy – 2004present
In 2004 Renee began teaching Hatha Yoga and quickly became a sought after teacher for her unique and engaging teaching style. In 2014 after suffering a painful back injury, Renee discovered SomaYoga Therapy. She found Somatic Yoga to be highly effective in relieving and managing pain. In her desire to help people in chronic pain find relief, Renee became certified in SomaYoga Therapy in 2015. Thorough knowledge and skillful teaching has opened the development of a mentorship program offered for SomaYoga instructors and Somatic Educators. These relationships have added a depth to the healing effect Renee brings to the St. Croix Valley community.

Medical
Nursing – 1983
In her early professional years, she practiced as a nurse at hospitals, home care, hospice and healthcare organizations. As her career evolved, she began to develop health education curriculum for High Schools, which led to the public speaking circuit.

Entrepreneurial
MoonFlower Bags – 2012
As co-founder and owner, she explored a grassroots operation of creatively re-purposing fabric into functional, eco-friendly products.