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Renee Allen started teaching yoga over 15 years ago springing from the desire to share what she was discovering and what she found to be so beneficial not only while on the mat, but as she took what she'd learned into her life.

After several years of simply sharing what she loved, Renee became certified with her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. She quickly began teaching as opportunities arose and within the first year, gained her 1000 hours of teaching yoga status as an Experienced Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (E-RYT-200).

Renee initially trained with Mark Stephens at Santa Cruz Yoga in 2014 and is now pursuring her 500 hour Yoga Teaching Training certificate with Mark. Renee has also gleened wisdom for over 20 years from yoga instructors Erich Schiffmann, Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, Judith Lasater, Paul Grilley, Rolf Gates, Erin Lila Wilson, Max Strom & Steve Ross.

Renee has taught yoga for many years for various women's groups, youth camps and P.E. classes and GATE Academy in middle school and high school.

She now teach yoga classes in Scotts Valley and for Firefighters in Santa Cruz, Aptos, & Scotts Valley through Fireflex Yoga and Active Wellness.

Renee also teaches private yoga sessions at the beach and in homes throughout Santa Cruz County.

Renee loves sharing the gift of yoga and hopes to be able to share it with you!

Before yoga, Renee earned her Bachelor's degree in English from Brigham Young University and still loves to write and find the symbolism in life as she did in literature.

Renee is currently an editor/writer for WellRight (a corporate wellness company in Chicago).

Renee is also the mother of 6 wonderful children, mother-in-law to 3 wonderful souls and grandma to 5 sweet little ones (and wife to her dear husband).

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