Kendra is an artist. Her teaching is bright, fun, disciplined, layered, detailed, and revolves around the heart. Each session is is a creative tribute to the beauty and freedom of becoming more fully ourselves. She shares her discoveries with absolute devotion, delivering a message of humility, courage, listening, and really being with this life.
In 5-Element philosophy the element of fire is known as the magician because it transforms everything it touches. There is something so magical about taking what you have and turning it into something new. It is not the "new thing" that is liberating, but the knowing that you can transform what you have. In her classes we go behind the scenes, where the real magic happens, and transform our prior knowledge, challenges and limitations into strength and freedom.
She teaches alignment, strength within mobility, grace, technique, and experiential understanding of the anatomy and emotions within the body.
She brings philosophy and inquiry into class; creating the ability to be present, see patterns that cause pain, learn from them, and use them to create emotional and physical freedom.
She gives demonstrations of the poses; using her body to demonstrate what to do and what not to do and why. She also uses her words to create imagery that clarifies what she is teaching.
She uses her voice in creative ways. Her direction begins with instruction; what to do, what not to do, and why. She is theatrical, plays different characters, tells stories, sings, plays instruments, and repetitively weaves her instructions through class so students learn to apply one instruction in many different places and ways.
She uses hands-on touch to communicate about the internal experience of an instruction. Her students often have "Aha!" moments from these!
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She has had enormous benefit from the practice of Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga with depression, anxiety, fatigue, and multiple injuries over the years. Her relationship and understanding of emotional and physical pain has completely transformed through yoga and her teaching is highly influenced by the knowledge and skill she has gained from working through these experiences. She has been teaching yoga for over 11 years, taken multiple trainings, and studies regularly with some of the worlds best teachers. She offers yoga classes, private yoga lessons, therapeutic yoga sessions, yoga workshops, yoga retreats and yoga trainings.
Kendra Renzoni is Registered with the Yoga Alliance and holds a E-RYT 500 level of certification, with 9,000 hours of teaching time. She began teaching yoga in 2005. She holds a 200-hour certification in Vinyasa Yoga as well as an additional 500-Hour certification from Eileen Muir who teaches in the Iyengar tradition. Kendra has studied with many Iyengar teachers such as Manouso Manos, Carrie Owerko, Kevin Gardiner, Lara Brunn, Bobby Clennel, Peentz Dubble and she has also studied with Rodney Yee. She is deeply inspired by the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and buddhist philosophy.