KENDRA RENZONI - TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

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.

Kendra studied a very traditional style of yoga called Iyengar Yoga, but through multiple injuries and yearning to learn more she began to study Shiatsu, Shadow Yoga, Functional Range Conditioning, foundational gymnastics, movement patterns from the Movement Culture -- specifically the work of Ido Portal, and therapeutic work with muscle and connective tissue. Her teaching and her practice are highly influenced by these practices!

She teaches alignment, strength within mobility, grace, technique, and experiential understanding of the anatomy and emotions within the body.  

PHILOSOPHY

​She brings Yoga Philosophy, Chinese 5-Element philosophy, Buddhist 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.

VISUALLY

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.

AUDIBLY

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.

PHYSICALLY

She uses hands-on touch to communicate about the internal experience of an instruction. Her students often have "Aha!" moments from these!

“Kendra Renzoni is a true teacher and student of Yoga with all its components.  She is gentle, smart, energetic and kind.  She has an infectious laugh and spirit.  Her classes are beginner to intermediate  and above.  She doesn't want anyone to limit themselves, but is aware of limitations!  She is awesome!” 

- L. B. C.

“Kendra Renzoni is a true teacher and student of Yoga with all its components.  She is gentle, smart, energetic and kind.  She has an infectious laugh and spirit.  Her classes are beginner to intermediate  and above.  She doesn't want anyone to limit themselves, but is aware of limitations!  She is awesome!” 

- L. B. C.

HER BACKGROUND

She has had enormous benefit from the practices of:

  • Yoga and Yoga Philosophy
  • Shiatsu and 5-Element Philosophy from Chinese Medicine
  • Therapeutics with Muscle and Connective Tissue work
  • Functional Range Conditioning
  • Foundational Gymnastics
  • Movement practices from the Movement Culture
  • "The Work" of Byron Katie

These practices have given her incredible resilience and recovery with depression, anxiety, fatigue, and multiple serious injuries over the years. Her relationship and understanding of emotional and physical pain has completely transformed 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 12 years, taken multiple trainings, and studies regularly with some of the world’s best teachers.  She offers yoga classes, private yoga asana and philosophy lessons, therapeutic yoga sessions, yoga workshops, yoga retreats, yoga trainings, shiatsu bodywork and 5 element consultations.

Kendra Renzoni is Registered with the Yoga Alliance and holds a E-RYT 500 level of certification, with 10,000 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, buddhist philosophy, Five Element philosophy, Shiatsu, Therapeutics, Gymnastics, and Movement in General! 

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TESTIMONIALS

"When I met Kendra, I was in a lot of pain, and nothing I did seemed to make a difference. She dove in headfirst, and gave me her complete focus and support. Kendra challenged me, taught me a ton of amazing things I didn't think I could do, showed me how to think positively, and work on my issues myself. At times, her analysis of my pain bordered on prescient, and we always made progress, even when a way forward was unthinkable to me. Kendra always amazed me with her dedication, support, generosity, and passion for teaching. I feel I will benefit from the things I learned for the rest of my life, and I am truly grateful."

- W.M.

TESTIMONIALS

I can do back bends.  Even with my hefty 6'3" 280 body, Kendra had the know how and the experience to make me feel safe and utilize the proper props I could easily use at home to continue my practice on my own and after 6 months I'm down to a more manageable 230#.  Kendra infuses her skills and spirit as an artist into her work as a Yoga teacher. Her notes are precise and several months later I can easily follow her illustrations of poses from sequences taught long ago.  Kendra has changed my life in ways unimaginable.  Not only is she my Yoga teacher,  she is my counselor and trusted friend.  I can't find enough words to describe how much its been worth to me.  Priceless.  Thanks Kendra!!"

-K.S.

TESTIMONIALS

“Kendra Renzoni is a true teacher and student of Yoga with all its components.  She is gentle, smart, energetic and kind.  She has an infectious laugh and spirit.  Her classes are beginner to intermediate  and above.  She doesn't want anyone to limit themselves, but is aware of limitations!  She is awesome!”

- L. B. C.

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