Hello, my name is Renee Johnson and I am the owner and founder of Infinite Lotus Yoga, LLC in Arizona. I am a Yoga Nidra Facilitator and Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT200®) with Yoga Alliance who has practiced yoga for over 20 years. For me, yoga has been a compass that has always helped me find my way home to my authentic self.
For years, yoga has been the path I have chosen to maintain flexibility, to settle my mind, and to remind myself of the beauty we all have in movement, regardless of our shape or size. No matter where I go, I know yoga will lead me home.
My philosophy on teaching is simple: to understand your goals, where your mind and body are today, and help you live a more comfortable, balanced, and enjoyable life.
In teaching meditation, I believe it is important to approach the practice without judgement or criticism. It takes time to learn to quiet the chatter and remember who we really are without the ego constantly demanding our attention.
In teaching yoga, I believe it is important to focus on poses that help us gain with strength and flexibility in our daily movements. So I tend to focus on gaining flexibility in the shoulders and hips, strength in the core, and relaxation throughout the body.
Yoga is not about complicated poses; it is about moving the body to achieve flexibility and comfort in our daily routines, being mindful of the breath to facilitate relaxation, and meditating to gain focus. All of these actions serve to bring back the connection of our bodies and our minds.
200 hours of Yoga Alliance Certification at Gilbert Yoga in Gilbert, AZ
32.5 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance Austin, TX
40 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance (YA)
10 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) at Inner Vision Yoga in Tempe, AZ
30 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance
Session I - 30 hours/CEU’s approved course from YA
Session II - 30 hours/CEU’s approved course from YA
MINDFULNESS FUNDAMENTALS - 6 week session - Mindful Schools.org
MINDFULNESS - Instructor Lanita Ugstad, Gilbert, AZ