About

Meet Renee

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. 

Philosophy

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.  

Certifications & Training

REGISTERED YOGA INSTRUCTOR (RYT200)

200 hours of Yoga Alliance Certification at Gilbert Yoga in Gilbert, AZ 

​INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION iREST® LEVEL 1 YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION TRAINING

32.5 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance   Austin, TX​​ 

​​YOGA NIDRA IMMERSION AND CERTIFICATION (GUIDED MEDITATIONS- Amrit Method)

40 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance (YA)

YOGA NIDRA CERTIFICATION (Swami Satyananda Saraswati Method)

10 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) at Inner Vision Yoga in Tempe, AZ

PRENATAL YOGA TRAINING/EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

30 hours/Continuing Education (CEU) approved course from Yoga Alliance  

YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS - The Art & Science of Teaching Yoga to Cancer Patients and Survivors

​​​​Session I - 30 hours/CEU’s approved course from YA

​​​​Session II - 30 hours/CEU’s approved course from YA

Additional Training

MINDFULNESS FUNDAMENTALS

MINDFULNESS FUNDAMENTALS - ​6 week session - Mindful Schools.org 

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP

MINDFULNESS - Instructor Lanita Ugstad, Gilbert, AZ