Renée was born in North Carolina, USA and grew up in Switzerland. She completed her commercial education first and then a school for fashion design, both in Zurich. Her passion for yoga began in 1997 as member of a fitness and dance studio in Zurich. Since that time yoga has accompanied her life. Renée completed the 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Zurich in 2005 and subsequently a continuing education in the B.K.S. Iyengar style of yoga in Bern. Since 2007 she has been attending the 4-year long Yoga Teacher Training at the Academy for Hatha Yoga with Doris Echlin in Lucerne. Additionally, she regularly attends workshops with internationally known yoga instructors both domestically and abroad. For her, yoga means art expressed through the body, cultivation of the body and mind, and joy of movement. She teaches her classes in German and English.