Reena started teaching in March 2015, shortly after completing her initial Teacher Training Course. Her inspiration came about when she couldn’t find a local class similar to her preferred style and also felt the need to develop an inclusive community. Despite having a successful corporate career, including up to management level, Reena dedicated her time fully to the teaching and practice of Yoga.
Reena went on to develop a thriving yoga community In Loughborough for many years and now offers her yoga teaching through Inner8 Wellbeing. The Inner8 concept was developed through the support of local initiatives.
Reena’s journey started with meditation many years ago, and was later introduced to yoga by her uncle Kishore who lives in Boston USA. She credits much of her inspiration, positive support and yogic discipline to “Kishore Mama”. Kishore has been practising yoga for more than 30 years, and is the embodiment of a true selfless yogi; serving his community and the wider extended family.
In May 2022 Kishore lost his son Kushal of 45 years. Kushal was an embodiment of love, and this tragic loss has inspired us to teach with compassion for all.
Growing up Reena loved to dance and completed her Diploma in Bharatnatyam, a South Indian Classical Dance, closely linked to Bhakti Yoga. Reena performed on stage for many years, including at prestigious venues: The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena and The Royal Festival Hall in London.
As a passionate sports fan and participant of many sports teams, Reena enjoyed teaching and introducing yoga to all Premier League Football Referees at St Georges Park (home of England’s National Football Team). Reena has worked with this group for many Premier League seasons.
Reena has travelled extensively, staying in mindful communities and yoga ashrams worldwide, completing her Advanced Teacher Training Certification in the Sivananda Kutir, Himalayas, India.
Teacher Training Certifications:
Teacher Training Course January 2015, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
Advanced Teacher Training Course March 2018, Uttarkashi, India.
Sadhana Intensive August 2016, Orleans, France.
Further Teacher Training Certifications:
Meditation & Mantras (Orleans, France), Kids Yoga (Tyrol, Austria), Yoga Posture & Anatomy (London, UK), Yoga Psychology (London, UK), Yoga for Seniors (London, UK), Yoga for Pregnancy (London, UK)
Reena is a Senior Member of the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and has over 5000 hours of teaching and further training.
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