Reno brings a calm, philosophical presence into the room that will keep you grounded as well as interested in why we are doing yoga in the first place. He adapts the session to the students’ needs so that everyone has a safe and fruitful practice. “The key to it all is finding a balance,” he says, and his goal is to help students discover balance and harmony in their body, heart, and mind – on the mat and off, and he embodies that balance in his teaching and personality. Reno teaches Yin/Yang for us, which is great for beginners who want enough time to get to know the poses, as well as level 2/3 students who want to pause now and then for some yin and rest.
Reno’s been practicing since 2002 and enjoys teaching yin, vinyasa, and hatha yoga. Since 2007, he’s been teaching young and old, strong and weak, flexible and stiff yoga students. Regardless of skill level and experience, he strives for his students to leave the studio feeling refreshed, clear-headed, inspired, joyful, and full of respect for themselves and their community. As yoga is a holistic practice, you’ll find his passion for music, drumming, sociology, philosophy, connecting with people, science, and even fire-poi dancing, sneaking in and influencing his teaching. Besides teaching yoga, he also teaches academics at a learning center and is a CSUS sociology graduate student.