We’re honored to have Renee Hallowell as part of our yoga studio community. This July, Renee is our student of the month. Here’s a little about why we think she’s so special. Renee wrote this response to some questions we asked to get to know her better. Thank you Renee for being you!

“I have been consistently practicing yoga for 9 months.  I practice as a form of meditation and as a way to honor my body. It’s basically the best of both worlds—I get to free my mind as I appreciate my body in its many forms.

Initially I chose to practice yoga at LRY because I have a deep relationship with rivers, so not only did the name Laughing River Yoga entice me, but also being able to practice Yoga while the Winooski river flows right outside the windows feels like heaven to me.

I chose to continue with LRY because of the amazing teachers and yogis that I get to practice alongside.

When I am not practicing yoga, I care for infants and toddlers. I love the innocence and potential of these sweet babies, and it is my passion to allow the space for them to become our bright future.

My favorite hobby, besides yoga, is listening to Podcasts or reading books that stretch my mind. There is nothing better to me than actively expanding my consciousness.”