Offering Corporate and Private Yoga Sessions
For over the past two decades, Renée has devotedly studied Yoga, Meditation, Qigong and plant-based nutrition resulting in a successful career teaching thousands of diverse people.
Call to schedule a private session or for information on upcoming events, virtual or corporate classes.
Renée Bogard, E-RYT®
Renée started out in the Fitness Industry in 1989 teaching aerobics, then a few years later, Personal Training. After a knee injury in 1999, she shifted exclusively into yoga and was immediately hooked! She began teaching yoga full-time in 2005 and owned a Yoga Studio/Wellness Center in Indianapolis. Throughout the past 17 years in Indianapolis and while in Sedona, Arizona, she has led group yoga classes as well as several Corporate and Private Yoga sessions along with plant based nutrition workshops and Reiki treatments. She has served many diverse populations from executives to teachers, college athletes to children, to those with health challenges /previous injuries and everyone in between. She has led seasonal yoga retreats in Indiana, taught yoga to children in Malawi, Africa as part of a volunteer humanitarian trip, as well as coordinated and led her own Yoga Humanitarian Service Trip to Costa Rica.
Renée is Registered Experienced Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance (2005 to present), a Certified Qigong Instructor, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master(Teacher) and Certified Vegetarian Raw Foods Facilitator.
Welcome! I am Renée Bogard, and I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of your yoga and wellness journey. When I began practicing yoga in 1999, I didn’t think I could get much out of it, being that I was inflexible, overwhelmed with several challenges, and working through a knee injury. To my surprise, I found yoga and meditation to be an anchor in times of uncertainty. It helped me access peace and mental clarity to deal with adversity, and it was a way to regain strength and range of motion in my knee where other fitness routines had failed. I was amazed one practice could be so comprehensive – a true body/mind/spirit lifestyle that continues to inspire, challenge, and reward me every day.
I specialize in safe alignment and making yoga relevant and accessible to a wide variety of people. My diverse background as a former personal trainer, working with many people with injuries or limitations combined with my training in Meditation, Qigong, Reiki and plant-based nutrition has given me several unique tools and a wholistic approach to support my clients in achieving health and wellness goals and to make mindfulness part of everyday life.
So, if you are ready to start your journey through yoga and wellness contact me to schedule a private session or check out the Events page to register for upcoming events.
I look forward to meeting you!
Education and Certificates
Registered 200-Hour Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance, 2005- 2008, E-RYT 2009-2022, YACEP Continuing Education Provider
Certified Qigong Instructor, American Dragon Gate Lineage; July 2021, ZY Qigong Level 1 Certified Qigong Teacher June 2022
Certified Yoga Instructor, Cityoga; Indianapolis, Indiana; January 2005
Served as Board Member of the Indiana Yoga Association (Events Chair 2007-2008). Organized and promoted state-wide Indiana Yoga Conference October 2007. Previous IYA member
Certified Vegetarian Living/Raw Foods Facilitator - Creative Health Institute, Dec. 2005
Certified Usui Tibetan Reiki Master- May 2010. Certified Reiki Master Teacher May 2018
Certified Personal Trainer, NDEITA 1997-2001
CPR and First Aid Certified
*Lewis Wagner LLP (Corporate Yoga) 1/18 - 2020
*Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church 8/20 to present
*ONE Christian Church 9/17- 7/20
*Arizona Employment: Snap Fitness Sedona, Club Manager and Yoga Instructor (taught Yoga classes, Private Yoga PT, Led Yoga Retreat and Nutrition Workshops at Snap Fitness and other Sedona venues) 8/10 to 7/15
*Indy: Altered Body Mind Yoga(Studio) Owner/Yoga Instructor/Retreat Leader 1/05 to 8/10.
*Teach Vinyasa, Hot Power Yoga, Hatha, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga as well as Meditation classes
*Private lessons and Yoga Personal Training for clients with various objectives
*Teach Corporate Yoga Classes and Yoga for College Athletes at various locations (See Below)
*Lead seasonal Yoga Retreats (Indiana,Costa Rica and Sedona)
*Provide Reiki Treatments and Attunement Certifications
*Teach classes on plant based nutrition
*Corporate Presentations - Lectures and classes on Yoga, Meditation and Wellness
*Coordinated and led Yoga/Humanitarian Service Retreat to Costa Rica, 3/08
*Taught Yoga to Children in Malawi, Africa as Part of Volunteer Humanitarian Trip, 6/07
Previous Corporate Yoga Clients and Off-Site Classes in Sedona, AZ and Indianapolis, IN
Arizona Yoga Experience: Snap Fitness, VOCA (Village of Oak Creek Association) Yoga for Golfers, Seven Canyons-Yoga for Golfers, Sedona Health Spa, Sedona Hot Yoga (2012-2017)
Eli Lilly &Company weekly Corporate Yoga class 4/05-11/08, Corporate Presentations, 9/07
Lewis Wagner LLP: weekly corporate yoga classes; Employee Health Fair- taught Yoga 1/18 to present ( also provided mini Reiki sessions)
Allison's Transmissions Employee Health Fair-Yoga class and presentation 4/19
University of Indianapolis, Girl’s Golf Team, Men’s Soccer Team, Faculty and Students, 9/05 to 5/10
Complementary Medicine Center - Weekly Yoga Classes to the public, 9/05 to 5/08
Capitol Center Downtown Indianapolis, Corporate Yoga, 3/05 to 8/06
Celadon- Lectured at Employee Health Fair on Yoga and Stress-Relief, 8/05
Holistic Living Seminar Oldenburg, Indiana- Presentation on Health benefits of Yoga, 11/06
Greenwood Montessori Schools, Pre-School & Primary School Kid’s Yoga- bi-weekly classes 2/05-5/06
Key Learning Community School, Yoga for Teachers, 4/05 to 10/07
Midtown Mental Health, Yoga for Social Workers and Psychologists, 5/05 to 3/06
McClelland Elementary School, Yoga for Teachers, 1/07 to 6/08
Lincoln Middle School, Yoga for Teachers, 1/08 to 6/08
Foxcliff Manor House Martinsville, IN, Yoga for residents 9/05-8/10 & 5/18-10/18
Completed Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with Om Yoga/Cyndi Lee through Yoga International 8/8/21.
Studied Yoga and Meditation with Charles and Carol Crenshaw, Inner Peace Yoga Center 11/00 to 2019
*Completed Meditation Course with Inner Peace Yoga Center (Indianapolis) September 2018
*Peace Learning Center and Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Indy: completed workshops on conflict resolution/team building, improving communication skills, Implicit Bias, Anti-Racism, Restorative Justice Practices, and Help Increase the Peace (HIIP) 2017 - present
* Volunteer with children at PLC teaching yoga and meditation
*Art of Living Yoga Retreat Center attended Sri Sri Yoga programs 9/19- North Carolina
*Studied ZY Qigong with Mark Frighetti 9/10 to present. Attended Qigong Retreat with Master Ming Tang Xu, 6/14 Tucson, AZ
* Zoom Qigong workshop with Qigong Master Teacher Ken Cohen April 2021
*Optimum Health Institute San Diego- 12/16
*Sedona VegFest 2017: Attended Conference
*Pure Living Expo Sedona: attended conferences 2014 and 2015
*Flagstaff Yoga Festival (Arizona) August 2014
*Doug Swenson - Ashtanga Yoga Workshop Oct. 2009 - Hosted at Altered Body Mind Yoga Studio
*Paul Nison - Raw Foods Lecture April 2006 and 2010, Hosted at Altered Body Mind Yoga Studio
*Completed Raw Foods/Chef Workshops With Author Linda Ruff, R.D., 2005 - 2010
*Completed College Elective Yoga Course at IUPUI, March 2003
*Studied Kripalu Yoga With Thakor Patel at Kripalu Yoga Foundation - Indianapolis, IN, 2003 - 2006
*Studied Yoga Philosophy, Kriya Yoga, Hatha Yoga/Meditation in 1999, With James Whitford