With treatment for the mind and body, RENNI believes in a wholistic and integrative approach to therapy. Each of these therapies tap into parts of you that can support your journey towards healing and growth.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy can teach you to feel safe in your body and help you find a way back into an embodied self. An effective form of stress management, massage therapy can teach self-soothing, relieve pain that is stored in the body, and release trauma.

Trauma-Informed Bodywork will help you learn the language of your nervous system to release tension and pain from your body. The practitioner will guide you to notice sensations in your body and teach you ways to track them to come to a place of rebalance. Therapeutic massage techniques and gentle, supportive touch are used in support of nervous system regulation. Acupuncture may also be used in these sessions. *You do not have to have a diagnosis or even identify with the word trauma to benefit from this treatment.

Acupuncture – Community and individual

A form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and promotes the body’s natural self-healing process. Through acupoint (the insertion of fine, sterile needles) pressure, heat, cupping, and/or electrical stimulation, acupuncture unblocks pain that is trapped in the body and allows for flow to be re-established.

Experience the benefits of acupuncture and feel an overall physical and emotional shift toward health and well-being.

*The RENNI clinic offers individual and community acupuncture, making this form of therapy accessible to more people in need.

Move Better: Yoga and Mindful Movement (Teacher – Simone Nitzan)

The body is a gateway through which we can access our greatest states of well-being. When the body moves well and feels strong, we can experience a greater depth of groundedness and ease. This class series will take you through mindful movement and mobility practices culminating in a combination of yoga asanas and vinyasas. Your joints will be prepared and strengthened for various yoga postures, and each class will focus on a slightly different area of practice, including the hips, shoulders, core, backbends and balance postures. Each class will include some yoga philosophy, breath awareness, meditation, movement and savasana.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Restorative Yoga (Teacher – Simone Nitzan)

Restorative Yoga is like a hug you give yourself. Restorative Yoga is a meditative practice in which you produce and consume nothing. We give ourselves permission to truly relax, and our nervous system receives countless rewards. Many of us are managing chronic stress. Restorative Yoga is one of the best antidotes we have to chronic stress. It re-establishes homeostasis in the body, and aids digestion, sleep and immune function.

In a restorative yoga class, we set the body up to be completely comfortable and relaxed. We use props to support the body, so the body does no work to stay in a position, and we hold the postures for extended periods. Holding these postures for a longer time allows the nervous system to integrate the signal to relax, allowing you to access deeper states of restoration.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Fascia Flow (Teacher – Simone Nitzan)

Fascia is a fascinating body tissue. Our muscles, organs, blood vessels and nerves are encased and connected through our fascia. Fascia creates a web of connections throughout the body and is the glue that holds the body together. It is what gives the body shape and stores tension pulling the body into different postural patterns.

This class will take you through a series of movements to get the fascia moving. Through these movements, your fascia will become more limber and be able to bounce, stretch and glide more easily and prepare the body for various yoga postures. When your fascia is healthy, everything in your body and mind can flow more easily, from your digestion and joint health to your mental state. Your downward dog may never feel the same again!

The class will finish with various longer-held yin postures that lengthen the body's fascial lines, leaving you feeling light and long, ready to take on the rest of the day.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Nervous System Reset (Teacher – Amanda Stokes)

A gentle and slow yoga class with a focus on regulating the nervous system and mindfully building awareness of the body's responses to movement and breath. This class infuses breathing techniques, guided visualizations, and simple yoga postures aimed towards 'toning' the Vagus Nerve (the main nerve running from the brain to the gut, that is largely responsible for our 'fight' 'flight' and 'freeze' stress responses) to encourage relaxation. Some classes will focus on delayed gratification, helping us to build resilience and the ability to self-soothe and manage our emotional responses to the more challenging poses or kriyas (movements). At times, we will use acupressure points, self-massage and EFT Tapping techniques to calm the body's energy lines and send students home with some tools for self-soothing. This is an adaptable practice that can be modified to suit bodies of all types, abilities, and backgrounds.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Yoga for Mental Health (Teacher – Amanda Stokes)

A gentle yoga class focused on reducing anxiety and depression symptoms by regulating the nervous system and using self-esteem-boosting movements to stimulate endorphin (‘feel-good hormone’) production. The class incorporates breathing techniques, guided visualizations and yoga postures to ‘tone’ the Vagus Nerve and promote relaxation alongside mindfulness and delayed gratification practices to build awareness of mind-body responses. This adaptable practice is modified to suit all bodies, abilities and backgrounds.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Yoga Nidra (Teacher – Simone Nitzan)

Yoga Nidra means yoga sleep. In this guided meditation, you will be led into the most profound states of relaxation, where you are able to move beyond the limiting factors of the mind and set meaningful intentions. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is comparable to 4 hours of sleep, and you will leave this session feeling alive and with a residing sense of calm and internal peace.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Embodied Healing group series, TCTSY (Teacher – Amy Hoare)

What is TCTSY?

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic treatment-resistant PTSD. This technique was developed by David Emerson at the Trauma Center. TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory and Neuroscience.

The TCTSY approach offers choice and body-centered self-awareness to support in recovery. Choices are communicated through language and every yoga form offered by the facilitator is presented as an invitation. Invitational language encourages curiosity and invites exploration of what one might feel in different parts of their body based on the form they are choosing to take. Participants may investigate what choice feels supportive for them, taking cues from their direct experience. During the session the facilitator participates in the yoga forms, offering a shared authentic experience. This human connection initiates healing through relationship with each other, the present moment and their body. TCTSY participants are invited to notice and feel sensations within their body throughout the practice. Participants are then encouraged to make choices about what they do and how they move with their body based on what they sense.

  • TCTSY uses Hatha Yoga forms as a way to access the body and functions as bottom-up approach to treating trauma,
  • There are no physical assists provided.
  • There are no physical props required

The embodied Healing series invites participants to pre-register for 6 weeks of TCTSY practice. Each week participants are invited to join for 60 minutes of Hatha inspired yoga. We will start the sessions by inviting grounding, orienting, and noticing our felt sense. Awareness to breathe will be offered as an optional choice that can be incorporated into the sessions and developed over the 6 weeks. The format of the sessions will remain consistent throughout, with room to explore more or less of something based on what emerges from the group.

*6-week pre-registered course. To register for a TCTSY course, please contact RENNI and we will assist you in registration.

Self-Care Circle: Teen Self-Esteem Program (Teacher – Montana Skurka)

Being a teen these days is fraught with challenges. You are not alone! A fun and interactive 6-week course for teens, aged 14-17, designed to stimulate physical, emotional and mental growth through mindful movement, reflective activities and group discussion. Students will improve their body awareness and self-confidence within an inclusive and supportive environment of like-minded peers. Each class incorporates yoga, mindfulness, creative expression and conversations around themes that youth are currently grappling with, including: stress, body image, self-esteem, mental-health, social media, peer relationships, and emotion regulation. Skills that will be developed include calming the nervous system, regulation of stress, self and body awareness, self-care, flexibility, balance and coordination, and communication.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Self-Care Circle for Chronic Illness (Teacher – Montana Skurka)

Living with a chronic illness can take a negative toll on one’s life: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The Self-Care Circle for Chronic Illness provides a safe space to learn skills and provide you with resources to improve the quality of your life and sense of wellbeing all within a supportive community setting. Themes that will be discussed include: mental health, emotional regulation, stress management, stigma, self-esteem, identity, and relationships. Each session will include: mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, breathwork, reflective creative exercises and group discussion. This group is for open-minded individuals struggling with chronic illness who are interested in learning and practicing integrative tools for self-care in a safe and welcoming community setting. The goal of this group is to support you in moving towards a healthier and happier life.

*6-week pre-registered course.

Meditation Series Outline (Teacher - Kimmel Alcide)

Explore a 6-week guided meditation series with Kimmel designed to establish or deepen your meditation practice. This series will include three different techniques for meditation and mindfulness including breathwork, visualization and mantra. Participants will learn the brain science behind the techniques and receive both theory and opportunities to practice throughout the series. Learn to meet yourself where you are on any given day, and provide yourself with the techniques and support that you may need to relax and refocus.

*6-week pre-registered course.