- Registered Mental Health professional (MMH Art Therapy)
- Registered Yoga Therapist
- Senior Yoga Teacher
- Polestar Pilates Rehab Instructor
- Antigravity® Master Instructor
- Franklin Method® Biomechanics Educator
Renae holds a master’s degree in Mental Health and is a registered Art Therapist experienced in trauma recovery. Renae is recognized by Yoga Australia as a Senior Yoga Teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. Her foundational years of study involved completing a full-time 3-year training specialized in Yoga Therapy at the Yoga Arts Academy in Melbourne, Circus Arts training in Beijing and Physiotherapy foundation studies in anatomy and physiology at the University of Queensland.
Renae grew up in the tropical rainforest of North Queensland with unconventional yet medically minded parents who were skilled in special education, acupuncture, naturopathy and western general medicine. From an early age she was exposed to the eastern healing philosophies of chinese medicine and simultaneously developed a reverence for western medicine. Her parents passion for their healing vocations inspired Renae with a desire to help people and her career unfolded as she sought to develop skills for this purpose.
Renae has become a passionate advocate on the benefits of a multimodal therapeutic approach combining the creative arts and movement therapies. She now lives in Tambourine Mountain, spends as little time as possible on social media, and focuses on teaching therapeutic movement in Brisbane, providing in-school therapy for newly arrived refugee children and delivering education.
“Renae is bravely forging a path to allow medical technology and expertise to merge with the latest in the rehabilitation and movement world”
“Renae’s background and experience from her own training in AntiGravity, Hatha Yoga, anatomy and therapy provide a depth and texture to her classes and workshops that is unparalleled. Renae is an extremely skilled teacher who truly understands the anatomy, physiology, psychology and the mind-body connection. As a psychologist I was attracted to the way Renae skillfully brings subtle yet profound therapeutic elements into her classes through an embodied style of teaching. At the end of my classes with Renae I always feel nurtured, grounded, calm and contented. I continue to be inspired by Renae’s passion and the ease with which she shares her teachings.”
“I have known Renae Stevens on a professional level for more than 20 years. She is a diligent and methodical worker, who is not only highly intelligent, but also very passionate about anything she sets her mind to.”
“You have taught me so much and encouraged me every day to keep going and strive each time, your love, care, guidance and expertise will stay with me forever, thank you for such a memorable and wonderful learning experience that I will always practice remembering the way you taught us. I can’t wait to explore and practice more.”
“I have seen the aerial hammock used with children and young adults of refugee background, and seen the wonderful therapeutic benefits it provides. This strengthening and safe activity helps to regulate arousal, improve emotional response, allow enhanced sense of control, and enable connection to the body and sense of identity, in a safe and fun way.”
This course launching in 2020 offers a comprehensive instructional, theoretical and practical training for participants to walk away confident in their self-mastery and ability to understand and facilitate the therapeutic benefits of the aerial technique.