Renee Villanueva-Last

Yoga teacher

Hello, I’m Renee – welcome to Bright Lotus Yoga.

I attended my first yoga class in 2003, and to this day I still remember the feelings I had after that first class. I felt so calm, grounded and recharged after being reminded to breathe and to move with the breath. The more I did yoga, the more I wanted to learn about it. I was hooked and my yoga journey began.

In 2014, I qualified to be a yoga teacher, and I’ve been teaching and sharing yoga ever since. I am also currently training to be a yoga therpist with Yogacampus.

I decided to go into yoga therapy to deepen and broaden my knowledge of yoga, so that I can further help others in their journey. The idea of combining yogic practices with modern medicine to improve an individual's overall well-being resonates with me. Each has its own merits, but together they are even more powerful and effective in moving towards healing.

I love learning and I love sharing what I learn with others. Sharing the numerous benefits I get from my yoga practice allows me to serve and live my life with purpose. Yoga has been a companion and comfort to me over the years – when things get challenging, I can always lean on and draw from my practice. The lessons and insights I gain go way beyond the mat, and the numerous gifts and benefits that result from my yoga practice are things I would like to share with others.


Practicing yoga does not eliminate life’s challenges, and neither does it provide us with a convenient trapdoor to escape from life’s distractions. Instead, yoga gives us the skills to meet life head-on with dignity and poise.

Donna Farhi