Raenel began studying and practicing Hatha Yoga in 1997 and began to teach in the Iyengar Tradition in 1998. She principally studies under the guidance of Val Paape of Yoga North Winnipeg. She has also studied with and received teacher training from other senior Iyengar Yoga teachers including Robin Cantor, Shirley Daventry-French, Sherry Berkowitz, Ramanand Patel and Dr. Geeta S. Iyengar.
Her teachings focus on refining alignment and discovering the balance between action and receptivity so that one may find freedom of breath and stillness of mind. Her classes, range in scope from dynamic to restorative and are suitable and challenging for students at all levels of practice. Her extensive training and ability to communicate her knowledge to the needs of each individual provides her students with greater insights into their practice. Through an energetic and intuitive approach, she encourages a sensitive inquiry into the postures as well as into the subtle awareness of the Self.