Tutor Renee Lu
Born in Dalian China in 1971, Renee has been teaching Restorative Yoga and learning Chinese Medicine for over 20 years, starting in China in 2001 by studying Yoga in Beijing with the Indian Guru Amit Amya, Yogprakash.
Specialising in Restorative Yoga, Renee began teaching at the Dalian University of the Third Age in 2005 providing classes for retired ex Government employees until 2014 when she moved to England. Classes were also held at several Hotels around the Dalian area.
During this period and before, Renee studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Therapies in various institutions and hospitals around China gaining a great deal of knowledge, particularly therapeutic massage techniques and Taoist Qi.
In 2015 Renee opened the ‘Zen Yoga and Meditation Centre’ in Maldon Essex to provide traditional restorative yoga and meditation classes on a one to one or small group basis together with individual massage and therapy treatments.
Organising the first Yoga Retreat to Limoges, France in 2017 followed by several others both in France and UK.
In 2018, Renee attended a Singing Bowl Sound Therapy course in Katmandu, Nepal and in 2023 attended a conference and training programme on traditional Tibettan healing and medicine in Xi Ning China which included a visit to a working traditional hospital in Tibet.
As well as running Zen Yoga and Meditation Centre, Renee also provides Restorative Yoga classes in several care homes around the Maldon area and also holds regular classes at the Colchester Chinese Association.
More recently, full and new moon Sound Bath sessions are regularly held at her studio with singing bowls and Earth Creation Gongs which are always very well attended.
Renee has travelled extensively within China and visited many other countries and has worked closely with the Kadampa Meditation Centre in UK.