Hi, I’m Valerie

And I believe that you can RENOvate your life
completely change it to be the life that you want to live.

Also, I just so happen to live in Reno/Tahoe area.

Hence aRENOlife.

Posts for this site will mainly be in the Reno/Tahoe area;
if I wander off, you’ll get to read about those adventures too.

My story:

I was diagnosed with GERD as a teenager and was placed on 5 different medications to control my symptoms; and every medication had a side effect. While attending university, I was so tired of taking medications from my Monday – Friday pill box and searched for alternative methods. I took a Kundalini yoga & meditation class twice a week for one month and I was able to get off all my medications! I was able to eat what I wanted without repercussions. At that moment, I knew I needed to become a Kundalini yoga (& meditation) instructor whether I taught or not, to remain medication-free.

Fast forward many years later and I used to work as a financial and business analyst for a Forbes 100 company. I felt a duality of critical thinker by day, juggling millions of dollars while conducting internal audits with a “go with the flow” yogic lifestyle by night. I looked into nursing as my next calling to create a nice shade of gray in my life; in order to blend all my skills together into one uniformed path.

Yet….I am still drawn to a holistic approach of wellness to this day, so I attended Duke University’s Integrative Health Coaching training program.

You are more than your job, more than your aliments, and more than the “routine” of life.

If any of this speaks to you, please contact me so together, we can identify the change, and help get you unstuck!

Education & Training:

  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach – 2021
    • Duke University, Durham, NC – Integrative Health Coach Professional Training Program 2020
  • Carrington College, Reno, NV – Associates of Science Degree in Registered Nursing 2014
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada – Bachelor of Arts 2003
  • Internationally Certified in Kundalini Yoga – 2002 – present
    Specializing in stress-management workshops, wellness corporate offerings and children classes
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork – 2006 – 2010