Renee Champagne

Renee is the Regional Program Coordinator for Train, Teach & Transform in Washington, D.C. and supports regular Warriors at Ease yoga classes at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Renee is a United States Air Force Veteran, military spouse, mother, wellness coach and a certified Warriors at Ease Teacher.  She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from William and Mary with a focus on wellness, families, and trauma.  Renee has taught yoga to different military populations since 2007 and continues to find new and innovative ways to help service members and their families foster Post Traumatic Growth through mind-body practices.

Renee is a tireless advocate for military families.  She is a Liaison for Give an Hour, an organization dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the post 9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Renee is also an Expedition Leader for No Barriers Warriors, a program that improves the lives of veterans with disabilities through curriculum-based experiences in challenging environments.

As an endurance athlete and trauma survivor, Renee has first-hand knowledge of the benefits of a yoga practice.  This is what pushed her to complete a yoga series for the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  Her ability to overcome and thrive make her a sought out speaker about trauma, resilience, and Post Traumatic Growth.