Rene has been practicing the healing arts for the past nine years. She comes from a background of extensive world travel, having lived abroad for 17 years in Hong Kong, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and England and traveled to 22 additional countries. She has been exposed to various cultures and religious beliefs and has studied with prominent teachers in the fields of spiritual healing. She studied Reiki with Bernadette Doran of Equilibrium in Chicago. Her Shamanic studies have been under such renowned teachers as Myron Eshowsky and the staff of Michael Harner, founder of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, a widely recognized international organization.