Biography & CV

After my first Bikram class in November 2014 I knew that my life had changed!

In november 2016 I have followed the hatha yoga teacher training at Samyak yoga (RYS-200) (*) in Mysore (India). I felt deeply the desire to learn more and deepening my practice. Also I had the wish to make yoga more accessible to the people.

This is the beginning on the wonderful path of teaching and sharing the knowledge to make somebody’s life more beautiful.

I have a passively dynamic  supported style of teaching with a lot of assists and adjustments. Although my training specialized me in hatha yoga, I’ll be able to vary the style in more gentle or more dynamic. I give a lot of attention to the breath, focus and grounding and never loose the goals of yoga, but my classes are rather down to earth than on the spiritual side.

My yoga training has a strong focus on teaching, so it gave me a good basis in it. Since, I have taught various private classes to friends and a replacement at a hostel in Pai. I take every chance to develop myself in the wonderful world of sharing the joy of yoga.

My study on the field of quality management taught me how to maximize the product- or service quality. This enabled me in my work  in hospitality and tourism to give the best possible to guests which resulted in various awards. I’m also experienced  in making websites and social media.  I will be happy give support and assistence in your activities by using these experiences besides teaching yoga.

“In january 2017 René stayed in our hotel. Besides giving some private yoga sessions, we had the pleasure of having his assistance on the field of social media. He also looked with us to the guest experience in our hotel. This resulted in a systematic approach in our social media management and various (future) improvements in our hotel and restaurant. With his background, creativity and knowledge René is able to get to the point quickly and the perfect sparring partner.” – Hotelowner in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I can teach in English and Dutch. I speak Italian and French on B2 / C1 level, so I will be able very soon to teach also in these languages. I have basic notions of German (B1) and Spanish (A1). I have the Dutch nationality and might need (assistance to get) a (work)permit/visa outside the European union.

Rene Smit – Yoga Teacher in Rome

Personal data resume

 René Coniah SMIT
xxxxstraat X
the Netherlands
Phone number
0031(0)6 3914 xxxx
Birth date
23rd of august 1977
Drivers licence



Samyak Yoga (RYS-200), Mysore (India)

Yoga Teacher Training – Hatha yoga 200 hours

1997 – 2001

Larenstein Velp (the Netherlands)

Foodtechnology (quality management)

(BSc, ISCED 5)


RSG Ter Apel

Pre-university education


April – September 2016

Camping Village Fabulous (EC Vacanze), Rome, Italy

Staffmember Info-point

  • Providing information about the campsite and Rome
  • Selling tickets and excursions
  • Finding information and assisting guests in unforeseen situations (stolen documents, need of medical accessories etc.)

Disneyland Paris, France

Waiter in Restaurant Park Side Diner & Manhattan, Hotel New York (4*)

One of the circa 60 employees (out of 13.000) who has been most cited as “outstanding castmember” by the guests in 2009 and 2010

April – September 2014

Camping Village Fabulous (EC Vacanze), Rome, Italy

Staffmember Info-point

summer 2013


Courier at Camping Ca’Savio, Cavallino-Treporti (VE), Italy

  • Being the central point for the guest in name of Selectcamp
  • Cleaning and preparing the mobilehomes and lodgetents before and at the end of the season and at arrival of the new guests

Hotel Papendal (Arnhem)

Waiter restaurant, bar, banqueting

summer 2012


Courier at Prà delle Torri, Caorle (VE), Italy

2006 – 2011

Disneyland Paris, France

Waiter in Restaurant Inventions, Disneyland Hotel (5*)

One of the circa 60 employees (out of 13.000) who has been most cited as “outstanding castmember” by the guests in 2009 and 2010

2004 – 2006

Various companies in the Netherlands

Temporary employee in the hospitality business, especially for banqueting and partycatering


Koffiebranderij Peeze

Quality management, Environment, Safety and Health, hygiene and HACCP in a coffee roasting company (comparabile with Illy)


  • Dutch (mothertongue)
  • English (C1/C2)
  • French (B2/C1)
  • Italian (B2/B1)
  • German (B1/B2)
  • Spanish (A1/A2)

Other skills and information

  • Team spirit and welcoming
  • Working and interaction with children
  • Organisational skills
  • Windows, Office, Photoshop, SPSS, VBScript/ASP, HTML