"For each path I have walked.  For each moment I have learned.  I am forever humbled.

I have said for most of my life that I choose to live as a perpetual beginner.  

I know no other way to continue to grow."

- Ren



 Dog CPR, First Aid + Safety for Pet Pros/owners: Melanie Monteiro, Author "Safe Dog Handbook", Certificate 7/15/17

'Comfort Touch' Certification CEU: Elderly & Terminal/Chronic Ill: Mary Kathleen Rose, Founder, Certificate 8/17/17

Teaching Yoga to Kids: Certification: Sara J. Weis, Kids Yoga Instructor & Best Selling Author, Completed 6/2017

Crystal Reiki Master Practitioner Certification: Lisa Powers, Reiki Master & Teacher, Attuned 6/20/17

Hypnotherapy Certification Practitioner: Kain Ramsay & Steven Burns, Scottish Center NLP, Completed 7/3/17

Animal Reiki Practitioner Certification: Lisa Powers, Reiki Master & Teacher, Completed 5/25/17

Shamanic Initiation: Spiritual Awakening, Sharon Ramel, Guide, Shaman, Healer, Yogini, Complete 6/2017

From Goal To Success: Master Life Coach: Joeel & Natalie Rivera, Transformation Inc., Completed 5/31/17

Sounds True Presents: Qi Gong for Health & Healing, Lee Holden, Qi Gong Master, Author, Completed 5/23/17

Astral Projection: Made Easy, Gilad James, Instructor, Course Completed 5/17/17

Clearing Anxiety & Stress Patters, Michael Hetherington, L.Ac, Yoga Teacher, Author, Completed 5/6/17  

Training Workshop, A Walk in the Spirit World with James Van Praagh, Hay House Live!, 4/8/17 Las Vegas, NV.

Polarity Therapy Practitioner Certification, PTP, Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, March 2017 

​CEU: Fibromyaliga, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence & PTSD, with Nirvana Massage Continuing Education, April 2016

Graduate, Aura Wellness Center, YOGA Teacher Training CYT-250Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 and Marie Jerard RYT 500, 2013-2014

Student, CEU Workshop, "Injury Evaluation" with CiM, Instructed by Lisa E. Agnew, MS, AT. LMT, MMP - Las Vegas, Oct. 2013

Student, ABHYANGA Massage Training, 4 hours, NSMT with Jacqueline Capasso, Las Vegas, NV. 2013

Graduate, Shaman/Kundalini Healer Certification, Steve Murray Master Course, Las Vegas, NV. 2013

Teachers Assistant/Substitute Teacher, Nevada School of Massage Therapy, Las Vegas, NV. 2012 to 2014

Former Massage Therapist, Massage Envy LMC - Henderson, NV. Therapist of the Month, Dec. 2012 & Feb. 2013, - 2012 to 2014

Graduate, Reiki Rays Institute: Certified Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner (EFT), 2012

Graduate, Reiki Rays Institute: Certified Chakra Therapist, fully accredited from the International Natural Healers Association and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, 2013

Graduate, Transformation Meditation Teacher Training Course, with Sherrie Wade, MT - 2011

Graduate, Nevada School of Massage Therapy, Las Vegas, NV. 2011/2012 Awarded 100% Attendance in Class, Student Clinic, 4.0 GPA and Class Speaker at Graduation.  Lic. #NVMT.5808

Former Assistant Medical Coordinator - Canine, Nevada Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA), Las Vegas, NV. 2011 Intake, Microchip Injection, Injured, Recovery and Medication a focus. 

Completed "Mediumship" with Lisa Williams, E-Course, 2009

Reiki/Psychic Studies with Reiki Master Steve Murray, 2008, 3 Level Master Certification Completed

Enhancing Your Intuition with James Van Praagh - 10 Week Online Course Completed, 2008

"I Can Do It!" Conference/Workshops, presented by Hay House, Las Vegas, NV. June 26th-29th, 2008

Awarded Honorary Doctor of Metaphysics - PULC - for lifetime of study and thesis, November 15th, 2006

Certified Independent Master Reiki Practitioner Chikara-Reiki-Do, Usui and Tibetan systems of Natural Healing with Reiki Master Judith Conroy, UK, 2004

Certified Large Animal Massage Practitioner, Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM), Seattle, WA. - 2005

Certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner, Northwest School of Animal Massage (NWSAM), Seattle, WA. - 2004

Graduate with Highest Honors, Relaxation Therapy from Stratford - 1999

Graduate with Highest Honors, Veterinary Assistant from Stratford - 2006

Certified Dream Interpreter, 2007 - PULC

Former Owner, "Mr. Dog Animal Massage", Portland, OR. ALL animals, Massage & Energy work.  Featured in the BEST BETS for PETS GUIDE '06: Portland Monthly Magazine - write up and photo.

Co-founder Vice President Animal Massage Association of Oregon (AMAO), Portland, OR. 2006

Teacher & TA, Animal Massage Canine & Horse, Northwest School of Animal Massage - 2006

Student, Animal Intuitive Communication Workshop/Lecture with Marta Williams, Author and Teacher, 2005

Completed Oregon Humane Society Volunteer Training, 6 hours, Portland. OR, 2004

Former Registered, Insured and Highlighted Member of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork, 2004-2005

Certified CA: Chiropractic Assistant, Namaste Chiropractic with Dr. Allen Knecht, DC Holistic Healing, POrtland, OR. 1999-2002


Published Author: "Other Echoes" 2001, "Happily Every Afters..." 2001, (both available here) "A Matter of Moments" 2003 (limited run) with NEW book coming out in 2015!  "Don't let it go; let it through." COMING SOON!!

Nominated Poet of the Year, 2003, 2004 (winner), 2005 (winner) and 2006.  International Poetry Contest and had poems featured in their limited coffee table "Winner" Release book.  

Former NW Sales Rep for Award Winning, Oscar Nominated Actress, Author, Animal Activist and friend Linda Blair for her book release of "Going Vegan!" - 2001  Please visit: www.lindablairworldheart.com for more.

Founder "Other Echoes Ink" intuitive poetry on Magnets, Greeting Cards, Posters, Shirts, Postcards, etc.

Focus of two Documentary films by New York based filmmaker Alyse Emdur.  "Healing Each Other" and "We love Lloyd" 2005 visit: www.alyseemdur.com to see excerpts from both. 

Recipient, Doernbecher HERO AWARD - 1986. 1987 and 1988 for working full 24 hour shifts in each of those years for the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation. 


All words and photos copyright Ren Matney 2019

Ren Matney

Shamanistic Healing & Movement for Mind, Body and Spirit.

Las Vegas, Nevada ~ 702.981.3436 ~ renmatney@gmail.com