About The Teacher
B.ED. | E-RYT 500 | AHP | AWC | PYT
"Closing the eyes in yoga gives us the opportunity to see ourselves more clearly."
With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Holistic Therapy, Serena's yoga offering of over 17 years is supported by life-long practice and deep exploration into the art and science of yoga, yoga therapy, holistic health, physical and subtle body anatomy & physiology and Ayurveda. Having completed programs of study in Ashtanga Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Wholistic Therapy, and Ayurveda in America, Canada and India, Serena provides an integrated and well-rounded approach to her offerings and is grateful to her inspiring teachers and mentors from around the world; including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Dr. Scott Blossom, Tias & Surya Little, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Sri Geeta Iyengar, and especially her very first ‘guru' - her dad.
As a formally trained academic teacher, and owner, creative director and sole teacher of yoga studio retreat Thrive Naturally, Serena served the community at large, offering a wide range of yoga and wellness classes, workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and general human and planetary wellness education; inspiring her students from babies to baby-boomers and beyond. Serena holds sweet authentic space for her students; guiding them through deep, flowing, contemplative, breath-centered practices that lead to transformation, expansion, and ultimately, change.
Most recently, Serena was on the teaching faculty at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico; integrating her passion of living yoga and Ayurveda. She also serves as Affiliate Trainer for the 200 hour Integrative Yoga Therapy Yoga Teacher Training, co-trainer for Soma Yoga Institute and co-founder of Swastha Yoga International; leading workshops, retreats and training programs around the world. Her authentic teaching style, unique creativity, and warm humor is often contagious and Serena is grateful to be able to inspire, affect change, and transform lives through Yoga & Ayurveda.