B.Ed., E-RYT 500, Professional Yoga Therapist, Ayurveda Therapist, Wholistic Therapist, Studio Retreat Director
Serena passionately shares her love of Yoga, Ayurveda, fitness, food and life through her classes, presentations, retreats and yoga teacher trainings. Having practiced yoga since she was a little girl, continuous study deepens her personal spiritual growth, and keeps her classes innovative and fresh. She is best known for her authentic teaching style, unique creativity, and warm humour.
As a former school teacher, she would also consider herself a life-long student, and attributes her well-rounded professional development to her inspiring teachers and mentors from around the world; Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Ms. Geeta Iyengar, Nevidita Joshi, Scott Blossom, Molly Lannon Kenny, Rockne White, the late Larry Schultz, Jim Moreau, Alice Bracegirdle, Helen Vanderburg, Marjorie O'Connor and, especially her very first 'guruji', her dad.
Serena has taught yoga since 1999 and established THRIVE!...Naturally Yoga & Wellness, a unique lakeside studio retreat in Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada in 2006. As the only Canadian Affiliate School for the Integrative Yoga Therapy 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Serena is honoured to be able to share this important work and THRIVE! Naturally provides a beautiful natural setting for the 21 day residential intensive.
"Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself." - Bhagavad Gita