'Certified Organic' Fusion Yogini
B.Ed., Studio Retreat Director, Professional Yoga Therapist, Ayurveda Therapist, Wholistc Therapist, Mind Body Specialist, AFLCA Group Fitness Leader & Bellyfit Instructor.
Serena passionately shares her love of yoga, fitness, ayurveda, food and life through her classes, presentations, retreats and yoga teacher trainings. Having been exposed to 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 around the world; Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Ms. Geeta Iyengar, Nevidita Joshi, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Molly Lannon Kenny, Rockne White, 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 a Registered Yoga School, THRIVE! Naturally not only provides a peaceful natural setting for the 21 day residential intensive with the Integrative Yoga Therapy 200 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, but is also considered by many, a valuable resource in Alberta's Lakeland.
"Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being yourself." - Bhagavad Gita