With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Wholistic Therapy, Serena's yoga offerings of over 18 years are 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 Ayurvedic Medicine. Having completed programs of study in Ashtanga Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Wholistic Therapy, Ayurveda in America, Canada and India, Serena provides her students with an integrated and well-rounded approach - 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, yoga studio retreat owner, and international yoga teacher trainer, Serena has 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 around the world. Serena holds sweet authentic space for her students; guiding them through deep, contemplative, therapeutic breath-centered practices that lead to transformation, expansion, and ultimately change.
Most recently, Serena was on the teaching faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico; integrating her passion of living yoga and Ayurveda. She has also served as Affiliate Trainer for Integrative Yoga Therapy, Soma Yoga Institute and is currently based in Costa Rica and is co-founder and lead trainer of her yoga school Swastha Yoga International. Her authentic teaching style, unique creativity, and warm humo(u)r is often contagious and Serena is grateful to be able to inspire, affect change, and transform lives through Yoga & Ayurveda.