Serena is an E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Ayuryoga Wellness Consultant, Professional Yoga Therapist, and an international yoga teacher trainer.
With a Bachelor of Education and Masters in Holistic Therapy, she is dedicated to life-long study of Yoga and Ayurveda; completing programs of study with Integrative Yoga Therapy, Shunyata Yoga, Prajna Yoga, Chakrapani Ayurvedic Clinic and Research Centre, Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda, Vedika Global, and the world-renowned Ayurvedic Institute, with Dr. Vasant Lad.
Serena’s teaching is supported by life-long practice and over 17 years of exploration into functional integrity, physical and energetic expressions, and expanded consciousness of Yoga, holistic health, fitness, and the science of Ayurveda. She attributes her well-rounded professional development to her inspiring teachers and mentors from around the world including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Rajesh Kotecha, Dr. Scott Blossom, Tias Little, Joseph & Lilian Lepage, Sri Geeta Iyengar, and especially her very first ‘guruji’; her dad.
As 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, trainings, and general human and planetary wellness education; inspiring her students from babies to baby-boomers and beyond. Serena is a gifted guide and holds sweet authentic space for her students; guiding them through deep, flowing, contemplative, breath-centered practices that lead to transformation, expansion, and ultimately, change.
Serena is currently 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, as well as co-trainer for the 300 hour Soma Yoga Institute Advanced Teacher Training; leading 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.