Serena graduated in 2003 from Emerson College with a degree in writing, literature, & publishing. She also played competitive sports throughout her childhood and all through college. This may seem like an unlikely combination, but it has prompted Serena to view the human body and its movement at art. To Serena, yoga has always felt like poetry in motion. After practicing yoga for four years, Serena chose to enroll in Breath N Flow's 200-hour yoga teacher training program, graduating in December 2013. Her interest lies in core strength, arm balance, and interesting transitions. She hopes that while in her class, she can help you find poetry and growth in tour asana practice regardless of whether it's your first time, tenth time, or 100th!
Following the advice of a close friend, David sought out a yoga studio that offered Restorative Yoga. He found immediately fell in love with restorative yoga and then began practicing Vinyasa style classes 3-4 times a week in addition to Restorative Yoga.
David enrolled in Afterglow's 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Always-at-Aum Yoga School. He graduated June 2018 and is certified in Vinyasa style yoga. He also completed Reiki training and is Level 2 certified.
David specializes in Restorative Yoga, where he likes to incorporate guided meditation, mantras, tarot readings, crystal and energy healing.
When you ask David how yoga changed his life, he had this to offer, ‘It’s the first time in a very long time that I put myself first and prioritized my self-care above all else. It allowed me to fully love myself and trust that whatever came my way, while challenging, would make a better version of myself. I have a renewed love for life but most importantly, love of self.’
David wants everyone to feel like they’ve been hugged by the Universe after taking his class. His goal is to pass on the experience and knowledge of yoga in hopes that it will help one to open up to trust and most importantly self-love.
Hanna started her yoga journey when she was 16. Yoga followed her through art school and in her senior year, she began to notice that it was more than just poses or stretching to her. She realized that yoga had unintentionally become one of her most prioritized tasks each day because of its beneficial effects on her mental health. A couple of years after college, she spent a month doing a 200 hour yoga teacher training with The Sacred Fig in Portugal where she trained as a Vinyasa teacher. She is most interested in the idea that each person has a true inner self or soul – one that is untouched by the world – and she strives to understand and listen that part of herself as well as help others see their true selves as well. Hanna believes that the practice of yoga is a personal devotion to that true self within each one of us and she hopes to provide a space where others can feel comfortable expressing their truest selves through their bodies.