Yoga With Serene - Part 2 of 3

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After knowing what basic yoga is all about in my previous post Yoga With Serene - Part 1, here's a post to know a little more about the instructor.

Let's hear what Serene says about herself:

I have always been drawn towards discovering how to live better in union with universal forces. Like most people though, I found myself moving through life keeping busy. I dabbled my hands in various activities which included a brief stint working at a maximum security prison as an Assistant Superintendent, tram-guiding at the Singapore Night Safari, banking, teaching and at some point singing in a band. All these experiences enriched me as a person for sure. But, something was still missing. At the end of each day, I often found myself scrambling for a sliver of time to gather my thoughts and reset my energy. I was also struggling to squeeze in time to sleep better, eat right, exercise and take better care of my health.


And so, my journey with yoga started when I realised that I had to stop running away from myself. It came from the realization that doing more does not equate doing better. After experimenting with Ashtanga Yoga and Hot Yoga in Singapore, I found myself completing a RYT 200 yoga training course on the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh (yoga capital of the world). Through my practice, I was better able to see the beauty of embracing wherever I was in life, with all my seeming ‘imperfections’. The complexity of fumbling through a worldwind of daunting choices was beautifully simplified to the decision of  choosing to be laser focused on the task ahead, one breath at a time. The sense of calmness that came with the practice of yoga had a profound spillover effect in possibly every other area of my life. 



Moving forward, I will be opening up 1-1 lessons in the future for students who wish to take private classes in the comfort of their homes as I did receive some enquiries from people who prefer to have more focused attention. I will also be looking at integrating yoga therapy along with transformational life coaching for a more holistic approach at enhancing a person’s wellbeing. I am very excited at this possibility as personal development has always been a strong passion of mine even during my time with the Ministry of Education where I taught for 9 years at college level. 



This integration of yoga therapy and transformational life coaching will be particularly suited for individuals wanting to make breakthroughs in other aspects of their lives beyond their health. They may want to also work on their self-esteem, relationships, careers or other aspects of their lives where they are experiencing challenges. I am currently enrolled with the Inspired Spirit Coaching Academy and have started coaching clients from all over the world. If you would like to find out more about my transformational life coaching services, visit http://www.serenitysecretscoaching.com/. I am offering a complimentary 30mins coaching session for individuals keen on exploring this.

The exact timing of when exactly I will be combining yoga therapy with transformational coaching is yet to be seen but it is an area I’m keen on exploring. The reason is simple. To me, real health and wellbeing goes beyond being able to reach your toes or do a backbend.  Neither is it simply the absence of illness.  It involves having the will to overcome adversities and being committed to using one’s own personal transformation as the first step towards attaining your heart’s desires. 

Thank you so much for featuring me in your blog! It has been a real pleasure!


Serene will be running a Yoga series (Hatha-Yin fusion) in June.  In these Hatha-Yin classes, you will get the opportunity to strike a balance between practising more energetic, active poses in the Hatha sequence and at the same time experience the simplicity and restorative bliss of Yin practice. There will also be nice soothing music sourced from the waters of the Ganges, Rishikesh. You get to enjoy all this in the comfort of the All About Yoga studio that is spacious and full of natural light. 

This Yoga series is suitable for:
Beginners to yoga who are curious about the practice.
Moderate ability practitioners and anyone who would appreciate a programme that balances the rigour of Hatha Yoga with the soothing effects of Yin Yoga.
Mothers who are looking for a means to speed up post-delivery toning and strengthening of their bodies.

It runs from 17th June to 16th July 2016Classes will run every Friday (7.30 pm to 9 pm) & Saturday (1pm to 2.30 pm) for 5 weeks. The usual price is $400, but Serene is giving all an exclusive introductory offer of $200 for these 10 sessions. All the sessions will be held at All About Yoga Studio. For more information on the classes and to sign up, visit www.yogawithserene.com and fill up the contact form at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you may email Serene at yogawithserene@gmail.com. Reservation will be confirmed upon full payment. Registration will close once maximum class size of 20 is reached.


All About Yoga Studio is located at 605B MacPherson Road, #05-11, Citimac, Singapore 368241. It is within walking distance from Tai Seng MRT station.


I will be taking part in the classes, would you like to join me in these Yoga sessions too?

Comments

  1. I would love to join you Jen, only if I have more time in my hands. I have never tried Yoga before, a beginner's class would have been perfect for me.

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    1. If you can, do try, Cherry. I think you will like it.

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    2. Would love to see you in my classes Cherry :)

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  2. My IG is always flooded with folks doing Yoga poses, especially at holiday spots :)
    Have not contemplated Yoga before, suspect my old bones might scream.


    cheers, Andy
    (SengkangBabies.com)

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    1. Aiyo, you have tried Pilates before, I don't think Yoga you cant. :P

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    2. Hi Andy, these classes are suitable for beginners too so don't worry too much. The trying makes all the difference and is an outcome in itself :)

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  3. I used to do yoga sometime back and now lazy with the routine.

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    1. Oh no .....hopefully you will desire to try it again one day! :)

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  4. I always feel that Yoga is the easier sibling of Pilates, and I have the good luck of being quite flexible, so these balancing and stretching is somewhat manageable for me. That being said, I think Yoga really requires a lot of core body strength! Kudos to Serene for being so dedicated!

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    1. Hi Jacqualine, thank you for your kind words :-)

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  5. I tried yoga classes before and its a great way to get connected to who you are and discover about your inner strength.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      Yes, it is. Glad you enjoyed your yoga experience ! :)

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  6. all the best in the rest of your Yoga journey!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  7. I'm always amazed at the yoga positions. Amazing feats! All the best in your yoga journey!

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    1. Thank you so much and all the best to you too! :)

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