Public Classes

I teach public classes in Chicago at Room to Breathe Chicago.  

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Mindful Flow/Vinyasa: Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means "breath synchronized movement." Mindfulness refers to the practice of learning to stay in the present moment. During this class, you will flow fluidly and consciously with your breath. Serena will interweave a theme and yogic philosophy to help you learn to stay present on your mat. 

Guided Relaxation:  This class is designed for those who need to deeply relax and restore both body and mind. We’ll begin with a gentle asana (posture) sequence intended to release tension and anxiety, mobilize the joints, increase circulation and energy, and connect body and breath to focus attention. Yogic philosophy, mantra, mudras, aromatherapy, and pranayama will be incorporated throughout to build a balanced practice. The last portion of class will be dedicated to deeply relaxing through a variety of guided techniques, including visualization, mindfulness meditation, and yoga nidra (yogic sleep). You’ll leave powerfully restored and refreshed and ready to begin your week with focused intention and purpose. All levels are welcome.