Serene Martin

Certified Yoga Instructor
 

About

 

I'm Serene and I'm a yoga instructor, Transformational Life Coach and Author. 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. 

 

There is still a common misconception that you cannot do yoga if you're 'inflexible', 'too-old','too fat', if you cannot do 'acrobatics' or because there just isn't 'enough time'. But yoga is not just a series of twists or contortions. It doesn't matter where you start. All that matters is what you want to work towards. That mindset is at the heart of your transformation. The great mystic Osho said, "Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.”  I couldn't agree more.

 

 

Wishing you great health and happiness,

 

Serene

 

Singapore Yoga with Serene

Classes

Hatha-Yin Yoga Classes

 

Hatha Yoga is based on the philosophy of balancing our inner worlds according to the balance of the cosmic world through its focus on awareness, stability and balance. Yin Yoga, on the other hand is based on the Taoist concept of Yin and Yang (opposite and complementary principles in nature). Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; Yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In a world where we are bombarded with stimuli 24/7 (think laptops, phones and deadlines), our bodies and minds struggle to deal with the sheer density of material it has to process. Much of this gets trapped in our bodies as stress, tension and toxins. While Hatha Yoga’s dynamic movements build strength and balance, Yin Yoga provides us with an excellent outlet to dissolve the accumulated knots in our bodies through a series of long-held, passive stretches.

 

Who Is This 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.

Hatha-Yin yoga classes in the comfort of your home.

Cost - $120 per hour (one student)

          - Additional $20/hr per each additional student (E.g $160 for group of 3) 

 

*A strap & pair of blocks will have to be purchased separately for  private lessons.

*Duration - 1 hour

                       

Testimonials

"Beyond guiding her students to improve in their yoga practice, Serene is an inspiring yoga teacher with an innate ability to understand the needs of her students and help them to reach a space of self-acceptance and transformation."     

                             

Guru Mahi - Director of Mahipower Yoga Centre (Goa/ Dharamsala)

"Serene completed her teacher training course with me at the capital of yoga, Rishikesh. She is energetic and enthusiastic by nature. She has grasped not only asana practice but also very deep aspects of yoga. During her training, I found her to be friendly, humorous and wise. I sincerely wish her a great yoga teaching experience ahead."  

 

Acharya Yogesh - Director of Yoga Shivoham (Goa, India)

"I met Serene while she was taking part at the Mahi Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. I was there in quality of assistant teacher and I could follow Serene day by day. Since the first practical class, I could see her passion for yoga. She had an amazing embodiment in the asanas. Her body looked like she was dancing and flowing from one posture to another. I had the feeling she had a long-life of practice beyond, before she took part in the TTC. During this course, I could see her improvement also in other techniques such as meditation and pranayama. I totally recommend her as a teacher. She has mastered the technique and she has a pleasant energy. Her sweetness will make you just feel comfortable."

 

Sonia Lindia - Teacher at Acroyoga (Barcelona, Spain)

"It was such a pleasure to complete my yoga teacher training with Serene last year- her calm energy was always welcomed. Serene is a gentle and compassionate soul who teaches thoughtfully from her heart. She combines intelligent intuition with a deep dedication to the traditions of yoga to offer classes that are both relaxing and invigorating."

 

Emily Healy - Teacher at Yoga Farm (New York)

                                                                                                

 

"Serene is warm and friendly. She put everyone in the class at ease with her lovely presence. I very much enjoyed my time learning with Serene. She is a talented yoga teacher who will listen to your needs and help you grow."

 

 Jane Higgins - United Kingdom

Dawn, the voice behind Daprayer Blog and a modern mama who seeks to live life beautifully, writes about her experience of her yoga classes with Serene as a beginner student of yoga.
 

Press

Because We Can Change

Published on Awaken

Energy - A Matter of Addition & Subtraction

Published on Change Your Energy

You Got To Shine. You Just Got To.

Published on The Master Shift

Body Love Podcast Interview with Ulenda Tom
Published on Fearless Women
 

"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self."

                                                                               The Bhagavad Gita

 
 

Contact

If you would like to do yoga with Serene or get in touch with her, email yogawithserene@gmail.com   For her coaching services, visit Serenity Secrets.

Alternatively, leave a message using the contact form below.

 

Thank you!

TTC in India

 

If you would like to explore yoga teacher training in India, have a look at this page. You can also send your enquiries using the contact form above.

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