Discovering the Seren Yoga studio has been a revelation! I came to the studio a relative novice, seeking a workout that would help me lose a few pounds and tone up. What I have discovered far surpasses these initial superficial intentions – the teachers at Seren Yoga are supportive, kind and genuinely caring, and have opened my mind to what my body can and has the potential to achieve, in a way that makes me feel as though I am respecting and caring for my mind and body. The fundamentals of the yoga practice I’ve established at the studio go beyond my time spent there, for with their guidance, I am learning to appreciate the importance of breathing technique and breath control and how this affects the mind and body, and applying this in life generally has helped me in situations of nerves and pressure in my working life as a professional performing musician. Without a doubt, yoga is to be a lifelong commitment for me and I have the Seren Yoga Studio and their wonderful teachers to thank for showing me that yoga is not just an exercise regime, but has so much more to offer its practitioners (I’ve also learnt that exercise does not always have to involve punishing yourself and it can be as much a necessity for the mind as for the body!). I’m delighted and excited to have found such a studio.
Seren Yoga was one of three yoga studios I found within my first week of arriving from Australia. I begin practising at all three studio’s in an attempt to have some normality while I adjusted to my change of life. Within four weeks of arriving I found myself constantly drawn and only attending Seren Yoga for all my classes.
The energy and teachers at Seren is always so welcoming and such a peaceful place to practice – no matter your frame of mind. I love that every teacher offers something different and I always walk out feeling peaceful and very tranquil. Seren has been my solace since arriving. While the teachers encourage you to always grow and strive to excel, they are always happy for you simply to be and do your best, and for that I am proud to refer to Seren as my yoga studio.
Seren Yoga is my ‘go to’ place. My ‘go to’ place to rest, stretch, breathe, think, contemplate, reflect, not reflect at all, sweat, smile, feel exhilarated, feel decisive, feel laid back, think of others, think of the past, the present and the future. It’s the warm shelter that I duck under when the days are inclement. It’s the mountain upon which I sit and stare, contemplating the magic of it all.
Each teacher brings their own recipe for loveliness and there are classes for everyone. The varied timings are useful and lend themselves to being the backbone of a solid, regular practice. Mats and props are provided. It’s peaceful and quiet and the parking is abundant.
The Seren regulars, in my opinion, are like minded souls. Happy, calm, busy folk with a heady love of yoga. Some are short, some tall. Some are stiff, some are bendy. Some can stand on their heads. Some don’t like to try. Many come religiously. Many come infrequently. But we are all there, on our mats, breathing. All the same.