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Rev. Denise, Teaching Serenity Yoga, at the NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo, Washington, DC

About Rev. Denise 
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Rev. Denise Burriss is a Certified Yoga Wellness Educator,
RYT 500 | E-RYT 200, YACEP
and she is an Ordained Itinerant Minister in the AME Church. Rev. Denise currently serves as the Minister of Health and Wellness at Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, MD where she conducts Serenity Yoga classes and Wellness Workshops. Rev. Denise is a member of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance,  and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.


Rev. Denise is the founder and artistic creator of Serenity Yoga With Rev. Denise, an online wellness studio teaching yoga, meditation, and artistic expression through dance, yoga, and gentle movement. Rev. Denise conducts wellness workshops and encourages individuals to Create Their At-Home-Spa to relax, unwind, and refresh each day, mind, body, and spirit, to energize and to create our deepest expression and self-expression of art in its purist form. 

Serenity Yoga with Rev. Denise is helping to lead the arts and wellness industry with high-quality Wellness Workshops, Serenity Yoga Classes, and Corporate Wellness. Rev. Denise has taught Ballet Dancers at the Dance Institute of Washington, and she currently teaches Ballet students at the Davis Center for the Arts, virtually and in person to prepare for their performances at the Kennedy Center and at various Dance Studios throughout the Washington, DC area.

Rev. Denise has taught Yoga classes with the Annual NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo, she has worked with Yoga on the Mall during Yoga Week and International Yoga Week in Washington, DC and Rev. Denise has she led Wellness Retreats and Serenity Yoga Wellness retreats for women’s organizations, dance theaters, corporate offices, and area Churches.

Rev. Burriss studied ballet at an early age and well into her college years. She attended Cheyney State University during her freshman year in college and matriculated to the University of the District of Columbia when she was selected to receive a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, where she earned her BA Degree in Psychology and graduated Cum Laude.

Teaching Serenity Yoga for 30 + years has been Rev. Denise's passion and purpose in life. Serenity Yoga With Rev. Denise transitioned to a virtual yoga studio offering a mindful and sustainable yoga practice for every level of ability incorporating gentle movement with purpose, to help participants find balance, inner peace, and Serenity.

Rev. Denise brings to the mat the wisdom of many globally known, inspiring teachers and decades long, traditional yoga teachings from the Himalayan lineage and wisdom of B.K.S. Iyengar. 

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Our path to well-being is a journey of positive thoughts, eating well, and caring for our body.


Yoga is the union between body, mind and spirit and it encourages overall health and wellness. The hope is that students leave class feeling differently than when they walked in- physically, mentally or spiritually.

Serenity Yoga is Gentle Yoga with purpose. Serenity With Denise Yoga strives to provide an inspiring, safe environment to encourage students to cultivate a greater self-awareness through a divine mind, body, spirit journey that encourages personal growth, self-awareness, purpose and freedom.


With the combination of this anatomy-based methodology and vinyasa yoga, I learned to experience increased awareness, mindful relaxation, focus, and a true sense of well-being. The God in me honors the  God in you, Namaste.

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Inhale Inner Peace,

Exhale Joy.

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