Rev. Denise, Teaching Serenity Yoga, at the NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo, Washington, DC
About Rev. Denise Burriss
Minister of Health and Wellness, Experienced Yoga Teacher , E-RYT, Founder, Owner, Serenity Yoga with Rev. Denise.
Rev. Denise has been practicing yoga since she was 19 years old and began professionally teaching Serenity Yoga in 1990, when she was Ordained an Itinerate Minister in the AME Church.
Rev. Denise is the owner and founder of Serenity Yoga With Rev. Denise with a foundational theme of “Health and Wellness, for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit”. She is renowned for her depth of study and her ability to present the complexities of ancient wisdom in a practical life-affirming manner, as well as her unique style of teaching with love, humor, and grace. She is also the Vice President of Earth's Natural Force Connections, ENF Rangers, a 501(c)(3) multicultural children's environmental organization, with a mission "to teach children to respect themselves, their community, and the Earth".
Rev. Denise's signature yoga teaching style, known as Serenity Yoga, incorporates Anatomy-Based, restorative yoga, with, breath, holistic body awareness, and structural methods of discovering and re-discovering love, joy, inner peace, and serenity. Her classes are taught from the heart, honoring the teachings that have and are still being passed down to her by her teachers,
A native Washingtonian, Rev. Denise holds a BS Degree in Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia, where she graduated Cum Laude. An Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT and Wellness Educator with Yoga Alliance, Rev. Denise’s 30 years of teaching yoga are also influenced by her years of studying Anatomy, Nutrition, and Spiritual Well-Being, under the tutelage of her father, Dr. David Harris, who taught medical students at the Howard University School of Medicine, when it was formerly known as Freedman’s Hospital.
Dr. Harris taught from the wisdom and philosophy his parents and grandparents followed, "letting food be your medicine and letting medicine be your food”. Rev. Denise brings to the mat the wisdom of many globally-known, inspired teachers, and decades long, traditional yoga teachings from the Himalayan lineage of the master gurus and wisdom of B.K.S. Iyenga.
What is Serenity Yoga with Rev. Denise?
Serenity Yoga is Gentle Yoga with purpose. Serenity Yoga with Rev. Denise 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.
Rev. Denise invites students to combine breath and movement to experience inner peace and mindful relaxation, in their yoga practice, on and off the mat.
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.
Inhale inner peace,