If you follow me on my social media, perhaps you have seen some posts about Serene City Retreat… About a year ago, I was feeling super frustrated about work and had a deep wanting to contribute to the world in a more creative, empowering and entrepreneurial way. It was around that time, that I was reading The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer a book that I would highly recommend! One day after reading the book for about a week, I woke up and started setting my intention out loud just like Mr. Dyer recommended. Right there, in my cozy bed on the Upper West Side, I proclaimed “It is my intention to start a business that I can be proud of, a business that I feel positively contributes to the world as well.” I went on speaking my intention out loud for some time that morning before I got ready and set out for my day. It was later the next day or so that I was in a yoga class and while in downward dog I had a vision; a vision of my girlfriends and I doing yoga on the rooftop of The James hotel.
From reading the book, I knew automatically that this vision was connected to my intention. Although at the time I thought it was crazy, I immediately called my friend David Rabin who is the managing partner of Jimmy the rooftop bar at The James and pitched him my idea to host invite-only rooftop yoga exclusively for women, right on the spot… and to my pleasant surprise he loved the idea and offered to help me pitch it to the hotel! It was from there that I had a series of fortuitous synchronistic occurrences that allowed Serene to take flight! After we were able to start roof-top yoga, slowly Serene gained a great buzzed and it became clear that we had to expand the concept by going beyond yoga by focusing on the most central purpose of Serene; to bring together, empower and inspire women. With that in mind; we have a host of events, dinners, classes, forums and more all being built out as we speak that we feel will do just that!
WE wanted to start with something fun and unique so the first experience that we opened up after our yoga was our Nude Life Drawing night at Parlor NYC… Which got a great feature on the examiner.com… check it out HERE. It was a real hit and really go th women to open up and have fun with new people! I look forward to doing more and am so excited about the success that we are experiencing!
I could go on and on about Serene and I am sure that I will more often… but for now, keep your eyes open for what we have next!