Connection to the Peace Within
The Spirituality-Yoga Meetup Venue
The Serenity Center is a venue connecting the peace within us all. We offer a local art gallery, affordable classes and workshops, a sacred hub, spiritual activities and more, in addition to advocacy and events for affordable and achievable wellness.
Our vision and mission is to create a community resource that is a peaceful place with beautiful surroundings where we have an art gallery and offer classes and workshops.
We are located in the Lowcountry/Charleston, SC area as the first Summerville/Flowertown Spiritual-Yoga Meetup Venue of its kind with a dynamic community social change advocacy mission. More than just a community resource hub, Serenity Center is the new voice of an innovative spiritual wellness movement integrating community and holistic wellness to bring about a benevolent change in the community by always being in service to humanity.
We offer sliding scale prices and donation style offerings to maintain affordability for our community members and clients.
This is a safe and welcoming space for all community members regardless of their personal identity, including the LGBT+ community.
TAKE A CLASS
Online class calendar http://serenity-sc.com/classes/calendar-2/
Our art gallery exhibits many interesting pieces contributed by our local artists. Stay tuned for pictures soon!
We are always updating our events so be sure to check our website at http://serenity-sc.com/ and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/serenitycentersummerville/
MEET THE TEAM
J and Sunita Hira acquired the property in Summerville, SC where they envisioned creating a much needed venue for spirituality, yoga and other such Meetup groups. Thus came about their vision of the Serenity Center. A passionate spirituality educator and author, Sunita believes that the whole physical universe is a magic dream, an idea of the divine Spirit. She volunteers in yogic organizations in Charleston where she shares the gift of Yogic knowledge. Together, J and Sunita are ardent champions for the cause of fighting world hunger and they sincerely wish to bring about a benevolent change in the community. They are always in service to humanity.
Carmen Young is the Director at the Serenity Center. She is a gifted intuitive, energy and crystal healer, teacher and speaker. She studies spiritual modalities at The Modern Mystery School of varied spiritual teachings. Carmen shares this knowledge as a co-organizer of The Wise Women Circle of Charleston Meetup group for women and also does crystal energy healing work. As a lover of art in all its varieties and forms, she is passionate about creating the space and platform for local artists to be appreciated.
Amy Voss Dolce has been involved in floral design for over 10 years. She is influenced by the subtle energies, astounding variety and textures of gardenscapes and uses elements of local natural beauty in her designs.
Michelle Bryant is a photographer and visionary owner of Focus on Fabulous Magazine. As beauty catches her eye, she snaps the picture. Where ever her travels take her, she has her camera within arm’s reach.
Tina Clark. I create art because my soul pulls me to. I remember my grade school teachers encouraging me to draw and paint. As I grew older, I followed the advice of my parents to get an education and “get a good job.” I ended up majoring in political science in college and getting a Masters Degree in Public Administration. I worked as Policy Analyst up until 2005 when I realized this work was not for me. I took a break and concentrated on having a family. Now I have two beautiful daughters. I never stopped taking art classes. I took photography, painting, pastels and mixed media. A few years ago I started teaching art to grade school children, first through a local company and then on my own during my daughter’s after school program. Also around this time, I fell in love with mixed media and, as the saying goes. I have been on a roll ever since.
Lisa Hase Jackson is a passionate teacher who is dedicated to (and fascinated with) the writing process, she has been teaching and coaching writers since 2004 when she was granted a fellowship in the Washburn Writing Fellowship program at Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Since then she has facilitated writing circles, workshops, and seminars in such places as Albuquerque, NM, Anyang, South Korea, Kansas City, MO, Toronto, Canada, Allentown, PA, and Charleston, SC. She holds an MA in English with an emphasis in poetry from Kansas State University and an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. Her poems have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines as have her articles on writing and the writing life. A few of them have won awards.
Her development and management of the 200 New Mexico Poems project for the state’s centennial in 2012, which received endorsement from the Centennial Committee, earned her the Red Shoes award for her contribution to Albuquerque’s poetry community. The blog also went on to receive second place in that year’s New Mexico Press Women’s Communications/Blog category.
A recent transplant to Charleston, Lisa teaches Poetry and Honors English at the College of Charleston and particularly enjoys spending time at the beach or going on bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. She continues work on her poetry blog, ZingaraPoet.net, and is actively (and hopefully) submitting her poetry manuscript to suitable markets. She is an avid journal writer and has a shelf of journals to show for it. When not writing, teaching, working, or exploring, Lisa enjoys spending time assembling scrap quilts and doing simple knitting projects.
Kennae Miller. Yoga Alliance RYT-200. Kennae Miller is the founder of transformation Yoga, LLC of Summerville, SC. She has embarked on her personal yoga journey for the last 13 years and through her personal experience felt led to become a yoga instructor. With her passion for serving others and encouraging others to grow and heal, Kennae obtained her certification from Hawaii Yoga Institute on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii.
It is her desire to live, encourage, and lead others to live their yoga lifestyle both on and off their mat and share their light with the world. Through the use of modern music, essential oils, and the sister science of Ayurveda she hopes to provide a trusted and sacred space to her students to transform their lives by relaxing and restoring their minds. She also delights in the opportunity to share yoga with the members of society that have been exiled or left out of the traditional yoga community as well as use her platform as a yoga instructor to lead the way in social injustices within the community.
Ciara – Belly Dance / Shimmydown. Bellydance instructor Ciara has over 8 years experience as a bellydance student, performer, and instructor. Her interest sparked at the age of 12 walking through a flea market when she saw a booth advertising a local class, she was lured in by the beautiful colors and coins but quickly fell in love with the rich culture of Raks Sharki. Ciara uses bellydance to empower other women and maintain a healthy lifestyle, which she is passionate about sharing with each of her students along with the powerful history of bellydance.
And here is a picture of me, Xiomara. You can read all about me and what I do on my website at www.xiomaraasosa.com. I will be adding more specific information on my role and offerings at Serenity Center as I develop and implement them. All I can say is to look forward to a lot of great stuff from me soon!
It is our honor to be in service to our community providing a space to share ideas, talents and beliefs in a welcoming environment. We believe service is the highest spiritual discipline.
Location: 820 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483.