Interview

Millana Snow co-founder of Serene

If you’re an N.Y.C, London, or L.A. local, be sure to check out SereneSocial for events near you and treat yourself to a reiki session with Millana while she’s in town. Before you know it, you, too, will be glowing head to toe.

Graceful, intelligent and radiant, Millana Snow is a fierce fem. This awesome woman is the founder of SereneSocial, a movement bringing a fusion of yoga, meditation and healing to London, N.Y.C, and now L.A. Not only is this former Texas belle an amazing business woman, but she is also an actress, model, and humble healer with so much light to give. She fits right in with the California sunshine, adding her own striking glow to the city she now calls home.

If you’re an N.Y.C, London, or L.A. local, be sure to check out SereneSocial for events near you and treat yourself to a reiki session with Millana while she’s in town. Before you know it you, too, will be glowing head to toe.

I was so excited to catch up with this beauty after a meditation session in Venice and am just over the moon inspired by her!

BWB: If someone were to ask you what you “do”, what would you say?

I “do” a lot of things. But to sum it up, I am the founder of SereneSocial and co-founder of SERENE; I’m a energy healer, writer, model and actress.

Now everything I do is about being aligned with my highest self, spirit and the Universe.

BWB: How would you describe your philosophy about beauty and well-being? How has that changed over the past few years through working in the modeling industry?

When I was a younger model I was really trying to be the “industry standard” (32-24-34 size 0-2 etc) which did not come naturally to me. It was when I found Bikram yoga that I started to become strong and fit and find my optimal physical shape. It was around that time that I stopped identifying with my physicality as much and started to seek my spiritual path again. When I was casted on Project Runway, my whole life changed because the whole thing (even winning) was a spiritual experience. Then I knew it was about alignment and not how I looked, walked, who I knew etc. Now everything I do is about being aligned with my highest self, spirit, and the Universe.

SERENE started with SereneSocial in 2012. Back then it was like a hobby, just an idea to bring people together and uplift consciousness in beautiful spaces with amazing women.

BWB: Tell us about your beauty and wellness journey; how did transform your passion into this career?

I have always been a very strong-willed person. If I have a vision that feels true, I go do it no matter what. I saw that there was a strong need for women and wellness to cross paths in a cool and interesting way, so I threw myself into this idea. SERENE started with SereneSocial in 2012. Back then it was like a hobby, just an idea to bring people together and uplift consciousness in beautiful spaces with amazing women. Now we have blossomed into so much more, and it all comes from following a vision, even if it changes.

In beauty, I love how natural is very in. Green and eco-friendly beauty products are the way to go.

BWB: I love that serene is beautiful and edgy curating awesome experiences at gorgeous locales. You’re so connected to what’s hot in the scene. Tell me about what you’re really excited about in the fitness world – any new beauty trends? Wellness trends?

Thank you! I try my best to be aware of trends but not to follow them. We have always pushed new boundaries and created new things that end up becoming trends, too, like rooftop yoga, or what we are creating with our new online platform SereneBook. I am definitely seeing fitness cross more and more into wellness. I also feel that people are more open to holistic health, and it’s becoming a more mainstream topic. In beauty, I love how natural is very in. Green and eco-friendly beauty products are the way to go.

BWB: Who is your beauty muse?

Everyone, I think everyone is inspiring and interesting in their own individual way!

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BWB: If you could pick one beauty food to eat over and over again, what would it be?

Like so many, I’m sure, I love love love avocados! Good thing I live in California now!

BWB: What’s the one item that’s always in your makeup bag that you can’t live without?

My brows are pretty high priority these days! I love The Brow Gal tools.

BWB: Any organic beauty brands you love?

So many! I love anything RMS. I also really like my Acure Aragon Oil and Jane Carter leave in conditioner for my hair – it is the world’s best!

BWB: Living well isn’t just about nourishment of what you put in your body, it’s also about what you put on your body and how you take care of yourself. What’s your…

Favorite bedtime ritual

A beautiful herbal tea (my fave is Tulsi Tea in Rose).

Beauty and skin routine

Body scrub and oil from the Red Flower Hammam collection.

Your favorite hair care tip

Deep condition with masque often!

Your ultimate self-care tip

Meditate and make yourself your number one priority!

Your secret beauty tip

Make your own products!! Rosemary water is great for the scalp, rose water is a lovely mist… I could go on and on.

BWB: Saving the big one for last, where do you see yourself in the next 2-3 years? Any big plans you want to share?

SERENE is launching a new wellness platform called SereneBook. We believe it will change the industry and the way we take care of ourselves. In the next few years, I see my team and I heavily involved in the evolution of tech and wellness. From there, conscious products, more amazing collaborations, possibly even a brick and mortar are in store. Personally, I wish to do more healing work internationally and continue to build my family and inner circle.

Connect with Millana
Website: www.millanasnow.com / www.serenesocial.com
Instagram: @millansnow / @serenesocial

Fern Olivia Langham

Fern Olivia Langham, founder of Thyroid.Yoga™, is a top LA-based instructor and wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to healing. Through her healing journey from Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism and extensive studies of the technologies of yoga, meditation, breathwork, mantra, holistic health, and plant-based alchemy, Fern Olivia combined her passion for plants with her love of organic beauty to birth Ajai Alchemy as a luxury apothecary. In addition to her Thyroid.Yoga™ practice which is also available internationally, Fern teaches meditation and yoga retreats and experiences and speaks on the topics of natural beauty, self-love, meditation, and healing at events around the world. She has partnered with some of the highest respected brands in yoga and wellness including Lululemon, MindBodyGreen, Lole Women and Athleta, and her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and Charlotte’s Book. Receive a complimentary clarity session and a free meditation download at http://thyroid.yoga/

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