Benjamin Tipper MA, CPT, RYT is the founder and owner of The Serenity Space. Born in Baltimore County, Ben was taught the tenets of wellness and self-care at a young age by his mother, an organic farmer, and his father, a yoga photographer. Their lessons in spirituality, self-improvement, sustainability, and optimism form the principles Ben strives to embody in both his business and personal life.
Ben Graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2014 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish. His undergraduate studies included extended visits to Guatemala, Nova Scotia, Arizona, and Costa Rica where he furthered his own education and assisted in helping those less fortunate. He worked during this time as a tutor, administrative assistant, volunteer, laborer, and contractual grant writer. Ben also enjoyed expanding upon his personal meditation, yoga, and exercise practices during this time. After graduating Ben spent a year as the Front Office Coordinator at The Cometa Wellness Center. He is grateful to everyone at the center who taught him about running a small business and wellness practices and principles.
Ben founded The Serenity Space in the summer of 2016, and has worked full time in the wellness field since. In July 2017 Ben completed his ACE personal trainer certification, and in September 2017 he completed his 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training under Anjali Sunita at Baltimore Yoga Village. In May 2018 Ben graduated with a Masters of Arts in Professional Studies from Towson University. The Masters was a curriculum designed around The Serenity Space: Ben took courses from various departments in order to help him learn how to better serve his clients. This holistic program of study included classes in diverse subjects such as psychology, anatomy and physiology, counseling, and business management. Ben's comprehensive educational background alongside his time in the wellness industry makes Ben uniquely effective at helping people manifest their best self.
Ben also instructs and trains at venues outside of The Serenity Space. He is the Yoga Program Manager for the Baltimore area Earth Treks gyms, managing 30+ yoga instructors across three gym locations. He is also a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. You can find him at his weekly classes at EarthTreks or subbing/leading workshops at Baltimore Yoga Village and YogaWorks.
Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga 2:30-3:30pm @Earth Treks Hampden
When Ben's not working he enjoys rock climbing, yoga, meditation, reading, writing, hip hop, and outdoor adventures of all sorts. He is proud of founding and managing The Sustainable Giving Campaign which has raised more than $20,000 for Baltimore Nonprofits since 2017.