Desiree Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. She blends playful humor with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being to help her students discover their own power, courage and beauty. Her passion for teaching both the art and the science of yoga is fueled in part by her own experience recovering from deep grief as a bereaved parent. For Desiree, yoga has been a life-saver emotionally as well as physically.
She brings 25 years of experience, experimentation and creativity to her ever-evolving, outside-of-the-box style of teaching. Desiree travels the world full time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga. She has produced a DVD series entitled "Yoga to the Rescue" and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, having also appeared on its cover. Desiree supports the Art of Yoga Project serving teenage girls in the juvenile justice system. She lives with her husband in southern California.
With the ability to demonstrate some of the most difficult postures and–even more amazingly–getting students to experience the same sequences, Desirée has a well-earned reputation for deepening even the most advanced practices. She does it with a sense of humor balanced with a quest for authenticity. Most surprising about her teaching is her ability to tap into the student’s vulnerable spaces to access these wonderful poses. Her unique ability to draw out the bright and shining light from within every student, no matter what level of yoga experience, is her gift to the world.
Wisdom Warriors is a practice class designed especially for dedicated practitioners over 50. It is not suitable for beginners.
Desiree and Geri will lead this 2 hour practice class once a week, which will always include standing poses, backbends, forward bends, hip openers, arm balances and inversions. If you have been practicing yoga for a while and long to connect with others who will help you to stay healthy and fit, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to strengthen your body, mind and friendships. Desiree and Geri are dedicated to working in a strong therapeutic manner with this group of courageous people who want to play hard and stay safe.