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
bring the ancient teachings of wisdom into the asana practice and
then into modern life.
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.
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For Desiree, yoga has been a life-saver emotionally as well as
physically. With longtime studies in Iyengar and Anusara yoga, she
brings 30 years of experience, experimentation and creativity to
her ever-evolving, outside-of-the-box style of teaching. She
incorporates real life stories and “kitchen table” wisdom into her
workshops to remind herself and her students that the key to their
happiness and freedom from suffering lies only within the
boundaries of their own mind.
Desiree travels the world full time sharing her compassion and
her joy with others interested in the transformational power of
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 and her husband Andrew Rivin are both certified Anusara
teachers currently living in southern California.