The Interweaving of Strength and Flexibility: Yoga in the 21st Century

A Weekend with Master Teacher Desiree Rumbaugh

May 18 - 20

Whole Weekend: $220, first 8 to Register / $245, 9+ 


Drop-in for individual classes:
$70 pre - register / $75 at the door (space permitting)

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The Key to Freedom: Hip Openers, Pranayama & Meditation 
Friday, May 18, 5 - 7:30 PM  
Finding freedom in your lower back will help you unravel old patterns in your body and mind. While the work may seem detailed, the concept is actually simple. This class will set the tone for the weekend and help you realize and establish some healthy new habits.


Your Fluid Spine: Intelligent Backbending
Saturday, May 19, 9:30 AM - 12 PM  
The yogis say that we are as young as our spine is flexible. Today, more than ever, we are finding that increasing our strength also increases our flexibility and keeps us healthier. With the incorporation of mindful functional movement exercises, you will notice a profound difference in your backbend practice. Even if you think you are too stiff for backbends, this class will give you some hope for the future.

The Evolution of Revolution: Seated Postures & Twists
Saturday, May 19, 3 - 5:30 PM  
Twists are some of the most healing and rejuvenating poses that yoga offers. Learn how to set your entire spine free with these powerful poses that work your body from the inside out. Discover what it means to move from the core to the periphery in a brand new way.

Yoga Therapy: How Strength Heals
Sunday, May 20, 9:30 AM - 12 PM  
This class will revive your body, mind and soul. We will practice simple yet powerful exercises that help to heal the body from the ground up. Feet, knees, hips, back, neck, shoulders and wrists will benefit from the work and play of this creative session.

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About Desiree :

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.

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 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.