Desiree is an Anusara-Inspired™ E-RYT 200 yoga teacher specializing in spiritually themed alignment-based hatha yoga. She has been finding joy through conscious movement since 2003. Desiree's classes are designed to help students navigate the currents of life and discover their playful side. She believes that with passion, instinct, knowledge, constant effort, a sense of humor and an open-heart, anything is possible.
Her classes are progressively sequenced, creatively challenging, modified and varied for any level practitioner. She offers gentle hands-on adjustments and customizes classes based on the student’s needs and offers therapeutic poses as needed. Classes include chanting and always conclude with either meditation or savasana.
Desiree has taken (2) 200-hour teacher trainings, her first with Suddha Wexler of the Chicago Yoga Center. Desiree’s second 200-hour teacher training and Anatomy & Therapeutics with Sarah Starnes. Desiree has studied extensively in Anusara and is pursuing certification. Her most influential teachers include: Cara Butler; Sarah Starnes; Christina Sell; John Friend and Tantra scholars and teachers, Christopher Wallis and Paul Muller-Ortega.
Desiree is also a Pilates Teacher, Barre Teacher and a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, a NETA Group Ex class certified, and in the process of becoming a Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher (already certified Anusara-Inspired) and earning her 500-hour Teacher Training Certificate in Pilates.
In her downtime, you'll find her outdoors, playing harmonium, hooping, studying, practicing, or spending time with her two children and husband. Desiree offers group and private instruction.
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