Spotlight on DesirÃ©e Rumbaugh
DesirÃ©e is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. For DesirÃ©e, yoga has been a life-saver emotionally as well as physically, and her passion for teaching is fueled in part by her experience recovering from deep grief as a bereaved parent.
With longtime studies in Iyengar and Anusara yoga, she brings 25 years of experience, experimentation and creativity to her ever-evolving, outside-of-the-box style of teaching. DesirÃ©e has produced a DVD series titled âYoga to the Rescueâ and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, having also appeared on its cover.
She supports the Art of Yoga Project, a program designed to help at-risk girls by focusing on early intervention and preparing them for a positive future. Their mission is to revolutionize the rehabilitation of girls by offering trauma-informed, strength-based, and gender-responsive services.
DesirÃ©e shines as a pricless example of the healing, renewing and revitalizing impact that yoga can have on our lives. She is truly an inspiration to all of us.
DesirÃ©e gave us some moments of her time to share a few fun facts we've been dying to ask her about! Check out our mini-interview below!
1. Where is home for you?
Coastal North County, San Diego, CA
2. Who or what influenced you to pursue a path in yoga?
I was hooked on yoga after I took one class out of curiosity in LA at an aerobics convention in 1987. I have never stopped being curious.
3. You are an inspiration to so many others, but where do you find your own inspiration?
I find inspiration from everything and everyone--books, music, movies, nature, conversations. It is all around us every day.
4. How much time do you spend on the road?
I travel to teach yoga workshops about half the year.
5. If you could share a meal with anyone (past or present), who would you choose and why?
I would love to share a meal with Eckhart Tolle and the Dalai Lama. We would be seriously laughing the whole time.
6. Who knows you the best?
7. What is a challenge or goal that you aspire to accomplish this year?
I want to learn how to play, I have become too experienced at working.
8. What is your favoriteâ¦KiraGrace item and why?
I love the new Kira Grace Dark Romance One Shoulder top. So does everyone who sees it!
Learn even more at: www.desireerumbaugh.com
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