Spotlight on Desirée Rumbaugh
Desirée is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with an unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. For Desirée, 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. Desirée has produced a DVD series titled “Yoga to the Rescue” 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.
Desirée 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.
Desirée 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 favorite…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