Desiree Rumbaugh, creator of the DVD series Yoga to the Rescue, delights in teaching others what she has learned about dealing with life's challenges and healing body, mind, and heart through her study of yoga. A student and practitioner for over 25 years, she holds certifications in Iyengar and Anusara Yoga. With Desiree's "out of the box" thinking and positive attitude, her students experience thoughtful work, joyful laughter, and new ways of looking at the familiar. As a full-time traveling teacher, she offers retreats, workshops, and trainings worldwide.
Learn more at desireerumbaugh.com.
Thursday, September 26 — 9:00am - 4:30pm All-Day Intensives
Continue Your Education
Teaching others yoga involves a process of learning how to practice yoga to increase your understanding of your own mind and body. Once this work is begun, each teacher begins to find his or her own unique way of explaining this ancient art to others. Through asana, discussion, and teaching each other, you will facilitate your own personal journey as a yoga teacher. There is no one way, only your authentic way.
This workshop is for new and experienced teachers looking for guidance and inspiration to help them grow further in their teaching.
Friday, September 27 — 8:00am - 10:00am Main Conference
- Session 1 Mixed Levels
Backbends are actually good for your back--and they are not only for extremely flexible people. If backbends are not your favorite poses, the reason could be as simple as your chronic stiffness getting in the way. Gain more understanding about your back and learn some simple techniques that will teach you to use your strength to help you gain flexibility.
Friday, September 27 — 11:00am - 1:00pm Main Conference
- Session 2 Mixed Levels
Is it true? Is 50 really the new 30? Yes, you are older and wiser but do you really have to give up some of your favorite poses? If you have been practicing yoga for a while yet you are beginning to feel your age-related limitations of stiffness, weakness or injury setting in, this is the class for you. Here is a special opportunity for you to practice alongside your age mates and discover just what is possible. Desirée is dedicated to working in a strong therapeutic manner with this group of courageous wisdom warriors who want to play hard and stay safe.
Designed especially for dedicated practitioners over 50. Not suitable for beginners. Mostly asana.
Saturday, September 28 — 11:00am - 1:00pm Main Conference
- Session 5 Beginners / Mixed Levels
Standing poses can be powerful tools to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. However, detailed alignment tips and tools can be difficult to learn in a fast-paced flow sequence. Come learn about biomechanical alignment in a way that is easy to understand and fun to try on your own or share with others.
Sunday, September 29 — 8:00am - 9:30am Main Conference
- Session 7 Mixed Levels
Play is often described as a time when we feel most alive. It's as important to our health as exercise, eating properly, and getting enough rest. Yet somewhere between childhood and adulthood, many of us forget how to play. We take up serious things like work and family life and spiritual studies. Discover how our spiritual study can actually be fun and healing at the same time! Join us for a playful class to inspire, heal, and make you laugh.