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 or varied for any level of 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 teachers include: Cara Butler; Sarah Starnes; Christopher Wallis; Christina Sell and John Friend.
Desiree is also a Mat Pilates Teacher, Barre Teacher, Hoopnotica® Instructor and a Reiki Level 2 practitioner.
In her downtime, you’ll find her outdoors, studying, practicing, or spending time with her two children and husband. Desiree offers group and private instruction. Please contact her for pricing.
www.somayogawellness.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
More About Desiree
What inspires you?
The teachings of non-dual Tantra and myth.
If you had 15 minutes in which to do anything, what would you do?
Pamper myself and get a massage!
Who inspires you?
My esteemed yoga teacher, Sarah Starnes.
What 3 words best describe you?
Warm, inquisitive, loving
Why do you do yoga?
Yoga incorporates not only movement, but other practices, like meditation, chanting, japa and pranayama. I do these practices to remind myself that I AM Spirit and then celebrate it through sacred movement
What must you do?
I must do at least one inversion, like handstand, daily.
What would you like people to know about you?
I chant the Hanuman Chalisa daily. Chanting is healing. When I chant, feelings of l love, peace and bliss arise from within. It’s magical.
What is your best attribute?
What is your idea of heaven?
Heaven can be found earth-side
Where is your favorite place?
What do you love?
What is your superpower(s)?
Alchemizing challenging situations into ones that expand Spirit
What’s your favorite quote?
Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. – H. Jackson Brown
What’s your favorite book(s)?
Tantra Illuminated by Christopher H. Wallis
What is your favorite emotion(s) to cultivate?
Gratitude, Grace, Courage
What is your favorite asana?
Any inversion, like handstand or forearm balance.
What do you love to do when you’re off the mat?
Any form of movement, like barre, pilates, hooping and jogging.
What are you grateful for?
I’m grateful for embodiment to experience this life fully.
What is your mission?
My mission is to support you on your journey to experience an authentic life that is deeply satisfying in mind, body & spirit.