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Get ready to get healthy and lean. This instructional practice from Desiree Rumbaugh leads you at a fast pace through twists, arm balances, and a handful of inversions - all with the intention of bringing you deeper into each pose one by one, side by side. Be ready to practice and learn with an open mind from this unique class. Featuring Music by 10 West and Zamir Dhanji (Akasha)


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tuttysan, posted on September 7, 2016

Loved this sequence, your cues and instruction are always awesome. However, the pace felt rushed and I was surprised to get to savasana without feeling that I did any actual breath work during the poses.

kamillepierog, posted on March 15, 2016

This was just perfect! I loved this practice, loved the core work. I am 6mths out of a c-section and not very in love with my core at the moment...learning to love it, but this was a great extra reminder to not be so complacent in my poses. Also I loved the entrance into crow pose...I have never done it this way and it was the best one I have ever done and held the longest I have ever held it! THANK YOU! Namaste.

desireerumbaugh, posted on March 15, 2016

Thank you for the positive feedback. I am thrilled to hear that this practice was helpful for you! Desiree

NCMichael, posted on January 27, 2016

My body was sore from sitting on an airplane, so this was a bit too intense for me today, yet on a normal day it is exactly the kind of class i love. Will have to do it again tomorrow once my aching hip flexors get some length from one of Desiree's other classes.

Teelove, posted on January 14, 2016

while this is a very fast moving practice , it also was good for busy people like myself without alot of time. Rombough s constant reminder to focus on core strength will translate throughout my day . Thank you for this compact practice. gives me a goal to shoot for .

honeggeremily, posted on January 13, 2016

While I appreciate these postures, I didn't find my body was really warm enough with the sequencing in this routine.
My body needed more prep for some of those poses, I ended up hurting my back near the end.

hazel45, posted on October 28, 2015

Such a good teacher very good advice on keeping the muscles working makes it much safer

sue37, posted on April 23, 2015

'or, just switch sides' - so sweet Desiree you are inspiring!

Rodasi, posted on February 18, 2015

Thank you so much - I approached things I've not had the courage to try - and found I could get further than I'd imagined I would. Thank you for the invigorating and fun practice. I love your flavor of Shakti. Namaste

Sheepy11, posted on February 5, 2015

What a great class! Just the right combination of things I can do already and things I'm working towards. Really loved this, will be returning to this video again for more pose-specific practice. Loved that you incorporated the strength-training element into the poses -- something that it's essential to be aware of in order to get the most out of, and sustain, the physical element of the practice.

jlunjew, posted on February 4, 2015

There are some great learnings from this class but I think it would be beneficial for the teacher to slow it down as it was too rushed. I wanted to fully enjoy the pose, instead of having to rush to a new one.

bontortuga, posted on November 22, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking a workshop with you years ago, Desiree. I reached levels in my practice I had never known, and ever since I have had the intention to work with you again. So grateful that can become reality in this digital age. Namaste.

Omshoggle, posted on January 26, 2014

Love it, not many people concentrate on the muscle...very challenging in places.

eefster, posted on January 20, 2014

Because I found this video through Day 1 of the "Get Lean, Get Healthy" program, I had no idea that it was at the Intermediate level. No wonder I found it challenging! I really enjoyed it, though, and I wanted to thank you for sharing it.

kncottrell, posted on December 12, 2013

This is really disjointed. It's a good teaching course but if you're looking for yoga flow this is NOT the class for you.

hannarae, posted on November 13, 2013

I learn tons and had fun, thanks!

najna, posted on November 12, 2013

this is somehow distracted and rushed practice..

yoginigoddess, posted on November 8, 2013

Loved it! Thank you for your videos Desiree! I am always learning new poses and techniques from you! Bless

kasia2007, posted on November 5, 2013

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laurievu, posted on November 3, 2013

I LOVED this class!!! I learned so much and was able to push beyond where I've ever been able to go. OUTSTANDING!!! xo

BlissAngel, posted on July 23, 2013

I would have to agree with @sweetheartx that it's missing that flowing element, but great instructions for each individual pose- but it's broken up tha way without much of a flow to it. Good instructions for the poses picked in this class. Namaste~

sweethearttx, posted on July 5, 2013

This really isn't a yoga flow. It's more exercise based on yoga poses.

marsay007, posted on May 29, 2013


YogiAgnes, posted on May 18, 2013

Wow! I did a little arm balance for the first time today! Desiree's instruction is excellent and so clear all throughout that it gavecme a big boost of confidence. Agree that a warm up is necessary and there should probable be an interim alternative to handstand.

anamaria1972, posted on May 12, 2013


vilmasaldate1, posted on May 12, 2013

I love your instructions, thank you, very helpful.

laurenlyn, posted on April 24, 2013

I really enjoy your teaching style! Very descriptive but that doesn't take time away from the movements. Thank you :)

rawrunna, posted on April 8, 2013

I just love your style first thing in the morning. Sets me up nicely for the rest of my day. Thank you.

JuliAnneM, posted on April 5, 2013

Excellent, but only for experienced practitioners.

rawrunna, posted on March 10, 2013

Somehow, you are always just what I need.

patricimo, posted on February 11, 2013

Love the fun, creative sun salutation ~ great way to get the blood flowing! I would recommend a warm up prior to this practice, as I worry that students could injure themselves jumping right into some of these early poses.

desireerumbaugh, posted on February 4, 2013

I am appreciating all of your comments and glad you are enjoying this fun little offering, With respect and love, Desiree

BlissFULLHeart, posted on February 4, 2013

Wow! What a fun and invigorating practice. Who knew you could do so much in 32 minutes :)

samiam0, posted on January 24, 2013

Love you Des!

mrenkow, posted on January 9, 2013

A warm-up is recommended before this very fast practice. Also, she only does the right side for two of the poses. I thought I was intermediate, but I have a lot of work to do before I can keep up with this class.

KyleH, posted on January 8, 2013

so inspiring!

mandyjo3, posted on January 7, 2013

Desiree is so awesome and inspirational! Every class of hers is amazing and I learn so much about a better/proper way to get into and stay in poses. Absolutely loved this class.

angieangle15, posted on January 6, 2013

Love your classes Desiree...always so much fun! I enjoyed "feeling the burn!" It always amazes me how much deeper I can get into poses if I concentrate on engaging muscles more. Thanks again for your amazing bubbly is always so refreshing!

livingtolearn, posted on January 6, 2013

I had been doing a daily yoga practice for over two years and after a hospital stint a few months ago, I had become frustrated with my body and my practice and switched to just cardio work outs and weights. Today I just suddenly had this sadness in the pit of my stomach and I realized I missed my yoga practice. I found your practice and it just was so wonderful and fulfilling and challenging and yet relaxing all at the same time! :) It definitely helped me realize that no exercise is complete in itself and all the aspects I do, cardio for my heart, weights for strength and yoga for my body and mind can all be combined and are all necessary for the health of my being.

Thank you for helping me reach this realization and for an amazing practice!

AmandaKZ, posted on January 4, 2013

Desiree--I love this video! Your comments on engaging the muscles really got me deeper in the poses and I will take this into my practice! I can already tell what a difference it will make. Thank you! Amanda

floating-drumbeat, posted on January 4, 2013

@yogadivya, obviously not being intermediate in skill level after nearly 5-1/2 years of regular yoga practice and about a year of dance and pilates as well, I do the very same with nearly all of Shiva Rea's video work ... For Reference Only [pretty much For Viewing Only, at this point].

floating-drumbeat, posted on January 4, 2013

@michelletrantina, by "aerobic", why don't you consider presenting a fusion yoga practice, such as a template example could be something like Rodney Yee and Mariel Hemingway's Yoga Now (which still has its adherents). Cardio, like corework, could be accessible to beginners and older, less flexible students and still be extremely effective.

Orcak17, posted on January 4, 2013

Wow! Talk about something to work on...thank you for inspiration. I would love to hold some of the more modified poses longer-and of course work towards the more advanced.

NCMichael, posted on January 3, 2013

Hi Desiree - Thanks for your video! I love all your videos, your personality, and your whole being. Whenever I see a video from you I am thrilled. Thanks for sharing. This one was a good one for inspiration. natalie

yogaphilia, posted on January 3, 2013

excellent! I 'm sweating like I had a weight workout! Thanks, hopefully more short practices like this to come

yesmarc95, posted on January 3, 2013

enjoyed the instructor, but definately at the upper end of intermediate! Difficult poses. Challenging!

desireerumbaugh, posted on January 2, 2013

@Nicole Urdang I recently saw an article that said that people who can stand up from sitting or lying down on the floor using little or no assistance from their hands and arms might have better longevity. I thought these rolling sun salutations would be a fun way to work on getting to and then keeping this skill as an option for my students. Of course I realize that certain conditions, like back, knee or neck problems might make this difficult or impossible for some and they would need to go more slowly and work through all of these issues over time. If it is a weight issue that slows someone down, then the idea of a Get Lean, Get Healthy Challenge seemed like a good place to introduce this type of sun salutation. Thanks for trying the class Nicole!

desireerumbaugh, posted on January 2, 2013

@kismit Hello and thanks for writing. If your trunk is long and your arms are a bit shorter, I highly recommend the use of blocks under your hands to give you more height in arm balances or any pose that requires a different ratio for ease of movement. With Hatha Yoga poses, in many cases, anatomy is destiny. All the best to you on your journey!

anja01, posted on January 2, 2013

the class was at full speed, and too challenging...But hey, no harm done, that shows me I still can go a long path...

kismit, posted on January 2, 2013

I have a question: if my arm to trunk ratio is low to long, how do I do these poses without blocks?

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