With a well-earned reputation for deepening even the most advanced practices, Desir�e Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with more than twenty years experience. As one of the first students and certified teachers of Anusara?s founder John Friend, her passion comes from a lifetime of experience with the most extremes of emotions and situations. On first impression, Desir�e Rumbaugh teaches incredibly challenging practices. However, her sense of humor balanced with a quest for authenticity draws out the bright and shining light from within every student, no matter their level of yoga experience. With increased her compassion and a strengthened purpose of helping others, Rumbaugh has a unique ability to tap into a soft heart and vulnerable spaces to access wonderful poses. She is gifted with the ability to demonstrate some of the most difficult postures, and even more amazingly, getting students to experience the same sequences. Desir�e Rumbaugh lives her passion for yoga every day. With an astoundingly full teaching schedule, traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad--most recently in India and Asia, she dedicates all of her teaching to her two children: her daughter, Jessica and her late son, Brandon. ?Thank you for teaching me how to love.? Released in 2007, her DVD entitled Yoga to the Rescue is specially designed for those who have avoided yoga because of a lack of flexibility, low fitness level or chronic pain. Desir�e is also a contributor to Yoga Journal.