Desiree Rumbaugh & Michelle Marchildon
Desiree Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher with unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. She blends playful humor with an authentic inquiry into the nature of being to bring the ancient teachings of wisdom into the asana practice and then into modern life.
Her passion for teaching both the art and the science of yoga is fueled in part by her own experience recovering from deep grief as a bereaved parent.
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For Desiree, yoga has been a life-saver emotionally as well as physically. With longtime studies in Iyengar and Anusara yoga, she brings 30 years of experience, experimentation and creativity to her ever-evolving, outside-of-the-box style of teaching. She incorporates real life stories and “kitchen table” wisdom into her workshops to remind herself and her students that the key to their happiness and freedom from suffering lies only within the boundaries of their own mind.
Desiree travels the world full time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga.
She has produced a DVD series entitled “Yoga to the Rescue” and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal, having also appeared on its cover. Desiree supports the Art of Yoga Project serving teenage girls in the juvenile justice system.
She lives with her husband in southern California.
Michelle Berman Marchildon is trying to find the "light" and maintain a sense of humor in a hectic world. She's a longtime, professional, award-winning journalist, author of The Yogi Muse Blog and the memoir, Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger through Yoga. Her book for yoga teachers, Theme Weaver: Connect the Power of Inspiration to Teaching Yoga, is a widely-accepted text for yoga teachers throughout the world. Her newest book, co-authored with Desiree Rumbaugh, is called Fearless After Fifty: How to Thrive with Grace, Grit and Yoga. It will be available in August, 2017.
She's a Columnist for Origin Magazine, a Contributing Editor for Mantra Yoga and Health Magazine, and a contributor under contract to Sports Illustrated. She has also written for Yoga International, Yoga Journal, Teachasana, Elephant Journal, My Yoga Online and 90 Monkeys. Her wit and humor has earned her the title, 'The Erma Bombeck of the Mat.' She teaches yoga and raises her family in Denver, Colorado.