Desirée Rumbaugh & Andrew Rivin
Desirée Rumbaugh is an internationally recognised yoga teacher with unquenchable enthusiasm for life, love and healing. She blends playful humour 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. For Desirée, yoga has been a lifesaver 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, out-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. Desirée travels the world full-time sharing her compassion and her joy with others interested in the transformational power of yoga.
Andrew Rivin came to the practice of yoga in 1989 after years of competitive athletics. Over the next decade, Andrew developed a solid Iyengar foundation studying with the senior teachers of San Francisco. In 2002, he was introduced to Anusara yoga and became certified in that method in 2007. Andrew has spent the last ten years travelling the world teaching yoga classes and workshops and assisting his wife, Desirée. He holds an MBA from Yale, is registered at the highest level with Yoga Alliance as an E-YRT500, and is the founder of a respected international educational non-profit. While Andrew still has a bit of coach in his light, fun, vigorous and uplifting style of teaching, it is the softer more loving and reflective nature of this man that shines through.