Change is Here

Change is in the air. Stay in the flow and you’ll catch the freshness. 

This morning a cool breeze blew through the open doors at the studio. With the fall school session beginning, the eclipse, teacher training beginning for us, the breeze stopped me in my tracks and I realized that change is here and nothing is permanent in the world, good, bad, high or low. As I felt the breeze on my skin, it reminded me to experience what is happening in this moment and be with the change. My friend Liz Moody is experiencing change moment by moment as her first baby is due any minute now. Also my dear friend, architect and legend, Dick Clark passed last week. From birth to death and everything in between, we are so lucky to experience life, love, and change.

So get on your mat and get real with the change happening in your life. The body changes moment by moment. Are you stronger, weaker, more flexible, or balanced from yesterday? If you are resisting change, your body will tighten up. When you accept change, the body with move with ease. Your mat is the best place to experience change and check in with your life.

Change is a constant and power vinyasa yoga, teaches you to let go of resistance and move with strength and ease. Feel what you need to feel. Let the sun shine on your skin. Allow the breeze to blow through you hair. Feel fully and love your life. It is a precious one.

Desirae Pierce

Director of Breath and Body Yoga, E-RYT 500


Shining in ballet from the age of three, Desirae took a lead role in the Nutcracker by the age of six with the Fort Worth City Ballet Company.  Through high school and college, she continued a path of competitive sports mixed with the arts. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a creative marketing path and in 1993 opened her own graphic design studio American Pie Design, Inc. Desirae discovered that yoga provided a counter to the stress of the corporate world. Traveling the country for major corporations, she experienced many yoga styles, but found Bikram YogaBaptiste Power VinyasaAnusara Yoga and Sridaiva Yogastyles provided a spiritual aspect, the missing puzzle piece to her life. In 2006, she opened Breath and Body Yoga on Burnet Road and in September of 2015 she opened the second location on Exposition in Austin, Texas. She established the leading 200 and 500-hour teacher training school in Austin plus produces online classes and yoga videos. The University of Texas’s Women’s Volleyball, Softball, Golf and Men’s Baseball and Women’s Basketball teams hire her to bring strength, flexibility, breath and alignment to their collegiate sports.  At present she teaches, tours and trains, bringing a new dynamic to the practice where vinyasa flow meets alignment.