Even More Transitions


Not all news is exciting. We have a great teaching team at BBY and those skills lead to opportunities.  As a result, we've had some people transition to new jobs or new pursuits outside BBY.  We love them and wish them well.

Recently, some students have asked about adding more classes to address specific skills or focus and I think those are great ideas.  We have a large new instructor class in process and I expect to add 10 or more skilled instructors to the roster by early next year.  Many of those instructors are familiar faces around the studio and I know you will share my enthusiasm in welcoming their skills and enthusiasm to the instructor team.

I take great pride in the skill set of our instructors.  In fact, most students come to BBY specifically because of the great instructors.  I have asked several of these instructors to pick up additional classes as we absorb the transitions and await the new instructor graduates.

We host over 40 group classes a week, and that does not include corporate or individual privates. For now, I would rather maintain a high quality of teaching, teachers, power vinyasa practices and service than add classes. The BBY staff are true rock stars. They are all shifting their schedules, picking up more classes, stepping up to sub more than ever before. I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone of these teachers. They are the pillars of this business and allow us to keep the doors open and create the most powerful, medicinal, and transformational yoga I have ever experienced.

Thank you for listening. Thank you for understanding. If you have any questions or would like to connect, I am always here.

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.