Director of Breath and Body Yoga, RYT 500
Bio: 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 in 1991, 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 Yoga, Baptiste Yoga, Anusara and the Bowspring styles provided a spiritual aspect, the missing puzzle piece to her life. In 2006, she opened Breath and Body Yoga in Austin and established the leading 200-Hour Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training. She also produces on-line 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 is writing a book on yoga alignment and postures called, “The Natural Machine Within.” She teaches group class, privates, corporate yoga plus tours and trains. Her legacy will include progressing the yoga practice by bringing a new dynamic where vinyasa flow meets alignment.
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