Desiree was born and raised in Kirkland, WA. On a whim she decided to move to Austin, TX, where she took her first hot yoga class in 2007. She immediately fell in love. She practiced on and off for a year until she moved to Dallas. Once in Dallas, Desiree started to practice hot yoga six days a week. She loved the way yoga made her feel, both mentally and physically. Everyone Desiree encountered or talked to heard about her new love for yoga. That is when she decided to train to become a yoga teacher.
After completing a 500 hr training program in 2009, Desiree began teaching. Desiree has completed continuing education workshops every year since. In 2011 she moved back to Washington and was introduced to the Ashram buy her sisters. She teaches with passion and love. She loves Power yoga, and also holds great respect for Bikram yoga and the benefits it gives. The best part of teaching for Desiree is watching students progress in their own practice. She continued her practice through both of her pregnancies, and her son and daughter do yoga with her any chance they get! Desiree loves the energy and sense of community at The Ashram. . “I feel so lucky to be a part of this everyday!”