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Yoga with Sam

Workshops with Guest Teachers

A Weekend of Workshops with Desiree Rumbaugh & Andrew Rivin – 15 to 17 May 2020

Cost: £385 per person if attending just the weekend OR £280 if adding it on to the 15-hr YTT.

It is well known that Yoga trains and supports both the mind and body simultaneously. Most students are probably aware of how this has been working so far in their own lives. This weekend workshop will give students and teachers of all levels a chance to slow down and focus on sharpening their skills of self-observation. Rather than noticing whether we can or cannot do a pose, we will be looking inside to see if we can discover what we are feeling in our body and how we are directing our mind to absorb the experience in the moment. The next step can then be the discovery of how we might cause even a slight shift that will open up a possibility to move forward into a new place. Let’s get together and let go of some self-limiting thoughts.

With over thirty years of experience as a yoga student and teacher, Desiree continues to grow even more curious about her work. Traveling the world continuously for the last twenty years and teaching thousands of students, Desiree has broadened her perspective and opened her mind to many different sources of wisdom. With previous certifications in Iyengar and Anusara yoga, she stays in shape with her own “pit crew” of physical therapists, weight trainers and spiritual teachers to keep her body healthy and her mind sharp. Desiree plans to continue traveling and teaching workshops for as long as she can walk her talk. Desiree’s husband Andrew Rivin is an executive leadership coach with the Asian Leadership Institute and works with individuals and groups worldwide at the corporate level. Also a longtime certified yoga instructor, he and Desiree weave their expertise in a heartwarming, mind opening way that will move you on multiple levels.


Friday: 4pm to 6.30pm

Free to Move About: Poses That Clear Lower Back and Hip Stiffness

This class will focus on freeing the lower back tightness that we all collect and store. What a great end to your week and a fantastic beginning to our weekend journey!

Saturday: 10am to 12:30pm

Fluid Spine: Poses for Better Balance of Flexibility and Strength

Starting from the beginning and progressing gradually at your own pace, this class will eventually lead you to new discoveries about your unique spine and what you need to do to keep it flexible and fluid.

Saturday: 2:30pm to 5pm

Fifty Shades of Twists: Poses for Freedom in the Back, Hips and Knees

Twists are good medicine. They are great gifts in all their different shapes and applications. Expect a little of everything in this playful energising class.

Sunday: 10am to 12.30pm

Serious Relief for Stressed Out Neck and Shoulders

Your neck and shoulders deserve some good love and attention, and yoga offers the chance for incredible healing for these tight and often temperamental areas. We will strengthen first, then stretch and re-position as needed. This class is the perfect finish for our weekend. It will prepare you to begin your week with more energy and vitality.

(10 hours total)

Hope you can join us! Your body, mind and yoga practice will thank you!