Transforming your body and mind is an ongoing, evolutionary process. The workshops  we offer are developed to extend the class experience and help students sustain a healthy lifestyle both on the mat and in their daily lives. Our workshops and special events are open to both the Abundance community and the public.

Re-write your story, yoga mini retreat weekend

with Desiree Rumbaugh

Dates: January 25-17 2019

Location: Abundance Thorndon


Desiree Rumbaugh is an internationally recognized yoga teacher. She travels the globe offering workshops and retreats, sharing knowledge she has accumulated over the past three decades of working with students of all ages and levels of experience. She is the co-author of “Fearless After Fifty: How to Live With Grace, Grit and Yoga” and has online classes available through Tintyoga, Gaia and Yoginit.

Desiree holds fast to the teaching that Love is Stronger Than Fear. Having navigated personal tragedy, she has relied on the study and practice of Yoga to help her move forward in life with inner strength and courage. Known also for her warmth, authenticity and playful sense of humor, Desiree is a master at delivering the complexity of yoga in a down-to-earth, easily understandable way.

She currently resides in San Diego with her husband, Andrew Rivin, where they are enjoying the pleasure of being near their new granddaughter.

We cannot control our thoughts but we can control our vibration. It all depends on our perspective.

Examine your practice this weekend and consider upgrading some of your habits. Your body, mind and other people will thank you.

“You are perceptual beings with different vantage points and — it does not matter how much information is given — you cannot see beyond the vibrational limits of where you are standing. You cannot live or see or experience outside of your own individual beliefs.” Abraham-Hicks

Over the course of this weekend you will:

*Learn simple ways to change up and empower your physical practice so you can keep making progress

*Have the chance to look inward and possibly become more aware of old stories and patterns you are currently telling yourself

*Laugh, learn and enjoy the process with other like-minded people

Dates: Friday 25th January, 2019-27th January 2019

Price Full Weekend Early bird before December 1st 2018 $270 after December 1st $320

Friday 4-6:30 REFLECT: Hip Openers, pranayama and meditation

Soften your stiff spots and strengthen your weak spots with core integration exercises for all levels and hip opening poses of all kinds that smooth out the rough edges, physically and mentally. Our belief systems are reflected in our body and when we begin the unravel old patterns, we naturally create shifts from the inside.

Saturday 10-12:30 RECONNECT: Standing poses and Backbends

In this class, the ancient practice of Yoga combines with the latest discoveries from Physical Therapy and Functional Movement to create unbelievable power in your core leading to freedom and healing for your neck and shoulders. Come ready to experience a refreshed feeling and a true energy lift.

Saturday: 2:30-5:00 RENEW:Forward Bends and Twists

Are great for stretching tight hamstrings and keeping your spine nourished, but they can do so much more! Learn how to use these powerful poses to clear out old patterns in your psoas. Changes felt in the body affect us on a subconscious level and this afternoon class will be cleansing and transformational

Sunday 1-3:30 CELEBRATE: Putting it all together

All of the new concepts we have learned over the weekend will be put into practice in this lively class for all levels. Expect a little bit of everything and come ready to work and play with your community.

Meet your teachers

To Watch A Bio of Desiree click here

Desiree and Andrew each have 30 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga and mindfulness. Their studies include Iyengar, Anusara, Physical Therapy and Weight Training and they will be traveling to New Zealand to share their insights and discoveries with all ages and all levels of students. If you want to keep your practices strong and your body healthy and vibrant, plan to attend this inspiring weekend. For more information, please see