Desirae Pierce is an avid yoga practitioner that believes in Iyengar’s technique and alignment combined with the power of vinyasa flow. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, she followed a creative marketing path and in 1993 opened her own graphic design studio called American Pie Design, Inc. To relieve stress she took her first yoga classes in 2001 and immediately knew that yoga was the path to healthy living. After completing teacher training, Desirae opened Breath & Body Yoga in March of 2006. Her classes are marked by beautiful sequencing that is equal parts strength and grace, which she achieves by incorporating important lessons of alignment and form into traditional vinyasa flow. She encourages her students to grow, to experience life to its fullest, and to connect with themselves.
In addition to running the Breath & Body studio, Desirae often joins with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute as an assistant at programs across the country. She is also training the University of Texas’s women’s volleyball, softball, and golf teams, as well as the men’s baseball team. Desirae is working towards becoming a Master Baptiste Teacher.