Desi Bartlett

About Desi Bartlett

Desi Bartlett MS, CPT, has been teaching health and wellness for more than 17 years. Originally from Chicago, she has a degree in kinesiology and her master's degree in corporate fitness. Desi holds advanced certifications in Yoga, personal training, group fitness, and is a certified pre- and post-natal fitness specialist.

Strength Training, Yoga, and the Bandhas

  Desi Bartlett photographed by Fluid Frame Photography Train Like a Yogi and Integrate strength training into your practice to find the core of the bandhas. When we consider the practice of modern yoga, we can consider using all the tools available to us from the equipment at the gym to techniques from physical [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

Love Your Post Baby Body

Build a stronger and leaner body with Postpartum Pilates The female body is miraculous and ever-changing. The pre-pregnancy body is often the body that we are attached to; we have that body for many years and it feels comfortable and familiar. The pregnant body is a wild and wonderful adventure into daily changes of shape, size, [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Teaching Children Gratitude and Contentment

  The Sanskrit word santosha means contentment. Contentment is a slippery idea: If we say that we are not content, or feeling discontented, there are those who will look upon us as being ungrateful, or needing to work harder. If we say that we are content, there is sometimes the illusion of complacency. How can [...]

By | November 27th, 2010|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Conscious Parenting: Our Children, Our Teachers

  Many of us in the Yoga community believe in the idea of reincarnation. If you subscribe to this thought, then perhaps you have had the awareness that your child is wise far beyond their years. Sometimes it feels like we are living with ancient, wise Buddhas, who just happen to be running around in [...]

By | August 28th, 2010|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Discovering Your Yoga Style

Practice Pages: English Finding A Style Of Practicing Yoga Which Speaks To You DISCOVERING WHICH STYLE of Yoga speaks to you is largely a matter of taste. In Sanskrit, the word rasa means essence. When you are describing something’s rasa, you are talking about the qualities it has, the feeling behind those qualities, the [...]

By | September 28th, 2009|Yoga|0 Comments

Mommy And Me Yoga

LA Yoga Magazine: July/August 2009 LIKE MANY TRADITIONS, Yoga is handed down from one generation to the next and is often shared within families. In my own family, my mother was a dedicated Yogini. My mother’s guru (teacher) was Goswami Kriyananda, the founder of the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago. I can [...]

By | August 23rd, 2009|Yoga|0 Comments

The Rhythm Of Motherhood

Everything in life has a unique rhythm. From our heartbeat, to the cycles of the moon and the length of each season, everything follows a pattern or tempo reflecting the cyclical nature of life. As a mother, I am learning to become more comfortable with the rhythm of motherhood and the balance between being a [...]

By | May 26th, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments