About Desi Bartlett

Desi Bartlett MS, CPT, has been teaching health and wellness for more than 20 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.

Yoga and Sensuality: A Discussion of the Senses

Desi Barlett Photo by Natiya Guin Yoga and Sensuality: Explore the 5 Senses with Doctor Natiya Guin Life dazzles with sensuality when we connect to our five senses. Yet when we hear the word sensuality, we often associate it with sexuality, when in fact it is so much more. Learning to nourish each [...]

By |2020-02-19T19:54:55-08:00February 19th, 2020|Yoga|0 Comments

The Happy Heart Found in Family Yoga

Desi Barlett and her kids practicing family yoga. Photo by Natiya Guin Reflecting on a Changing Practice One of the many characteristics of yoga is how the practice can change to meet the needs we have at any point of our lives. We practice solo yoga and family yoga and a lot of [...]

By |2019-06-08T23:02:04-07:00May 28th, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments

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 |2020-06-09T15:32:43-07:00December 13th, 2016|Cross Training|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 |2016-12-12T04:50:55-08:00November 27th, 2010|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Discovering Your Yoga Style

Desi Bartlett 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 [...]

By |2020-02-02T22:46:15-08:00September 28th, 2009|Yoga|0 Comments
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