Wisdom Warriors™

Wisdom Warriors™ is a 12 hour training designed for teachers and dedicated yoga practitioners of all ages who wish to learn more about how to stay safe and strong in their asana practice after the age of 50.

Desiree Rumbaugh teams up with Karen Church, PT, CFMT to offer a lively and informative presentation which includes slides pertaining to anatomy, lecture, discussion and asana practice.

Our intention is to provide clear guidance for people who may be feeling pain or stiffness due to injury, arthritis, joint replacements or other age related issues. We discuss and practice all the poses, including standing poses, seated poses, inversions, arm balances and backbends.

In 2013, Karen and Desirée co-created Wisdom Warriors™ and began offering trainings for people over age 50 at yoga studios to share what they had learned from their combined experiences.


There are many Senior Exercise programs out there in the world, and they are helping a lot of people. Wisdom Warriors™ is a bit different in that the intention is to help both the teachers and the students understand the body so they can work to regain and preserve range of motion and increase strength and flexibility. 


Wisdom Warrior™ classes are usually taught workshop style, rather than flow style and require significant willingness and dedication on the part of the student. WW™ students and teachers are athletes that want to up level their fitness and are willing and able to work with the inevitable challenges that come with the aging process.


In the News:

These days, we don’t have to look very far to find a tremendous amount of science-based evidence that recommends more, rather than less resistance and HIIT training for older adults. These days, aging gracefully translates to investing time, energy and resources into taking better care of our bodies as we age. 


Stronger muscles protect our bones and help us deal with arthritis, osteoporosis and other age related conditions. We have joint replacement surgery that allows us to continue the activities we enjoy into our later years and we have all kinds of exercise modalities to assist us in living with vitality into our 90’s and beyond!


In our Wisdom Warriors™ training you will:


·     Learn more about anatomy in a very user-friendly format

·     Observe and possibly experience the magic of Karen’s hands on adjustments and mobilization techniques

·     Gain better understanding of why you have chronic pain and what you can do to help it get better

·     Come away with insight, inspiration and training ideas to improve your own practice and if you are a teacher you will be better able to help and inspire your students 



You do not have to be a teacher to attend these trainings. All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to learn new things. All ages are welcome.

To book a training at your studio, please contact Desiree.

For upcoming Wisdom Warrior™ Trainings, November 11-13, 2022, look here