Desiree Hammond is an Afro-Latina and Tucson-native who graduated from The Yoga Connection Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. She has been a student of yoga, meditation and somatic practice for 16 years. Desiree’s classes range from upbeat, heart-pumping vinyasa flows, to gentle, restorative and somatic practices. She aims for her classes to be accessible and welcoming to folks of all ages, body types, backgrounds, and experience. To be fully present and in your body while living in a culture and society designed to pull us “out of body” is a radical act of resistance and self-preservation. Desiree is honored to play a part in holding space for folks to become more powerful and embodied beings.
When Desiree isn’t guiding folks in yoga, she’s out making an impact in the Tucson community as a human rights, racial justice advocate and full-spectrum doula. She has over a decade of experience working within the nonprofit sector, women’s advocacy, and alternative medicine. She currently works with the Dunbar Pavilion in Tucson, AZ as the Program Manager for their Holistic Health & Wellness Program. Desiree is passionate about cultivating inclusive spaces that center self-preservation and dreaming up a world in which every person has access to what they need to thrive.