Desirae Brakhage

Desirae took her first yoga class while completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee. Instantly, she was hooked. Unlike other fitness activities she had experienced, this class was not focused on competition between your neighbors. Instead, it was supportive. She felt accepted, regardless of skill level. More importantly, she left class with a sense of peace and calm – much needed in her stressful and busy lifestyle!

Desiraeā€™s experience at the EmPower School of Yoga further expanded her vision of what yoga is – a source of community and connection. As a yoga teacher, she hopes to foster spaces for personal growth and connection.

Desirae is RYT 200-hr certified teacher in the Baptiste style of Power Vinyasa. Off the mat, Desirae can be found working her full-time job in clinical research or hiking with her four-legged best friend, Heidi.

Desirae teaches at the Edmondson Branch Public Library on Tuesdays at 6 PM and the SWY Community Studio on Wednesdays at 6 PM.