Mimi Rieger, E-RYT Yoga Alliance (2003) is an internationally recognized yoga teacher and the proprietor of Mimi Rieger Yoga and PureFitnessDC, LLC. Mimi began her fitness journey as a ballet dancer in her youth and discovered the yogic and martial arts in her 20’s. She has been teaching yoga since 2003 and received her certification from the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Washington, DC. She brought the practice and art of Budokon (a blend of yoga and martial arts) to the DC area in 2005 and was the first certified teacher in the area who now trains teachers and students, traveling the U.S. and internationally holding workshops and master classes. Mimi holds yearly 200hr Yoga Teacher Training programs as well as offers bi-yearly retreats. In addition Mimi is a co-founder of Viva Shakti pants, a clothing line producing vibrant colored, shaping yoga pants.
Mimi believes in encouraging and inviting students to push past their existing physical barriers and explore new, more powerful paths. Her yoga classes are based on both Ashtanga, Rocket and Vinyasa yoga where the breath is synchronized with the movement. Attaining full body connectivity is paramount in Mimi’s philosophy of teaching where the student is linking the breath, the movement and the mind for an overall sense of strength, energetic power and well-being. Mimi has taught the First Lady, Michelle Obama, professional sports teams, executive retreats and global festivals with creativity and compassion as she encourages her students to grow and evolve both on and off their yoga mats. A constant seeker, she continues to study with her teachers and travel to expand her teaching and breadth of knowledge to share her love of the movement arts with her beloved students.
Mimi teaches mind body fitness full time and trains privates/semi-private clients in various yoga styles, martial arts and Budokon. She teaches workshops and festivals nationally and internationally and has been featured in many health articles and publications. www.mimriegeryoga.com