Rocket Vinyasa Yoga System Certified, 2010
Progressive Ashtanga Certified, 2009
Regional Yoga Director of Budokon International, DC, VA & MD, 2005
200hr Yoga Teacher Certified, 2003
Mimi Rieger is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (2003) and is the Regional Director of Budokon International, DC, VA & MD and the proprietor of 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. Mimi has been teaching yoga since 2003 and received her certification from the Ashtanga Yoga Center. 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 and travels the U.S. and internationally holding workshops and master classes.
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 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 is also trained in the Rocket Vinyasa Yoga system, a vibrant yoga series based on the Ashtanga (primary, second and third series) to renew energy and vitality in the body, Mimi is among a few Rocket certified teachers in the U.S. Creativity and compassion are paramount in her teaching as she encourages her students to grow and evolve both on and off the mat. 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 nationally and has been featured in many health articles. She is thrilled to be an Ambassador for lululemon athletica, MeSheeky clothing and SweetGreen DC.