Experience the profound rewards that come from challenging yourself physically, connecting socially and reawakening the soul spiritually - while surrounded by Arizona's staggering beauty and guided by outdoor enthusiast and certified yoga instructor, Ann Mullins Bulka. Exuberance events are designed for small groups and they're always friendly, smart and completely customizable for each participant's fitness level. There's no reason not to sign up!

Ann Mullins Bulka

Drawn to yoga at a young age, Ann remembers practicing with her sisters, watching Hatha Yoga on PBS in the 1970's. In 2003, she completed Desert Song’s Teacher Training and is committed to personal and professional development through a diligent practice as well as on-going, in-depth study of asana, yoga therapeutics and philosophy.

Ann's teaching is most influenced by the Anusara style of Hatha Yoga. She is inspired by the uplifting spirit of the classes and the elegance and effectiveness of the Universal Principles of Alignment. Described as "a bundle of energy radiating outward from the heart,” Ann's candid teaching style combines technical knowledge of asana with light-hearted playfulness and humor.

Her yoga is enriched by the fullness of her eclectic background: a degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, several years as a park ranger for the National Park Service (National Mall, Washington D.C. and Grand Canyon), outdoor education counselor, a ten-year career in Girl Scouting and mostly recently, a short stint as a river guide.

The expansion of Ann's business, Exuberance, takes to the outdoors her appreciation for the depth of yoga as a living practice and her passion for health and well-being. Offering organized outdoor activities such as hikes, river rafting and overnight adventures, Exuberance events provide an opportunity for each participant to cultivate a deeper connection to themselves and to one another in the spirit of community.

Looking back on those early days practicing in her parent’s living room, Ann says, “I feel like I’ve come full-circle, like I’ve come home.”