Meet Rosie Acosta! Rosie is a Yoga and Meditation teacher that has become an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and bold intentions. Her goal is to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements of yoga into their own practice and experience. She is a big advocate of RADICAL SELF-LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Currently Rosie is writing a book about Yoga and Meditation and how we use these modalities as tools for transformation.
Check out Rosie's inspiring podcast called Radically Loved here! We were honored to be featured and loved chatting with her about how we navigate life, business, friendship and how we use the tools we teach, everyday!
What rocks your bliss?
My tribe rocks my bliss, Since re-locating back to Los Angeles from Portland, my intention has been to re-connect with my friends + family. But mostly to find that special group of people that is going to push me, and inspire me to continue to create, and to encourage me to stay on my lane. I feel that having mentors, friends, community, family invites powerful growth into your life. For me, my tribe is everything #blissfam
Describe your perfect day.
Every day and moment I get to be with my beloved Mr. Torry Pendergrass... and my two pups rocky and chewy (short for chewbacca of course) is the perfect day.
When do you feel most creative and alive?
When I am still, preferably close to a body of water…or a majestic mountain.
Share a huge goal you are rocking.
I have always been a creative being, mostly this has been expressed through creative writing as a young kid. I grew up in East Los Angeles during a time when I around a lot of gang violence and drug use. I wrote my first book when I was six years old and my first grade teacher laminated it for me and said it would be a best seller one day, I have that book to this day and I would be mortified if anyone ever read what I wrote in there. It was a collection of short essay’s, and journal entries from my first year in school, as well as some catalog clippings, one I clearly remember being of a woman holding a vacuum, which I will guiltily admit I never learned to use until I was in my mid-twenties… (just use a broom?). Throughout the years I continued to write, be it my journal, creating short stories, abysmal attempts at poetry. I can appreciate it now, currently I am writing a book about Yoga and Meditation and how I used those modalities to transform my life, and how I’ve seen it transform the life of my students.
If you could get on a plane right now, where are you going?
The Temples of Bagan sit within central Burma (Myanmar) and was built as the capital of ancient Myanmar. The temples are the largest concentration of Buddhist temples, most of which dating back to the 12th and 11th centuries.
How do you handle setbacks?
Well, first, I have about 90 seconds of a meltdown, then it passes, I take a deep breath and remember that We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea.. and then I just continue trekking along.
How do you come home to yourself?
That’s easy… my yoga mat, that little magic carpet travels the world wherever I go. I practice.
What are 3 ways you rock the self LOVE?
I have a ritual. I believe that most successful people I look up to have a ritual that they do no matter what. I wake up every morning about the same time 4:45am, I do a short yoga practice, I meditate for 45min-1hr then i go for a run, or a hike, or something that demands sweat. If I do all of this before 8am, I know my day is going to be EPIC and I feel pretty good about what my vessel has done for itself.