Do you teach at a studio?
Yes? Which studio/s?
Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?
Samadhi or outside
What do you like the most about practicing there?
I love practicing at Samadhi because it feels like home to me. The ambiance is so warm and welcoming. At Samadhi I can truly rediscover and be myself.
How do you practice yoga off the mat?
I try to constantly remember that we are all one.
The world ends tomorrow. What will you eat tonight?
I’d still eat a healthy meal. That is when I truly feel my best. My body is my temple and it should be treated as one. I would eat a ton of mixed veggies, a protein, and some tea before bed. 🙂
What was your first experience as a yoga teacher?
My first time teaching yoga was a surreal experience. I was hired to teach yoga in the jungles of Costa Rica to volunteers from all over the world.
Imagine you’re on the cover of Yoga Journal. What pose would you strike?
What inspires you to teach yoga?
I want to bring people to heal and love.
If you could teach yoga anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would love to teach to people who need yoga the most anywhere in the world. People who would not receive yoga teachings otherwise.
What has been your most embarrassing yoga moment as a teacher or practitioner?
I once walked into my EVENING yoga class welcoming everyone with a huge, “Good MORNING, everyone!”
What would you say to someone who is on the fence about practicing yoga?
AnyBODY can practice yoga, male, female, toe-toucher or not. Yoga is truly for anyone and if you’re scared or intimidated, just take a leap of faith…you will be glad you did.
What music are you jamming to right now?
Twiddle. Such positive music!
What has been the most rewarding thing about being a teaching yoga?
It is an incredibly rewarding feeling when people who have been reached by my offerings connect with me later and tell me how much their lives have been changed because of yoga. My favorite rewarding experience was when a friend reached out to me 2 years after I taught him his first yoga class. He said, “I may have forgotten the yoga poses you taught that class but I will never forget your words that help me in my most trying times in life, ‘If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you.’”
Where else can we find you?
My Facebook page is Root with Rosie Yoga and Nutrition
Visit my website: rootwithrosie.com
Anything else you would like to add?
My goal in life is to teach people how to live happy and healthy lives through Yoga and Nutrition. In addition to being a Yoga Instructor, I am also a Nutrition Therapist and I have found that the two work very well together in order to reach optimal health.