Rosie Acosta, founder of Radically Loved: Yoga, Health + Wellness. She’s a Certified Nutritionist + Wellness Consultant, a Holistic Health Coach, Yoga Teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer.
We got her in the studio for a lifestyle branding session to update her new website: www.radicallyloved.com.
Rosie also shared with us what really inspired her to get into health and wellness, her guilty pleasures and where she thinks the health industry is headed.
Describe yourself in 5 words:
What is Radically Loved?
Radically Loved is a state of being really…I am a health/life coach and I work with people to get them to a place to find their authentic voice and achieve their highest potential. It stems from the the knowing that we are all born with limitless potential, we all have a place in this world, it is part of our journey to be radically curious, radically inspired and be radically loved.
What got you into health and wellness?
I was a really un-healthy teenager and young adult.
I suffered from anxiety and depression and was severely overweight. As an adult I had a very stressful job that consumed every bit of my time and energy and I decided one day.. that I no longer wanted to live my life in the artificial stress environment I was in.
I started running, trained to run a marathon and started practicing yoga and meditation.
These things changed my life in a way that I still can’t describe. It was such a profound change that transpired that I felt I needed to share with people.
I got my nutrition certification, did my first Yoga Teacher training at Yogaworks in L.A. and realized that this is where I needed to be.
What is one thing most people would’t know about you?
I’m a disco superfreak. I LOVE IT.. this is the one thing that can just take me out of whatever it is that I’m doing or thinking and just make me happy…takes me right back to being a kid…
Ice-Cream seems to have the same effect.
What and who inspires you?
Women. Everything about them… I can write a whole list but it still would leave some great ones out.
Women who are confident, who are strong and who are out there in the world doing really REALLY incredible things.
Favorite junk food – guilty pleasure?
Chicago Mix Popcorn, you know.. the one that has Cheddar Cheese AND Carmel Corn? #epic
I will never say no to a dark chocolate bar.
Game of Thrones (which actually makes me feel no guilt at all, because it awesome)
Where do you see the yoga/wellness industry going?
Wow, sometimes I feel like we are making HUGE leaps and bounds and other times I feel like we are at the center of a very sweaty hurricane.
My hope is that we can get to a place where we approach wellness (yoga, meditation, holistic health, working out etc.) in a more mindful way that is more sustainable long term and can open the way for less diluted variations of something that has incredible depth and substance.
What would be your ultimate goal?
Hmmm… so many goals.
But honestly… I’m the “enjoy the process” type of gal. I definitely do have goals, with my career, with my family, with my practice but at the end of the day I think that being able to enjoy every single second in life would be the highest.
We spend so much time projecting into the future or dwelling on the past and I have always been a very motivated individual. I do have high expectations for myself but I don’t ever attach to them too intensely.
I want to just be able to enjoy the process of success, the lessons in failure and move about my day knowing that if I can be present with it during some portion of the day, the ‘ultimate goal’ ideal is met.