Rosie is an expert at helping her students cultivate a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.
East Los Angeles Native, troubled teen who suffered from depression, anxiety, and overeating who turned into a Yoga + Meditation teacher and is now changing lives…
In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices RADICAL LOVE and uses this as a guiding force to overcome adversity. Through yoga, healthy lifestyle choices, mantra, and self-inquiry she aspires to help others find their unique gifts and fire within, she creates practices for her students and connects with people in a way that helps her students live radically loved lives.
She has used her experience teaching her day to day students working in her community and has worked with elite Olympic athletes, NFL Champions, NBA All-Stars, At Risk Youth and Afghanistan Veterans. Most recently, she is working on a book about Yoga and Meditation.
Her articles can be found in Mantra magazine, MindBodyGreen, FOX News Latino, Pop Sugar Fitness, Well+Good, and Evolve Fit Wear. She can be found teaching yoga and coaching workshops around the country as well as leading international teacher training’s. Rosie is also a proud ambassador for Yoga Journal, Live-Be-Yoga, LuluLemon, Gamut, City Silence, Manduka, and Living Yoga.
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.
A little bit on how I got here. . .
I struggled with my weight and health for a large portion of my teenage years. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was fifteen, was anemic, and suffered from depression and anxiety. To seek comfort for my stress, I turned to the two things I could always count on: FOOD + SUGAR. My health consisted of refined grains; white, starchy foods; low-fat diet foods; zero exercise; and highly demanding individuals.
A Catalyst For Change: I really wanted to be healthy. I just didn’t know where to start, I was completely undernourished for the amount of physical and mental activity strain I was under, and I knew I wasn’t healthy. I didn’t feel good. I was tired, totally depressed, lonely, and knew that I wasn’t dealing with my health appropriately. I began to research anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. I sought out the guidance of books. I spoke to health experts and met with nutritionists to get as much information as I possibly could. I began an elimination diet and quickly saw that eating the right foods made me feel a million times better.
I changed my diet and began setting the right kinds of intentions, and in a matter of months, my entire life changed. Simple lifestyle changes began to open doors I never even knew existed. I began to unravel all the ways I was blocking myself from becoming the person I wanted to be—basically, I got out of my own way.
Running: At 22, I signed up to run the L.A. Marathon to raise money for Aids Project Los Angeles for individuals living with HIV/Aids. I should add that running was my absolute WORST nightmare. Why I would choose my least favorite activity in the entire world is still a huge mystery. Mostly, I did it for a good cause. In the end, running became a meditative experience and allowed me to have sense of connection to my body, which I had never experienced before. I’ve run four marathons since.
And Now the Practice of Yoga: During my training for the marathon, my coach suggested I do yoga as a way to recover from long runs, which didn’t sound too intriguing since my experience with yoga had been a little off-putting in my younger years—a story for another time. I went, albeit apprehensively…and found the magic door leading me to the path of my life’s purpose. I knew I hadn’t been satisfied with the way things were and I knew there was a connection between my health and happiness and all the things that were standing in my way—spoiler, I became a yoga teacher. It has led to years of work, fun work, and really shitty work, and some work that still needs to be done.
Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. —Hippocrates
My Career: As is the dance of life, some days are easy and some days are hard. But being healthy overall has allowed me to keep a sense of lightness and calm as I navigate this journey. Most importantly, I’ve been able to live my life with a sense of curiosity and a deep gratitude. The fact that I am doing what I’m doing now is truly a blessing. I get the privilege of working with some of the most talented and incredibly brave people, and I get to teach all the things that I love and that have brought me to the place where I am today.
My Health: Today, I enjoy a largely plant-based diet. Consisting of almost 90% naturally gluten-free whole grains, nuts, seeds, beans, fresh fruits, and vegetables + 10% animal-based foods like eggs, meat, and dairy. Over the past few years, I’ve gone through a lot of personal growth and lifestyle changes that have completely turned my life around. I practice yoga and meditation DAILY and get to do what I love for a living. I created RADICALLY LOVED to help others see all the ways they stand in their own way and to give them tools to achieve all of the things that make me happy and healthy in a sustainable way, just like my mentors and teachers gave me. RADICALLY LOVED is meant to inspire people to achieve their fullest potential, to create a life full of RADICAL Love, Joy, and Purpose.
Rosie’s warm approach and teaching style hold space for her students to dive into the inward journey of exploration and mastery through movement. As a yogi she encourages moving beyond asana and cultivating a life of mindfulness, presence, and intention. She is known as a teacher who is skilled in her ability to guide students into experiencing a deeper connection with themselves and exploring the consistent changes of life while creatively weaving in spiritual elements from her own practice and experience.
Rosie completed her teacher training at YogaWorks in Los Angeles and is 500-hr E-RYT certified teacher and is also a YogaWorks Teacher Trainer. In 2012 she completed a 200-hr teacher training with Hala Khouri and Julian Walker at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA. This training emphasized the importance of mind-body integration through Somatic Psychology, neuroscience, and Buddhist meditation.
500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Graduate of YogaWorks 500hr teacher training in Los Angeles,CA. Graduate of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement 200 hour Teacher training with Hala Khouri and Julian Walker Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind in October 2012. She has also done extensive workshop training with Lisa Walford, Suzanne Sterling, Sean Corn, Ana Forrest and Rod Stryker.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Graduated from New York’s IIN School, a Health Coach Training Program specially designed for people who are passionate about health and wellness.
She is currently studying ParaYoga with her teacher Rod Stryker, which blends the ancient teachings of Tantra Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and the Yoga Sutras.
AFPA Nutrition & Wellness Certified
AFPA is accredited by the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board. She is able to guide her clients through a nutritive way to help with weight management and enhancing overall health through fitness performance and holistic foods.
“Yoga is where I find stillness, it is where I find clarity and recognize our true oneness. It is where i practice acceptance and surrender . Getting on the mat is my church, my ritual, my sanctuary..” – Rosie Acosta