I first met LA born yoga teacher and health coach, Rosie Acosta, in my 200 hr. YogaWorks teacher Training. She was our amazing co-teacher. Rosie always helped keep our sangha stay upbeat through tough training days with her bubbly and playful spirit. So, I was super excited to bring her into Evolve for a YogiSpotlight so that we could share this Portland gem with all of you!
Rosie! Intoduce yourself to us!
I’m an LA native, born and raised in a suburb outside of East LA. I esentially grew up and even went to college within an 8 block radius of the hospital where I was born. I live with Torry, my partner, we’ve been together over 10 years. We moved to Portland together about 2 and a half years ago. We have two frenchies named Rocky and Benny and a little Shih Tzu named Chewy.
Tell us your yoga love story!
I remember as a kid my mom put on the P.B.S. yoga in the morning. She’d wake up, turn that on, but she wouldn’t do the yoga. She’d just watch it on TV. A few years later my older sister began taking classes, and I became really curious about the different shapes and different movements. Finally in my early 20’s I started to practice consistently as a form of training for a marathon. I was in LA which is like the mecca of yoga, and I became very intrigued by the community and togetherness that I saw, but it took a couple more years for it to evolve into a deeper spiritual practice for me. I had begun taking classes consistently so I knew the shapes, and really began to enjoy what I was getting out of the practice. Read Full Article Here..