We're happy to have Rosalie from RosalieYoga to join our #feelgoodmovement. Rosalie e’Silva is an international yoga teacher and journalist based in Hong Kong. She previously worked as a TV journalist for CNN, NBC, Al Jazeera and France 24. It was during this time that she turned to yoga to help her cope with the pressures of working in live television. She now writes for wellness and yoga magazines and websites and is the Mind Body Director for Soulgenic, an online platform launching in 2018. Rosalie is on a mission to help students live their most extraordinary lives, through the power of yoga, meditation and visualisation. She is also passionate about sharing the transformative power of yoga nidra.
This month from 1st Nov to 15th Nov, Rosalie has partnered with Shirley from @_wildwarrioryoga_for a 15-day Instragram Strala yoga challenge. Join them for the chance to win a RUMI X workout wardrobe valued at USD50 with other amazing prizes sponsored by VitaCoco, Coco Paradise and Trix Malan Photography. Check out more here.
Find out more about Rosalie's wellness tips in our brief Q&A:
1) Where are you currently based?
I moved to Hong Kong in February 2017 and love it here!
2) Where can we find you?
I teach at YogaUP in Discovery Bay, private classes all over HK and online on my YouTube channel, Rosalie Yoga. And if I’m not teaching you can generally find me filming and editing videos!
3) Your mantra:
I truly believe life is what you make of it and if you want a life full of fun, excitement and adventure, then that’s exactly what you will attract! Our thoughts are so incredibly powerful so I make sure to really pay attention to what I’m thinking (meditation really helps with this).
So my mantra is ‘If you think you can or you can’t, you are right.’ It’s all about your mindset - in every moment you are creating your life through your thoughts.
4) Where does your inspiration come from?
I find so much inspiration in the little things - like standing under a waterfall, gazing at a beautiful sunset or basking in the energy of the full moon. It’s in those moments that I feel connected to something greater than myself - and that’s usually when I feel most inspired!
5) What are you currently getting into:
I’ve always been really drawn to moon energies, but this is something I’m exploring even more now. I have my own full moon ritual and I love teaching full moon yoga classes and meditations. There is something really magical about inviting the qualities of the moon into your practice and living in tune with that energy.
6) Share your journey with us:
I’m originally from Namibia, but have lived in about 20 countries - we used to move once a year when I was growing up. I feel like I’m from everywhere and nowhere, but home now is where my husband and my yoga mat are!
I stumbled across yoga about 15 years ago – I loved how yoga made me pause and take a breath. But it only became a constant in my life years later when I started working as a television journalist. I turned to yoga to help me decompress and deal with the high pressures of working in live television. Right before going on air, I used to practice a few rounds of ujjayi breathing – the difference it made to my state of mind and focus was astounding!
As I delved more and more into the yoga lifestyle, I started to feel a disaccord with working in the news. So I swapped the newsroom for yoga studios and haven’t looked back since.
I now teach private and group classes in Hong Kong. I write for wellness and yoga magazines and platforms and am the Mind Body expert for Soulgenic, an online platform.
I also love producing YouTube yoga videos so my students from across the world can practice with me - you should join us!
7) Any wellness tips for our fans?
Try yoga nidra - it’s so simple and yet incredibly powerful.
It can accelerate your personal and spiritual development, and it also helps you manifest anything you want.
It helped me overcome my fear of speaking in front of groups. I was very nervous in the past - my heart would pound so hard in my chest every time to I had to speak up and I couldn’t focus. Yoga nidra helped overcome this debilitating fear and I couldn’t have gone on to pursue my dream of being a journalist without it. It was a truly life-changing practice.
8) What do you love about your Rumies?
I love what Rumi stands for - creating something beautiful while helping the planet at the same time. It’s amazing to think that things we normally consider rubbish like plastic bottles and coffee grounds are used to make Rumi leggings and tops! It also helps that the range is so gorgeous. I love the bright, happy designs and how soft and flattering everything is. My absolute favourite are the rising leggings!
9) What makes you smile and/or laugh?
I love a good belly laugh! It lifts your energy and floods your body with endorphins. So I grab any chance to have a good laugh - silly things like funny animal videos usually make me laugh. But the best is a good old story shared with a friend over a glass of wine :)