I have been asked many times why I chose the name Rebel Power Yoga for my studio. I've had trouble being clear and eloquent with explaining myself. Today, January 1st of 2018 I made a commitment to getting clear.
So here it goes. By best answer to this very good question.
I, my friends, am a rebel. I always have been. I have never shied away from being myself and speaking my mind. And this is not always popular. But rebellion to me is so much more beautiful that just not giving a sh*t what other people think. That's the birth place of rebellion I suppose. Letting go of the concern for looking good.
The rebellion I am committed to; it's a soulful one. It's inspired by ignoring the nay sayers and sh*t disturbers that tried to tell me I wasn't something, or I was something, or I couldn't be or do something.
Think about it. Anytime someone ever told you you weren't enough and you chose to love yourself anyway, that's a soulful rebellion. Anytime someone ever told you you would not succeed and you went for it anyway, that's a soulful rebellion. When someone withheld forgiveness from you and you learned to find peace within yourself; yup, you got it, rebellion.
Rebel Power Yoga is my way of celebrating being myself and allowing/inviting others to do the same. I choose to be myself. I choose recovery, forgiveness, peace, self-love, self-worth; unapologetically. Stop asking for permission to be who you are in this world.
I can't think of a more badass rebellious way to live than that.
"In a society that profits off of your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act." - author unknown