Greetings from Austin

Another day, another workout…in another great American city:

Austin, Texas

How fortunate I am to experience and explore the #1 place to live in the United States for the past two years (U.S. News & World Report), the “City of the Violet Crown” with its unofficial slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, the state capital of Texas as well as the southernmost state capital in the contiguous 48 states, the “Live Music Capital of the World” and of course, home to the music, film and interactive festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), not to mention the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) held every year in Zilker Park.

Austin also marks the 7th major U.S. city in as many years where I’ll be teaching my fitness style of Tola Yoga. As well, you’ll probably catch me hosting live entertainment events or performing my standup comedy or podcasting Tola Talks on the internet.

Because life is all about the journey while relentlessly pursuing your passion, regardless of where it takes you. No doubt.

Have an amazing Father’s Day everyone, and get your workout in!

Peace – R

GYST #30: Be a Badass Everyday

Want to empower yourself by being a Badass every single day? Then check-out my 50 Rules of Badassery and add more positivity into your life. This is also the final episode of my Get Your S#!T Together podcast, so thanks for listening everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Peace – R

GYST #29: Stop the Cycle (Domestic Violence)

We owe it to our children and future generations to stop the cycle of domestic violence. So if you’re an abuser – or most importantly a victim – take heed from my charity, The Boulevard Zen Foundation, and Get Your S#!T Together with the healing powers of Yoga.

GYST #28: Exploit Your Senses

This episode is all about having success with two sides of the same coin: Making the Best of your two key Senses, sight and hearing, plus doing whatever you can to Learn from the Best. With a healthy dose of inspiration from a true hero and prolific author/activist, Hellen Keller.

GYST #27: Find Your Bliss (with Yoga)

Looking for a way to find great joy or happiness in your life (i.e, your Bliss)? What about Yoga, and more specifically, what exactly is this 6,000 year-old Hindu philosophy that prescribes a course of physical and mental disciplines defined by the Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga?

GYST #26: Don’t Be A Hypocrite

Hypocrisy is a slow, painful cancer to the soul, so whatever you do, Don’t Be A Hypocrite. Here’s 6 reasons why with a little help from Academy Award winner, Ben Kingsley, and the cast of Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award winner of 2008, The Wackness.

GYST #25: How to Move in Less Than a Week

Did you know that moving ranks up there with death of a spouse and divorce when it comes to life’s most stressful events? No worries, because anyone can G-Y-S-T and relocate to a new city within a week…stress-free!