FIind Your Path

with Lucas Rockwood

Lucas Rockwood an internationally-renowned trainer, TEDx Speaker, podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur, and founder of a huge yoga brand YOGA BODY. With a formal yoga training background in Hot Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Gravity Yoga, and the Yoga Trapeze, Lucas has studied with some of the most well-respected teachers on the planet. Lucas founded Absolute Yoga Academy in 2006, one of the top 10 yoga teacher training schools in the world with 2,000 certified teachers (and counting) and courses in Thailand, Holland, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines. In 2013, Lucas founded YOGABODY Fitness, a revolutionary new yoga studio business model that pays teachers a living wage and demystifies yoga by making the mind-body healing benefits of the practice accessible to everyone. He is also a highly acclaimed writer, radio show host, TV personality, business consultant, weight loss expert, and health coach.

IN THIS EPISODE…Lucas explains to Joe how he found himself in an unhealthy spiral in his early twenties and had a health scare most people don’t experience until late in life. Lucas and Joe talk about his ability to find new paths and how he has been able to keep himself open to all opportunities that came his way. Lucas radically changed his lifestyle after meeting someone shortly after his health scare who introduced him to yoga and good nutrition. He also talks about opening up a business in a different country and the stresses that come with it.

? Breakdown with Lucas Rockwood:
Chapter 1 (0:00): Introduction
Joe introduces Lucas and sets up the episode.

Chapter 2 (2:09): Lucas’ back story
Lucas was in his early 20’s and found himself taking pills to normalize his energy level and stress levels. He didn’t realize how unhealthy he actually was until looking at an ID

Chapter 3 (8:49): Getting sober
When Lucas had to look at an ID badge for work he was embarrassed by the picture he saw that he kept it flipped around. He decided to stop the pills cold turkey.

Chapter 4 (13:16): Finding Yoga
As soon as he started yoga he started losing weight, he also quit smoking and started feeling so much better. The yoga community was so welcoming and encouraging.

Chapter 5 (17:20): Recovery and being healthy
Lucas was able to meet a couple that really inspired him and made him more interested in concentrating on healthy eating and spreading the word about yoga.

Chapter 6 (22:16): Falling off course
Alcohol was something Lucas struggled with at different points in his life, but the pivotal moment which made Lucas completely stop drinking was an interaction with his son.

Chapter 7 (26:21): Starting a business in Spain
Becoming an entrepreneur was something that happened to Lucas. It was a slippery slope of opportunity. Lucas took advantage of opportunities as they presented themselves

Chapter 8 (38:11): Difficulties of entrepreneurship
Starting your own business can often be glamorized, but the reality is that you have to worry about making ends meet for your family and employees.

Chapter 9 (46:08): Homelife now
Now Lucas is at home in Spain with his wife and kids. He has gone through periods of time trying other fitness avenues, but yoga is still his passion.

Chapter 10 (50:22): Closing Remarks
Joe wraps up the episode and shares his final thoughts

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