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To get out of our own way.
After moving to Columbus REWILD founder Steve Kocsis became obsessed with creating a unique yoga experience and lifestyle. He traveled to studios across the world to help refine his vision. He focused on the details: observing everything from how the front desk staff interacted with guests to how yoga instructors engaged their students. He was inspired by a few Baptiste trained teachers – for their passion, authenticity, and practical approach, so he traveled to Thailand and trained under Baron Baptiste. Steve worked to design a space with Creative Director Nicholas Evans, who quickly understood the vision. The space carefully mirrors REWILD’s core values and teaching philosophy. In 2020 REWILD YOGA was officially born.
THIS MATTERS TO US
We face our edge, by taking you to your edge. Its a line that’s hard to see, so we must pay close attention.
It’s just a practice. Stay cool. Have fun.
Remembering our purpose builds integrity and that integrity liberates us to be vulnerable. The willingness to be vulnerable gives us courage to keep trying.
a goof in a tuxedo
Here is this goof that is dressed up in the appearance of perfection, elegance, sophistication and grace. You’re on guard when you meet him, because of his strict and proper appearance. Then as soon as the goof opens his mouth you realize he’s a little screwed up, just like you. The goof creates an appearance of perfection by his display of formality then splits your brain in half by fooling you through his informality in his persona. It’s not about deception, it’s about realization, and the hypocrisy that often exists all around us, that we’re often blind to. The goof loves the goof of exposing lies we tell ourselves, as he points out the obvious truths that we so often forget. Our mind’s tendency is to judge and make a conclusion quickly. Without any mental space, there’s no room for alternative interpretation. This makes it more difficult for us to realize the truth of something. The metaphor of a goof in a tux emphasizes a stark contrast of perfect appearance and imperfect being as an attempt to keep your mind from settling on any one idea of being fixed and stale. The goof is intentional of his presumed paradox, in part to surprise and excite life, and in part to expose those of their quick and foolish judgements.
The goof’s mind is open to the possibility of what life can bring. Forgetting about the past, forgetting about the future and just being awake to the moment prepared for whatever comes his way. Without that subtle opening, life can get narrow, stale, and depressing and we may never fully realize the potential of things including ourselves. To think freely and ultimately capable of relating to anything or anyone at any time is a value we cherish. When I’m okay being a goof, I’m open to making new discoveries over and over again, being surprised at the originality of life through the sameness of life. Trusting who you are and trusting something greater than you delivers a source of strength in faith. When we leave ourselves open to being a goof we can slowly shape the mind’s image of a goof in a tux, perfect yet humanly imperfect.