I’m Rocky Lavoie (LUH-VWAH). Born Rachelle Lewis in the City of Salt Lake.
I have always felt drawn to music and art my entire life. I am passionate about the healing arts, optimizing our human potential, and helping others to become their best selves.
I tell stories through music and weave it into my specialty yoga class, the Wild Flow. Seeing the radical transformation in others that when they have boldly stepped forward into unknown territory is one of the most humbling things to witness... Together we transmute, transform, and reach new heights!
I am a proud single mama to the coolest kid I've ever. I'm a Taurus with whole lotta Capricorn [waddup Earth element?!] I love walking barefoot in the grass, farmers markets, the fresh smell of healthy soil, headstands, and hugs that last at least 20 seconds, and I absolutely cannot wait to connect with you!
While balancing our heads, standing on one foot, and touching our foreheads to our shins may be fun & fancy, this is not yoga. While attaining enlightenment in this lifetime or the next is fine & dandy, this is not yoga either.
'Yoga' is not a verb; it's not something you do... It is simply the connection of all things [our bodies/minds/spirits], deeply intertwined.
The practice of yoga is observing this connection through equal parts effort + ease, through taming the mind the mind with the tool of the breath, recognizing our own authentic nature, and living that authenticity both on and off the mat.
T H I S is yoga.
'Energy work,' that ever-elusive term..
I hesitate to call what I do, 'Energy Work,' because energy works all the time. We all house within us the ability to work with, learn from, and channel this all-pervading, life force energy to assist us on our paths.
However, many of us have forgotten that. Many of us have been told that it's 'woo-woo'. Many of us lack the direct experience with such.
Sometimes we just need reminders that we are powerful beings who are capable of so much more than we are given credit for... We are all a part of the cosmic dance; we are all energy workers.
So, how do I work energy?
I have been attuned to the Reiki first degree, and channel my understanding through that lens. I carry it through to support both my group classes as well as private healing sessions. I use the assistance of burning healing plants like Palo Santo, Sage, and Sweet Grass. I integrate the ingestion of herbal tinctures like Hawthorne Berry, Passionflower, Cacao Nib, and CBD. I use steady drum beats, singing bowl tones, and channeled vocalizations with my voice.
I integrate many methods. I tap, I visualize, I am open to the needs of each individual and listen to that guidance.
The question is, how do you energy work?
I started singing when I was three years old, and could feel in my bones that it was what I was put on this earth to do. It wasn't until twenty years later that I began singing in front of people & teaching myself guitar. It began with singing mantras at the end of my yoga classes. Now I have the honor of playing regularly at everything from community events and celebrations of life to serenading sweet souls at weddings and five-star resorts. It has been an amazing evolution.
The ability to flow and adapt is what suits me best for performing. That's what my signature yoga classes are all about, but I'll get into that later.