...Rebecca Campbell!! Rebecca has been with us since our "underground days" and a supporter of everything labarre. Her passion for fitness runs deep as does her love for Yoga as you will read. She is a fearless strong woman and leads by example. Being active, adventurous and an exemplary mom is the best and only way to describe Rebecca. Now it’s time for you to learn more!
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Australia
Hometown: Donald, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Restaurant Server
Traveling, yoga, tennis and reading.
Tell us about your family!
Jacob, 10-year-old son.
My favorite restaurant is…
I like dining out but since I work in a restaurant 4 nights a week, I'm usually in a quandary over wanting to stay in and eat versus having someone cook for me. I enjoy ethnic food the most - Ethiopian, Indian, Thai.
Aussie 80's Bands ( INXS, Crowded House, Hunters and Collector), REM, The Fugees, Cat Stevens, Adele, Dido, Bob Marley.
To travel more- Italy, Spain, Greece, the Sudan, the Philippines. To adopt. To SCUBA more.
Why is fitness important to you?
I have found that taking the time for myself and exercising helps me to feel more grounded and calm, especially yoga. My goal is to be healthy; fitting into my favorite jeans is just a bonus!
The most important thing to me is…
…to find ways to show compassion, kindness and love. (Not only to those around me but to myself.)
One thing I learned about myself in the past 6 months is…
I reminded my older self what my younger self previously knew and that is, when I set a goal for myself, I will work until I achieve it.
The thing I am most proud of is…
Other than my son, I decided I wanted to take my yoga experience to a deeper level.
So although at times I battled with it feeling incredibly selfish, I decided to take a month for me and go to the birth place of Yoga, India, to participate in a Yoga Teacher Certification program. I am blessed to have a village around me that could care for my son and I had the life experience I had hoped for and more. I went from 2 hours of yoga a week to 4 hours a day, 6 days a week. The understanding that yoga is not just asana (poses) but it truly filled my soul. I was introduced to meditation, chakras, a yogic diet and a better understanding of my body. I also made some wonderful new friends from all around the world.
I look forward to…
Continuing to have a better understanding of myself, to strive for contentment. I also look forward to taking what I learned and finding a way to bring yoga and mindfulness into the schools here in San Jose. I'd also like to help cancer patients with breathing and meditation.