Goldie, Yogangster

23 June 2018

I recently had the pleasure of meeting someone who not only is probably one of the most legendary DJs, he also is a very talented artist and has also started a yoga brand, after falling in love with the practice of Bikram Yoga. Yes, of course i'm talking about Goldie and his brand Yogangster

When speaking to him outside his pop up store in hipster Shoreditch, I was honoured to hear his story first hand. He started off making a great point that I will always remember; that we are all trying to find ourselves in what is a hustling bustling Western society, with social media etc, you could say "you're only as famous as your battery life" (I told him he should patent that!) 

Goldie told me how he found himself struggling with addiction and generally facing himself, which all changed when he entered into the studio, this resinated with me as this is what the blog is all about! After 10 years of practice, Goldie is your real ambassador for what yoga is all about. Going into a studio and into that yoga community and leaving your 'other' self at the door, Goldie found that yoga changed the way he applied himself to everyday life, how he breathes through works challenges and how he has achieved so much more since starting to practice. 

After this chat with him, I came away inspired and even more determined to up my game with my own personal practice. Here's a couple of extra questions I asked...

Do you remember the very first time you practiced yoga and how did it make you feel? 

First time I practised I thought my heart going to explode followed closely by my head and thirdly by my arse, I'm glad none exploded but I do have a very open heart and I'm loving my yoga practise - currently in my 10th year!

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? 

I always value every failure, it's all about making mistakes to push you on to achieve greater things. 

Goldie and his business partner Kelly...

If you could have a billboard anywhere with anything on it getting a message out to millions or billions — what would it say and why? 

There's an amazing postcard on my window that says 'I've learnt so much from the mistakes I've made in my life, I'm thinking of making a few more!'. But i think if i could have a billboard and position it in the middle of Time Square in New York, it would say, 'what we do today creates tomorrow' 

You'll be able to find Yogangster right here...

Catch him at Wanderlust this year in Battersea Park!

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