Rosie is originally from Switzerland, but she didn’t make her way straight to Indonesia from there. First, Rosie had a long and spiritual life in India, where she studied for many years. Here, Rosie became familiar with her Guru and the practice of classical music on a Sarangi instrument. Rosie also changed her lifestyle by focusing on Ayurveda, which is a lifestyle and eating habits, that she will share her knowledge about at Slow Food & Yoga Festival.
”I went to India upon a call from the Gods, I would say. When I was living in Switzerland, in my early 20’s, I came across the most fascinating instrument I can imagine. The person playing that instrument made me go to India to meet our Guru. I studied for the next many years. I did classical music on a bow instrument – it’s called sarangi. It’s something between a violin and a cello, but it has a lot of echo sound. It sounds like it’s coming from outer space.”
”You can imagine living and studying – and practicing classical music for many hours every day – it completely changed my lifestyle. Soon after I moved, my eating habits turned into an Ayurveda lifestyle and into living an Indian life and the way the Indian people live. Most Indian people have the daily routine of practices they perform – done in the name of God.”
Other than doing a talk about Ayurveda, Chef Rosie will also share her knowledge about Upcycling. Upcycling is a way of creating new things out of discarded materials. Rosie will be hosting an Upcycling Workshop and a Glass Upcycling Workshop to show visitors of Slow Food & Yoga Festival how to reuse materials and make it useful.
“This workshop is about recycling or upcycling from discarded materials like tins, plastic bottles, paper bags, and scraps you can find on the beach. Then we use these scraps and other materials to creatively combine - making something new and useful such as purses, clamps, candle holders, and lights. Your only limitation is your imagination. This is the art of upcycling.”