We had the good fortune of connecting with Maxine Osborn and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maxine, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
The most difficult decision I’ve ever had to make was resigning from my teaching career. I love kids and truly enjoy teaching them. However, in the end, it came down to choosing my health or my career. My sister, who lived in San Antonio, acquired a rare, fatal brain disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and I was one of her caretakers. After several months of balancing teaching full-time and being a caretaker, my sister transitioned on March 9, 2019. My grief hit the hardest right before the new school year was about to begin and I ended up in the ER with heart palpitations. After many tests, my doctor informed me my heart was in great condition and the palpitations were brought on by stress and recommended I resign from teaching. I was devastated! I signed up for yoga teacher training, started teaching yoga, and that’s when my vision became clear and Rising Goddess International was born.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I launched my business, Rising Goddess International, on February 2, 2021. My mission is to teach women self-love, self-worth, to live in their truth and they have the power to co-create their lives. This mission is very personal to me because my mother took her own life when I was 5 because she thought it was her only way out of the abusive marriage that she was in. My mother stopped loving herself, felt worthless and truly believed she was trapped and didn’t have the power to change her life.
Rising Goddess International (RGI) offers Goddess Yoga, life coaching, and 3-5 day empowerment retreats to guide women on their path of self-love and empowerment.
Goddess Yoga is a fusion of contemporary dance, stretching, strength training, floor work, and yoga. The movement is specifically designed to allow you to reclaim your feminine body…on your terms. We turn off the lights, turn up the music and allow our bodies to move… freely… unapologetically… maybe for the first time. We inhale our idea of “sexy” and swirl it around within and exhale what’s really within…our feminine sensuality. It’s pure, it’s our truth, it’s who we are that we’ve tucked deep inside because somewhere along our path, we learned it wasn’t safe. I’m here to tell you, it is! And it’s yours to reclaim!
As a trained coach with Encompass Life, I can equip women with an understanding of spiritual laws and apply them into their daily life. I am specifically trained to identify limiting beliefs, listen for speech patterns and tones, inclinations, and read body language. As limited beliefs and patterns are revealed, then you have the power to transform them so you can clearly see the woman you are created to be. With these tools, you will truly love yourself and your life. Honestly, these qualities are already within each of us, and somewhere along the path of life, many of us took on other beliefs and gave our power away.
Our most powerful service is our women’s empowerment retreats. Our 3-5 day retreats are a life-changing immersion of goddess yoga and group coaching. Each location is personally chosen to provide our guests with an optimal experience that will allow them to indulge in self-love, empowerment, and sisterhood. We provide delicious organic, nutritious meals made with love and thoughtfully planned activities to reclaim your inner goddess. Our retreats are a place where women gather together in a sacred space, share from their heart and come together to laugh, cry, and hold space surrounded by nurturing, feminine energy.
RGI offers you the golden key to unlock your God given gifts to allow you to co-create the life you were intended to live.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Some of my favorite spots in the Houston area are: Space Center Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, ice skating in the Galleria, fajitas at Pappasito’s, visiting the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, catching a show in the theatre district, taking a Pranic Healing class at Possibility Wellness, getting my glow on at Orangetheory, or a yoga class. And a trip isn’t complete until we stop at Body, Mind, and Soul and bring home a beautiful crystal!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shoutout to Encompass Life for their awesome coaching program. Through them, I’ve been able to identify my own limited beliefs that have been holding me back in life and transformed them into my greatest strength, which is empowering women. It’s been truly life changing which has inspired me to become a coach with them so I can help others.