Gabrielle Roth's 5RHYTHMS
and Hatha yoga
Welcome. My name's Chantell. I've been re-birthed in life by meeting Hatha yoga in the late 90s and 5RHYTHMS in 2007. I'm a mother, former university lecturer and art gallery-museum worker, and a grateful resident of the Cowichan Valley.
I am privileged to live and share 5Rhythms and yoga in the unceded territory of Cowichan Tribes, whose land has been wrongfully removed by colonial Canada, which has never been rectified. Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Lyackson First Nation and Penelakut Tribe continue to negotiate in protracted nation-to-nation talks with British Columbia and Canada as part of the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group. All classes and workshops I hold acknowledge the rights of these nations, the ongoing wound our communities must learn to mend, and are spaces supporting the decolonization of our society as a whole.
Embodiment has become my way. Feeling my body, breath, emotions, and mental energy for myself, becoming aware of what's at play, and inviting it to breathe, move through, and become creative... that's the way I've been given, the way I do my best to practice, and the way I seek to share.
I fell into yoga and 5RHYTHMS as liberators. They help me pay attention to life and adjust my relating to the world. I see them as powerful, practical tools that we can put in our own hands quite easily. If you're breathing, you can join these practices. You don't need to feel strong or energetic. You just need to be with us.
It's an honour and a solace to hold space for others to do this. My purpose is to encourage and witness others’ brewing movement revolutions and healthy growth, in classes and workshops in my home community and on the road. I invite you to join me.
To inquire about a class or workshop, or just to connect, use this contact form. I'd be delighted to hear from you.