Gabrielle Roth's 5Rhythms
and hatha yoga
Hi, I'm 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 and 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 lands have been wrongfully removed and colonized by Canada, in a host of actions which have 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 and the deep, ongoing wound and injustice our communities must mend, and are spaces supporting decolonization of our society.
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.
You don't need to feel strong or energetic to join. You don't need to be able to stand, to dance. People of all cultures, colours, and creeds, all genders and sexualities, all sizes, all abilities and any health status are welcome. No-one is turned away for lack of funds: contact me here for information. If you're breathing, you've got what you need. *On children: weekly practice spaces include anyone 15 or older. I offer occasional all-ages dances. If you're looking for family-friendly class, let's talk.
It's my honour and a solace in my life to offer space to others. My purpose is to encourage and witness others’ brewing movement revolutions and growth 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.
CURRENT CLASS NOTES & EVENTS:
- June 27: our last Thursday class of the season. We'll have an extended community-celebration class, 7-9:30 pm.
- Fri. June 28, I'll give the evening mini-workshop in Nanaimo at OmTown Yoga
- 5Rhythms classes pause in July and August