Chantelle McNichol, 500 HR Registered Training
Every class I teach, I feel blessed to share my passion and reverence for the practice.
Namaste. I began my yoga exploration in 2004. It was a time to centre myself while raising two young children with my husband. Running was my go-to, but the physicality and grace of the practice captured me. Now, yoga influences every aspect of my life and nudges me to think, speak, act with kindness and honour everyone I know and meet. My yoga is a commitment of faith, vigour and memory (Yoga Sutra I.20).
I am an accredited 500 hour asana instruction, training with Yoga Alliance accredited teaching schools. My primary training focus is vinyasa.
- 300 hour training with Clara Roberts-Oss (2017- 2021)
- Multiple training and workshops with Seane Corn, Rolf Gates, Shiva Rae, Natasha Rizopoulos and Jason Crandell (2008 – 2015)
- 40 hour Advanced Anatomy with Julie Gudmestad (2009 & 2010)
- 200 hour training with Trinity Yoga (2007-08)
Vinyasa yoga is a style of practice dedicated to harmonizing the breath with movement. A vinyasa class is designed “to place in a special way”, such that the practice is structured to purposely move from simple yoga postures to more complex and challenging poses. This honours the body, mind and spirit in its present state, cultivating the qualities of sthira (steadiness) and sukha (comfort of being). A class typically blends together dynamic and fluid yoga postures with stationary (static) ones. Breath techniques (pranayama) and meditation are foundational to yoga and commonly incorporated in a vinyasa class.
Chantelle is truly a gem. She is the reason I continue to practice yoga. I love her thorough understanding of body alignment but most of all her positive spirit and belief that yoga can be fun.
I was immediately drawn to Chantelle’s positive energy, sense of humour, obvious skill as an instructor and her passion for yoga. When I experienced some physical challenges she was truly concerned and listened with empathy and was sure to recommend alterations for me during practice. She is a kindred spirit and she has great taste in music!
As a new teacher struggling to find my voice, I joined Chantelle’s Teacher Mentorship program. Chantelle spent countless hours working one-on-one with me, taking my practice as both student and teacher to far greater depths than I was capable of reaching in my teacher training. By generously imparting her vast understanding and application of anatomy and alignment, precise and concise cueing, and creative approach to vinyasa sequencing, Chantelle has empowered me to step confidently into my practice as both teacher and student.