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Chantal Soeters

12 Dec 1977 The Netherlands
Chantal Soeters

After 2 rides she went straight away for a 150km ride and felt deliriously happy after that. This high-energetic yoga coach loves leaving the hustle and bustle of the city and escaping into nature. She loves to ride alone as it clears her head and she feels completely connected to the nature. Chantal will teach us the ins and outs of yoga and the benefit it gives you when riding.

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I watched the documentary Trouble: The Lisa Andersen story last night on @vimeo. @andersenlisa ’s story is inspiring. Although it is about surfing, it really is about a young woman making trouble and challenging the status quo in a back then ‘male’ surf industry. Lisa had to fight and struggle for every single, little bit she got. Her story is about chasing your dreams no matter what, about believing in yourself and playing big when other people want you to stay small and the world is not ready yet to embrace your grit and talent. If you are into surfing and female empowerment, this is one to watch! It’s honest, vulnerable and really brave. #surfergirl #womensurfing #challengingthestatusquo #trouble #rebel #rebeltalent #femaleempowerment #playbig #vulnerability #courage #brave #persistence #daringgreatly #grit #believeinyourself #bereal #leadthelifeyouwant #lisaandersen #beyourself #resilience
I watched the documentary Trouble: The Lisa Andersen story last night on @vimeo. @andersenlisa ’s story is inspiring. Although it is about surfing, it really ...
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I got inspired by @andreabemis ’Local Thirty’ challenge and documentary to buy only local foods for our groceries this week. It wasn’t easy! Bye bye quinoa, avocados, sweet potatoes, rice noodles, mango, blueberries and bananas. Hello locally grown strawberries, blackberries, beetroot, greens and potatoes. I have made exceptions for some key staples in our house like extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, plant-based yoghurt & milk, green tea and coffee. I like the challenge though. It feels good to buy local and understand where our food comes from. If you want to get inspired like me, I recommend watching the documentary on @vimeo. #localfood #eatlocal #localthirty #organicfood #homegrown #0km #slowfood
I got inspired by @andreabemis ’Local Thirty’ challenge and documentary to buy only local foods for our groceries this week. It wasn’t easy! Bye bye quino...
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Some of you reached out to me as I had to cancel my yoga classes. The last few days I had to slow down. On the last day of my surf & yoga retreat in Portugal I got hit in the back of my head by a surf board. At least, that’s what I assume has happened, as I have no memory of it. The only thing I know is that -out of nowhere- I was suddenly transported into what felt like a black dimension, a kind of vacuum where I had lucid thought and presence of mind, but where I had no awareness of my body whatsoever. It was strange. There was no pain, no fear, no sensual awareness. I remember being surprised. I wondered ‘where’ I was. In a very matter of fact style I wondered whether ‘This was it’ or whether something really serious had happened to my brain or spinal cord as I couldn’t feel, see or hear anything. But there was zero fear or emotion. Then, as quickly I snapped out of my body, I snapped back into my body. I guess this is how your body protects itself from injury. Like a computer, your system shuts itself down to re-boot itself. I am amazed by my body’s ability to re-store itself like this. Now it’s my job to help my body do her job really well. I am prioritizing my healing and taking it slow. Lots of sleeping, power naps, mindfulness walks on the beach and in nature, staring at the ocean, meditation and breath work to calm my mind and nervous system, less screen time, reading or writing (which is hard), no vigorous exercise (also hard), eating lots of healthy ‘brain foods’, and focusing on doing the little everyday things that bring me joy, like breakfast in bed and cuddling with my cat. I am so grateful to have all of these amazing tools in my life right now. I know what to do to take care of myself. I know how to slow down, to trust the process and be patient. When I had a concussion 20 years ago, I re-member feeling so lost and scared. Today is different. I trust my body and I am grateful for what I have. I am grateful for yoga in my life. And, even though I probably will have some fear when I go back into the water again, I also can’t wait to ride some waves again. #yogateacher #slowingdown #healing #tbiawareness #surfergirl #mindfulness #abyasa #selfcare
Some of you reached out to me as I had to cancel my yoga classes. The last few days I had to slow down. On the last day of my surf & yoga retreat in Portugal I ...
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In awe of Brene Brown’s Netflix special on courage and vulnerability. If you haven’t watched, go do it! This reflects my philosophy in life and how I choose to coach and teach people: do the hard work, show up, get into the arena, dare to be yourself fully, choose connection over comfort, choose courage over comfort, play big, fail forward, dare greatly. To quote Theodore Roosevelt (the quote that inspired the title of her book): “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” #getuncomfortable #daregreatly #brenebrown #courageovercomfort #leadership #mastery #deepwork #presence #vulnerability #connection #coaching #nonviolentcommunication #selfgrowth #personaldevelopment #leadership #failingforward
In awe of Brene Brown’s Netflix special on courage and vulnerability. If you haven’t watched, go do it! This reflects my philosophy in life and how I choose...
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Back home but I am already missing my daily surf sessions, bike rides, rooftop yoga classes and my hikes along the beautiful Costa Vicentina trail. Thank you @chicksonwaves for an amazing week! #costavicentina #hiking #surfing #outsideisfree #nature #awe #getoutside #surfergirl #surfyogaretreat #yogasurf #chicksonwaves #womenonly #femaleempowerment #lovethelifeyoulead #yoga #selfcare #retreatyourself #restorative
Back home but I am already missing my daily surf sessions, bike rides, rooftop yoga classes and my hikes along the beautiful Costa Vicentina trail. Thank you @c...
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Highlight of my trip to Portugal: making friends with this very scared skinny stray cat. Every single day I tried to get a little closer and finally she would even let me pet her and sit next to me without hissing at me. #catlover #straycat #pleaseadoptdontshop #portugal #chicksonwaves #surfergirl #yogasurfretreat #surfretreat #burgau #iwanttobringherhome
Highlight of my trip to Portugal: making friends with this very scared skinny stray cat. Every single day I tried to get a little closer and finally she would e...
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