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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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Beach life: first sizzling hot beach picnic of the year followed by drinks at my favorite beach cafe @strandpaviljoendestaat
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Best part of these sunny days is morning yoga sessions on my rooftop. Today not a self-practice but a wonderful online session with @tiffanycruikshank @yogaglo #yogaeverydamnday #rooftopyoga #vinyasaflow #yogamedicine #yogapractice #getonyourmat #nervegliding #onlineyoga #foreverastudent #beginnersmind
Best part of these sunny days is morning yoga sessions on my rooftop. Today not a self-practice but a wonderful online session with @tiffanycruikshank @yogaglo ...
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My beautiful backyard. It never dulls. So lovely to show it to a visiting friend today. #naturelover #beachlife #thuis #mybackyard #outsideisfree #westduinpark
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This weekend captured perfectly how I like to spend my time when I am home alone. I love my solitude. I crave it and I savor it whenever I have it. I love doing whatever springs up in my mind and going with the flow. I can literally spend hours watching the clouds pass by from my roof terrace as I did this evening. I love listening to the orchestra of sea gulls as they return home from the sea. I love spending time in my ‘garden’: planting seeds, repotting my plants, and simple being there, sitting outside in the sun doing absolutely nothing. I love cooking and making big pots of soup that I will be able to enjoy for a long time. I love digging in my cook books and exploring new recipes. I love trying new things. This weekend I spent many hours in my kitchen making homemade body products. I made a whipped body butter with shea, almond, oil coconut oil, and lemon. I also made a French green clay cleansing balm with bergamot and lavender. This kind of weekend is just what I need to nourish and recharge myself: the magic combination of solitude, being present, going with the flow, and doing stuff with my hands. I am curious: How do you recharge and nourish yourself? #quiet #solitude #timealone #turninside #disconnect #unplugged #silence #outside #freedom #gratefulness
This weekend captured perfectly how I like to spend my time when I am home alone. I love my solitude. I crave it and I savor it whenever I have it. I love doing...
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This is one of my students sharing his huge ‘win’: being able to put on his left sock after 42 years of not being able to do so. It seems like such a simple thing as most of us it take it for granted. Yet it’s huge when you've been dependent on aids to put your socks on for almost a lifetime, and when such an ordinary thing seemed a pretty far-fetched idea. As a teenager, my student suffered from a life-threatening bacterial infection which caused significant damage to his body. It resulted in severely limited hip and knee flexion. Both hips were replaced a few years ago. We worked together therapeutically using yoga to improve mobility and restore proper movement. If you've suffered an injury you’ll know that the body compensates for an injury to restore balance. These compensation patterns however often create more tension. A big part of restoring proper movement is unlearning the compensation patterns that were put into place after the trauma. This is no easy feat. These patterns become so engrained that it takes repeated practice over time to re-wire the body and brain. People sometimes come to yoga expecting big immediate results, and, when they don’t, they give up on the practice. However, the measurable long term effects of yoga on our well-being come from regular practice over time. There’s a word in Sanskrit that I love: abyhasa. It means regular practice over time with compassion and patience. My student is a great example of abyhasa. Our yoga sessions helped my student gain insight into his body, and to experience moving his body in new ways. Yet, the biggest impact on my student’s increased range of movement came from his commitment to practicing yoga at home daily for 20 minutes. It was often challenging, without any visible results. These small steps over time created big changes. I hope my student inspires you to believe in change, when change seems impossible. If you’re struggling with mobility issues or chronic pain, start small. Find a skillful teacher that can guide you. Begin with 10 min. of yoga at home daily. Keep returning to it even when you don’t see the impact or the point. Keep a long term perspective. Try. Who knows what’s possible?
This is one of my students sharing his huge ‘win’: being able to put on his left sock after 42 years of not being able to do so. It seems like such a simple...
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Sunshine in between the rain. #vakantieineigenland #westduinpark #backyard #nature #awe #gratefulness #beauty
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