Jennifer Beck, avid runner
"I have always been a fairly physically active person, running and walking and playing squash. At my yearly physical a few years ago, my family doctor recommended I take up yoga to increase my flexibility (she noted I was stiff getting up and down from the examining table). But what convinced me to take up yoga was the fact that she said it was a good habit for preventing running injuries. I opted for private sessions with Chantal at my home because of the convenience, but also because I could convince my husband "stiff as a fridge" and my teenagers to sometimes join me. Chantal taught me the basics of gentle yoga, with an emphasis on stretches and core strengthening, geared towards running. She also taught me (a typical type “A” personality) a little about meditation and mindfulness. I truly enjoyed the private sessions with her: she could really pay attention to the positions and make sure that I was achieving the correct posture. There was no judgement or competition, and I was taught to “be good to myself”. For anyone who has the flexibility of taking private sessions in their home, I highly recommend Chantal. She is punctual, professional, and brings all the required equipment."