Sep 8, 2018
In this Changemaker Challenge episode, Carly Banks sits down with Chantel Alcaraz, a yoga health coach in training, to talk about her experience with Body Thrive.
Chantel started traveling at the
age of 22. For 12 years, she explored the world. Life was good, but
yet, something was amiss. She eventually realized that with all of
her traveling, she was having trouble connecting to her inner
rhythm. Like many of us, Chantel was settling for feeling “good” or
“okay,” until she started to suspect the potential for more. Even
while studying and teaching ayurveda in India, she had trouble
applying and transferring the knowledge in a way that was
relatable, digestible, and DOable.
Chantel's experience in Body Thrive gave her the tools she was missing for thrive. Her life went from super cool to incredible. She's grounded, clear, and able to receive (and to pass on) the ancient traditions of Ayurveda and yoga using tools so simple to implement, her body is breathing sighs of relief. She knows now that all of her experiences prepared her for Yoga Health Coaching.
“If I did not have the basic, foundational habits of an Ayurvedic lifestyle under my belt, there is no way that I could run a business. I couldn’t show up for myself the way that I need to. I couldn’t show up for my family. Couldn’t find balance. Couldn’t honor my priorities.” --- Carly Banks
“I do know that that movement and that lack of having any structure or rhythm in my daily life really kind of ran havoc on my body.” --- Chantel Alcaraz
“I was settling for ‘good’ when there’s really much more potential.” --- Chantel Alcaraz
“We already know these things. We just forgot how to be in rhythm because we’re so busy.” --- Chantel Alcaraz
Chantel Alcaraz is the founding owner and mentor at Abhasa Yoga and Wellness in Mosier, Oregon. She took her first yoga class at the age of 18, resisting each and every moment.
She wanted to run, or hike or bike, not just sit and “waste” her time on the mat. Fifteen years later, Chantel can't imagine her life without her practice, her awareness and understanding, her love for nature. She sees herself in the world and the world in herself. That is what aims to share.