About Chantal

“I fell over and downwards, hitting my back with my snowboard. It hurt so much I could barely breathe. All I could hear was my heart beat in my head. I realized that I had to keep breathing even though it hurt. This was my first real insight to understanding that my body needs to be taken care of and that breathing can be a conscious action.”

Chantal Hauser was born in Zurich, raised in the Swiss Mountains and grew up in New York City. She began her love affair with the human body soon after her first ski lesson and after her first dance act. Chantal was marked for movement as soon as she could walk and took her earliest yoga class at age 5, with her mother. It wasn’t until years later, when she felt lost in the madness of New York City that Chantal made yoga a daily ritual. Now it’s an essential part of her life.

“Moving my body from place to place has made me realize that the only things constant in life are breath and time. My path ahead, and the trails left behind, are here to teach me. I keep moving, following and honoring my intuition on my road. Yoga makes me understand, makes me breathe, and makes me grow.”

I love teaching YOGA

Chantal Hauser has been regularly practicing various styles of yoga for over 8 years and is a Certified Forrest Yoga Teacher and a E-RYT 500 in Hatha and Vinyasa with Yoga Alliance. She has worked directly with Ana Forrest and is studying Ashtanga Yoga with Tim Miller. Chantal has spent more than two months in India learning about Philosophy, Pranayama and Kriyas and she is currently studying Ayurveda.

You can expect – from Chantal’s various classes – a dynamic, safe and playful way to move your body into peace. “My life without yoga would simply not be. Yoga helps me breathe and move through life with balance.”

Having had multiple physical injuries and mental blockages Chantal can’t imagine life without yoga. She currently teaches in Switzerland and has workshops all over Europe.

Love + Yoga



Private / Yoga Instructor
For Adults & Kids

Practice + Schedule

All YOGA with Chantal is emphasizing the connection between the body and the mind, using creative and safe sequencing with intelligent and logical alignment and utilizing the power of breath.

She knows from experience that one can fully access change (emotionally and physically) if there is a willingness to do the work. Making a CHOICE is the ground-work to facilitate growth!

“My style is to teach authentically with some fun! I have strong classes that make you work in a healthy and safe way. I assist my students frequently and adjust the class to their needs, especially when working with an injury. I teach Hanuman Flow, Ashtanga Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Kids Yoga and Yin Yoga.”


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The Yoga Schedule 

Private Yoga Sessions


Invest: 150.- chf | first session

Give yourself the gift of Private Sessions! I have a special at the moment for
Special: 7x Yoga Private Sessions for 840.- chf (1-2 Yogis)

Mondays at 13:00 (Thalwil)
Tuesdays at 10:00 (Seefeld), 14:00 (Thalwil)
Wednesdays at 08:15, 15:00, 16:15 (Thalwil)
Thursdays 08:15, 12:00 (Seefeld)
Fridays 13:00 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 (Thalwil)

Care-Packages available thereafter
Private Group Sessions are also available up to 4 people
Inquire for yoga at home or the office
Book: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

Studio Classes

**Mondays – Montags 
18:30 – 19:30 Sweat + Relax (EN)
at lululemon – Zürich
Dates: 4.2 | 11.2 | 18.2 | 25.2
Invest: 128.- chf | or Monkeyship | Facebook 
**only until February 25!

Tuesday – Dienstag 
12:15 – 13:15 Hanuman Flow (E)
at The Space | K5 – Zürich | by hanuman shala
**only until March 26!

17:30 – 18:45 Basic + Neu (CH)
at Living Yoga – Luzern
**only until February 26 !

19:00 – 20:30 Hanuman Flow (E)
at Living Yoga – Luzern
**only until February 26!

**Saturday – Samstag
10:00 – 11:45 Practice + Meditation (E)
at The Space | K5 – Zürich | by hanuman shala
**occurs every second Saturday of the month. Please check Events’ section  

Sunday – Sonntag
16:30 – 18:00 Hanuman Flow (E)
at Malayoga – Thalwil | by hanuman shala

Kids Yoga

Thursday – Donnerstag
16:00 – 17:00 Kids Yoga (E)
at Lakeside School – Horgen | Only for Lakeside School Children

Friday – Freitag 
09:15 – 11:15 Kids Yoga (E)
at Kids Residence – Rüschlikon | Only for Kids Residence Children

 *There are no Kids Yoga classes during School Holidays 

Events + Happenings  

 February 4 – 25 | Zurich Kick Start 2019 Yoga at lululemon 


February 2019 on Mondays 
Ready to get your YOGA back on after the glorious and full Holidays?
We will meet 4 Mondays for a…

18:30 – 19:30 SWEAT + RELAX
Let the week beginn and end with a sweat and embark onto new heights in the beginning of the practice, then taking it all down low and to the ground to rejuvenate at the end! This class starts with a more active Yang practice and moves into Yin. It is your perfect way to let go of what happened during the weekend, prepare for the week ahead  and to refocus on your Self but still get a sweat out of it. Enough said, come and practice, step onto your mat and move into the week!

Dates: Mondays 4.2 | 11.2 | 18.2 | 25.2 
Invest: 128.- chf for the full package (4x classes)
or use your Monkeyship

at lululemon Zurich, Marktgasse 12, 8001 in Zurich (EN)
Facebook Event | Register: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

 February 9 | Practice + Meditation


Saturday 09.02.19
10:00 – 11:45 Practice + Meditation

Our long and deep practice is for you if you need to quiet your monkey mind! This is a Vinyasa / Flow style class that is taught with a side of magic and stardust. Built upon the foundations Hanuman Flow, it is inventive and fun and can have a little bit of everything; flow, inversions, breath-work, core, twists, and seated postures. It is a longer practice that will give us time to immerse completely into the depths of asana and sweat. Topping it all off with a sweet and surrendering meditation to restore the craziness in your head. Calm your mind, strengthen your body and become amazingly badass or deliciously sweet. The choice is yours!
(Strengthening, Vinyasa + Deep Yoga)

Invest: 45.- chf
or use your Committed / Curious  Monkeyship
add 5.- chf to use the Clean Monkeyship

at The Space Zurich, Josefstrasse 130, 8005 in Zurich (EN)
Facebook Event | Register: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com
Next Dates: 9.3 | 13.4 | 11.5 …


March 22. – 24. | Deep Immersion Training – Spring Edition | 15hr 

22. – 24. March | Friday – Sunday
Are you looking to refine your practice?


– You are a Yoga Teacher and have done the 200 / 300 etc. and gazillion of other Yoga Teacher Trainings and are on the look out for THE next training that will really up level your practice.
– You are looking for a personalized and intimate setting with an absolute max. of 10 other Yogis in the group.
– You have been a long time Yogi, haven’t done a Teacher Training yet but maybe want to soon. OR you just want to practice!
– You want to immerse yourself in a weekend of intelligent sequencing, assists, refresh on yoga philosophy, deepen your knowledge on Pranayama and the Bandhas.
– You want to RETREAT and have weekend to yourself on the yoga mat but not travel around the world to get there!
– You have a lot of questions about: teaching, making teaching sustainable, perhaps doing a teacher training soon and need advice which one is actually worth it!
– You have completed The Mentorship Program and are ready to keep digging deep on your mat!

Approximate Schedule | Subject to Change:
Friday 22.3.2019
18:30-20:30 Yoga Practice
20:30-21:00 Opening Circle

Saturday 23.3.2019
09:00-11:00 Yoga Practice
11:00-12:00 Meditation + Pranayama
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-16:00 Yogi Talk | Philosophy | Writing
16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-17:30 Yoga Practice
17:30-18:45 Yogi Talk | Philosophy | Writing

Sunday 24.3.2019
10:00-10:30 Pranayama
10:30-12:00 Yoga Practice
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Yogi Talk | Closing Circle

Chantal Hauser is excited to offer this amazing new practice program of hers! It will be a perfect time for you to see if you are interested in The Mentorship Program or the Advanced Teacher Training with her.
She believes that to be able to receive and truly learn from a teacher your practice has to be continuous with a select few teachers that are actually giving you the attention you need and deserve.

Down Payment: 250.- chf (non-refundable registration fee, counts towards total)
Early Bird: 495.- chf (paid by January 7, 2019)
Investment: 600.- chf (paid by March 1, 2019)
Banking Details: Chantal Hauser | Raiffeisenbank Thalwil | CH71 81490000 0026 3610 6

at TBA in Thalwil (EN)
Facebook Event | Register: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

October 17.-20. | Nourish Your Soul – Yoga Weekend Davos 2019

17. – 20. October 2019 | Thursday PM – Sunday AM
Nourish Your Soul RETREAT 
Leave Z-town behind and recharge in the beautiful mountains of Davos! Pack up your partner and kids! This retreat is open to families!

* Hiking and napping is a must! Reading and writing optional.
* Relax and bring yourself back to center after a busy summer!
* Option to bring your partner and your kid or baby.
* Hanuman Flow, Yin + Relax Yoga, Pranayama and Guided Meditation awaits you.

Full Pricing Includes: 6 Yoga classes – Breakfast and Dinner – Snacks and Tea – Yoga Props – Meditation – Relaxation and room to breathe! As well as; free Sauna access at hotel, swimming pool access in town, free entry to Edelweiss botanic alp garden, ice skating ring, usage of all open mountain lifts…
We are super excited to invite you to come with us to our beloved mountains once again!

Early Bird Investment:
Double Occupancy Room | 995.- chf per Person
Single Occupancy Room | 1275.- chf per Person
at Berghotel Schatzalp Davos, Switzerland (EN)
Facebook Event | Register: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

Get your MONKEYSHIP Card aka the hanuman shala Yoga Pass

You want to get a Monkeyship Card?
Here is all you need to know

8 weeks | Curious Monkeyship: 5x 210.- chf
(valid for 8 weeks from purchase date/first use)

10 weeks | Cool Monkeyship: 7x 280.- chf
(valid for 10 weeks from purchase date/first use)

12 weeks | Committed Monkeyship: 10x 380.- chf
(valid for 12 weeks from purchase date/first use)

12 weeks | Clean Monkeyship: 10x 350.- chf
(valid for 12 weeks from purchase date/first use)
The CLEAN Monkeyship is only valid for the Tuesday lunch class! Add 5.-chf per class to use it for other classes! 

6 months | Stardust: 20x 700.- chf
(valid for 24 weeks from purchase date/first use)

The Monkeyship Card is valid for all hanuman shala events! When you see Monkeyship Approved you can use your Monkeyship!

Your First Class is 35.- chf  and then the Drop-In is 45.- chf

T+C Every Monkeyship is personal & nontransferable, unless otherwise stated. Once purchased, you cannot cancel your Monkeyship. If you are ill, on vacation, or pregnant you need to email; yoga@hanumanshala.ch for inquiring about the possibility of extending the validity of your Monkeyship. In case of non usage of your Monkeyship within the given time frame, of teacher or class schedule changes you have no right to claim reimbursement.

Payment Options:Questions? Email Chantal at chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

Banktransfer: Chantal Hauser | Raiffeisenbank Thalwil | CH71 81490000 0026 3610 6 | BIC: 81490 (for payments in EURO please contact Chantal)
Twint: 079 934 37 21 (Please put your name in the Memo as well as your Monkeyship option / Private Package)
Paypal: Available for US clients only.

The Gift of Yoga | Gift Cards

Are you looking for a great gift for your friend, partner, parent or co-worker? Buy them the gift of YOGA!
You can purchase a group class, a private session or package or even a Monkeyship! Questions? Email Chantal at chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu


Find Chantal in the video  of the Milano Conference 2015! 🙂

And Chantal has been featured in the Forrest Yoga Newsletter! How cool is that. “I am very honored and excited about it! Read up on me here!”

A SNAPSHOT of my TV filming with Sara Machts | Anti Gravity Yoga
Check out the full You Tube video here!

Follow her on Instagram with Facebook with Forrest Yoga Switzerland or Instagram with hanuman shala


Hanuman Flow

Hanuman Flow is creative sequencing with focus and awareness on transitional movements. It is a steady and vigorous flow that uses core, pelvic-floor and breath-work to facilitate alignment and space emphasizing the breath flow. Intense, but not fast, (it can be challenging for some) focusing on core strength and innate body movements. Hanuman Flow incorporates classical yoga postures and breaks them down to its core. Most every class uses regular yoga props, sometimes we also use thera-bands and small balls.


It’s Chantal’s unique and intelligent sequencing, created through her experiences as a full-time yoga teacher and inspired by her roots in Forrest Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa. It also entails elements of Biomechanics and other movement forms. Hanuman Flow’s foundation is Patanjali’s Sutra ll.46 “Sthira Sukham Asanam”. Move your practice to the next chapter of awareness!


Practice + Meditation

This Practice + Meditation happens every 2nd Saturday of the month at The Space Zurich and it is for you if you need to quiet your monkey mind! This is a Vinyasa / Flow style class and can have a little bit of everything; flow, inversions, breath-work, core, twists, seated postures, and backbends. Calm your mind, strengthen your body and become amazingly badass or deliciously sweet. The choice is yours!


Forrest Yoga

Forrest Yoga was created by Ana Forrest over 40 years ago for the modern day body and mind. The Hatha based practice is intensely physical and addresses physical and emotional challenges and focuses on what is going on inside. The style emphasizes deep + long holds in postures, core work and conscious breathing. Classes can incorporate elements of shamanic healing, it always encourages students to go deep within and to use their yoga practice as therapy. Through Forrest Yoga the practitioner has the opportunity to take their transformative experience off the mat and into daily life. Modifications are given to suit all levels of students. Forrest Yoga teaches you how to build strength, work with injuries, and connect more fully to your breath, in a safe way.  Ana is continuously evolving this healing style of yoga. Forrest Yoga is everything you need to help you detox, oxygenate, and heal. Its foundation is built upon: Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. Cleanse your mental and emotional blocks that limit your life.


Sweat + Relax

Sweat + Relax; what better way to start the week/end other than with a deep and soulful yoga session. Let the week/end start or end with a (tripping) sweat and embark onto new heights in the beginning of the practice, then taking it all down low and to the ground to rejuvenate at the end! This class starts with a more active Yang practice and moves into Yin. It is your perfect way to let go of what happened during the week/end and to refocus on your Self but still get a sweat out of it. Enough said, come and practice, step onto your mat and move into the weekend!


Core Connection

Core Connection is a shortened and concentrated form of Hanuman Flow. It is Chantal’s unique creative sequencing that uses core, pelvic-floor and breath-work to facilitate space in the body. It can seem intense at the beginning, it is not a fast flow but rather a style that incorporates classical yoga postures and breaks them down to its core, the sequencing entails elements of Biomechanics and other movement forms such as Pilates and Martial Arts. Most every class uses regular yoga props, sometimes we also use thera-bands and small balls.


Yoga Specials | Therapy 

Chantal has further experience in Perinatal Yoga + Kids Yoga and Injury Recovery Yoga. It is a great addition to a regular yoga practice or sport. For further information contact Chantal via email: chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com or phone 079 934 37 21.






Private Yoga

Private Yoga Sessions 

Focus on you for 60 minutes! Chantal has been specialising in Private Yoga Sessions and Yoga Therapy for the past 4 years of her 10 year career as a full-time Yoga Teacher.

Book your Private Session with Chantal  on Monday, Wednesday or Friday in Thalwil or Seefeld. Care-Packages are available after your first session.

First Session: 60-75min | 150.- chf

It is a great way to get one-on-one attention for what you need and want!
For more info contact Chantal directly at chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com



“My purpose of life is to enjoy it, to find peace, and to be happy. I don’t like to label things or putting life into a defined box. It is up to me to make life happen.”



An Intention – June 2017

“2017. This is a transition year for so many things in my life. It is a beautiful place to be in. It is a scary place too. Unknown. Whenever I used to find myself in unknown territory I’d grasp for my habits, run into the arms of chaos, and succumb to heavy guilt. A transition can also be messy. Confusing. Whenever I used to find myself bewildered I got lost. Utterly lost in my mind and numb in my body.

This year. I’ve chosen to focus on aparigraha. Again.

Non-attachment has always fascinated me, especially during my time of healing from addiction, depression and heart-break. Moving On. It was the ego that…” [read more…]

Previous Articles on YogaWiser

A long Weekend in Paris – with a short Note 

In Memorandum of a Posture Part 1 and a Fish from Chinatown

Dedication – A Life – Perseverance

Ode To My Yoga Mat

Reaching For The Stars And A Jar Of Honey

Sweat, Fatigue & Feelings: A Teacher Training Adventure

hanuman shala

hanuman shala is a yoga community. The shala’s aim is to build a yoga community in Zurich and in Switzerland as a whole. Connecting each other and to open up space for yourself. We started with a Summer Yoga Commitment and will continue with a Winter Yoga Commitment. There are many more projects in the making!  Our website is being built as you read this! Be part of the monkey movement! <3


In Ashtanga Yoga the full and new moon days are yoga holidays. Traditionally, Shalas are closed and no practice takes place.

The gravitational pull of the moon affects the waters of the world, ergo us humans. The full moon symbolizes a time of letting go and death. The cycle is complete, the inhale is full. It is a great time prior to the full moon to acknowledge what you do not need anymore and discharge physical and emotional pain. The new moon is associated with birth and grounding. It is a great time to plant seeds in the garden, ideas in the mind. Establish roots and plan ahead for the future. Set intentions for yourself.

“Moon days are days of rest. They give us time to connect to the earth and extend into sky more deeply, finding balance with nature.”

Posture & Animals

“I believe animals are our best teachers of movement.” Observing their poise, their grace, they are everlasting. They own balance, strength, and flexibility. To achieve pain-free movement one has to change with the elements; listen to what your body has to tell your mind, and see what your soul wants to touch. Feel the story you are about to breathe.

The call of a wolf or the cry of a raven. The soothing sound of an elephant, or the majestic power of a horse. The compact shape of a turtle. The quaint symmetry of an eagle. The bull’s heavy and steadfast demeanor. The quick and lively dance of a lizard.

“The movements of animals are graceful, portraying force and a perfect poise. Their soul is present inside their body, not forgotten by the mind. Humans can learn a lot from animals by observing their movement and by admiring their use of the body—to consider the human body as a complex puzzle, just as the animal’s.”

Yet, most human bodies are disconnected from the earth. The mind is trapped in the head and the feet are pulled by gravity. Vehicles and furniture mold the human body into an unchangeable shape. “Connect to the land, the ground, and our earth. It’s where home is!”

Active Feet

8 Limbs of Yoga

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