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

Privates are available
Mondays | Wednesdays | Fridays
from 12:30 – 16:00
In Thalwil or Seefeld in person | Over Skype or Facetime online
(more info email chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com)

Tuesday – Dienstag 

12:15 – 13:15 Hanuman Flow (E)
at The Space | K5 – Zürich | by hanuman shala

17:30 – 18:45 Basic + Neu 
at Living Yoga – Luzern

19:00 – 20:30 Hanuman Flow (E)
at Living Yoga – Luzern

Thursday – Donnerstag

16:00 – 17:00 Kids Yoga (E)
at Lakeside School – Horgen | Only for Lakeside School Children
18:15 – 19:45 Forrest Yoga (E)
Yoga Tribe | K3Zürich | by hanuman shala

Friday – Freitag  

09:30 – 11:00 Kids Yoga (E)
at Kids Residence – Rüschlikon | Only for Kids Residence Children

Sunday – Sonntag

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

18:05 – 18:25 Zazen | Your Meditation Practice 

This sitting is free. You are welcome to stay after Hanuman Flow and/or sit in before Relax + Breathe.

Once A Month
*18:30 – 20:00 Relax + Breathe 
at Malayoga – Thalwil | by hanuman shala
* This class takes place 1x a month only!
Dates are 21.10 | 18.11 | 23.12

Events Happening Soon + Now  

17. November 2018 |  Saturday
Breath + Inversion Workshop
at Agni Yoga in Ljubljana, Slovenia (EN)
Facebook Event

Winter Special 2018 ! Relax + Breathe 

Chantal will teach a new monthly class at Malayoga in Thalwil!
Save these Dates: 18.11 | 23.12
Sundays from 18:30 – 20:00
A deep class of self-care. Restore your body with a beautiful 90 minutes of total relaxation. This class is a mix and match of pranayama, fascial release movements, yin asanas and meditations. Join this class if you are looking to simply be in the moment.
Become more aware of your surroundings, tune in with yourself and your breath and be comfortable with stillness and quiet.
All Levels Welcome!
First Class: 35.- chf | Monkeyship Approved!


Breath + Inversion Workshop in Ljubljana | 17. November 2018


17. November 2018 Saturday
Breath + Inversion Workshop 
at Agni Yoga in Ljubljana, Slovenia (EN)
Facebook Event

Yoga Weekend 2019

17. – 20. October 2019 | Thursday PM – Sunday AM

Nourish Your Soul RETREAT 
at Berghotel Schatzalp in Davos, Switzerland (EN)
Facebook Event

Get your MONKEYSHIP Card aka the hanuman shala Yoga Pass

You want to get a Monkeyship Card? Here is all you need to know:
Curious Monkey: 5x 200.- chf (valid for 2 months from date of purchase)
Committed Monkey: 10x 380.- chf (valid for 4 months from date of purchase)
Committed Friend Monkey: 10x 350.- chf (valid for 4 months from date of purchase)
This is a special friendship price and means that you and your friend are both a Committed Monkey but don’t always have to come together to class, you support each other nonetheless!
Cool Monkeyship: 10x 350.- chf (4 months from purchase date)
This Monkeyship is only valid forthe Monday evening class and/or Tuesday lunch class!

The Monkeyship Card is valid for all hanuman shala events! When you see Monkeyship Approved you can use your card!
Your First Class is 35.- chf  and our Drop-In is 42.- chf but come with a Monkey Friend and you both pay 35.- chf Drop-In!

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 HERE! 

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 HERE! 

Berlin Yoga Conference | 24.-26.6.2019

The Berlin Yoga Conference will take place from MAY 24.–26. 2019 @MALZFABRIK. Chantal is an ambassador for the conference as she highly agrees with their vision and goals. Check out her profile here! There is a VERY SPECIAL DEAL if you sign up until June 30, 2018! You will even get an additional 10% OFF that very special deal if you use “Chantal Hauser” in your comment box! 

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

A Hanuman Flow is creative sequencing with focus and awareness on transitional movements. A steady flow that uses core, pelvic-floor and breath work to facilitate alignment and space. Every class is thoughtful, inventive and up-side down. Hanuman Flow’s foundation is Patanjali’s Sutra ll.46 “Sthira Sukham Asanam”. It’s Chantal’s unique and intelligent sequencing, created through her experiences as a full-time yoga teacher.

Ashtanga Yoga

The Ashtanga classes are well paced, working with predetermined postures in a specific order. The postures are taught in a set series or are introduced and made accessible to students in a fun and playful way. Ashtanga Yoga was developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji). He used to lovingly call it Patanjali Yoga. It is a dynamic breath based practice that with devotional practice steadies and quiets the mind. In the introduction course the postures are taught in an innovative & safe way for the beginner to learn proper alignment. (All Levels)

Forrest Yoga

In Forrest Yoga the poses are held longer to make you stronger. The practice takes place in a warm room with focus on the emotional connection to the body. Forrest Yoga developed by Ana Forrest is a modern approach to an ancient system. Based on the idea of Hatha Yoga, Forrest provides with its sequencing & four pillars: Strength, Breath, Integrity, and Spirit a yoga practice that is anatomically safe for everyone. (All Levels)

Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga is for kids ages 1+ to teens. Kids will learn to cultivate feeling, concentration and compassion for themselves and each other. Animated poses facilitate focus, coordination and body awareness. Chantal’s Kids’ classes are playful adventures! Embarking on creative visions, having fun with various games, singing, storytelling, and journaling. Promoting confidence, strength and self-esteem for years to come. Imagine and never stop!

Chantal teaches Kids Yoga at the Kids Residence in Rüschlikon!

Yin Yoga + Restorative

Yin Yoga is calming with a long and sweet relaxation at the end. A practice to completely surrender and rejuvenate. Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga with Chantal starts with relaxation and ends in bliss.

Aerial + AntiGravity Yoga

Aerial Yoga is a great tool and addition to a regular yoga practice or sport. It will make you experience your yoga postures in a completely new way. It’s main focus are; core stability and strength and releasing muscle tension and tapping into your connective tissue aka fascia. Chantal has been practicing Aerial Yoga since 2007 and uses it to decompress. It feels like a massage for your skin.






Kids Yoga

Kids Residence Rüschlikon

The Kids Residence in Rüschlikon offers Yoga with Chantal to their Preschoolers, Toddlers, and Kindergarteners.
The yoga classes takes place every Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:00. Classes are held in English.

For more info contact Chantal directly at chantalhauseryoga@gmail.com

Lakeside School Horgen

Chantal leads a Yoga Club at the Lakeside School Horgen. The next course starts on September 6th! This is a great club for kids ages 6-10!
Thursdays 3:55-4:55pm in the Drama Room. Classes are held in English.
Cost: 325.- chf | Starting September 6 – December 20, 2018| NO YOGA: (20.9 and during school holidays).

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…]

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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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