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.

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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

Monday – Montag

SUB Class on 13.11 only!
10:00 – 11:30 Vinyasa Flow
at Planet Yoga – Zürich

SUB Class on 13.11 only!
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Yoga 
at Planet Yoga – Zürich

Tuesday – Dienstag 

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

Wednesday – Mittwoch 

NEW CLASS starting December 6! 
09:15 – 10:45 Hanuman Flow
at Planet Yoga – Zürich

17:45 – 19:00 Yoga (EN)
at Indigo Fitness – Zürich

Thursday – Donnerstag 

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Yoga 
at Physio Werk – Zürich
(Please sign up | Space limited to 7 Yogis) 

16:00 – 17:00 Kids Yoga (EN)
at Lakeside School – Horgen

SUB Class on 15.11 only!
19:45 – 21:15 Yin Yoga (E)
at Planet Yoga – Zürich

Friday – Freitag 

10:00 – 11:00 Kids Yoga (EN)
at Kids Residence – Rüschlikon

Special CLASS Friday November 17!
18:30 – 20:30 Forrest Yoga Intensive 
at Body Love Fitness – Zürich

Winter Peace URBAN RETREAT this Weekend!

From November 17 – 19 Chantal is holding an Urban Retreat in the heart of Z-Town!
More information below! It is a great opportunity for you to prepare for the Holidays, the end of the year and for whatever beauty and magic lies ahead in 2018!
at Body Love Fitness – Zürich

Events Happening Soon + Now 

Friday-Sunday | November 17-19 | Urban Peace Retreat | Yoga + Zen | Zurich

Winter Peace | Urban Retreat | Yoga + Zen 
Get ready for Winter and immerse yourself in a weekend full of yoga and zen in the heart of Zurich! This weekend has four parts to it. Find more info below! You can book them independently or as a whole weekend! Treat yourself to a whole lot of time and self-inquiry. This is a great way to end the year and transition into 2018! (You will get a journal for the whole retreat).

at Body Love Fitness in Zürich near the Opernhaus
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Cost: Full Retreat 295.- chf

Forrest Yoga Intensive 75.- chf
Single Intensive + Meditation 90.- chf 
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17. November 2017 | Friday 18:30–20:30
Forrest Yoga Intensive | Creating Space with Sidebending + Folding
In this intensive we are concentrating on the torso and the hips, especially the stretching out of the psoas and our hipflexors. We will work through hip hopeners and strengthening movements to create space. This class is a great way to prepare for our deep weekend ahead. Stepping away from what no longer serves you and taking the time to breathe and release.
19. November 2017 | Sunday 09:30–12:00
Creative Practice | Building of your Dream with Balance and Backbends
Well rested and rooted from the night before, we will continue our quest to build our individual dream. In this intensive we are concentrating on balance and backbends. There will be space to be playful and go upside down. Our meditation will focus on staying open, even if we are faced with potential challenges. We will place our dreams in a focused way so that they have room to grow!

18. November 2017 | Saturday 16:00–18:30
Nourishing Practice | Feeding your Spirit for the New Moon

This practice and meditation is dedicated to the New Moon!
We will work with stability and grounding, a standing pose series and some amazing hip openers to feel rooted and connected to the Earth. The 30 minute meditation part at the end consists of questions and inquiry towards your life-changes that are ahead!
19. November 2017 | Sunday 16:00–18:30
Reflective Practice | Letting Go with Twists + Core Work
The ending practice moves us deep into the gut and the intestines. Opening shoulders and checking in with our very own receptivity. What are the next steps we can take? is a focal point in our meditation. We conclude the weekend with gratitude and honor for ourselves and the work we have completed.

Friday | November 17th | Forrest Yoga Intensive | Body Love Fitness

Creating Space | Sidebending + Folding

This class will take place from 18:30 – 20:30 at Body Love Fitness in Zürich near the Opernhaus.

In this intensive we are concentrating on the torso and the hips, especially the stretching out of the psoas and our hipflexors. We will work through hip hopeners and strengthening movements to create space. The focus will be on the hips and psoas!

Open to all levels.

Bring Water and your Self!
Please sign up for the class. Space is limited.

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75.- chf cash
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THIS INTENSIVE is part of the Urban Retreat | Yoga + Zen Weekend in Zurich. More info see above this event. 

 Saturday | December 9th | Forrest Yoga Masterclass | Aloha Yoga Aarau

Forrest Yoga – Drehungen, Loslassen und Verdauung
Diese Stunde findet um 15:00 – 17:00 Uhr bei Aloha Yoga, in Aarau statt.

Bist du neugierig und offen für einen neuen Yoga-Stil? Dieser Workshop ist eine Forrest Yoga Masterclass mit Fokus auf Drehungen und das Loslassen mit Chantal Hauser. Bereite dich auf die Weihnachtszeit und das neue Jahr mit Energie und Leichtigkeit vor! Dieser Workshop bringt dich zum schwitzen, wir werden mit der Forrest Yoga Roll arbeiten und Asanas kennenlernen die die Verdauung anregen, den Körper entgiften und Platz für neues schaffen.

Forrest Yoga wurde von Ana Forrest vor über 30 Jahren für den modernen Körper und Geist geschaffen. Sie entwickelt diesen heilenden Stil des Yoga auch heute noch weiter. Die Praxis ist anspruchsvoll und tief mit langen Haltungen in den Positionen. Änderungen und Hilfe mit Positionen werden individuell dem Yogapraktizierenden angepasst, damit jeder mitmachen kann. Forrest Yoga lehrt, wie man Kraft aufbaut, mit Verletzungen arbeitet und sich stärker mit dem Atem verbindet.

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Kosten: 55.- chf
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Sunday | December 10th | Monkey Yoga Run| hanuman shala

hanuman shala is inviting you back for Yoga + Running!  

Come join us for the 41. Zürcher Silvesterlauf!

We will meet up in the afternoon for a yoga class from 15:30 – 17:00 that will prepare us for the 10k Happy Runners run starting at 17:30 Uhr. After that whoever wants to stay together and grab some food is welcome to. Kids are welcome too!

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Cost: 35.- chf for the yoga class
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PLEASE NOTE: You have to sign up for the race through the link provided below.
Sign Up Link for the Happy Runners 10k (39.- chf)

Friday | December 15th | Forrest Yoga Intensive | Body Love Fitness

Creating Space | Twisting + Backbends 

This class will take place from 18:30 – 20:30 at Body Love Fitness in Zürich near the Opernhaus.

In this intensive we are concentrating on the release and the letting go, through twists and backbends. Feeling into our back and the heart. We will work through twists and binds and strengthening movements to create space.

The focus will be on backbends and change!

Open to all levels.

Bring Water and your Self!
Please sign up for the class. Space is limited.

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75.- chf cash
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Saturday | December 23rd | Hanuman Flow | Collab in Zurich

Holiday Hanuman Flow

This class will take place from 09:15 – 10:45 at Collab in Zürich! Join us for a HOLIDAY Hanuman Flow with Chantal Hauser!
Get ready for the family, the party, the weekend with a sweaty, intense, yet relaxing class to end your most likely busiest time of the year! Hanuman Flow is the best mix of Vinyasa and Hatha in Z-town!

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

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Cost: 35.- chf cash or bank transfer | Card Payment at Location 42.- 
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Monkeyship Card: 3x 100.- chf | 5x 160.- chf
(Monkeyship Cards are valid for 6 months from the day of purchase and can be used for ANY #hanumanflow class with Chantal Hauser.)

Subs | New Classes | Specials 

Extra Yoga Classes at Living Yoga in Luzern

Chantal will teach extra classes at Living Yoga in Luzern!

Sunday 10:00 – 11:15 Open Yoga (Hanuman Flow Inspired) (English)
26.11 Facebook Event

Tuesdays 17:30 – 18:45 Hatha Yoga (Forrest Yoga Inspired) (Swiss)
21.11 | 28.11
5.12 | 12.12 | 19.12

Mom + Babe Yoga Classes at Body Love Fitness in Zurich

Chantal will start teaching Mom + Babe Yoga classes at Body Love Fitness in Zurich!

Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 (English)
Course Start: 2.11 | 9.11 | 16.11 | 23.11 | 30.11 | 7.12 | 14.12 | 21.12

Reconnect to yourself in your new role as mom and allow yourself some time and space to breathe. This 2-Part Course is designed to support you to reclaim your body. It offers breathing, strengthening and relaxation tools to adjust to your new chapter of life and is a great opportunity for you to connect to your baby, your Self and other moms. The classes are intended primarily for the mom, we will however have some special segments to connect and engage with baby.
Chantal will introduce postures to help re-energise and heal the body. We will work with pelvic-floor movements, deep breath awareness, and various yoga postures to reconnect to the body combined with Baby-bonding exercises like infant massage.

Breathe, strengthen, reconnect and allow yourself to step into the person you have become. Share concerns, challenges and happy moments in our new community of parenthood! We welcome moms who are at least 6 weeks post-delivery and whose little babies are not yet crawling. Please note: Childcare is not provided. We will have the babies in the studio with us during class.

Please bring a baby sling (e.g. mobywrap, baby k’tan, ergobaby) that provides neck support for your baby, an open heart, and a whole lot of humor.

Sign Up and Price Information with bodylovezurich@gmail.com

Advanced Teacher Training starting in April/May 2018


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.






Privates + Kids Yoga

Kids Residence Rüschlikon

The Kids Residence in Rüschlikon offers Yoga with Chantal to their Preschoolers and Toddlers.
The yoga class takes place every Friday morning from 10:00 – 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. Starting again in the Fall 2017! This is a great club for kids ages 5-8!
Thursdays 4-5pm in the Drama Room. Classes are held in English.  Sign up is for the whole school term.
Cost: 325.- chf | Starting 24. August – 14. December | NO YOGA: 21.9, 4.10, 12.10, 19.10, 26.10

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


Private Yoga Sessions

Individual classes for 1 – 2 people available for 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes. You alone, with your partner or a friend enjoy a private or semi-private yoga session. Email Chantal for rates and currency options. Sessions can be conveniently held at your home or office.

Yoga for Kids at Home

1-3 kids can benefit from this small setting of extra attention to their needs. If this is a small group, ideally the kids are around the same age. Up to 5 kids total, after 3 kids, every additional child 20.—CHF). Depending on the age we will work with asanas, pranayama, games and stories.

Health + Wellness + Ayurveda

Are you confused and overwhelmed with your daily schedule? Do you know that you are living unhealthily and are constantly stressed out? Tangled up in too much work? Falling over projects? Balancing everything on one foot? Hands full and no time to breathe? Take a relaxing time-out with Yoga and make life work.

 “Let us re-arrange and find creative solutions for your daily life! Step outside your comfort zone and don’t let old habits hold you down! Change it up!” Coaching with Chantal is available! Email for rates and currency options. Sessions can be conveniently held at your home or office.



“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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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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