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

Chantal Hauser
Private / Yoga Instructor
For Adults & Kids

Practice + Schedule

“I am always learning and I teach from experience.”



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 Studio Schedule

 Tuesday – Dienstag

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

 Wednesday – Mittwoch

18:30 – 19:30 Yoga for Surfers (EN)
at Klopstockwiese – Zürich
This is an Event with Chixxs on Board! Get your class pass here!

Thursday – Donnerstag

18:30 – 20:00 Hanuman Flow (Level 2-3) (EN)
at Yogalives – Zürich

20:15 – 21:45 Forrest Yoga (EN)
at Yogalives – Zürich

Friday – Freitag

09:30 – 10:30 Kids Yoga (EN)
at Kids Residence – Rüschlikon

Events Happening Soon + Now

Saturday |September 9th| Connection | Stability | Focus | Living Yoga

This class will take place from 11:30 – 14:00 at Living Yoga in Luzern.

Connection | Stability | Focus

This is a workshop about finding ease upside down. You can expect playful variations on approaching the ground connection and the balance.

We will look at the fundamentals of an inversion practice and how your breathing plays a vital role for the balancing. Topics of discovery include: Pranayama, a juicy Hanuman Flow warm-up before looking at some of the golden classic Inversions, their modifiers alnd variations: Adho Mukha, Dolphin, Handstand, Forearmbalance.
Come and join! If you are complete newbie to UpsideDown status or the experienced Flyer, this workshop has something for everyone. It is however recommended that you have had a regular yoga practice for a minimum of 6 months.

Cost: 55.- chf cash
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 Friday | August 25th| Forrest Yoga Intensive | Body Love Fitness

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

Hips + Shoulders | Move away from Tightness and into Strength

Our classic hip and shoulders class is back! We will work on stuckness in the hips and shoulders and move into freedom. Working with deep pelvic floor muscles, the psoas, and the glutes we will find openings of strength.

The focus will be on the hips and shoulders, as well as the diaphragmn area.

These 2 hours are a great way to find space for yourself and to give yourself permission to fascinate on you. Breathing compassion for yourself into the tight areas in your body and feeling it.
Open to all levels.

Bring Water and your Self!

Please sign up for the class. Space is limited.

Facebook Event will come soon! 
Stay tuned!
Cost: 75.- chf cash
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Tuesday | August 1st| Hanuman Flow | Hiltl Zurich

This class will take place from 10:00 – 11:45 at Hiltl in Zürich near Jelmoli.

Come and celebrate our National Day with a Chantal Hauser!
Sleep in, do some YOGA and then go and do your thing!

Let’s get together to celebrate the economical & political safety, and the beauty of this country we call home. Yes, there are tons of rules and sometimes lots of eye rolls. But we are free and we are healthy! Let’s get together!

Some of us might stay for brunch afterwards… 😀

Cost: 50.- chf cash
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Saturday | August 26th | Forrest Yoga 101 – Was ist Forrest Yoga? | Aloha Yoga

Diese Stunde findet um 14:00 – 16:00 Uhr bei Aloha Yoga, in Aarau statt.

Bist du neugierig und offen für einen neuen Yoga-Stil? Dieser Workshop ist eine Einführung ins Forrest Yoga mit Chantal Hauser. Wir werden die Grundlagen von Forrest Yoga abdecken; zum Beispiel deren 4 Fundamente wie auch die 7 Basic Moves. Dieser Workshop ist für Yogis die mehr über Forrest Yoga wissen möchten, sowie für diejenigen, die gerne spielerisch mit ihrer Praxis umgehen. Forrest Yoga hat für jeden etwas dabei – auch für Einsteiger!

Wie ist Forrest Yoga entstanden? Was ist bei Forrest Yoga anders? Was sind Forrest Yoga Rumpfübungen? All das und mehr wird ausführlich erklärt und anschliessend praktiziert. Der Abend wird herausfordernd, „schwitzig“ und spannend, alles was man so braucht um loszulassen, neu anzufangen und sich stark zu fühlen!

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.

Kosten: 55.- chf
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Chantal’s Subs + Stellvertretungen | Extra Classes


18.7 Tuesday | 18th July
17:30 – 18:45 Hatha Yoga (Forrest Inspired) (Swiss)

22.7 Saturday | 22nd July
Inversion Workshop Time TBA (E)

4.8 Friday | 4th August
17:30 – 18:45 Hatha Yoga (Hanuman Flow Inspired) (E)

18.8 Friday | 18th August
17:30 – 18:45 Hatha Yoga (Hanuman Flow Inspired) (E)

20.8 Sunday | 20th August
10:00 – 11:15 Open Yoga (E)

Click here to learn more about Chantal in the Living Yoga Team section!

Chantal’s Workshops + Retreats  

Check back soon for more amazing and great Workshops and Retreats with Chantal! 😀

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu 


Building a Dream – The website is being created… (click here and be patient)



hanuman shala’s Aloha Flow was a blast!

The amazing group at Agni Yoga in Slovenia! See you soon!

A glimpse into our 2-hour Forrest Yoga Intensives!

The Milano Yoga Festival 2016 ended in full Beauty!

Our Community class at Lululemon in Zurich was the best!

Thank you Hamburg and Sandhi Yoga! Chantal had an amazing time up North! Next Workshops in Hamburg are 4th + 5th of November 2017!

The Geneva Yoga Art Festival 2016 was a full success! See you in 2018!

Thank you Everyone that came out to Bern and its Yoga Festival! Chantal will teach again on Saturday, September 16th, 2017!

Yoga with a View at the Werft in Wollishofen with Lululemon!

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.






Make your own waves with your breath, listen & feel inwards. 

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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