Gabrielle GQ @Blue_Chitta
Gabrielle is co-founder of Yoga Shak, she a specialist in Vinyasa, Arm balances & Inversions, AcroYoga Pranayamas & the capacity of making dreams come true!
Guru = from darkness to light
Can u be your own guru?
MY STORY : I left my hometown when i was 17, I was lost & depressed & couldn’t make sense out of life & the human existence…
I started my journey in Banff working in a coffee shop hoping to ride the rockies ?…
I met lots of cool Aussies there so I decided to get a ticket to #ByronBay & learn to surf. I spent some months & way too much money there so I went to work for #agalot in Melbourne. I was the only non-jew of the company, I lived in the staff house with 9 crazy israelis & so I saved some money & decided to check out the so called Holly Land…
I lived in #Jerusalem for 3months, dove the Red Sea for the first time & floated on the Dead Sea feeling as high as Jesus! Visited both sides of the wall…& found amazing, kind & open hearted peeps both in ISR & Palestine. I found only LOVE in the Middle East.
Taking my new passion for scuba diving to the NEXT LEVEL, I moved to famous #kohtao #thailand to do as many of us did ; my master scuba + underwater vidéo courses & work in the scuba Business. I felt at home. I stayed. 4 years. Most of them spent underwater. ??Things are in motion & everything changes all the time. My passion for scuba evolved into a deep attraction for freediving & a thirst for yoga. I met one of my yoga mentor on this tropical island ( Cynthia Joanne Naydani) & started to teach & share the yoga in one of the best studios of this world Ocean Sound Dive + Yoga ?
I went to India a couple times to deepen my practice & learn that everything is possible & chaos is part of balance…
After 4 years on the island, it was time to leave & fly on my own. I flew to the JAH LAND of Africa with my partner to open our first Freediving&Yoga operation in #Mozambique. We were multi-tasking as always, managing a dive shop, guiding ocean safaris, leading scubies, freediving with humpbacks, dolphins, mantas & sharks , giving yoga classes, thai massage treatments & teaching acroyoga to local families. We just made it happen & we nailed it.
This was 3 years ago. Blue_Chitta & Yoga Shak Montréal came to life then.
Since then opportunities just kept coming up, somehow the stars aligned & we found a way to manifest our dreams into reality.
We opened a wonderful peaceful yoga oasis in Montreal ; Yoga Shak Montréal & even though most peeps told us it wouldn’t work with our nomad lifestyle, its now 3years old, still running & shinning & spreading so much love and good vibes in the neighbourhood. Big thanks to our kickass Omies, yoga teachers & Shak’s community.
Lately Blue_Chitta has taken us on a roadtrip from Canada to Honduras , sharing yoga, freediving & thai massage with so many beautiful welcoming communities along the way. I spent 2017 mainly on the Island of Roatan, living the beach life and making my dreams a reality.
I am still a nomad but I am no longer lost. I am exactly where I need to be. I stopped trying to make sense out of life, Im too busy riding it like a wave & having a hell of a time doing it! Join me & my girls in this TTC journey to explore, share good vibes, learn a lot and join forces to make this world a dream place!
(PHOTO CREDIT —> Photography Joanna Holmgren)
Érina Pompetti @e.pompoms
She is our diet specialist, our always happy yogini, forever good vibes transmitter & social media promo pro! When off the mat, she’s likely studying plant based nutrition, eating colorful & healthy meals or chasing her wildest dreams.
Erina Pompetti is a passionate yogi, wellness warrior, & mom of 2 young boys. She finds her true calling teaching creative, challenging, dynamic flows/Vinyasas. She draws inspiration from her own life to share valuable messages of self love, inner strength, gratitude & freedom while dancing to the beat of the conscious breath in many Montreal studios including Yoga Shak Montréal.
Yoga & meditation have been pivotal tools for self discovery and growth, and the opportunity to share this lifestyle is a great honour and privilege for Erina, who shows her genuine love with presence and light.
(Photo par Luca Marra for Park Rising 2017)
She is the queen of creative sequencing, she garanties she can teach you poses you’ve never seen even in your wildest dreams, she is a multi-tasking being and this is probably why she is managing the Yoga Shak Montreal! She finds perfect balance in the teaching and practice of powerful vinyasa and shanti yin yoga, she has the experience of a 60 years old but the youth and imagination of a child, meet Mahault Albarracin!
Yoga has completely changed my life and my mission is to share the benefits of this practice so that everyone can live to his full potential.
Local Guest Teachers
It is important for us to get involve with the local community of Roatan, when you are here you will be doing some karma yoga with the community and we will also have local guest teachers offering workshops in their field of expertise.