Homeroom Client of the Month: Shanti Yoga

This month’s client of the month is Chantal O’Sullivan from Shanti Yoga Tsawwassen.

Over the last four years Shanti Yoga has helped spread the message that “yoga is for everyone” throughout the area of Tsawwassen .

Having recently doubled in size to accommodate their growing community, Shanti Yoga offers a variety of classes including; Hatha, Power, Flow, Yin Yoga & Shanti Sweat. They also offer a variety of yoga clothing created by unique designers. 

We asked Chantal a few questions about her business, and here’s what we learned

How many years have you been in business? 

Four years.

What do you enjoy the most about being a business owner?

That’s a tough one. It’s a lot of work, but I really enjoy it. I love teaching yoga, connecting people and seeing the kula, or Some of our Shanti Yoga teachers celebrating our beautiful community; L to R: Owner Chantal O'Sullivan, Cam Lee, Kaylen Jolly, Natasha Yule, Jodi Butchart, Dal Sumal, Oksana Yatsenko and Majessa Castonguay; photo by Daniel O'Sullivan, Centennial Beachcommunity grow.

What motivated you to start your own business?

I saw an opportunity and I jumped in. You know that saying? Leap and the net will appear? I really believe in that, especially if you have a big passion for something.

What advice do you have for other people who would like to start their own business?

Do lots of research before you take the plunge, be certain that you love, love, love what you’re doing & make sure you have a good support network. Friends and family, a partner who you can trust, make a huge difference.

I run my business along with my husband, who is all around amazing. And that’s an understatement. I’m also conscious that I can’t do everything, so I try to continually empower people to take charge and to lead.

How do you achieve a work life balance? Sometimes I do and s
ometimes I don’t. I’m always working on that. Like yoga, it’s a practice, not a perfect. But one thing that really helps: I try not to check my email after 7 p.m. (Notice I said “try”….hehehe)

And finally who could benefit from your services?

Everyone, really, every body. If you can breath, you can do yoga.  Yoga can help you to breath better, to exhale, to let go and to smile more.

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