“Chien is a healer of a different league. Through her endless knowledge and years of experience, Chien is able to read bodies in a very special way. She has lovingly and gracefully guided me through a process of reinhabiting my body and liberating parts of myself that were blocked by pain and trauma. I have never met someone who could tell me so much about myself just by watching my breathe. She is powerful, intuitive, patient and compassionate. I believe we all need a guide like this at some point in our lifetime.” – Sila A.
“Chienhwe is magic. She helped me reconnect my energy body with my physical body through the use of guided imagery, breath practices and skillful hands-on assists. She’s down to earth, responsive, direct and understands the body and movement on many levels. She holds a huge space of possibility for you to step into your next best self and guides you to your vision of your highest self.” – Karuna O.
“When I first took one of Chienhwe’s classes, I was heart broken. I needed some serious self love and confidence. The transformation of my emotions from the start of class to walking out of the studio were unbelievable! I felt strong and self assured, yoga makes me feel confident and peaceful. I immediately noticed Chienhwe’s class specifically did more for me than the other classes I was attending at the time. And after some private classes I continued to feel better and better in many ways. The physical results (I immediately noticed my core muscles get tighter and stronger after 2 classes) are a bonus to the amazing mind and heart healing powers of Chienhwe’s classes. Chienhwe has taught me how important and life changing connecting to my breath is and I am so very thankful for her!!” – Michellle Tusini, student
“WARNING: after Chienhwes class you are newborn and YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH YOGA; becoming flexible is just a side affect! It only took one class with Chienhwe to understand I am now on journey toward enlightenment. For me this all revolves around “self love.” Now, with Chienhwe’s guidance, I feel a deeper connection with my source of love that could only come from within and feel a deeper love for others as well as my self also, accepting the truth. I felt so good after taking one yoga class with Chienhwe I immediately signed up for Yoga 101. There was such a wonderful connection with Chienhwe, she is more than a yoga instructor or friend but an Angel with a wonderful gift…..She has to be, after all it’s like stepping off a cloud after she works with you!” – Linda Holt age 41,
“I have been working with the Yoga 101 program with Chienhwe and it’s really been a magical experience for me. We talk, we breathe, we do yoga and I am able to go to places I’ve never been before with 10 years of therapy. Chienhwe creates such a safe and loving space for me so that I’ve been able to some really wonderful healing and have grown so much in such a short amount of time. I look forward to our next visit to see what other miracles await me!!! Thank you Chienhwe”. – Kerri Pearlman, Yoga 101
“When I came in for my consultation with Chienhwe the tension in my neck and shoulders was probably visible. She sat me down, asked me what I wanted to get from yoga and what areas I wanted to focus on, and immediately started me in on the appropriate stretches and poses. Within minutes, I felt my entire body relax. I left the class feeling calm, peaceful and grounded. It took me 3 years after buying a yoga mat to actually use it, and after 1 class with Chienhwe, I’m hooked.” – Alyssa, new to yoga
“I am so excited to have met Chienhwe and I loved her class. I was transformed by the power of my breath and movement and connection to both. I felt light and strong after class. I have no tension in my body now today and my mind feels centered and clear today. I love breathing now. I am looking forward to working in the 101 for yoga that starts next week for me. I am a Chienhwe fan now. I really like Chienhwe. She has the perfect balance of softness and strength as a teacher for me and I can listen to her voice naturally. I appreciate her overall style and way of teaching. Namaste!” – Suzanne Hickey-Massage Therapist
“I just had my first private session for the new Yoga 101 with Chienhwe and I feel AMAZING. I am a 42 yr old single mom of a 4.5 and a 3 yr old. I dont have a lot of me time and wanted to get back to healthy. This was without question the BEST thing I could have ever done for myself and my children. The value of a healthy body mind and spirit is priceless. Thank you Chienhwe and I am so looking forward to a “lighter me”.” Jenn Connors-Hanoian, Yoga 101 client
“Over the past 10 years, I have taken many yoga classes and have had diverse learning experiences, many of them mediocre and a few of them great. Chienhwe stands out as one of the best teachers I’ve practiced with, and has inspired me to stay with Yoga. I would recommend her as a teacher in group classes or private sessions, to anyone looking for a great workout, a strengthened self-image and even deep transformation. I wish I could take a class with her tomorrow.” – Shaun Sellers, private client
“So thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from Chienhwe’s yoga classes. Have taken yoga before in various settings: on the beach, in a pool, and in studios but the breathing techniques she introduces make Chienhwe’s classes unique. It made all the difference for me. It is amazing how it not only focused me but also was incredibly relaxing. With a very long daily commute, I’ve been able to relieve the stress and frustration of driving with her calming breathing techniques. Chienhwe’s soothing voice and quiet but authoritative manner in which she instructs are very encouraging. At the beginning of every class Chienhwe asks how we want to feel when the class is ended. Whether I chose to feel calm, peaceful, energized or happy, it always worked!.” – Donna, student
“Our library yoga sessions with Chienhwe were a wonderful break in our busy work routine. The most important thing Chienhwe taught us was to breath consciously and slowly which in turn slows the pace of our actions and our thoughts. Case in point – I just returned from a vacation camping on Cape Breton. If you have traveled there, you know the roads are very twisty and steep. Chienhwe’s breathing technique helped to quiet my fear as we climbed higher and dipped further than I have ever been before”. – Lynne Carreiro, Meditation and Yoga Student
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