You will struggle to find a person more attuned to their own sense of self, their power and life-force than Chloe Ghilhermino. After ditching her corporate job to pursue the practice of Kundalini Yoga, the regular Utopia Rising contributor has been spreading her message of self-awareness, meditation and continuous self-development, to help pave the way to a Utopia on earth.
Utopia Rising (UR): Tell me a little bit more about yourself: what you do and how you got to this point.
I am Chloe Guilhermino, a young South African here to inspire empowerment and transformation through yoga, and to share my personal journey of how the practice of yoga changed my life, the perception of who I am and what I can be. I am so inspired by my own transformation that my greatest excitement is to now share this knowledge with anyone who is seeking to transform their life.
My journey began eight years ago when I first attended a yoga class at university. After one class, it was as though I had found home. The clarity and peace I felt was like nothing I had ever experienced before or even knew was possible. Before I knew it, I was attending four-to-five classes per week and the transformation I underwent was undeniable. I suddenly had exponential energy available to me and started to understand the true depth of myself, my existence, and the power I have.
Feeling like I had found the elixir of life, all I wanted to do was share what I had learnt. So I resigned from my corporate job – inspired to empower and awaken others as I had been. Now, I am not saying you need to quit your job in order to be empowered and awake – that was just my journey – but I became fully committed to discovering the truth of my existence and set out on my quest to learn as much as I could about myself and this world. I continue to do so every day. I studied many things – metaphysics, quantum physics, Religion, various spiritual teachings, nutrition, entrepreneurship, sustainability, various forms of yoga and meditation before, finally, I completed my Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
Through all of my studies and experiences I have come to learn that the only way to change something is to change yourself and through self-awareness, meditation and continuous self-development, there is nothing that cannot be transformed and achieved in this lifetime.
At the start of my new path I set the intention of creating a peaceful, united and sustainable Earth and have already achieved far more than I ever thought possible. I now get to teach yoga almost every day to groups, individuals, corporates and schools at numerous events. I have co-foundered a fast-growing consciousness organisation in Cape Town, which provides various mindful classes, courses and events.
UR: Can you tell me a bit more about Chloe Yoga?
Chloe Yoga is a yoga education and empowerment platform that provides people from all walks of life with easy and accessible tools to introduce yoga and well-being into their everyday lives. This works to provide order and to bring transformation of the body, mind and soul.
Chloe Yoga aims to disrupt the usual yoga preconceptions of needing to be skinny, flexible and strong, but instead brings to light the truth behind the practice, presenting it in such a way that anyone can find value and empowerment within it.
Chloe Yoga aims to inspire personal and societal transformation through the provision of online yoga learning material, yoga classes, private sessions as well as yoga courses and retreats.
Chloe Yoga brings forward teachings of self-awareness and self-empowerment and provides easy and accessible tools to consciously shift yourself into a higher physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of being, allowing you to live a life of health, joy and passion.
UR: What are the most common issues you deal with – in terms of your clients’ needs / challenges?
The most common issue I come across is disconnection to one’s true self. I believe this is the source of all pain and suffering – an unawareness of one’s connection to source and the innate ability to heal, transform and empower oneself.
UR: What is your driving force now – in terms of personal motivation and your work?
My personal motivation and driving force behind my work is too share all that I have learnt and continue to learn to help others heal and transform their life. My driving force is the dream of a UTOPIA earth for all beings. I know that this can only be achieved by each individual awakening and shifting to this state of being themselves.
UR: What can Utopia Rising subscribers expect from your columns / videos?
UR subscribers can expect sharing’s coming from a space of deep love and an intention that each person watching may find inspiration and guidance to discovering their true self. In my columns and video’s I love to share information on yoga, meditation and mindfulness. I provide practical tools to bring awareness into daily life for conscious empowered living.
Find out more about Chloe Yoga at: www.chloe-yoga.com