Chioma (Chi) is a big kid at heart. She encourages her students to not take themselves too seriously by creating an environment that is light-hearted and active while also emphasizing restoration and relaxation. Her intent is to leave her students at a win by offering a buffet of options for them to attain many of the poses within the asana practice. At the end of her classes, thoughts of “I can’t” are expected to turn to “I can”, and she expects students to carry the same feelings of empowerment into their daily lives. Chi’s motto: Unlock your potential.
Chi is originally from Akron, Ohio, where she indirectly began her path to yoga as a competitive tennis player. Always curious, her adventurous nature and playful mind led her to participate in several half marathons, a two marathons, a 250 mile running relay as well as a 180 mile bike ride around the Galveston Bay, all in no particular order. Before she moved to Houston, she accidentally re-discovered yoga while walking along the Henry Hudson Parkway, in New York City, in 2009. There she saw yogis practicing outdoors on the pier and, without a yoga mat in her hand or the proper attire, she joined the yogis simply because her inner child thought it was “cool”. Chi is a CYT at the 200 hour level, and she continues to unlock her potential in her yoga practice and life by maintaining an open mind, continuing to learn, and evolving through workshops, readings, classes, while connecting with others.