Om Mani Padme Hum means “the jewel is in the lotus.” Buddha nature is always already within each of us. We are already whole, complete and free. Freedom- freedom from suffering, want and delusion- is present right here- in all conditions, in every moment. Seeking happiness outside of ourselves- in another time and another place- is suffering. So, just before dying, the Buddha advised his friend, “be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge unto yourself.”
I seek, through various modalities, not to fix or change or educate anyone, but to support others to directly experience their true nature; to connect with their own wisdom, peace, health and wholeness- to remember who they really are.
Chloe's father introduced her to Yoga when she was 16. Four years later, they trained together as teachers at The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara. She has picked up all sorts of techniques from myriad other teachers on the way, and taught at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, UCSB, Aspen, Snowmass, Venice (CA), Thailand and Bali. She studied Anthropology and Drama at Stanford where she earned her BA and MA. She sang in the Psychedelic Afro-Latin Pop band, The Silver Pesos.
A student of Meditation for 13 years, mainly in the Theravada tradition of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) via Spirit Rock, and Somatic Meditation, she wishes to share practices that have helped her relax, breathe into the scary places and appreciate things just as they are. She has done many silent meditation retreats including a month-long adventure, and Byron Katie's School for the Work.
She found her deepest calling getting out of her head, and deeply absorbed into the easeful, ecstatic, moving meditation of Qigong. She trained to teach Radiant Heart Qigong with Teja Bell.
She is a member of the Teacher's Council of Roaring Fork Insight. She has studied with the Hendricks Institute, and trained to teach The Embodied Present Process (Radical Wholeness Workshops) with Philip Shepherd.
More than dogma or poses, she is interested in stopping the struggle, and being free, open hearted- love in action. To this end, she draws from many teachers and traditions in addition to Buddhism, including non-dualism, mystic poets, Byron Katie, integral meditation, transpersonal psychology and anyone who can see through the belief in the separate self and have a good laugh.
She lives with her partner, David, in Santa Barbara, where she teaches at Yoga Soup and the Santa Barbara Tennis Club. She travels often to Aspen, CO and offers teachings through Roaring Fork Insight at The Aspen Chapel.
"Chloe's offerings are rich and transformative. She teaches from the sacred intersection where heart meets mind, wisdom meets love, body meets spirit... and I always leave her classes feeling more nourished than when I entered.”
"Chloe's deep understanding of the body-mind-spirit connection produces the most profound yoga class I have ever experienced. She perfectly balances Movement, Strength, and Relaxation. I have been going to all types of yoga classes for over 10 years - her classes are by far my favorite.”