Chantal Itzhakov


Yoga Teacher

I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 7 and was under treatment for 11 years, became a registered nurse, got married and moved to the States where I had my 3 beautiful children.I was then diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer and decided to take better care of my body.I started to go to Mat Pilates and Yoga classes,and at first was so weak I could not finish a class.With time and practice I became stronger until my Pilates teacher pushed me to become certified and then gave me her classes in 2006.I always loved the inner peace I found in Yoga and motivated by my teacher started Yoga fit certification in 2008.I took classes and workshops all over town , trying different styles and studios, subbing along the way. I got my 200 hours certification with APY in 2013, and I am so happy to have found my home at The Mat.I am so grateful to all my teachers and students who inspired me on my journey and helped me become stronger and healthier.I have been cancer free since 1998 and hope to help others find the wonderful gift of yoga.