Chantal Garneau - Meditation Instructor and Reiki Master
Chantal can help you prevent burnout and show up to life the way you really want to. Her lighthearted facilitation skills and ability to turn abstract concepts into practical action contribute to your success with her programs.
Personal experience with chronic pain and mental illness shape her gentle, step by step process, making it easy for you to start where you are.
Some of Chantal’s Experience, Training and Community Involvement
Self-Employed: Meditation Instructor and Reiki Master, since 2004
Georgetown Farmers' Market: Chair
P.O.W.E.R. Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources: board member and community partner
Art of Mentoring and Coyote Guide training through the Guelph Outdoor School
Bird Language Training with Jon Young
Talking Circle Facilitator Training with Jennifer Ball
Meditation Teacher Training with Mandi Arnold
Halton Peel Biodiversity Network: Founding board member
Board Support and Outdoor Ed Program Facilitator for Willow Park Ecology Centre
Youth Net: Founding Board member, Facilitator, and Trainer - a youth based mental health promotion program aimed at decreasing stigma surrounding mental health and connecting youth with supportive resources in the community
The Right Way: Facilitator - a program by Save the Children Canada exploring rights, needs, and desires with youth in elementary, and high school settings
Halton Hills Mayor's Youth Action Committee: Founding member and President - giving youth a voice at the town level
University of Guelph: French major
I'm Chantal and I love nature. Being outside, and feeling wind, rain or sunshine on my body is energizing. I dislike driving every day and creating garbage. I used to love reading books, especially pre-teen fantasy and anything that explores the nature of reality, but since becoming a mom I haven't had much time to read. I have renewed The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron 7 times from the library and I still haven't read it all.
I have two younger brothers whom I love and admire. We used to hang out a lot more when we were younger and I miss them now. My parents are great. Very supportive and loving.
My son is hilarious and inspiring.
I love to have dance parties in my kitchen while doing dishes. I mostly listen to music from the 90's that I can sing to.
I worry that people secretly hate me.
Fall is my favourite season. The lighting, the colours, and the root vegetables nourish me.
I rebel against definitions and permanence.
I value vulnerability and openness.
When I am not feeling grounded, I like to do quadratic equations. Yes. I enjoy doing math. It feels good to find an answer.
I joke that I don't trust people who never swear. It's only a little bit of a joke. I do think swearing is good (in certain times and places).
I like to learn and push my boundaries.
I cry and scream and swear and laugh and worry and hope and dream.
I am alive and figuring how to best be here.