About Your Yoga Teacher – Vinny Champeau
My name is Vinny. I have been a teacher my entire life. In 2016 I began practicing Yoga to help myself heal from PTSD. I completed my yoga teacher certification in 2019 with intentions of deepening my practice and sharing it with others. My specialties includes vinyasa flow, Tantra, and meditation. My style of yoga can be both strong and demanding or relaxed and meditative depending on what you’re looking for.
I began my teaching career in Asia as an English teacher. Since then I have traveled to and lived in several different countries and studied a few languages including Thai, Japanese, and Spanish.
I remember sometime in 2016 reading an article online that said yoga and meditation could eliminate more than 50% of Americans’ health problems. This really intrigued me. I was already practicing meditation regularly but hadn’t had any experience with Yoga. I originally decided to learn Yoga to help me sleep better but found the practice continued to provide many kinds of health benefits in my life: reduced body tension and stiffness, especially in the neck in back, better management of heavy emotions like depression, and anxiety. I’m continuously amazed by the healing power of Yoga. I have no doubt that I will be practicing Yoga for the rest of my life.
I did my Yoga teacher training in Ecuador. I wanted to do something different that also incorporated my interests in languages and shamanic cultures. I found this interesting school in Ecuador called Durga’s Tiger School for Tantra, Yoga, Arts, & Shamanism. As you can see, we studied a wide variety of subjects including art, dance, theater, mantras, massage, and elements of Native American shamanism!