Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Kindness and hugs Week 16

Time flies and we are already in week 16 of the Masterkey experience. We had a week focusing mainly on kindness, to see how kind we are and to do random acts of kindness without getting caught. We also observed kindness everywhere around us. This is very powerful as the participants of the Masterkey experience are everywhere in the world. So, the world got a bit kinder this week! For me, the most important act of kindness was to push myself out in the streets of a cold and rainy Brussels to give free hugs to people. Dominica and Solange were with me and we had a nice experience! It was an idea of Mark J. , the teacher of the Masterkey experience. He is doing the same in Kauai. Actually, I never did something similar and I am a shy person, but not for one second I felt the fear of rejection. I simply stayed open to what will happen…and then miracles happened, far beyond our expectations.

Of course, kids were open to get their hugs, but also jung boys and girls. Some were literally running toward us to get their hug, wow!  Then, more aged persons showed up and got their hugs, too, giving the way to very moving moments. I did not expect such a strong energy coming from hugging unknown people. I felt happy, strong and energised. Really, I recommend this experience to everyone. Just go out there and do it!! The world needs more kindness than ever. Even two military guys *remember that Brussels adopted stronger security measures* passed by and smiled at us (but could not get their hugs as they were on duty, they said).

I really want to express my gratitude to my beautiful friend Dominica to make it happen. Without her, I would not have done it. So, enjoy the video below (I am the one with long brown hairs, smiling and laughing all the time :).

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Author: Chiara Capello

Chiara is a Certified Sampoorna Yoga and Meditation Teacher (RYT 500), Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT 95), Yin Yoga Instructor (130 hours) and Reiki practitioner. She comes from Italy, but now she lives in Belgium. Living in an international environment, she speaks Italian, English, French and German. Chiara’s yoga and meditation path started in 2003, in Brussels, during a stressful period at work. She soon experienced the fullness of the practice and the transformation in the body and mind through the system developed by Shri Yogi Hari, called “Sampoorna Yoga”: the Yoga of Fullness. The enthusiasm for yoga and meditation changed the course of her life and career. After experiencing different Yoga styles and meditation techniques, in 2012 and 2013 she took the Sampoorna Yoga Teacher Training Course with Shri Yogi Hari. The same year (2012), Chiara left her job as a lawyer and now dedicates her time fully to sharing yoga and meditation with children, families and adults. She loves teaching and practising meditation and yoga. It helps her remain strong, grounded and happy and enables her to deal with the ups and downs of life. A daily meditation practice is an essential part of her life. ----- Chiara é un’insegnante certificata in Sampoorna yoga e meditazione (500 ore), yoga per bambini (95 ore) e Yin Yoga (130 ore), oltre che praticante di Reiki. E’ italiana di origine, ma ora vive in Belgio. Siccome vive in un ambiente internazionale, parla Italiano, Inglese, Francese e Tedesco. Il suo cammino di yoga e meditazione comincia nel 2003 a Bruxelles, durante un periodo stressante al lavoro. In quel frangente, Chiara fu conquistata dall’impatto della pratica sul proprio corpo e mente, grazie al sistema sviluppato da Shri Yogi Hari, chiamato Sampoorna Yoga: lo yoga della pienezza. L’entusiasmo per lo yoga e la meditazione cambio’ cosi’ il corso della sua vita e carriera. Dopo aver sperimentato diversi stili di yoga e meditazione, nel 2012 e 2013 decide di diventare insegnante di Sampoorna Yoga con Shri Yogi Hari. Nello stesso anno ( 2012) , Chiara lascia il suo lavoro di giurista ed ora dedica tutto il suo tempo per diffondere lo yoga e la meditazione tra i bambini, le famiglie e gli adulti che cercano la calma interiore, in un mondo pieno di stimoli continui. Ama insegnare e praticare lo yoga e la meditazione. Questo la aiuta a rimanere forte e felice, in modo da affrontare con facilità e leggerezza gli alti e bassi della vita. La meditazione quotidiana é ormai divenuta una parte essenziale e irrinunciabile della sua vita.


Chiara Capello