Chiara Capello

Yoga teacher and Visual Artist in Brussels

Silence in and out Week 22


I just had another very interesting week, very full. As I started reading Scroll VI of Og Mandino’s book, I feel emotionally charged and I change my emotions quite frequently. I look strange for my family members. It was never like that in my life before. Probably, with this course, I am changing so much, being in the process of letting my old self die. I also think I really need to learn to be the Master of my emotions. I appreciate a lot the proposal made by Mark J. to find space and time to spend 3 days in silence. It is much needed! My head is so full with all the things I learn recently.  I need time to assimilate them, to digest them..I used to do that when I was young. I always appreciated to be alone and in silence. I could find myself. Then, all the commitments of work and family, did not make space for me to do that again.

I  then decided to book a flight for the weekend to Nice, my favorite place on earth, where I would like to live in the future and where I lived in the past. I could not believe how easy was to organize that. I immediately found cheap flights (amazing! Only few days before departure), I found a good hotel and a babysitter for my kids. Everything fell into place easily. Tomorrow, I will go…I am dreaming about that. To be alone and silent, meditating near the sea in the sun…walking around, searching for the perfect house I would like to live in…it will become my reality. It will manifest,  I am sure. I will also take advantage of that moment to do a bit of cleansing and fasting, as spring is approaching and my body needs to heal, after the strong experiences of week 20 (see my post: fear really made me sick…).

I decided to go away alone, because I know that with the kids I could not keep the silence…they are always calling me, asking thinks…impossible.

Something strange happened this week: on Wednesday, I lost my voice. I could not teach yoga anymore. It is an interesting sign for me that I have to rest a bit and especially to be careful on how much I tend to use my voice and dissipate my energy. Time to recharge! I will relate about the experience of Silence in my next post. Stay tuned!


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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.


  1. I’m so impressed that you took action and jumped on the silence assignment. I’ve really enjoyed being on this journey with you, Chiara! And fortunately for us, it is just the beginning! I hope we can stay in touch.
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  2. it looks like a wonderful place to find peace and quiet!

  3. Nice is an amazing city. The last time I went I loved it too. Looking forward to hear your experiences and silent adventure. Love and gratitude to all X

  4. Looking forward to reading about your experience.
    Jean recently posted…Week 22A – Spiritual SeedsMy Profile

  5. This is so amazing that you combined your DMP and your days in silence, it is just perfect. I believe that when we do what is right the universe is on our side and helps us with cheap tickets and babysitters. I experienced this every time I did what I was supposed to do. I am so happy for you that you did this, it is just beautiful.
    Liane Hack recently posted…Week 22: Healing from withinMy Profile

    • Really amazing!! This was really a nice opportunity for me. In my next post, I will talk about it..if I can (sometimes, it is just difficult to describe feelings..). Thank you for your nice comment.

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