Born on the French Riviera and a veteran of the fashion industry of Paris, Chantal Evrard started studying pranic healing in the United States 20 years ago, and she now lives on the American Riviera, where she teaches yoga and meditation, performs energy work, sings in a choir, and leads tours at Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland. “I’m not claiming to be anything,” explained Evrard, who studied under the late energy-healing teacher Choa Kok Sui. “I’m just trying to be a better person every day and to help people. Especially right now in a world of violence, we need to create peace and love and kindness.”
To do so is “very simple,” said Evrard, explaining, “If you want to live peacefully, you need to live in a good atmosphere.” This atmosphere, she finds, is best produced through aromatherapy, which is why she’s created a line of scented water mists and essential oils, all organic and un-manipulated by machinery. They’re called Fleurs de Chantal and can be purchased at fleursdechantal.com.
Aromatherapy Water Mists: These come in three aromas: rose (“Rose opens your heart,” said Evrard), lavender (“Very soothing and calming, it will cleanse your aura”), and jasmine (which she says “is allure and attraction. It sends a sweet energy to your brain”).
Aromatherapy Essential Oils: Three types are also available: lavender, whose “electraviolet color gets rid of any negativity on you,” said Evrard; eucalyptus, which is good for sinus problems or respiratory congestion since it “opens your lungs and helps with breathing”; and tea tree oil, which is a natural antiseptic and “something everybody should have in the kitchen,” she said.
Lotusland Yoga and Meditations DVD: Evrard also produced a DVD about yoga and meditation, from the beautiful gardens of Montecito’s Lotusland, that you can watch at home. “When you have peace, you can absolutely accomplish more, and so we have meditation to help relax and yoga to help balance body and mind,” she explained.