523: 21 Days With Chantal Umali

Chantal Umali is a Yoga Teacher and Business woman based in the Philippines. She began her yoga  practice in late 2011 as an 21 Days With Chantal Umaliattempt to alleviate her mounting physical ailments. Little did she know that a simple home yoga practice would unravel into a miraculous journey towards weight loss, recovery from depression and a completely different lifestyle altogether. Chantal is a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 200 and has been sharing her passion for yoga by leading Beginner-friendly yoga classes since 2014. She lives in Manila with her daughter.

Chantal shares how doing something for 21 days straight has helped her believe in herself and her capabilities.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.


Chantal Umali is a yoga teacher and businesswoman based in the Philippines.

Cultural Background

Chantal is of Filipina descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

She believe she could so she did.

She believe she could so she did

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being fully aware of yourself and completely owning up to your weaknesses, and more importantly, your strengths.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Chantal was loud and outgoing because that’s what she thought confidence was.  She wanted to be funny to cover self esteem issues.  She was overweight and was unhappy with herself.

The “AHA” Moment

Chantal started yoga practice because of her very poor health both in mind and body.  She actually just wanted to be relieved of muscle cramps due to her obesity and it was something to do because she was a stay at home mom at that time.  Chantal challenged herself to commit to just 21 days of what seemed like a physically impossible yoga practice and was so surprised that she was able to, first, commit to something productive for 21 days, and second that he efforts produced results she could see and feel.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Chantal is more in control of herself.  She now believes that putting herself forward, pursuing an interest or creating a goal is something she can do because she can actually see herself as capable. Regardless of the results, the very act of attempting to do or be something is already rewarding because there is personal growth. It was also here that she began seeing her self-worth.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Get to know yourself better, be aware of the voices in your head.

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