I am a Registered Psychologist working in my own private practice, Heart Body Mind, in downtown Calgary, AB. I am grateful to work with my clients in my practice, which is focused primarily on trauma and anxiety-related disorders, loss/grief/bereavement, chronic pain and chronic illness, and life changes/transitions and the identity impacts that occur.
I have been a volunteer with Hazel's Heroes Society since the first annual retreat in 2017. I feel incredibly honoured to participate and have the opportunity to meet all the warrior mommas and share in the beautiful stories of their beloved children.
I attended my first yoga class more than 10 years ago when my best friend invited me to go with her. I could barely touch my toes, but I loved it.
Wanting to learn more, I took the 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Yoga Passage Calgary in 2009. I went on to finish a 30-hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield in 2011. And in 2012, I traveled to Rishikesh, India, to complete my 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training with world-renowned teacher Yogi Vishvketu (Vishva).
I’ve been teaching since 2010 and aim to bring a sense of acceptance and compassion to my classes. My goal is to convey that yoga is truly for everyone as a healing practice and form of self-care.
I became connected with Hazel’s Heroes in 2017 after the devastating loss of a family member - the beautiful and vivacious Avery Violet Decker, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 13 months during her afternoon nap. Avery is my inspiration for supporting Hazel’s Heroes in any way I can, in honour of her amazing parents and in memory of her unforgettable time on earth.
I’m honoured teach yoga at the Hazel’s Heroes retreat for the wonderful, strong parents, bringing as much love and compassion as I can.
I am a born and raised Calgarian who began practicing yoga more than 20 years ago. After a 2014 skiing accident damaged three out of four ligaments in my left knee, yoga was a key piece of my rehabilitation from knee reconstruction surgery.
“Grace” is my favourite word in the English language. It evokes elegance in both movement and as a way of life. In times o challenge and downright crisis, I have always found grace on the yoga mat and I’m excited by the opportunity to guide others in doing the same.
One of the greatest joys in my life has been training and developing individuals in both the corporate world and in the classroom. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor, teaching weekly classes for the YMCA, small group classes and private, in-home instruction. I hold a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and I’m a Certified Child Development Assistant.
In my downtime you will find me cooking healthy meals for me loved ones, reading with my dog, spending time in nature, enjoying live music and travelling with my family…especially near the ocean.
I have been a Registered Massage Therapist since I graduated from Mount Royal College in 2005. After I graduated, I worked in a chiropractic clinic until I had children. Since then, for the past 5 years, I have been running my practice from home. I am passionate about my career, and I love helping people. At the end of the day, I find it so rewarding to know that massage therapy makes a difference in helping someone feel better.
I learned about of Hazel`s Heroes in March 2017 when my best friend suddenly lost Avery, her beautiful little girl. I quickly became aware of how important organizations and groups like this are. I hope that, in the confidential environment of a massage room, I can be of some help or comfort in your grief journey.
Alexis Marie Chute
Alexis Marie Chute is the author of the multi-award-winning bestselling memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss (2017, She Writes Press), and its accompanying documentary film, which has been screened internationally. Her second award-winning book, the novel Above the Star (2018, SparkPress), is the first in The 8th Island Trilogy. Books two and three will be released in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Alexis is also a distinguished artist, photographer, filmmaker, curator, and public speaker. She has her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art and Design and her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Her writing is widely published in places such as TIME Motto, Today’s Parent, PhotoED, WestWord, and Savvy Mom. Her artwork is represented by the AR&S Gallery at the Art Gallery of Alberta. www.AlexisMarieChute.com