Meet Chocolako – a taste of Africa, a world of flavor.
She’s a one-of-a-kind yoga teacher who leads the ultimate journey of self-acceptance and legendary love.
Her playful, sweet, and strong approach invites you to tap into your inner reserves of power, while providing a safe and supportive space for you to slash away fears and doubts. Her unique blend of physical and spiritual teachings has helped countless students experience greater vitality, peace, and purpose in their lives.
As a Nigerian-American, Chocolako has been practicing yoga since 2005 and teaching meditative movement since 2010 in classes, workshops, trainings, and retreats around the world. With over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and a diverse range of perspectives, she infuses her classes with ancient, ancestral, and modern techniques. Behind the humor and free-flowing lifestyle of Chocolako is the wisdom of a yogi who has traveled the rocky road of life seeking the truth.
The death of her best friend’s mother at a young age brought her face to face with the impermanence of each moment, and increased her appreciation for the sacredness of every breath. The nucleus of Chocolako’s philosophy – Innergy – (a term she coined to describe the balance between inner strength and energy) helps seekers experience ease, steadiness, and coherence throughout life.
When not teaching, Chocolako can be found exploring the world, absorbing new insights and inspiration to bring back to her students. Whether studying with spiritual leaders in Peru, meditating with elders in Sri Lanka, or simply taking a walk in nature, she is always receptive to new ways to deepen her understanding of the Universe and help others do the same.
As the founder of Yoga Innergy and creator of Chocolako Chocolates, LLC, she’s committed to helping people find their inner strength and flavor.
She is a resident yoga teacher and teacher trainer at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali, teaching regular classes, workshops, and the 200-hour Womb Wisdom Wellbeing Yoga Teacher Training.
In addition to teaching yoga and meditation around the world, Chocolako holds an MBA from Bayes Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT500 and YACEP.
Anxiety or Persistent Fear
We all experience anxiety but sometimes it can be overwhelming. There are some practices we can do to relieve anxiety. Chocolako creates a safe and secure space for you to connect with your body and let anxiety go. Gentle movement will release tension, and you will stabilize your body. You’ll become more aware of feelings in your body. Creating circles with your feet grounded in the earth, overwhelming anxiety can dissolve. Chocolako will take you through yoga postures that will relieve anxiety that you are holding. You will create space and harmonize body, mind, and breath. You will feel more stable and at ease.14 min Yoga, Movement
Panic attacks and dissociation (a feeling of leaving your body) are normal reactions and can be common occurrences when you have PTSD. They happen at unpredictable times. Chocolako offers you several ways to cope in these situations that can help you resolve them and to connect with body, mind, and energy. These techniques can take you from just surviving to thriving. Chocolako will take you through a tapping exercise. In this exercise, tapping your body engages your senses and brings you back into the present moment. It is a very effective way to end feelings of dissociation. Another technique is cyclic breathing. She will demonstrate how to breathe without pausing, inhaling and exhaling, to calm your system and help panic attacks to resolve and leave your body and mind. You’ll feel the rhythm and cadence within. You can also do the yoga position called Child’s Pose to reconnect with your inner power and resilience.11 min Yoga, Movement
Depression or Hopelessness
Chocolako will get you in touch with your unique imprint and the gift of your breath. You will feel more confident, resilient, and worthy and understand your purpose on this earth. Chocolako will gently lead you in the yoga poses of Warrior I, II, and Humble Warrior. With gentle breaths, you will be releasing the energy of hopelessness. You will recover a sense of dignity and experience your special uniqueness. These poses will clear the space for you to be more creative and to go forward with a renewed sense of hope. Do these poses any time you need to feel more positive and hopeful.12 min Yoga, Movement