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ABOUT CHIP

Chip McLain (E-RYT 500) is a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, the founder of Santosha Flow Yoga and is recognized as an expert in a variety of Yoga Alliance’s Educational Categories.


Chip has devoted his life to the practice of healing.  He is best known for his clear and precise style of teaching yoga, his tangible knowledge of music and plant medicines, and his palpable ability to transmit with openness, curiosity, and wit. In the words of his students: “Chip is magic; he’s a light-worker.”


Chip has served on faculties for yoga studios and hosts yoga retreats & teacher trainings around the world.  He has acted as a consultant in building hot yoga studios and developing yoga education programs across the United States, and currently offers teacher trainings, continuing education workshops, and retreats at home in Miami and abroad at sacred and exotic destinations around the world.

From nearly a decade of teaching yoga, Chip has learned that remaining a student first is essential to teaching and to spiritual growth.  His devotion to learning and creating new pathways for students of all levels of experience to continue their own cultivation of healing, understanding, and liberation, remains at the heart of his teaching. 

Chip is a former college athlete and a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an officer.  He lives in Miami, along with his rescued Maine Coon, Carter.  These days, he cooks with fire, grows medicinal plants, and carves bamboo flutes in rare pockets of spare time.

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