Press release from Malaprop’s Bookstore:
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café welcomes internationally-acclaimed yoga teacher Seane Corn and her debut book, Revolution of the Soul, in “An Evening with Seane Corn,” on Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Jubilee! Community Church, 46 Wall Street, Asheville, NC. Doors open at 6 p.m.
This is a ticketed event. The $30.00 ticket price includes a copy of Corn’s new book, Revolution of the Soul. Tickets may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets. com/event/4266787 . The author will speak, take questions, and sign her book, which has been described as “a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor.”
In Revolution of the Soul, Corn tells for the first time the story of her journey from the gritty corners of New York’s East Village in the 1980s and relates hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on our planet. She shares stories of her early struggles as a yoga-class misfit, her drug use, and the profound shadow work and body-based practices that have helped her heal childhood trauma.
Corn’s stated purpose in writing Revolution of the Soul is to “guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing–not just as abstract ideas, but as embodied, fully-felt wisdom.” She intends to spark a “revolution of the soul” in each of us, so that we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change.
She describes the “highlights and lowlights” of her evolution, including how in the clubs and cafés of the East Village, she met the first everyday “angels” that changed her path forever; her first yoga classes (with Marlboros and the mother of all monkey minds in tow); and how unconventional therapists masterfully helped her embrace and shadow and resolve her childhood trauma, OCD, and unhealthy behaviors. She also details how she came to understand the connection between the inner work of transformation and the outer work of social change, and offers poignant, hard-lessons on how to be a truly effective and heart-centered activist.
ABOUT SEANE CORN: Seane Corn is an internationally-renowned yoga teacher and public speaker known for her social activism, impassioned style of teaching, and honest and inspired self-expression. Over her 25-year teaching career, Corn has created many instruction DVDs, including a groundbreaking series, The Yoga of Awakening. Corn has chosen to use her platform to bring awareness to global issues including social justice, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, generational poverty, and animal rights. In 2013, she received both the global green International Environmental Leadership Award and the Humanitarian Award from the Smithsonian Institute. Since 2007, corn has been training leaders of activism through her co-founded organization Off the Mat, Into the World®. Corn also co-founded the Global Seva Challenge, which has raised over $3.5 million by activating communities of yoga and wellness in fund- and awareness-raising efforts.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café is an independent bookstore and café founded in Asheville, NC in 1982. We carry a carefully curated selection of books for adults, children, and young adults, along with a large array of gift items. Author Ann Patchett, writing in the New York Times, said of us: “Malaprop’s was the heart and soul of Asheville, NC, when Asheville was a sleepy little hippie town, and it’s still its heart and soul now…”
Asheville Community Yoga is a nonprofit organization that offers donation- based yoga classes as well as workshops and yoga teacher trainings to those seeking a healthier lifestyle through the practice of yoga and other healing arts modalities. Our mission is to keep yoga and the healing arts accessible financially, mentally and emotionally for people from all walks of life, and our vision is to nurture a welcoming, engaging, friendly and diverse yoga and healing arts center, bringing everything together under one roof. We are able to offer over 120 weekly classes on a donation basis because all of our 65+ teachers are volunteers. We operate Zen & Now, a thrift shop; a community market with healthy local and regional snacks and beverages; and Karma Café, which offers nourishing food at affordable pricing.