Seane Corn: Master Teacher
Seane Corn is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher known for her impassioned activism, unique self-expression, and inspirational style of teaching that incorporates both the physical and mystical aspects of the practice of yoga. Her classes integrate dynamic vinyasa flow asana (linking movement with breath) with the application of precise alignment, meditation, visualization, intention and prayer to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment.
Seane was born in Pompton Lakes, NJ in 1966 to a loving and supportive family. She left home for New York City shortly after high school graduation. Seane was first introduced to yoga in 1987 at Life Cafe in the East Village, working with fellow waitress Sharon Gannon for owner David Life, who together opened the Jivamukti Yoga Centers. Seane also began working with Norman Freeman, a Gestalt therapist and Zen Buddhist. Through him she learned the benefits of healing through self-inquiry, eventually, combining the asana practice with a commitment to the inner emotional and spiritual journey which would become the foundation of her teaching.
In 1992, Seane moved to Los Angeles and began studying at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, while also working as the receptionist. She practiced with world-renowned teachers including Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Eddie Modestini, Dona Hollerman, Gabriella Giubilaro Bryan Kest, Richard Freeman, Shandor Remete, Tim Miller, Patricia Walden and Lisa Walford. She did her first teacher's training with Erich Schiffman in 1994, Bryan Kest in 1995, Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 1995 and 1996. Seane also traveled throughout India, studying Ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, spending time at the Sri Aurobindo ashram and connecting to the spiritual teaching of Amma. She began exploring various spiritual and mystical modalities and studied with various healers and spiritual mentors, including Barbara Soloman and Mona Miller, and explored the work of Caroline Myss, Ph.D. and Anodea Judith.
A long-time activist for social and political change, in 1998, Seane created the yoga program at "Children of the Night," a shelter for adolescent prostitutes in Los Angeles. Seane became a dedicated champion for YouthAIDS, and, within a year, Seane created the 'Off the Mat, Into the World' campaign, to use her international platform to generate outreach within the yoga and wellness communities. She was soon named National Yoga Ambassador for YouthAIDS. In 2005, Seane and YouthAIDS Global Ambassador Ashley Judd received the Songs of the Sacred Conscious Humanitarian Award.
Since the beginning of her teaching career in 1994, Seane has appeared on over twenty magazine covers and been featured in over thirty magazine publications. Seane was a featured yoga contributor for Oprah.com’s ‘Spirit’ section and was seen on The Today Show with Matt Lauer. Seane has created four yoga DVD’s, an audio CD, and a DVD on chakras and the mind/body connection. Seane travels extensively year round, teaching workshops, conferences and trainings here in the US and abroad. She lives in Topanga, CA with her two cats and husband.