Revolution of the Soul
Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action
Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty—enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings—to help us heal, evolve, and change the world
“My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think.” So begins Revolution of the Soul.
What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor.
Except, this book is so much more than that.
Seane's real purpose 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. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include:
The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.
Yoga instructor Corn's spirited debut blends yoga practices and personal stories to help readers look beyond their "limited perceptions" in order to "get to the truth of your soul." She begins with an affecting story of living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the 1980s. There, she worked at a gay bar and met Billy, a recovering addict and AIDS patient, who helped her reconsider her spirituality. Corn unflinchingly reveals her own traumas (including sexual abuse as a child) and recurring depression that led her to yoga. Through humor and a brutally forthright narrative, Corn dives deep into her experiences practicing yoga sutras and understanding yoga's "layers" of the body, making complex topics clear with many highlighted boxes of definitions broken out from the normal narrative. In the book's second half, she shares personal experiences of white privilege, racism, and the "shadow self" (one's true self, deeper than the ego), and urges readers to use any self-assuredness gained from yoga for a greater good. Peppered with gems of wisdom and Corn's generosity, this hopeful book will appeal to yoga practitioners, as well as readers looking for stories of connection.