Hindu Vivek Kendra
A RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE PROMOTION OF HINDUTVA
   
 
 
«« Back
Hollywood's spiritual connect

Hollywood's spiritual connect

Author: Times News Network
Publication: The Times of India
Date: April 20, 2007
URL: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com//Cities/Kolkata/Hollywoods_spiritual_connect/articleshow/1926214.cms

She's pretty enough to be mistaken for a Hollywood actress... But Seanne Corn's claim to fame is yoga.

She's pretty enough to be mistaken for a Hollywood actress... But Seanne Corn's claim to fame is yoga. And for this reason, Hollywood celebs, businessmen, sports personalities, all seek her out.

"Yoga is evolving and growing in the West. So, I wouldn't call it a fad - no fad can last this long. Now, it is attracting younger, aggressive people who want more from their life. The interesting thing is, once they make yoga a part of their lives, they cease to want those things," says Seanne.

But what is her connect with this ancient Indian practice? Seanne gets candid, "I was a very troubled teenager, doing drugs and alcohol. A friend told me in jest that yoga might make me more stable and level headed, and I took it seriously. I travelled to Mysore, and enrolled in the Aurobindo Ashram. I'm 40 now, and this happened when I was 19. So, for the past 21 years, yoga has been a way of my life," she says.

And her dedication has won her name and fame. Today, Seanne is the most sought after yoga instructor in the US. And who all come to her Vinayasa yoga classes?

With a shy smile, she begins taking names... "Sting, Drew Barrymore, Madonna, Nicholas Cage, Ashley Judd, etc. And what's it like teaching so many pin-up girls? Laughs Seanne, "Initially, they all come to experience a physical change - like weight loss, for instance. It's quite amusing to see them get more and more spiritually involved."

And when she's not busy, she's travelling all over the world. She was here in India recently.


Back                          Top

«« Back
 
 
 
  Search Articles
 
  Special Annoucements