Coral Brown - Mythos and Meaning
June 30th, 2020
57 mins 30 secs
About this Episode
I’m thrilled to Introduce Coral Brown, who is known and loved in her local community and around the world.
Coral is a mother, a dharma dweller, and a teacher of teachers. She is known for her integrative, lighthearted approach that fuses the energetic, creative energy of vinyasa yoga with her experience as a holistic counselor. Coral is a licensed mental health counselor and draws on twenty years of experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the processes of healing and transformation.
Coral’s teachings are fueled by the desire to reveal and cultivate the essence of our individual and collective dharma and instill it into every aspect of our being.
Coral leads worldwide teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops. She is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and has featured classes on YogaGirl.com.
Listen in as we talk about yoga philosophy, chakras, the nine faces of the Goddess, Hindu mythology, our basic human needs, the principals of Shakti Shiva, and what’s happening in the world now, and so much more.
In this episode, Coral shares more about her extensive studies in philosophy and yoga which have allowed her to access a layer of healing that goes beyond traditional methods. She explains that she was “blessed with depression,” and how this experience helped her to more deeply understand and embrace her own dharma.
Coral shares her own dharma statement (statement of purpose) reflecting the values she holds:
Truth, Compassion, Reverence, Commitment, Considerate, Ethical, Generous, Service, Respectful, Humility, Resilience, Perseverance, Mindful, Integrity, Loyal, Purposeful, Empathy, Faith.
“I strive to mindfully live in alignment with my authentic self and to risk discomfort if it serves my personal evolution.
In dealings with others, I will act with integrity and goodwill. I will be graceful, fair, conscious, and truthful.
I will tenaciously continue to develop my skills and use them with humble confidence to raise the collective consciousness toward healing, fortifying, and integrating body, mind, and spirit. I will live what I love.”
As a licensed holistic counselor, Coral is interested in supporting and enhancing the mind, body, and spirit of each client. She holds space and provides guidance and support that leads to personal transformation and integration. She believes that while this process takes courage, it can be lifesaving and life-changing. Her ideal client is someone who is ready to take the risk to fully embrace their strengths and their vulnerabilities in order to live a meaningful life.
Aurobindo: "If there is to be a future, it will wear the crown of feminine design.”
- The Search for MEaning + Dharma and Shraddha - the understanding of our purpose.
- Shiva/Shakti and the integration of the masculine and the feminine.
- Mythos - the story of the people.
- The shadow side of our human experience can be integrated, healed, and whole when we can look at our imperfections objectively and give ourselves permission to embrace all aspects of our Self.
- The nine nights of the Goddess which include both masculine and feminine principals.
- Using the Gods and Goddesses as archetypes to understand aspects of the self.
- The Long Bag We Drag
- The Meeting of East and West
- Yoga as a practice to integrate the masculine and feminine within us.
- Start where you are.
- Yoga helps us tap into our parasympathetic brain where we can regulate and relax, where we feel safe, effective, inspired.
- Resources and Reference from Coral PDF
- Coral Brown Yoga | Turnagain Wellness
- Turnagain Wellness
- All That Matters | Rhode Island
- Master of You: A Five-Point System to Synchronize Your Body, Your Home, and Your Time with Your Ambition: Cate Stillman
- Anam Cara: A Book Of Celtic Wisdom: John O'Donohue
- Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting (The Peaceful Parent Series): Dr. Laura Markham
- A Little Book on the Human Shadow: Robert Bly