Featured Expert: Chelsey Korus
Interviewed by: Anna De La Rosa
Photo Credits: Chelsey Korus & Crew
Your Meditation & Mindfulness Project
WOW!!!!!   I just completed a project called Your Meditation & Mindfulness Project, which was ABSOLUTLY one of the most educational and inspirational projects I have ever done.  I mean EVER!!!!!!!!!!  The project consisted of 31 amazing experts from all over the globe, to speak about their yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices and how everyone can live a life of calm, peace and happiness, no matter how busy your life is.
With that said, I wanted to share an interview of another Amazing Female I had the opportunity to interview a few days ago, which was apart of my project.
She literally blows me away with her talent, beauty, credentials and her ability to take the bull by the horn and tackle any situation!!!
About Chelsey Korus
 “Yoga is the thing that makes my heart return back to its original state —LOVE— it’s a process, a returning.” — Chelsey Korus
Chelsey Korus is quickly becoming one of yoga’s foremost teachers and philosophers. She’s been featured in PopSugar, Prevention Magazine, Yoga Journal, Women’s Fitness, Mantra Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Shape, and is one of the top teachers on Yogaglo.
She’s been teaching yoga since the age of 15 and has been an avid life long learner in numerous movement practices, including: Anusara, Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Acro, as well as martial arts, free form dance, and ballet.
Along with an exceptional depth of practice, Chelsey is a triple major with degrees in Dance, Theater, and Vocal Performance.
A decade of learning and teaching around the world has led her to design, AWAKE with Chelsey Korus — a “total package lifestyle” around SOUL ☀︎ SPIRIT ☀︎ ENVIRONMENT — “The concept of AWAKE is a driving force in my life… I don’t want to live another second asleep. These are the practices I’ve designed to help people awaken to their moment, and have the tools to step into their wholeness.”


Q1. How long have you been practicing yoga?

15 years

Q2. What is Acro Yoga?  When did you know Acro Yoga was your thing?

Acro Yoga is a blend of yoga and acrobatics. It was a practice I found and fell in love with when I first moved to NYC. Back then, it wasn’t as well known. In fact, my partner Matt and I would practice with just a yoga mat on the dirty concrete in SoHo and people would walk by and stare at us like we were zoo animals. Many asked, “What made you want to do that?” – Haha!

I loved this practice for the way it summoned a higher level of trust in myself, and in another human being, than I’d ever experienced before. Every victory was “WE” and every time we fell it was “WE.” Never “YOU” never “ME.” I felt like that type of connection and accountability in this digital age was something I’d been deeply craving and I found it in Acro Yoga.

Q3. What is AWAKE?
The word “AWAKE” means a lot to me; always has really. Since I started down the yoga road pretty early in life. I would sometimes get bored while practicing, and when I did I would watch my teachers move. I studied them. I found that it wasn’t about getting to the next great pose, it was deeper than that. To me, it was about staying awake. My teachers had eyes to see what was right in front of them. They had peace for what was and, at the same time, space for what could be. The seed was planted back then that I was going to walk the awake path.

Q4.  What benefits does movement of the body have?
“If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.”
Gabrielle Roth

I love this quote from G. Roth because it illustrates so beautifully how our bodies remember. They remember a time long ago when we were not ashamed for the way we moved. For the way we expressed joy, pleasure, grief, passion, pain, and how we honored our inate wisdom and rhythms that connected us all. To move from that place in me, is to

Q5.  You have so many collaborations going on this year, is there a few that stand out from the others?

Wanderlust 108’s all over the U.S and Canada will rock my world this year and I cannot wait to get on the ground and meet so many amazing people!

Check out Chelsey:
Much Love and Light,
Anna De La Rosa
The Mindful Business Coach
Founder / The Art of Manifesting Money & The Manifesting Project
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