C.M. Brown took his first yoga class at Swami Satchidananda’s yoga studio in 1974, and has been practicing yoga and meditation ever since. He received his certification to teach Hatha Yoga and Pranayama in 1996, studying with Swami Ramananda at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City. He has taught full time since then. He is registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT with over 12,000 hours of teaching credit. CM has taught Integral Hatha Yoga from the Gentle and Beginners level to the Intermediate level. He also teaches meditation and is certified in Yoga for Osteoporosis. In addition to group classes he teaches privately and conducts seminars in stress management In 2002 he developed the Deep Relaxation Therapy out of his work with individuals suffering from anxiety and stress related issues. He also conducts Satsang meetings and sees clients for individual spiritual counseling. This has become a major part of his practice, evolving from both the yoga teachings and meditation practice.
C.M. has been a practitioner of Zen meditation since 1982, studying at New York Zendo Shobi-Ji and Sai Rai Zen So in Sussex, NJ. He was also a student of Advaita Vedanta at the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Vedanta Society in Boston in 2007 and 2008 and has studied Jungian psychology. He taught from 1996 to 2006 in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and from 2006 to 2008 in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has taught in schools and universities, hospitals, corporations, adult education, and yoga centers. He was an adjunct professor of Yoga and Yoga Philosophy at County College of Morris from 1998 to 2006. He has also led yoga and meditation workshops for actors in Los Angeles. C.M. has worked with cancer patients, senior citizens, the developmentally disabled and people with MS. He has an active Relaxation Therapy and Spiritual Counseling practice, working with private clients on many issues. He is registered with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists. CM has been in Boulder, CO since January 2009 where he continues his teaching and private practice.
CM’s goal is to help each student and each client approach life’s difficulties with ease and perspective