About MIND BODY SOUL ASIA
HOW IT ALL STARTED...
Hi! My name is Corie Chu, Founder of MindBodySoulAsia.com, teacher / practitioner of various metaphysical practices and personal development coach. To be honest, I have no idea what will become of this platform. Two years ago, I had been guided to start this, I had big visions of where it could go and the great community it could build. I knew it would require lots of time and effort but I wasn't ready for such a commitment. I also know myself too well, as someone who can get intensely passionate about something, and bored quickly if things don't get aligned. For two years I kept putting Mind Body Soul Asia in the back burner, but every so often the idea of it recurs and I feel that spark of motivation. So I finally decided to give it a go. I mean, if the idea keeps coming back non-stop over two years, it's a sign, right? Coming from a background of publicity and events, I allowed the perfectionist in me to take over, wanting everything to be planned, well-structured and display well before announcing that Mind Body Soul Asia was "ready" (my karma number being a "4", more on this later). I took starting this platform way too seriously and that pushed me back another couple of months.
Then my husband said to me one night, "For someone who lives such an organic lifestyle, you're being ironically un-organic about this." And he was right. There's nothing organic about planning, structuring in detail for this platform, creating editorial calendars or figuring out the "right" logo. I let the publicist in me take over and it was mad stressful, to the point that I almost gave up on it again. And now I see why it's taken two years to get here.
Just like my journey into a healthier lifestyle, it wasn't well-planned or executed cleanly. It took tons of trial and error for me to get to where I am today and I still have plenty of room for growth.
My intention for Mind Body Soul Asia is for it to be a space where we can connect, learn, grow from each other holistically. I want it to be a place where we can highlight options for real, impactful holistic healing in Asia. A place for us to share our journeys and transformations. There are so many teachers and great resources in the West, but many head to the East for a deeper spiritual connection and there's a reason for it. Perhaps looking for the origin of their practice. We have abundant resources - teachers, healers, practitioners, yoga schools, wellness centers that haven't been well discovered. There are so many great teachers, practitioners who are based in (or frequent) Asia who have so much knowledge and experience to share, to heal. So many wonderful studios and wellness centers that not enough people know about or get lost in Google searches. I'm also specifically focused on creating this platform around Asia because the cluster of countries around Asia share similar cultural qualities such as family traditions - respecting the elders, bringing money home that have stunted personal growth or provided limiting beliefs. As someone who has spent most of her life away from Asia, it was quite a cultural shock coming back and settling into Hong Kong. I had my fair share of expectations and beliefs from others. It's taken years of understanding, light, love and a ton of grounding for me to finally call this city home again. I've been blessed to have a be deeply apart of both the Western and Eastern cultures (you can read my piece of cultural identity confusion coming soon) and I hope my knowledge and experiences can be of help or service to you.
I'd like to thank all my spiritual teachers, my family, my friends and my sisters for the great life lessons, knowledge, guidance, love and support I've received thus far, empowering me to create this space and my practice to share with you all.
I hope that I will find an audience in you and I hope that you will join me on this journey together of growing organically, discovering ourselves through wellness and healing. If you feel called to share your expertise or personal journeys, please connect with me. I would love to hear about your work and/or your stories and share them on this platform. I'm sure many others will benefit from them too.
With love and gratitude,
For over a decade, Corie worked in film publicity in Hollywood where she managed A-List celebrities, filmmakers and top studio executives. She worked long hours regularly to campaign for multiple film releases each year and even more intensely during awards seasons. Corie definitely understood the need for work/life balance and knew that her lifestyle needed a major change. While looking for healthy ways to relieve stress, she met Vida Vierra, dance minster of Afro-Brazilian samba, leader of the Swing Brazil Tribe and master spiritual teacher. You could say Corie "danced her way" into metaphysics as she eventually studied the foundations of energy healing with Vida - all about chakras, aura readings, body scans, color therapy, crystal healing, numerology, Art of Isyss, I-Ching, Angel Cards, Tarot Cards, Qi Gong and much more.
After leaving Los Angeles, Corie moved to Buenos Aires and continued her personal journey of self-discovery and healing around South America. She met great teachers along the way and had many, many memorable experiences that filled her soul. A year later she decided to move to the busy city that is Hong Kong to be closer to her family, which made her feel overwhelmingly ungrounded. She needed to find balance more than ever and then remembered Vida had always said, “Dance is medicine." This led Corie to create her first workshop series in Hong Kong in 2016, “ Soul Movements” (previously known as Chakra Journey), which a combination of gentle dance/movement and meditation to discover, explore and balance the chakras, assisting with personal transformation, which she taught in group classes.
Her studies and practices in holistic healing continued and she is fully certified in several modalities including:
- Certified Coaching Program at an ICF accredited teaching institute
- Certified Angel Card Reader™ program with Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine
- Akashic Records Level 1 & 2
- Numerology (All Levels) and Teacher Training
- Reiki (All Levels) and Teacher Training (9th Generation, direct of the Usui lineage)
Corie offers 1-on-1 private sessions, group classes, practitioner/teacher trainings and workshops. Please check out the "Experience" section of this website to learn more about the services offered by Corie.