Corina Benner incubates super-heroes. As a yoga and meditation teacher she focuses on awakening students’ inner-teacher; connecting them with their innate wisdom, strength, resilience, and fortitude. While helping them live boldly with authenticity, passion, humor, and joy, she reminds seekers of the astonishing nature of this miraculous existence and the extraordinary beauty of one’s exquisite human body. Her cheerful demeanor, positive vibrations, and contagious optimism empower students of all levels to practice with enthusiasm, while her detailed instruction, poetic language, and intelligent sequencing create a safe space for students to explore the landscapes of their body, mind, heart, and soul. She has enjoyed teaching vinyasa yoga since 1999 and yin yoga since 2004, and mindfulness/awareness meditation since 2015, and she continues to teach workshops and teacher trainings locally, nationally, and internationally. From 2002–2020, she owned and operated Wake Up Yoga, one of the original yoga centers in Philadelphia and has had amazing experiences as a teacher, business owner, and perhaps most of all, a student herself. While she may have actually saved a few lives during her twenty-two years as a yoga teacher, mostly she prides herself on helping to bring people back to life.
Oct. 27 – Defining Grief and recognizing the depth of loss
Nov. 17 – Primary and Secondary Losses
Dec. 1 – The Four primary ways that Grief manifests and techniques to address them
Dec. 15 – Forging a new identity that honors what has been lost
The experience of grief with all of its symptoms can get amplified during the holiday season. The spaces vacated by that which has been lost become like black holes pulling you into their vortex, and other people’s joy reminds you how distinctly ‘un-joyful’ you feel. If you dread the holiday season, this series may help you not just cope but possibly even thrive throughout the holidays. And although it may be more accurate to say that grief is a consequence of attachment, not of love itself, we all must grapple with the reality of grief even as we progress on the path of non-attachment, unconditional love, and liberation.
In this 4-week series we will use time-tested yoga techniques to address some of the manifestations of grief. Using breathwork, yin and gentle yoga, visualization, and meditation we begin to realize that grief is largely untapped source of deep self-discovery revealing timeless truths. Rather than working with the ‘stages of grief’ model which implies a linear path, we will consider the ‘tasks of grieving’ which occur in any order and may be revisited over and over again. Ultimately, we realize that grief must be integrated into who we are becoming as we increase our capacity to hold it, which then increases our capacity to live life… possibly even
This series will not ‘cure’ your grief but hopefully will normalize it, allow it to move, and help you integrate the reality of the loss while empowering you to create new ways of being in the
world. Includes Yoga: New Beginners and All Levels
Drop-in attendance at individual sessions is welcome.