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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 6–9 p.m.
Sat.–Sun., Dec. 3–4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Curious about Yin Yoga? Want to deeply understand how it differs from both vinyasa and restorative yoga? Do you aspire to a home practice of yin and/or to share it with yoga students, colleagues, relatives and friends? Yin is a deep and contemplative practice that is the perfect complement to an active, busy, responsible, and rewarding life, and this training is the perfect introduction to the practice. You will leave feeling confident, competent, and empowered to practice and teach this style of yoga, with a steady foundation to build upon when you want to deepen your understanding.
Topics to be addressed:
- Elevator Pitch: What is Yin Yoga?
- Tension and Compression: two of the main ways we influence energy in the body
- The most important question to answer when coming into a yin yoga pose
- How to safely exit yin yoga poses
- Types of sensation in yin yoga: safe or unsafe?
- Basic Guidelines for Sequencing:
- Yin-only practice
- Yin and active practice: the effects of beginning with one or the other
- Groups of poses and how to tailor the pose to the student
- The Teacher’s job: holding space, directing awareness, creating a safe, sacred, and neutral environment
Included in the training are daily yin yoga practices. This training is open to yoga teachers of all traditions and avid yoga students curious to deepen their practice. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate, and teachers registered with Yoga Alliance will be awarded 15 hours of continuing education credits. These hours may eventually count toward a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certificate in Yin Yoga (which is currently in the works but not official yet. Stay tuned!)