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.
Often in our lives we are caught up in a speedy momentum that is filled with uncertainty about what will unfold. There is a propensity to trouble-shoot all of the ‘what if’s’ while attempting to strategize a positive outcome, and the tantalizing promise of happiness or satisfaction just around the corner, but never quite grasped. Rather than wondering and worrying about the future, yin yoga practice is an opportunity to deeply and viscerally explore the present moment. Using sensation and breath, you learn to anchor awareness in the body, in the present moment, where you discover the inner resourcefulness required to courageously meet whatever is arising. Fortified by this inner strength, you now become interested in your life and curious about what is actually going on. You learn to live, rather than fear, your life. Includes Yoga: All Levels