I majored in both Biology and Environmental Studies (2000), but wanted to interact with the world more at a heart level. In 2005, I majored in Dance and discovered Yoga and Buddhism around the same time. I first became certified in yoga at the 300 hour level with Fran Gallo (Seattle). Then a major car/bicycle accident turned my life upside down. Through healing, I learned the importance of the deeper aspects of yoga and an awareness practice. My yogic studies continue in the Viniyoga tradition with Gary Kraftsow (I am certified as a 500 level Viniyoga Instructor and am in training for Viniyoga Therapy) and my Buddhist studies continue through annual retreats, daylongs and a regular sitting/asana practice.
I’ve taught group classes since 2005 and I offer private sessions for more in-depth instruction tailored to each individual’s specific need. In my classes, I break down poses and sequences to explore underlying body principals. I use my science background to incorporate anatomy/kinesiology, my dance background to develop somatic awareness and my yoga and buddhist background to cultivate physical and mental awareness.
I started by teaching beginners for three years at the University of Washington, served on the Family Retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation for three years, and taught Mindful Balance Chair Yoga in Sonoma County. I’ve also taught yoga at the annual meditation retreats for Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery and Aloka Vihara. In Graton, I’ve been leading my own group classes since 2009 and have been at Stone Creek Zen Center since 2010.
Photo: Roger Burns
Insurance: I carry a $4,000,000 aggregate limit insurance policy.
"Corina's accessible teaching style allows students of all levels the opportunity to plug into the yoga where they are. Her careful attention to sequencing and queing makes each class a deepening of both the inner and outer practice."
- Indira: Orthopedic Manual Therapist