INSPIRATION

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to...

Sunrise

You can die for it- an idea, or the world. People have done so, brilliantly, letting their small bodies be bound to...

The Body is Not Me

This body is not me; I am not caught in this body, I am life without boundaries, I have never been born and I have...

Let it Go

Let go of the ways you thought life would unfold: the holding of plans or dreams or expectations.Let it all go....

The Silk Worm

I stood before a silk worm one day And that night my heart said to me, “I can do things like that, I can spin...

Let it Go

let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go it was sworn to go let...

In Every Breath

in every breath if you’re the center of your own desires you’ll lose the grace of your beloved but if...

You are the Sun in drag. You are God hiding from yourself. Remove all the “mine”—that is the veil. Why...

Don't Surrender Your Loneliness

Don’t surrender your loneliness So Quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human...

In Blackwater Woods

Look the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon...

Are you looking for me?

Are you looking for me? I am in the next seat. My shoulder is against yours. You will not find me in stupas, not in...

Deepening the Wonder

Death is a favor to us, But our scales have lost their balance The impermanence of the body Should give us great...

 

Influences

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Cyndi Lee and OM Yoga Center
It’s been years since I’ve been able to practice with her, but she remains my beloved teacher.

Paul Grilley has brought profound awareness of energetics, anatomy, and authenticity. Jai Paul!

Paul JJ Alix inspired me to believe that I, too, could learn to chant and understand the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Truly a revelation!

Manorama of Sanskrit Studies continues to inspire with her knowledge, her devotion, and the many lessons she conveys through her profound and direct method of teaching.

Anodea Judith inspires with her commitment to bringing students back into their own core for authentic and vibrant living, and also back into relationship with that which is Sacred, for the benefit of the Earth and everyone on it!

Michael Carroll offers wisdom and insight into the Buddha’s teachings, as well as genuine friendship.

Shiva Rea sparkles! Her teaching is firmly rooted, rhythmic and expansive, and vibrates with the pulse of vitality.

YINsights: find out more about Yin Yoga

Krishnamurti’s writings have had a tremendous impact on the way I see and relate with reality. I recommend Think on These Things as a first introduction, and I love Flight of the Eagle.

Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sri Goenka ji is a simple and profound technique, elegantly presented in their 10-day silent meditation retreats. If you feel even the slightest urge to participate, consider it your duty to enroll!

Sharon Sherman, of Empirical Point Acupuncture., Her treatments inspire vibrant vitality, mental clarity and profound well-being. 

 

Testimonials

Eugene H.
Attorney

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“My mentality feels so clear and lucid, and my energy levels are through the roof. Most importantly, Corina is an attentive and positive teacher who fine-tunes each class and encourages us to approach each session with great curiosity.

I am very blessed to have her as a teacher! ”

- Eugene H., Attorney

Hank G.
Yoga Teacher

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“Corina Benner’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training is the real deal. The curriculum is unique and authentic as well as thorough. The experience contains just the right amount of depth, honesty, challenge and respect between teacher and student. Don’t miss out, yogi.”

– Hank G., yoga teacher

Ann T.
Yoga Teacher

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"Thank you so much for all you do, Corina. I continue to build on that amazing foundation you gave us in your teaching training program.  I keep mining it.  The more I teach the more amazed I am at how solid it is and how well it prepared me to teach, and furthermore how well it prepared me to learn."

– Ann T., yoga teacher

Laura L.
Yoga Teacher

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“Just wanted to say again THANK YOU! I’m still processing all from our time together and I’m feel so happy, these 3 days of learning, nourishing and discovery will be forever in my heart. Thank you for your knowledge, your guidance, your compassion, your sense if humor, your immense light, and for holding space for the group as beautifully as you did.”

– Laura L., yoga teacher

Anina H.
Attorney

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“Corina and her team provide a relaxing but challenging hour in which I can focus on nothing other than the moment, which clears my mind for the tasks ahead. The class provides a welcome break in the middle of the day, and sets me up for a centered and focused remainder of the day and week.”


- Anina H., Attorney

Catherine H.
Yoga Teacher

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"You are the kindest, most gracious spirit I have ever met.  What you have done to spread peace in our world! It is my fortune in this life to learn from you.  Thank you for your beauty, wisdom, and generosity."

– Catherine H., yoga teacher

Payal P.
Yoga Teacher

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“Thank you from my heart, for an incredibly moving yin training. Your words and love, reconnecting me to my soul's calling. Yesterday was a day filled with healing and seeing and loving.”

 

- Payal P., yoga teacher

Erin M.
Yoga Teacher

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“I wouId like to thank you whole heartedly for the yin teacher training you presented this past weekend.   I enjoyed it thoroughly and gained so much knowledge through your words, kindness and depth.  I was amazed at your beauty throughout and was truly inspired by you.   I aspire to be like you and have already noticed this training  bleeding into my classes this week.”

- Erin M., yoga teacher

Elise S.
Yoga Teacher

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“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for everything you offered during training over this past weekend. I truly enjoyed absorbing the knowledge you shared and your honesty and candidness. I felt that you managed a large group of personalities very well and created a really nurturing and inquisitive space.”

 

- Elise S., yoga teacher

Gisele R.
Yoga Teacher

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“Corina, you are an exceptional teacher and I hope that you will absorb everything I am sharing with you … I have to say that I truly appreciate all the work that went into creating your manual and your folder of information. manual is SO well done and I am so grateful to have it as I know I will use it often … I love that you are willing to share so much to assist us on our journey. I love that you were so organized. You respected the times of training which I think is important. You had a great balance of lecture, practice and shared discussion. I loved every moment! Your morning practices were so fantastic and I have to admit that I had the most incredible meditations which is not something that happens that often. I went to this deep place every day to receive the most amazing messages. Thank you for creating such a sacred space (your words of wisdom, your music and the moments of silence were perfect). What I loved the most is that you are so REAL! I enjoyed your funny jokes and I loved that you did not pretend that everything is love and light all the time when it is not! Your shared personal experiences added very much to the weekend. Thank you for reminding us all that we can find the courage to be imperfect.” 

- Gisele R., yoga teacher