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Yoga - Ngee Ann City, Orchard Road, Singapore
Born in Hong Kong and educated overseas, former ex-banker Cora is a wife and mother of two. In September 2011, Cora first experienced yoga in the form of therapeutic and restorative exercises after the birth of her second child. But as her practice progressed, she found that yoga not only strengthened her physical body but also cultivated a deeper connection with her mind, spirit and relationships, enabling her to handle challenges in day-to-day life as her best self. She began training as yoga teacher under Patrick Creelman and Rinat Perlman in 2014, then joined the 200-hour ‘The Foundation’ Teacher Training. Although initially more interested in personal development, this Teacher Training re-awakened her long-standing desire to teach. Her highly disciplined, outgoing and altruistic personality makes her a natural teacher. Very soon she felt her dharma to teach as a natural extension of her passion for yoga. After completing her 500-RYT in 2017, Cora taught at PURE Yoga Hong Kong until her move to Singapore. As her practice deepened, she focused her study on the classical forms of yoga from the Iyengar, Anusara and Hot Yoga traditions. Cora believes that knowledge in alignment and anatomy, and the power of sequencing and structure are the keys to establishing a strong practice – and even more so as a yoga teacher helping students to build their practice with intelligence, safety and true awareness of the body. Her classes focus on blending ancient wisdom within the spiritual traditions of yoga with modern, science-based information and techniques on precise alignment and anatomy. Through informed sequencing and structure, her classes are strong yet grounding. She strives to create a nurturing, supportive and empowering relationship with her students, offering yoga as a study and developing a practice to curate self-knowledge and growth – and through that, cultivating a mindset to live a full, happier life. Cora sees yoga as a continuing learning process and a lifelong practice. She loves to share, learn, grow and evolve together with her students. QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS: • Advanced 300-hour Vinyasa Yoga Training with Jason Crandall Modules 2 & 3, 2021 • 300-hr WildLotus Advanced Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman, 2017 • 200-hr Foundation Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman, 2015 • AntiGravity Fitness Fundamentals 1&2, Aerial Yoga 1&2, AG Restorative, Suspension Fitness, 2015 - 2017 • Dharma Wheel Yoga TT with Raquel Vamos & Dov Vargas, 2015 • 15-hr Anatomy Course with Martin Kirk, 2016 • Flyyoga Instructor Basic, Flow 1 and Flow 2, 2015 • Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certificate, 2019 • Stanford Online Nutrition Science Certificate, 2018 What Cora teaches • Advanced • Aerial Yoga • Alignment • Chair Yoga • Hatha • Wall Rope Yoga • Yoga Wheel
Going upside-down can be quite scary, it takes time and practice to develop confidence and a sense of space while inverted. This class is designed to help students conquer their fear of inversions and improve their upside-down yoga practice. Props are used to aid students during the class, making the inversion poses more accessible and helping them understand the feeling of being upside-down. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
Suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to improve their inversion practice. This class builds on the necessary body stability and awareness acquired in Level 1 & 2 classes to take on inversion poses and their variations.
This specialised class combines the use of a conventional yoga chair with traditional asanas. The chair enables longer holds of the postures and facilitates deeper stretching with ease and support. Some pranayama, chanting and meditation may be included.
This class is suitable for students with some yoga experience looking to increase the mobility of their bodies and have an invigorating experience. Some supported inversions and Level 2 postures may be introduced with options for Level 1 students.
This Dynamic asana practice is based on the same principles of an Alignment Class. Clear and intelligent alignment of the body and the mind supports a deeper understanding of each asana and improved mental awareness. Poses will be linked in a specific order, adding fluidity and movement to create a Vinyasa experience.
Yoga Essential Practice
Yoga is a Scientific System of physical and mental excellence which requires obedience to certain rules, principle and methodology in order to acquire satisfactory results. If these rules and principles are not followed it may cause reverse results, i.e. harm and injury to the body.
Alignment Series: Core & Spine