Faculty

Debra Corea

Adjunct Instructor, Dance Program

dcorea@ur.rochester.edu

Biography

Debra Corea, RYT, is dedicated to bringing curiosity and awareness to the nature of the mind and the experience of residing in a human body. She was introduced to yoga and meditation in 1973. Sustained interest and practice brought her to her principal teachers at the Center for Yoga and Aplomb in 1990, now Open Sky Yoga. There she studied prenatal and women’s yoga, BodyMind Centering, and Continuum Movement with Deborah Raoult. In 2007, she graduated from Open Sky’s Essential Teacher Training and continues advanced yoga training with Francois Raoult. Debra furthers her Continuum practice with its visionary founder, Emilie Conrad, as well as Susan Harper. Debra is also certified as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, an Advanced Relax and Renew Teacher, and has completed teacher trainings in Yoga for Scoliosis, Insight Yoga, and Integrative Restorative (iRest) Yoga Nidra. Additional study includes Yin Yoga, Anatomy, Posture, Anatomy of Asana, Anatomy in Clay, Yogic and Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, the Yoga of Sound, Buteyko Breathing Technique, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Debra is passionate about conscious birthing and has trained and worked as a doula, supporting women through childbirth. Debra has practiced various meditation techniques and participated in Spirit Rock’s first 18-month Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training Program. In 2008, she accompanied Thich Nhat Hahn, her most influential mindfulness teacher, on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Buddha in northern India.