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Debra Corea

  • Part-time Lecturer, Program of Dance and Movement


Debra Corea is dedicated to bringing curiosity and awareness to the nature of mind along with the experience of residing in a human body in her courses within the Mind-Body Somatics Cluster (Embodied Resourcing Through Somatic Practices, Into the Present Moment, and Living Anatomy, Living Yoga). She is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher offering courses through UR’s Mindful University Project and is on the MUP Advisory Committee. She is an authorized Continuum Movement® teacher, and is on the faculty of Open Sky Yoga Therapy Training. Introduced to yoga and meditation in 1973, Debra began to deepen her engagement at Open Sky Yoga in 1990. Through exposure to Deborah Raoult’s teaching of prenatal yoga, Body-Mind Centering® and Continuum Movement®, she became enamored by somatic exploration, going on to study with the visionary somatics pioneer, Emilie Conrad. As a student of François Raoult, Debra has been immersed in many dimensions of yoga, completing several yoga teacher trainings (ETT, Pranayama, Advanced Relax and Renew®, Yoga for Scoliosis at Open Sky Yoga; YTT, Insight Yoga, Integrative Restorative (iRest) Yoga Nidra at the Kripalu Center). Debra received her RYT-500 upon graduating from Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training in 2013. One of Debra’s greatest pleasures was to accompany Thich Nhat Hahn, her most influential mindfulness teacher, on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Buddha in northern India.