Corinne Peterson, MPH, LMT, NCTMB, RYT
In 1985, Corinne Peterson began practicing yoga for relief from back pain, anger and depression. Her passion for it flowered, and naturally evolved into sharing it with others. She began her studies at the Temple of Kriya Yoga, completing the certification program in 1995. There she received her first introduction to Viniyoga and its emphasis on the adaptability of yoga for every body. She later trained with Gary Kraftsow through the American Viniyoga Institute, first as a teacher (2003) and then as a yoga therapist (2006).
While she always loved yoga movement and breathing, she found it hard to sustain a regular meditation practice. The first time she experienced yoga nidra meditation, she fell in love with it. After some exploration, she learned of iRest® yoga nidra and felt she had come home. Finally she found a meditation practice she could practice consistently. She loves the process of deep relaxation, inquiry and felt presence. She is especially grateful for the tools it brings for living more peacefully with everyday life.
Corinne has received advanced training in iRest® yoga nidra through Richard Miller, PhD of the Integrative Restoration Institute. She has also received specialty yoga training for specific challenges, including: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute (founded by Bessel van der Kolk) and Yoga of the Heart – Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training (with Nischala Joy Devi). In addition, she has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997 and holds a Masters in Public Health in the area of health education and promotion.
Corinne currently practices in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. She specializes in working with people who are going through life challenges and transitions, including; trauma, loss, cancer, pregnancy, mid-life, seniors and end-of-life. She offers group classes and private instruction.