Getting to Know Cora Wen, E- RYT 500 We had the opportunity to interview conference speaker Cora Wen, E-RYT 500 and director of a RYS 500. Cora shared her genuine experience of transformation through Yoga, reflected passionately on the challenges of hosting teacher training, and divulged the best advice she’s ever been given as a Yoga teacher.
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UCSF is enrolling participants in a one-year study of the health benefits of yoga and stretching among overweight adults with metabolic syndrome, after a 10-week pilot study yielded promising results.
The “Practicing Restorative Yoga or Stretching for Metabolic Syndrome,” or PRYSMS, study is being conducted in partnership with UC San Diego and funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It will consist of frequent group classes as well as at least three days per week of home practice, with half of the participants assigned to gentle yoga and the other half to active stretching.