Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher. She is a follower of the great Indian guruji B.K.S. Iyengar, who passed away in August, 2014.
Toward the end of an 11-year career in banking, in the late 1980s, Cora first began to study yoga. She apprenticed with Erich Schiffmann and assisted Rodney Yee for seven years. She assisted and traveled with Judith Hanson Lasater, her principle mentor, for 18 years, and was also mentored by Patricia Walden. In addition, Cora has studied with Angela Farmer, Ramanand Patel, and the Sanskrit scholars Kofi Busia and Edwin Bryant. Her yoga practice and knowledge extend from the most advanced asanas (poses) to the full range of pranayama (breathwork), and she is well-versed in the spiritual underpinnings of yoga (Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita).
In 2001, Cora started her Yoga Bloom school which follows an extensive curriculum. It is based on a foundation of traditional teaching and years of experience working with people suffering from chronic and acute conditions from arthritis and joint injuries to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, including psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorders and addiction.