Coretta Washburn has studied yoga since 1989 and taught since 2002. Her main teachers are Carrie Owerko, Marcela Clavijo and Patricia Walden. Coretta graduated from the Teaching Training program of the Iyengar Institute of New York in 2004 after studies with mentors and Senior Teachers Mary Dunn, James Murphy and Bobby Clennell.
Coretta studied acting in the graduate school of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She loves to travel and has lived and worked in Prague, Australia and London. She also has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history from Goddard College in Vermont.
Coretta believes yoga is for everyone. She brings to her teaching attention to detail and a strong focus that links clear intentions to the organs of action. Devoted to the idea of a “long, uninterrupted, alert practice” of yoga to build the foundations of a happy and healthy life, she seeks to help the student find liberation through Iyengar Yoga.
“We have to harmonize our lives. The circumstances of life are there for our evolution, not for our destruction. I am a firm believer that through Iyengar Yoga and ‘gentle’ discipline, we can achieve true freedom.”