Earliest memory of hearing about yoga
I tried my first class in college because it was becoming the trend, and I’d heard it would help me lose the freshman 15. Of course, that was the complete wrong approach. I went to one class, hated it, and I never went back. Many years later, however, I found myself back in a yoga studio, looking for a calmer route to physical and emotional well-being.
Something that complements your practice
As a writer for some time now, I’m always trying to think of creative ways to sequence and practice.
If you weren’t a yoga teacher, you would be
a doctor. Ever since I was little, I’ve been fascinated with the medical industry, from medical shows and news stories to books on biology and my own medical charts. Part of the reason I teach is because I believe in yoga’s physical and mental benefits.
From a young age in her native Indiana, Cory Martin was taught that the key to success is to follow your passion. She moved to Los Angeles to study Creative Writing at USC. After graduation, she went on to write for television and has authored several books. In 2010, when Cory was presented with the opportunity to write the documentary film, Titans of Yoga, she jumped at the chance to combine her two biggest loves: writing and yoga. Upon completion of the film–which featured Shiva Rea, Bryan Kest and Vinnie Marino, among others–Cory decided to take her yoga practice another step and enrolled in YogaPoser’s 200-hour teacher training. She is currently working toward her 500-hour certification. When she’s not at home writing, you can usually find her biking around town with a yoga mat in tow. Cory believes yoga should be fun and prompts students to keep smiling…even if they fall. Her classes are full of energy and promise to be an exciting challenge.
“When I’m practicing, I’m completely oblivious to everyone around me because I’m so focused on observing my own body and breath that I don’t have the space to wonder what’s happening inside someone else’s body. When I take this same obliviousness and apply it to my everyday life and don’t worry what others think, I carry myself with much more confidence.”