“It helped me to rediscover my spark and tap into both a mental and physical agility that I didn’t know was possible.”
Courtney discovered the practice of yoga in early adulthood after going through a personal hardship that left her feeling incredibly discouraged and disconnected. Needing to get out of her head space and into her body, she was amazed at how yoga grounded her, made her feel a strong, steady and at peace with what was happening around her. She has been committed to the practice for the last 13 years and continues to work everyday to re-establish and maintain a better relationship with her body, our planet, and others.
Courtney has been teaching a vinyasa style of yoga – a moving meditation linking postures with the breath – which is a vigorous, power yoga class with an emphasis on fun and flexibility, for the last 10 years. She was heavily influenced by her teachers Andrea Boyd and Jeffrey Cohn (who studied under Sharon Gannon and David Life) with their teachings of Jivamukti Yoga Philosophy, and enjoys the dynamic sequencing and power elements of Baron Baptiste.
She believes in the connection of music and movement to open the body and to clear the mind. She tries to use humor and down-to-earth sentimentality to illuminate aspects of the spiritual journey in a hectic world. Her goal is to put those practicing at ease and encourage them to try new things–to improve their practice, on and off the mat. Her sequencing is athletic and is designed to strengthen and tone the muscles of your body and mind, and is sure to take you to your edge.
Her personal yoga practice has grown into passion for the health and welI-being of others and yoga has been the inspiration behind combining nutrition, wellness and aspects of mental health into a holistic practice. She graduated June 2015 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University to become a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT and am a certified nutrition and wellness coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.