Courtney is a California native and experienced yoga teacher based in Venice Beach, California. Courtney began practicing yoga in 2003 to heal her body from years of competitive track, dance, soccer and gymnastics. After falling in love with the practice, she enrolled in her first yoga teacher training in 2006 at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California with the inspirational Annie Carpenter and James Brown. Later that year, Courtney continued her education completing the Yoga Ed.certification and in 2007, wanting to explore the practice more in depth, she began the Yoga Works Professional Program under mentor, Jasmine Lieb. Upon completion of the program she became a 500 hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher and later in 2009, Yoga Works Certified. Courtney is most influenced by Vinyasa yoga as well as by her love of yoga therapeutics, Kundalini yoga and dance. Every class incorporates knowledge, spirit, and a sense of humor with the intention of sharing her passion for yoga. In addition to teaching yoga, Courtney is a personal trainer and a seasoned dance and gymnastics instructor. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2002 from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
A prenatal yoga sequence that helps to strengthen, stretch and soothe the lower back. We will move through plenty of squats and hip circles so as your baby grows this strength and flexibility in your pelvis and core will keep you happy and healthy.
Confront and release tight quads through this well-rounded slow flow! Whether you run, cycle or just feel sore, your quads hold so much stress! Open them up and notice how your low back, hips, and knees feel! Aww yeah!
Flow through a safe but still challenging practice, great on days when you feel more energized (perfect for those of you in the 2nd trimester)! Some yoga experience recommended. Namaste pregnant yoginis!