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 postnatal practice for yogis who are at least 6 weeks postpartum. As a new mom, connecting with your breath is key to both help strengthen your core and to reduce stress. This practice does address diastasis recti as well as specific areas affected by pregnancy, labor and taking care of a newborn!
Grab a strap (a towel or tie will work!) and wake up areas that may feel dormant from hours of sitting and slouching. As we awaken the physical body, the subtle body will start to feel the shift as prana flows more freely when the heart is open!
This is a very chill practice perfect for yogis at the end of their pregnancy or simply on a day when you feel fatigued and stressed out. We will breathe through physical tension while working with a mantra and/or intention to help get your mind focused!
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!