After thinking about becoming a yoga teacher for many years, Courtney finally took the plunge into her first 200 hr training right here at Shakti in the fall of 2017. Her skills and confidence flourished during the Teacher Mentorship Program, which she completed through the winter and spring of 2018. Courtney looks forward to continuing to develop her teaching as she shares it with others.
In Courtney’s classes, you can expect a sequence based in Baptiste Power Vinyasa that will be challenging and fun. Inspiration for her classes is drawn from yoga philosophies and a belief in not taking yourself too seriously. She hopes that students can use the time they are dedicating to themselves as a tool to help navigate whatever life is presenting to them at the moment.
Courtney is a Seattle transplant from the east coast with a BFA in Fine Art from the Rochester Institute of Technology. When she’s not on her mat, you can find her painting, knitting, dancing to Beyonce, and playing with her giant dog, Bruce.
I remember the day I experienced the practice and teacher right for me. BOOM! I fell hard. I received my Baptiste Power Vinyasa 200 hour certification in 2008. I love the peace and the power that yoga offers. What else can I practice, at times working so hard, feeling so empowered, yet in the end so present and calm? I moved to Seattle in March 2017. I am filled with gratitude for the connections yoga is helping me create in this beautiful city! The journey continues.
I am inspired by my family, friends, the mountains and Kermit the Frog. I love to create in my kitchen and read a good book. I have a serious case of Wanderlust. Where next? My yoga mat now goes right on top of my running shoes in a backpack. Without yoga I might not have heard the monks chanting in Battambang as I sat in meditation on the veranda. I definitely would have missed a rainbow in Phnom Penh had it not been for a sun salutation.
It’s the journey, not the destination.