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Get to know your Teachers...Courtney!

Sharing who we are one teacher at a time.

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How would you describe your teaching style?

Fun, yet grounding. I try to incorporate some fun poses in my classes aside from the traditional yoga postures. It's often the simplest movements that we don't think of doing that are the most beneficial and give us the opening our bodies are craving. Matching the breath with these movements is the key to staying grounded and connecting the mind and body.

What has teaching yoga taught you about yourself?

Just practicing yoga for years has taught me so much about my abilities and giving my body what it needs. Since I started teaching yoga, I've learned things about myself on a much deeper level beyond the movements. Yoga is not just done on the mat!

What are your favorite and least favorite yoga poses?

My favorite pose is Half Moon because it focuses on several different aspects from balance to opening the hip and shoulder. And it's a pose that every day feels different for me - some days I feel strong and steady, and other days it's a challenge to keep my foot off the ground.

My least favorite pose is Warrior 1. I rarely teach this posture in my classes because I personally don't enjoy practicing it. For me, it's a pose that doesn't feel very natural, and most teachers just pass right through it so quickly.

What are you doing when you're not teaching yoga?

When I'm not teaching or practicing yoga, I'm usually reading or writing. My favorite things to do is lounge on the beach with a book - it's the most relaxing thing for me. In the wintertime, I settle for curling up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a fiction book.

What song do you never get sick of?

Closer by The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey... I have no idea why but I love it.

What advice would you give for someone just starting the practice?

Be patient. Yoga is a journey. You can't compare your practice to someone else's. All you can do is focus on your own practice and where you are today.

If you could teach any celebrity, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Jennfer Aniston. She is my absolute favorite actress. Plus I heard that she is a very active yogi herself.

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