Yoga with Courtney

ELB Virtual Workout Series: Yoga with Courtney

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:30am EST

Free one-hour class. $10 suggested donation per class.

Register by noon EST on Friday, May 7, 2021

Questions? Email Amanda McKenney at amckenney@bhchp.org

About Courtney and the yoga class:

“In order to practice bring an inner fire, constant study and devotion to spiritual connection are required." sutra 2.1  I come on to my mat for the not the pose, but the practice. I am a student of the practice the strives to embrace all eight limbs of the practice.

I started my yoga path at Moksha  Yoga in Chicago. I was introduced to the asana practice, but drawn to the sutras. Darien Friesen led a Monday night sutra study group. It became my regular Monday practice. I welcomed the space to ponder the life a working professional.

The physical practice came later. As a runner, my main physical practice was sunrise runs - pranayama practice built my endurance. As someone who trained as an athlete from the age of 11, I always knew that time would come to an end. The body is not built for continuous pounding of the run - the hips and knees start to ware. I never knew what would come next. I like being out side, it brings a calmness to my life. I balance my work life by exploring the outdoors : backpacking, hiking, ice and rock climbing, sculling, SUP and yoga to name a few! T

he theme to my life are the 8 limbs.  Samadhi is loosely interpreted - the union of self. In life, it is easy to get lost in the "labels", "judgments" and "projections" of what your life should be. You can lose what your life is to you. I focus my mind, body and soul on the practice of the yamas and niyamas. The physical practice takes all forms in my life. The physical practice has one goal - to shred the outside world to get back to the purity within me.

This is my focus when I create a practice space. It is to ignites your strength, to welcome your softness to find your balance.  I like to help you bring your practice off of your mat and into you life.  The asana practice I offers is to help you connect your pranayama and prathyara to explore your path.  I integrate elements of practice for you to discover a pieces  of yourself  previously unattainable.

I began my study of teaching yoga with Street Yoga  in San Diego. This lead her to explore more about the body and movement  and trauma with Bes Van Der Kolk at Kripalu Yoga center. I studied my 200 hour training at Chakra  Power   Yoga with Nicole  Burrill and Tim Kelleher. After the my 200 hour training, my journey of study continues with Trauma Brain Injury yoga certification, SPA yoga, and Mind Body Awareness practice for veterans through the American Red Cross. For my advanced yoga teacher training, I studied with Jacqui Bonwell - Sacred Seed Yoga teacher training. All of the is combined with over 20 years of clinical social work skills.

Join me on your mat let's work to navigate this thing called LIFE!