BIO & EDUCATION
A natural teacher with an intuitive and relaxed presence, Courtney teaches the synthesized awareness of the body and mind as pathway to the heart. Introduced to meditation in 1997 and yoga in 2001, Court received her foundational certification from YogaWorks and went on to study and apprentice with master Ashtanga teacher and YogaWorks Co-Founder Chuck Miller. She completed advanced teacher training under the guidance of Jason Crandell, whose trainings and workshops she was fortunate to assist for several years, and continues to train in the yoga lineage with Tias Little. She is the founder of Revolver Yoga Studio in Walla Walla, Washington, where she taught from 2013 - 2019.
As a movement teacher, she is regarded for her anatomical expertise, humor, and physically powerful, graceful approach to movement practices. She offers an intuitive, pragmatic and light-hearted approach to living from the heart, and emphasizes exploring the idea of sustainability in every part of life. Her philosophy as a teacher is to help students access, trust, and understand their natural inner resources for wellness through personal investigation of the processes of body and mind. Courtney currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her partner and fellow teacher, Laura Williamson.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATIONS
BA Fine Art & Religion, Whitman College
MA Design Studies, Central Saint Martins/University of Arts London
200Hr RYT, YogaWorks NYC
300hr RYT, Jason Crandell
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Palouse Insight
Yoga TuneUp Certification, Jill Miller
SATYA Certification, Tias Little
Buddhist Studies Program, IMS & BCBS 2022-2023
The best way I can describe Courtney's yoga style is with the old saying, "Give someone a fish and they will eat for a day; teach someone to fish and they will eat for a lifetime." In class, Courtney will give me a fish to meet my immediate need (like a reminder to notice, or a strong physical practice to clear my head, or an eye-opening physical adjustment), but her greatest gift has been teaching me to fish for myself. The more I went to her classes, the more I found myself practicing yoga outside the studio, both on and off the mat. Through her methodical physical and spiritual guidance, practice has become not just something I do, but part of who I am.
— Eleanor Schroeder, RYT