Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. My heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for my students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.
After 10 years as a competitive gymnast, lower back surgery brought my athletic ability to a halt. Looking for a way to ease the pain and regain strength and flexibility, I discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice, quickly learning its transformational power over the mind and path to freedom. Embarking on this journey meant a lifelong quest for self-knowledge, love, and humility. In 2010 I volunteered in India and earned my yoga teaching certification. My time in India inspired me to establish my own NGO, Kids’ Foundation for Uniting Nations which connects and inspires kids around the world to initiate positive change through service.
Now a mother of two, living on the sea in our sailboat, I continue to grow my practice through deeper explorations of meditation and pranayama techniques. I teach various levels and styles of privates lessons, group classes, and Paddleboard Yoga, in addition to facilitating teacher trainings and retreats in Costa Rica and Florida.
I am also a dive master who grew up navigating the waters of coastal Florida and have a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Enter Gypsea Yoga. Why gypSEA? Because we are all in a constant state of change, a constant state of becoming, and the sea is where I find connection and deep bliss.