Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
When I step onto my Manduka, I am stepping onto my sacred space. The place where my body and mind are free to become one. With each breathe, asana, and drop of sweat I learn to let my heart soar & my spirit blossom...all while on my Manduka.
-Jo Beth Richards
Why Manduka?: My Manduka helps me practice remembering that the divine is within us, even when we forget.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka PROlite is my foundation. It gives me the strength and stability that I need to gain more freedom in my practice. With a solid base I feel like I can fly higher!
Yoga Style: Anusara® yoga, Vinyasa
Courtney discovered yoga in 2008, looking for a way to increase flexibility after running a half-marathon, but found a lot more than just being able to touch her toes! After practicing every style offered in Austin she could find, Courtney decided it was time to undertake a teacher training program to deepen her own practice. Being a personal trainer, she also wanted to share the benefits with her clients, adding a new dimension to her training programs.
In 2010 Courtney completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification with Desirae Pierce through Breath and Body Yoga in Austin, A Baron Baptiste Power Yoga affiliate. She completed the Anusara Immersion in August of 2011 with Christina Sell and will begin the Anusara teacher training in December of 2011. Taking influences from Vinyasa and Anusara yoga to bring together powerful sequences and a strong emphasis on alignment, her classes are fun, active, sometimes sweaty and geared to keeping her students safe.