Courtney C

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Education

  • Bachelors Degree / Indiana University, Bloomington

Certifications

  • E-RYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher @ 200 hour level) in May of 2013
  • Restorative Yoga Level 1 & 2,
  • Yin Yoga,
  • Yoga Nidra & Pranayama. 
  • CPR

Start date with RecSports

Fall 2015

Fitness philosophy

Honor where you are. Every day we come to our mat is a different experience. Modify your practice to meet the needs of your body today.

Fitness interests & other hobbies

I love to spend time with family; I'm a mother of a 2 year old with another baby on the way! I make jewelry for a local designer that can be found at Ali on the Boulevard. I'm a big fan of outdoor walks, taking in the fresh air, sights, scents, and sounds, as though the walk is a meditation in itself.

Why my class?

My classes are challenging, energetic and fun; we move with our own breath and relish in our own experience! I give a lot of verbal queuing and use props to insure proper alignment. We find the balance of both effort and ease in every pose. Class will leave you feeling stronger, with the body and mind more open and relaxed.

How do you motivate participants?

I use humor in my classes, reminding students to not take themselves too seriously, to honor where they are. Push yourself when you need to, and back off when you need to.

How long have you been teaching group fitness in general?

Since May 2013

What CEC/CEU's have you taken?

Sagewater Yoga Advanced Teacher Training 30 hours

What is your affiliation to the University?

Outside Community Member

What types of classes can you teach?

Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Meditation

What is your favorite style of music to play in class?

My playlists cater to the flow of the class. We begin and end with soothing, calming yoga sounds, the music builds into a warm up and into the heat of the class, and we cool down and stretch to softer music.

Why do you teach group fitness?

To make others feel better. Yoga is much more than just the physical. While the physical aspect is the attraction for most, I like to leave students feeling more relaxed and at ease in both mind and body.