More About Courtney’s Training

Details about my training. It is important that I give thanks and credit to the amazing people I’ve been surrounded by.
Thanks to each and every one of these teachers for sharing their knowledge with me and providing guidance & inspiration in my yoga journey.


Avalon Yoga International’s 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Training

Anatomical & Physiological Foundations of Yoga: Steve Farmer, PhD, Brian Aganad

Teaching Postural Safety: Brian Aganad, Doris Palmer, Elena Milyukova, Rebecca Kovacs

Overviews of Ashtanga & Derivative Vinyasa Styles, and Key Principles of Iyengar Yoga: Brian Aganad

Sukshma Vyayama: Doris Palmer

Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, & Yoga Nidra: Janya Wongsopa

Dharma Yoga & Kundalini Yoga: Rebecca Kovacs

Mixed Yoga Styles, Yin/Yang Yoga, & Pre-natal Yoga: Ro Mamone

Advanced Pranayama & Original Yoga inspired by the Gheranda Samihta: Richard Rosen

Where Dance & Yoga Intersect: Arthur Cadre

Yoga for Seniors & Therapeutic Yoga: Loa Farr

An Introduction to Therapeutic Yoga & Medicine: Timothy McCall, MD

Mantra & Nada Meditation: Girish

Yoga for Distressed Populations: James Fox, Founder/Director of the Prison Yoga Project

Yoga history & key texts (Hatha Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras): Steve Farmer, PhD, with special talks from James Mallinson, PhD, and Debra Diamond, Curator at Freer | Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian

The Guru Circuit in early America, with a focus on histories of Yogi Bhajan & William Walker Atkinson (Yogi Ramacharaka): Philip Deslippe

Sanskrit: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann, PhD

Yoga Anatomy: Shawn Bek, DC

Human Anatomy Lab for Health & Fitness Professionals at Life Chiropractic College West with Mark Thompson, DC, & Chris Salem, DC

Yoga, Nutrition, and Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: John Krueger, MD


Breathe Los Gatos Joy of Yoga 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Joy of Yoga Flight School (aerial yoga) Certifictation: Pearl Wang

Confidence, Clarity, and Compassion: Cyndi Lee

The Four Medieval Yogas & Gurus of Modern Yoga; Tantric & Ascetic Visions of Yoga; History, Theory & Practice of Hatha Yoga; Yoga Sutras, Theory & Practice: Mark Singleton, PhD

Journey of Yoga: An Applied Exploration into the Art of Practice;
Adventures in Yoga-Asana: Intelligent Sequencing for Flow/Vinyasa; Embodying & Teaching Vinyasa Intensives: Jennifer Prugh

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training: Misako Matsuoka

Yoga and the Pelvic Floor: Leslie Howard

Joy of Living Meditation: Tim Olmsted

Tantra Shakti: Katie Silcox

Thai Yoga Massage: James Humecky

“When We Keep our Body Straight”: A Day-Long Workshop in Physical Alignment: Richard Rosen

Anatomy of the Subtle Body: Tias Little

Vinyasa Krama Yoga: Srivatsa Ramaswami


Shakti School Ayurveda Wellness Coach Program: 300 hours

The Basic Worldview of Ayurveda; The Doshas; Woman as Healer and Prakriti; Agni; Dinacharya; The Gunas; Rasa & The Six Tastes; Valve System Body Yantra & Emotions, Tarpana: Katie Silcox

Ethics in Relationship & Energetic Self-care; Attending & Listening Skills: Erin McCloskey, M.Ed.

Srotamsi; Women’s Health: Mary Thompson, C.A.S., P.K.S., Ayurvedacharya

Intro to Osteopathy; The Thyroid; Detox, Inflammation & Gut Pathology; Research, Structure, & Function; Autonomic Nervous System; Trauma in the Body: Dr. Kirsten Mackey, D.O.

The Ayurvedic Kitchen: Mary Dove Silcox

Mudra; Mantra; Yoga Nidra: Indu Arora

Ritual & Archetypes: Meredith Hogan

Adaptogens, Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine, Divine Chanting: Prashanti de Jager

Ayurvedic Cooking; Ayurvedic Cleansing; Food Relationships & the Psychology of Eating: Meredith Klein

Jyotish Vedic Astrology: Danielle Bertoia

Ayurveda, Pregnancy, & Postpartum Wisdom: Chrisandra Fox Walker


Shakti School Ayurveda Health Counselor Program: 300 hours

(currently in progress)

The Nervous System; Panchakarma Therapies; Breast Care; Tantra of Money: Katie Silcox

Samprapti & The Pathways of Disease; Fertility, Conception & Pregnancy: Mary Thompson, C.A.S., P.K.S., Ayurvedacharya

Ayurvedic Skincare: Meredith Klein

Yoni Steaming: Deborah Bagg

The Divine Feminine Archetype: Chanti Tacoronte-Perez

Embracing the Power of Herbs: Brooke Sullivan

Marma Vidya; Yoga for the Dosha, Dwadasha: Indu Arora

Healing Light of Jyotish; Vastu: Dr. Katy Jane


Additional training & workshops

Anatomy & the Functional Approach to Yoga: Paul & Suzee Grilley

Break It Down: Adapting Classical Yoga Postures for All Abilities: Talya Lutzker & Lorien Neargarder

Core Awareness – The Psoas Muscle workshop: Liz Koch

Finding Your Voice: Teaching from your Practice, Experience, and Intuition: Jason Crandell

Transitions: Kathryn Budig

Anatomy of Inversions: Tiffany Cruikshank

Bliss Paddle Yoga Teacher Training: Taylor Chaput, Dana Mitchell, & Hana Pepin from Bliss Paddle Yoga

The Science of Stretching Part 1: Biomechanics and Neuromechanisms; Successful Standing Poses; This is Spinal Map; Variation Nation; Yoga Biomechanics & Asana; Beyond Yoga Alignment; Hip Dynamics; Shoulder Potential; & Core Encore; Hypermobility & Yoga: Best Techniques for Strength & Safety: Jules Mitchell, MS

Lineage of Love: Katie Silcox

TYS™ Gentle Aerial Yoga: Pik Chu Wong, The Yoga Studio

Yoga & Sound Alchemy: Rebecca Kovacs, Saraswati Om, Ayi Wong & Michael Mayzel

You Are Here: Mapping the Energy Bodies: Claudia Fountain

Yoga. Psyche. Soul.: Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI

Backbending: Smart, Safe, and Fun: Annie Carpenter

Transitions & the Art of Linking Poses Smoothly, Hamstrings & Limitless Leg Power, Hip Openers: Road to Yogidandasana, Shoulder & Heart Openers, Yoga Methodology Training: Carmen & Moises Aguilar

Yoga and the Chinese Meridians: Bridget Puchalsky, L.Ac. MTCM diplomate o.m.d.

Chakras Illuminated: Christopher Hareesh Wallis, PhD

Ojas: Katie Silcox

The Circle Sessions; Lila Shakti; Private study: Rebecca Kovacs