Courtney was born in La Jolla, California and was an avid ocean swimmer from early on.
She has studied Ashtanga yoga with Chuck Miller and Maty Ezraty, and a more freestyle yoga with Shiva Rae, which incorporates free movements, stomping, “trance dance,” music and incense. She also participated in a Tibetan Heart yoga teacher training on Lopez Island, and an Anusara yoga teacher training in Estes Park, Colorado. She specializes in children's and prenatal yoga.
Courtney has a BA in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Anthropology and an AA in science. She's raising two teenage boys and selling Real Estate in Juneau.