OUR CORE VALUES
We began this journey under the name of Gypsea Yoga School as we are all in a constant state of change and becoming, and the sea is where we find connection and profound bliss. However, this identity has proven to be shallower than intended, as the changing aspects of ourselves are such a small portion of our whole being. In fact, the ever-steady consciousness (Brahman in Sanskrit) is the totality of existence. We already are Pure Awareness. Our new brand, InnerSea Yoga Academy, reflects this teaching.
Therefore, let the outside world be a mirror. Every time you begin to look outward, let the reflection you see to guide you back to your innate ocean of wisdom within.
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THE INNERSEA YOGA ACADEMY DIFFERENCE
InnerSea Yoga Academy changed my life. It wasn’t just about learning yoga positions, it was learning everything about yoga, philosophy, physiology, and spirituality! Courtney is someone that I plan to know the rest of my life. A beautiful life changing experience!
~ Pamela Talvacchia
FOUNDER, LEAD FACILITATOR
E-RYT 500, YACEP, REIKI MASTER
Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 18-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, 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.
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