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with Courtney Sheber

meet Courtney Sheber

Courtney is an Arizona native and former competitive gymnast. She found yoga about 10 years ago, and the practice has transformed her life both on and off the mat. Courtney believes the physical and spiritual practice is key to living a happy, vibrant life. She earned her 500-hour Certification at Modern Yoga Scottsdale, where she is also the Studio Manager and teacher. She has also completed trainings with master Ashtanga teachers and constantly attends workshops to continue her education and grow as a teacher. In her classes, she blends movement with breath and uses unique, mindful transitions and insightful alignment cues, while remaining playful and inspiring. When Courtney is not practicing or teaching yoga, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and snuggling her puppies Leo and Hunter.

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10 Minute Revitalizing Yoga Flow

This 10 minute flow is meant to revitalize you by giving you a sense of clarity and positive energy. We'll get our blood flowing with mindful poses and use our breath to open us up. This quick flow is designed for all levels of yoga practitioners and you can do this at any time throughout your day! Enjoy.Namaste, Courtney

Beat the Heat: Cooling Yoga Poses 

Summer is upon us and temps are rising, especially in Arizona! It’s important to honor our bodies and not over do it. Here are some poses & tips that will help you cool down this summer.Butterfly Pose: Baddha Konasana is a great way to open the hips and the posterior side of the body. Sit up tall, bring the souls of your feet together. If you are tight, sit up on a blanket to erect the spine. Bring your hands to the feet wrapping the the thumbs on the inner arch. Draw your low belly in and...

Breathing Practice to Calm & Balance You

This breathing practice is called Nadi Shodhana or “alternate nostril breathing.” It is a very simple and powerful technique to calm your mind and balance your right and left brain. The breath is our best tool for restoring peace. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, follow these steps to recenter yourself.Find a comfortable seated position on the ground or in a chair and sit with a tall spine. Rest your left hand in your lap. With the right hand, bring your index finger and middle...

7 Yoga Poses to Energize You

Hold each pose for 10-12 breaths or one minute each side. Seated Side Stretch: Begin in a seated cross-legged position with a tall spine. Place your right hand outside your right hip and reach your left arm over your head to the right. Rotate your top palm down and keep your left hip grounded. Breathe into the left side body. Switch sides. Cat/Cow: In a table top position, stack your shoulders over your wrists and your hips over your knees. On an inhale breath, draw the chest through your arms...

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