Courtney Harms is a Yoga teacher based in Santa Barbara, California. Courtney began practicing yoga in 2003 to heal her body from years of competitive track and field, dance, soccer and gymnastics. She has been teaching since 2006.
After falling in love with the practice, Courtney enrolled in to her first yoga teacher training at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, California with inspirational teachers, Annie Carpenter and James Brown. Later that year, Courtney continued her education completing the Yoga Ed. Certification for grades K-8th to volunteer within LAUSD and beyond. In 2007, wanting to explore the practice more in depth, Courtney began the Yoga Works Professional Program under mentor, Jasmine Lieb. Upon completion of the program she became a 500 hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher. Courtney was based in Venice Beach, CA until late 2020 where she taught for many studios in the Los Angeles area for fourteen years including Studio Surya Yoga, Yogis Anonymous and Yoga Works. She has co-taught many teacher trainings, and hosted several Yoga and Scuba retreats in Roatan, Honduras.
Courtney currently teaches LIVEstream yoga classes via zoom from her little yoga garage in SB as well as beach Yoga on Fridays in Venice, CA. She also has a large library of online offerings at yogisanonymous.com
Courtney is most influenced by her passion for the power of movement. She is inspired by many styles, most notably, Vinyasa flow. Vinyasa takes much of the alignment and precision from Iyengar and the strength and playfulness of Ashtanga fusing them into a well balanced flow. She is also true to her background in athletics, dance, kundalini yoga and therapeutics incorporating the knowledge she has gained from them all. Every class includes breath work, philosophy and a sense of humor with the intention of sharing her love for the healing potential of yoga with her students.
Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Spanish in 2002 from the University of California, Santa Barbara.