Courtney Newsom Gaia Flow Yoga Instructor 2017-06-17T13:10:34+00:00

My yoga journey began in January 2011, just a few weeks after college graduation. At only 22, I felt like I had completed every accomplishment on my check list that I had created for myself, yet I still didn’t feel satisfied; I still didn’t feel fulfilled. The early twenties can be a very scary place for many people; learning how to start a career, discovering who you’re meant to be, why you’re meant to be, and most importantly, why you’re meant to love.

Yoga came into my life as something to help me keep my mind off all the chaos that existed beyond the studio doors. I was a gymnast for 17 years, and a collegiate track and field athlete for 4 years. With my background in athletics, the physical part of yoga came somewhat natural to me. The mental part of the practice is what I am still learning, and bettering myself at daily.

After several months into my yoga practice, I realized that teaching yoga is something that I could be passionate about, and could do wholeheartedly. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than loving something with every ounce of my being, and sharing that joy with others. Every single person in this world has a story; every single one of you, and most people have a part of that story that something bitter in their life has occurred. In order to take that heartache out of your life, you have to realize that things happen for you, not to you. Yoga opened my eyes, opened my heart, and helped me to understand that sometimes you have to be in the dark before you can fully see the light. Once I realized this, I knew why every event in my life had occurred, and teaching yoga was exactly where my life was meant to take me.

I invite you let the divine blessing and gift of yoga change you as well. It will change your body, awaken your mind, and most importantly open your heart. Taking the first step is always the most challenging, but it’s also the most rewarding. I hope to see you on the mat soon.
All my love,
Courtney