My story

Curate health. Curate hope. Curate happy.

Welcome! I’m Courtney.

I live in Southern California with my husband, daughter, and a standard poodle named Bear. Originally from the East Coast, I moved to California because I’m a sunshine lover and really enjoy being outdoors.

After graduating from art school in the early 2000’s, I spent the next 20 some years teaching art and practicing yoga on the side. Then in 2017 and 2018, two important things happened that changed my life.

In 2017, I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition known as Graves Disease. These symptoms began to take an extreme toll on my health and left me with anxiety, shakiness, nausea and a variety of other awful symptoms. The stress of the pandemic and teaching art in the classroom became increasingly hard.

Then, in 2018, I discovered Social Emotional Arts at UCLA. Being a part of the SEA program taught me how art can be used for empowerment, self-care and community building. Upon receiving my certification, I immediately implemented self-care, mindfulness and community into my teaching and also applied it to my life. I noticed that the more I used art and yoga for wellness, I became a much better teacher and a much happier and healthier person.

In 2021, I completed my training as a yoga instructor and an internationally certified mindfulness instructor. Since that time, I’ve facilitated workshops through UCLArts & Healing’s HOPE Series, UCLA’s Creative Minds Projects, We Rise Los Angeles and Healing Circles Global. I’m so excited to share these skills to help you gain better health, more creativity and a greater lust for life.

What others are saying

Courtney has helped me in so many ways, from dealing with emotions to working on gratitude. I really appreciate her!

Debbie, New Hampshire

Working with Courtney helped me become calmer and gain more clarity.  I really enjoyed learning about the brain and the benefits of mindfulness.

Nick, Los Angeles

Do you want to work with me?

Want to get more support, deepen your understanding of yoga, mindfulness and therapeutic arts to live a more joyful and meaningful life? Get in touch with me for personal 1-on-1 coaching. I’ll challenge and encourage you to dream bigger, so you can accomplish things you never even thought possible..