Aloha yogis and yoginis! I’m Courtney, your Hikina Power yoga instructor. As a native Hawaiian born and raised on the West coast of Oahu, I have a deep connection with the ocean. The graceful strength of the sea inspires my flow on the mat.
My yoga journey began at the gym as an way to cross-train and condition my body. I soon found that yoga enhanced my performance in sports, dance, and biathlon training. Years later, I had a breakthrough at my first yoga studio session in 2016. From that point, my practice transformed. I took the physical postures to a deeper level of mindful movement and meditation--from body to mind to spirit. Diving deeper, I completed my teacher training in April 2018 with a focus on Kripalu and Power yoga.
In all my classes, I intend to strengthen your physical body and help you to get to those peak postures, while also deepening your yoga practice with traditional Hawaiian concepts and Kripalu yogic teachings. In Hawaiian, "hina" and "ku" represent yin and yang, the opposing forces that is present in all things. I believe in the importance of finding balance both on the mat and in life. Thus, I lead a variety of class styles along this spectrum (Rocket, Vinyasa, and Yin) and will guide you in carefully chosen yoga flows that will balance your unique lifestyle.
I invite you to journey with me to realize your "mana", prana, your energetic power. You are more powerful than you think.