Teacher training with Courtney Sunday has been a life changing experience. Aside from being an inspiring teacher, Courtney is infectiously joyful, incredibly open hearted, open minded, intellectually curious and always deeply kind. She really does walk the talk and is a testament to the manifestation a dedicated yoga practise can bring to your life.
It’s clear that Courtney is deeply grounded in and continues to study and grow her own yoga practise. This authentic interest and commitment to yoga as well as a genuine interest in sharing her love for the practise with others makes her a powerful teacher. She makes it abundantly clear yoga teaching as well as practise is a continual journey.
Courtney’s approach is one of sharing, guiding, coaching, and encouraging rather than reading from a rulebook or reiterating dogma. She offers a wide and rich perspective of the practise as well as freely offers her knowledge, opinion and experiences while encouraging her students to choose for themselves what resonates most. Like laying out a beautiful banquet, Courtney offers much – and with this offering, deeply instills the seeds of interest and encourages life-long growth in her students by giving them such an array of abundance as to feel grounded, yet free to explore.
Teacher training with Courtney was so much more than I expected. My expectation was to learn the skills I needed to teach. Instead, I learned so much about myself: what I need to nurture in myself to become a good teacher, how expansive the world of yoga is, how to soften and open up more, how to trust more, how to better care for myself and others. I thought completing this training would feel like I’d arrived, yet this feels like just the beginning. There is no greater gift a teacher can give a student.
I can’t possibly imagine a better experience for my first 200 hours and find myself grieving the end of this training. Being one of Courtney’s students is nothing less than a blessing. Travelling this journey with her has been like walking through the door to a world of wonders. I will forever be deeply grateful for her guidance, support and joyful, openhearted presence in my life.