Photograph: Chelsea Abril
ABOUT COURTNEY WEXLER
Courtney Wexler has been practicing yoga for over fifteen years in places including Los Angeles, New York, London, India and now Honolulu.
The athlete in Courtney loved the physical challenge as a new student to asana over fifteen years ago. However, she found herself returning regularly to the practice because of the message yoga was unveiling in each class.
In 2010, she received her 200-hour teaching certification through Aloha Yoga Kula in Kailua, Hawaii so that she could be a part of sharing this 5000-year-old secret with the world. In 2013 she received her Ayurvedic Health Educator certification through the California College of Ayurveda and in 2014 starting studying with Tiffany Cruikshank, attending modules through her Yoga Medicine 500-hour teaching certification program. In September of 2015 she studied at Asana Andiappan College of Yoga completing a 300-hour course with Yogananth Andiappan and his father, Guruji, in Chennai India.
Personally, yoga has helped Courtney find one-pointed focus while training and completing an Ironman triathlon, served in her recovery from marathon injuries and has reminded her in difficult situations to stop and take a breath .
Her students find her light-heartedness relatable to their own yoga journey and are drawn to the sthira (strength) and sukha (ease) she brings to her classes. Courtney is honored to be considered a yoga teacher, but relishes equally in being a student of yoga and of life each and every day.