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COURTNEY DERI

Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA

On weekends you can be found:  In a yoga studio, at some point drinking a smoothie, or if the sun is out getting some Vitamin D. I'll probably end up at Trader Joes at some point too. 

Favorite movie of all time:  I can't choose, there ar too many! But... TV? Gossip Girl. (I'll admit it.)

Favorite time of day to get your practice in?  The morning! I love to wake up, set the tone for the rest of the day with meditation and a practice. Although, I'll take a good dose of yoga any time of day I can get it.

Weirdest place you've ever practiced at:  In my boyfriend's grandma's basement in Waunakee, WI. I had an audience which consisted of a collection of about 50 Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. #thefear

How did your first yoga class go? I will never forget it! I was taking class in CA, with this awesome Yogi. He was the real deal, I wish I remembered his name so I could hunt him down and take his class today!  He changed my life in a very interesting way lol. In the middle of a sequence he stopped by my mat, saw all my props splayed out in a mess all around me, and says " Darling, clean yourself up. I can't imagine what your car looks like." My organization skills on the mat and in the car haven't been the same since! 

Your personal mantra is...  I have a few depending on the day:

1.What you put out, is what you receive! Energy is everything.  
2. Be here and be you! No use worrying about the past and being anxious about the future, just be yourself...enjoy the moment!
3.Think about what you want, let it resinate, don't let it go, and watch your dreams grow. BECOME YOUR BEST YOU.

What's your favorite part of Y7?  Everything... But really though!  The community, the music, the support, the energy, the people (students & teachers), the heat, the darkness, the candles, and the freedom to move and be you in class!