EP 7: "Vulnerability and Strength" Courtney Deri

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the sublime, crystalized, and inimitable Courtney Deri (pronounced DER-I please). 26 years in this lifetime, with a heart of crystal quartz. She's a yoga teacher and an instructor of the life changing The Class by Taryn Toomey. She's made me laugh, and cry, and laugh-cry at the same time. She's a straight talker and a soul cleanser, and as grounded-yet-out-there as one can get (our palo santo obsession runs DEEEEEP).

Without further ado please listen in on this goose bump inducing magical episode where we discuss letting go of labels, self trust, and never stopping being a student. 

Continue reading for the .LIVE Journal's Q+A.

Hi dearest Courtney, how would you define your occupation? Teacher and Manager of Training at The Class by Taryn Toomey, Private Yoga Teacher.

What's your nationality / background? Irish / Israeli / Caucasian - such a weird combo .

What were you favorite and least favorite foods mom cooked for you as a child? Favorites: Strawberry Short Cake / Mac & Cheese / Artichokes / Salads!! Least Favorites: Meatloaf! haha ( sorry mom ) 

What is your favorite healthy home-made recipe? I love to keep it simple. Arugula, minced garlic, cherry tomatoes, avocado, parmesan cheese, olive oil and sea salt. A salad I eat almost every day. 

When I feel something in my body and I trust that, 99.99% of the time it’s true.

What are your "keep my sanity"’ essentials? Meditation / The Class by TT family / my yoga practice / rose oil / Essentia Water / Wine / Books

What was your favorite bonding activity you did with your mom as a child? Going to Disneyland! 

What has been the best beauty / health / wellness advice your mother has given you? Wear sun screen, drink lots of water, & stop picking at your face. 

What beauty / health / wellness advice will you pass on to your kids? SEE ABOVE. 

What is your go to / favorite workout? The Class by Taryn Toomey - DUH !

What is your non-negotiable self care routine or tool? Washing my face & my meditation practice.

If you're interested in training with Courtney, please visit taryntoomey.com and book one of her classes. For private yoga sessions please email her at courtneyd@taryntoomey.com