Courtney found her love of Pilates and saved her body while training at Beacon Pilates in Beacon New York. Courtney has lived all over the United States experiencing and learning in all areas she could. While growing up in Northern Georgia, She found a passion for basketball, softball, and track. In Florida, surfing, and kayaking, and in Oregon she added skiing and whitewater rafting to the list. With her love of sports, and a refusal to give any less, she suffered numerous injuries and a lifetime of pain. Many specialists, doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists later, Courtney was finally diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Shortly after her diagnosis while living in New York she found her Hail Mary with Pilates and has been major injury free ever since. Courtney became a certified Pilates mat instructor in 2016 under Juliet Harvey of Beacon Pilates. During this training, Courtney met Kara Dillow who was studying under Juliet to get her teacher training certification. In early 2018 Courtney started her training under Kara to gain her comprehensive certification on all equipment. Courtney has a passion to teach and show people that Pilates can keep your body strong and stable, relieve chronic pain, and help reduce the risk of major injuries. Courtney has a background of varying educations and studies including but not limited to, Horticulture, Patisserie & Baking, Sustainabilities/ Environmental Biology, Painting, and Music. She also has dreams of playing rugby and roller derby, but knows thatʼs probably not one of her best ideas!