C O U R T N E Y    D E R I

Teacher & Digital Producer


A B O U T   C O U R T N E Y

From the start, Courtney's life has been fueled by movement. Her classical ballet training began at age three and continued with prestigious schools that led a professional career across the United States. Her deep passion and dedication to that practice guided her to where she is today : personally and professionally.

Ballet gave Courtney a strong foundation of discipline, dedicated work ethic and precise attention to detail. Although dancing provided a vibrant pathway for communicating and processing, it was not until she discovered yoga that she truly understood the body's innate wisdom and the profound connection between movement and consciousness. Although her yoga practice began with the intention to complement her dancing, it soon took center stage in her life. 

Yoga ignited a spiritual fire and curiosity within that continues to feed Courtney's soul. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Back Bay Yoga Boston under Lynne Begier, Ryan Cunningham, and Caitlyn Graham Visconte in 2014. 

When Courtney discovered The Class by Taryn Toomey, she immediately connected with the transformative practice and felt compelled to dive deeper into the method. She was in awe of The Class experience : the safe space that was created for students to step into higher consciousness and discovery of strength. Students could truly escape reality, journey inside to explore and reemerge anew. She quickly auditioned for the Training Program, graduated in January 2017 and now teaches regularly in NYC. She has since traveled to share Taryn's method at pop-up events in the Hamptons, Greenwich, CT, Chicago, IL and Charlotte, NC. She also supported Director of Training + Development, Jaycee Gossett, as Manager of Teacher Training to continue the expansion of our teaching team, and has now moved into the role of Digital Producer.