Courtney Krishnamurthy has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. During her first year of art school she discovered The Sivananda Companion to Yoga. Intrigued, she began to tinker with the various asanas in the book, and then she began to dive a little deeper into the practices outlined, incorporating pranayama and meditation into her practice. From the early days of art school through her days as an online marketing professional, yoga was a constant for no other reason than “it feels good”.
There came a point in Courtney’s practice where she began to discover a new sense of clarity and quiet in her mind. Her practice became the break in her day to hit the reset button and stop all the thoughts of work and to-dos so she could simply enjoy her evening with her husband instead of being constantly “on”. It was also during this time that little visions would pop into her mind during practice that delighted the artist in her. One day, while in shoulderstand, she pictured fairies attempting to push and pull and yank an OM symbol higher and higher toward the crown of her head. Here the seeds were planted for her journey to become the Om Fairy, creating an online wellness platform and boutique studio in San Jose.
After this vision, Courtney decided to get serious about understanding what was happening in her body during her practice, and from there she fell down the rabbit hole of anatomy, yoga philosophy, meditation, ayurveda, and so much more. Courtney has completed over 1700 hours of training and is an ERYT-500, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and runs teacher training programs through her Om Fairy School of Yoga. She continues to be a lifelong student, discovering more about the both the physiological and philosophical aspects of yoga, sound, and meditation.
Courtney's philosophy is that the awareness developed in the practice can carry with you beyond the mat. The techniques and teachings she shares become part of the rhythm of your day, elevating your ability to manipulate your energy, manage your attachment to outcome, and empower you to hear and trust your own inner guidance.
Courtney is available for private group instruction.