Cortney Taul, Wellness Coach/Certified as Advanced Yoga Teacher/ Masters in Kinesiology

Born and raised in eastern Idaho, Cortney found healing and enjoyment in the outdoors at a young age, including camping and hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, equestrian sports, skiing, fishing, and rafting. She also began dancing at a young age and this combined with growing up with Idaho’s extensive outdoor recreation opportunities, laid the foundation for her belief in how important physical activity and nature are for overall development and mental health.

Cortney completed her B.S. in Psychology in 2004 from Boise State University where she conducted research in Community Psychology and completed forensic psychology internships at the Idaho State medium and maximum-security correctional facilities. After graduating she worked as a psychosocial rehabilitation specialist where she discovered the high co-morbidities between mental health, nutrition, injuries, and overall physical health. In 2012 Cortney completed her Masters in Kinesiology with a Behavioral Emphasis, from Boise State University, focusing on applied sport and exercise psychology, motor learning, sport nutrition, and health behavior change. Cortney is a RYT-500 yoga teacher with advanced training in yoga psychology and she is a Certified Integrative Health and Well-Being Coach. She has worked alongside physical therapists, physicians, mental health professionals, and health policy professionals. She believes in the importance of utilizing evidence-based practices that integrate mind-body-spirit, feeling the ultimate reward is helping individuals reach their goals and embrace their own unique gifts.

It has been a long-held dream and goal for Cortney to bring a more holistic approach to mental health that includes nutrition, exercise science, and movement-based somatic modalities like yoga, alongside traditional therapeutic modalities. She believes in giving children, adolescents, and young adults the tools that can help them succeed in all areas of life. She is grateful to work at blueFire Wilderness, where their vision is aligned with her own. When not working, Cortney can be found enjoying outdoor Idaho with her two Dobermans.

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