Courtney Fitzpatrick

MA, E-RYT-500, YACEP, founder of Verapose Yoga

Courtney is the owner and caretaker of Verapose Yoga and Meditation House. She co-founded Verapose Yoga with Katie Hoener, LMSW in 2015, and together they’ve co-created two Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher Trainings. (RYT-200 & RYT-300)  Courtney and Katie met in a Yoga Therapy Training and have worked diligently to create an inclusive, loving culture and community. Courtney bought the historic Yoga House in 2017 and aesthetically renovated the building which was the Dexter Library for 30 years. 

Yoga has been a healing force in Courtney’s life since she was 17.  Treatment for an eating disorder serendipitously led her to trying yoga (she’s got an amazing, progressive family!). While trying yoga along with talk therapy, her health rebounded and her connection to her Self healed in profound ways.  She finds great joy in sharing the healing potential of yoga with yogis of all experience levels, ages, differing abled bodies and backgrounds.

Courtney has her Master’s Degree in Arts Administration (formerly a major gifts fundraiser with Michigan Radio for 7 years), RYT-200 with Jonny Kest in 2010, RYT-500 with Saundarya O’Connell in 2015, Reiki I and II in 2004 with Ray Golden and Reiki III Master Level in 2017 with Frans Steine, Birth and Postpartum Doula training in 2016 with DONA and ProDoula, and is the owner of Verapose Yoga Studio in Dexter, MI since 2015.  She purchased the Yoga House in 2017 and created the Verapose Wellness Cooperative (shared space) in 2019. When she’s away from the studio you can find her spending time living in Downtown Dexter with her family of 3 boys, their pound pup Tai-Tai and her husband Mike, whom she met on an adventure in Durango, Colorado.