Cortnie is a community educator, speaker, social host who’s innovative events and workshops ignite positive collaboration within the education and social well-being communities.
She is constantly dreaming of new ways we can creatively inspire & empower each other through the tools of communication, integration of resources and high vibrating intentions–all while having fun! Cortnie has 15 years combined experience as a classroom teacher and school administrator who specializes in embedding social-emotional learning into traditional academia. She has applied her talents to building a trauma informed Virtual Summer Program for students DCs most vulnerable areas. These days you'll find her leading and training cohorts of teachers and community mentors in mindfulness and academia, authoring brain-based learning workbooks for teens, and brain-calming workbooks for parents and many heart-work projects in between.
Cortnie Angel currently lives in the Washington DC Metro area. She is a mother of a phenomenal toddler, Corinne who keeps her on the up & up and up-to-date on who’s really raising who.
Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®,
R.R. Shakti, PhD, is a Contemplative Mythologist,
ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik
approach to personal empowerment and social action.
Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.
Similar blood. Two different cultural lenses.
In our last Elephant Conversation, Cortnie Burriss and R.R. Shakti talked race, relation, & education.
Watch this heartfelt conversation of curiosity, vulnerability, and a deep desire to see collective wholeness.
Yoga Culture + Black Culture:
Practicing Equity on the Mat.
w/Cortnie Burris & R.R. Shakti
featuring Talaya Thomas
We're talking about melanin on the yoga mat...
Yoga has exploded as a nationwide phenomenon, but where are all the people of color?
REAL BLACK HISTORY
What the Text Books Won't Tell You
with Historian, Paul Joseph.
"Paul is the type of historian to tell you to go to your window, set your text book on fire, and throw it into the street. No one learns real history that way, and Paul Joseph is here to prove it!"
MAKING NEW RULES | Honest Communication to Grow Forward
featuring: KEITH MITCHELL
The time has come to address old destructive patterns of relational conditioning between men/women, black/white, self/other. It's time to address the distorted lens through which we see each other–to reassess our communication strategies. It's time to make some new rules, run some new plays, and grow forward in relational conditioning.
TOXIC FREEDOM | Addressing the Systemic Divide
w/Cortnie Burriss, Talaya Thomas, and R.R. Shakti, PhD, Paul Joseph.
and featuring: REGGIE HUBBARD
We are standing in a liminal space–a cultural rite of passage. We must face the reality: The achievement of equity and justice is a life-long quest and one that requires active peace. In our next conversation we look to Reggie Hubbard to bring clarity to our cloudy political landscape. He provides new insights for coming together, building community and standing up to toxic freedom.
WHAT NOW? | Where Inner Work Meets Real Time Choices.
w/Cortnie Burriss, Talaya Thomas, Paul Joseph and R.R. Shakti, PhD.
Featuring: PAMELA STOKES EGGLESTON
We are committed to removing all perceived barriers and obstacles to the practice of yoga. But How? WHAT NOW? In the season finale of Elephant Conversations, we turn to Pamela Stokes Eggleston for her insights on how yoga has contributed to racial disparity and what needs to happen next...for lasting change.