The Team.

Courtney Hanson


Hey soul sister! I’m Courtney – best selling author, podcast host, yoga instructor – E-RYT® 500, reiki master, hypnotherapist, trauma-somatics healer and inspirational speaker. I help women remember their souls purpose and return home in their bodies. I am a wife, mother of three, fur mom to three and successful entrepreneur. My journey through life is the framework that has led me to serve others. I was homeless on food stamps, and a closet alcoholic who tried to take my own life due to trauma. I haven’t just overcome darkness, trauma, anxiety and depression – but I have used these pains as lessons and stepping stones to mold me into the woman I am today, helping others reach their goals physically, mentally, and spiritually. Let me help you break through barriers, step into your purpose and become the Divine Goddess you were destined to be.

Natasha Bailey


Natasha has a deep love for a term she calls sacred self love – this practice is a journey filled with movement, connection, ritual and bringing magic to the mundane. She is a mother of many and you can find her loving her her babies, crafting healing brews in the kitchen and coaching movement that is strengthening, connecting and soul enlivening. She brings her passion of rewilding to all things she does and weaves her decades of movement practice into all her teachings. Her classes invite us all to remember our wild, true, badass selves.

Jeyzel Rossi


Hi friends. My classes emphasize the importance of expressing yourself, your hip openings and your heart.  I believe that your mat or earth is the canvas and your body is your tool to create your art form. I started practicing yoga in 2006 and began teaching in 2016. After almost a decade of being away from California, I came back and stumbled upon Courtney’s studio. After meeting her, I knew this is where I want to be. As an E-RYT® 200 and YACEP®, I teach Gentle, Flow, Vinyasa, Power, Meditation, SUP Yoga, and will continue to teach a mind and body practice cultivating gratitude and finding your inner warrior with Warrior Wheel Yoga. I am so glad to share my practice with you.

Rachelle Hobbs


Rachelle Hobbs is a horsewoman and yoga enthusiast who loves to create unique musically driven yoga experiences.

As an E-RYT® 200 and certified Buti instructor she brings magic and play to every class creating creatrix energy and divine feminine healing with everything she touches. True Scorpio Magick here.

Benjamin White


Benjamin White is a lover of all things awesome. He is a father of 5 with another lil one on the way! Ben has been a human optimization coach for nearly 22years with a focus on holistic nutrition & all things movement. He began teaching yoga 8 years ago and has since created his own yoga teacher training/life school called “Omni flow ~ life alchemy” his classes are creative, dynamic, musically driven and very challenging while still incorporating lots of mobility, injury prevention and rehabilitation techniques. Ben’s life mission “The human embodiment project” focuses on “integrating the wisdom of life & its magic into practical, purpose driven action that inspires & empowers each individual to fully express their genius for the betterment of self, family, community & humanity!”

Vanessa Cooper

Podcast Coordinator – Pinterest Executive

Vanessa has been with The Sweetest Little Life since 2020 and is the creative mind of our Pinterest. She also runs the behind the scenes of our Podcast and finds guest to continue bringing you wisdom and inspiration each month. She is magic and we are forever grateful to have her on the team.

Apple De Castro

Social Media Manager Marketing

If you’ve commented on The Sweetest Little Life you’ve already met this beautiful soul. Apple runs all of our social media presence and marketing for Within on the influencer side. She makes sure everyone is heard, seen and responded too! Apple has been with The Sweetest Little Life since 2021 and we are forever grateful for the creativity she holds.

Courtney Shaffer


Hey I’m Courtney –  I’m a wife and a mom of 3, I love reading any type of book I can get my hands on, and I’m in school to be a massage therapist.

Courtney handles all the behind the scenes and keeps up organized and up to date!

Ellie Hartman

Belly Dance Instructor – Yin Yoga Instructor

Hi! I’m Ellie!  I’m a passionate, loving, nurturing, creative, and fun loving kind of gal!  All of these passions, except yoga, found me around the age of 4.   My mom introduced me to Hatha yoga when I was 11.  A year later, she found a cabaret belly dancing class that we could do together.  I couldn’t help but immediately fall in love with both yoga and belly dancing.   Throughout the decades, I have always been happy to guide people who have shown interest in learning specific asanas or belly dancing moves.  In my first 200hr yoga teacher training course, during a 1 on 1 practice teaching session,  I noticed my partner was interested in learning how to do a body roll.  So I figured out a way to incorporated that into the yoga practice.  It’s always fun to go with the flow!

Shannon Siemens

Reiki Practitioner – Kids Yoga Instructor

Hi friends!! My name is Shannon and I’m super glad you’re interested in kids yoga. I am a mama of two and have been yoga-ing consistently for 10 years now. When my daughter was 1 year old, I found yoga again and haven’t looked back. I’ve been a small business owner for over 11 years and enjoy gardening, painting, cooking, dancing, animals, hiking, adventuring, smiling, and ya know….life!As a certified Kids Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness Coach, Reiki practitioner, and an herbalist in training I find great joy in helping the youngest generations reach a level of peace within their hearts that most of us don’t find until it’s too late. Children have this intrinsic light and love energy that is undeniable, and I want to help your kiddos and teens see this. Let’s get moving and a shaking!