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Cortney Martinelli speaker, best-selling author, Reiki Master, Reiki training

Cortney Martinelli is a corporate trainer, speaker, educator, Reiki Master, Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT), founder of Akasha Yoga™ and A New Way™, and author of the best-selling books: Love, Reiki, Vibration and the Cracked Open.  She has been supporting the wellness community for over two decades. Since then, she has worked with thousands of clients and students hosting 150+ events each year. Cortney’s ultimate desire is to serve and support students, clients, teachers, employees, coaches and athletes individually based on their individual goals for the future.

In addition to Cortney's vast experience within the world of wellness, she spent 25 years working in the corporate arena for a fortune 100 company. During that time, she specialized in employee engagement, communications and education, where she developed and delivered training + education to thousands of employees. ​

Cortney has served clients + students for over a decade and has worked with thousands of diverse people. Her desire is to share the way in which energy works within the body and to empower clients to become their own best healer.  She knows from personal experience as her first client is herself, so she understands what it means to truly heal.

Cortney is the owner of an Education + Retreat Center in Kent, Ohio where she spends most of her time offering wellness certifications, private retreats, individual sessions and support to her community.


Cortney’s classes can be summed up in two words: love + empowerment. Cortney's personal stories, authenticity, playfulness and creativity are hallmarks of her teaching style. She also has a knack of taking complex concepts and explaining them in an easily understandable way. 


Qualifications + Certifications

  • Corporate trainer + educator for almost two decades

  • Positive Psychology researcher + teacher

  • Advanced studies in Instructional Technology (Masters)

  • Reiki Master Teacher + Practitioner (working with thousands)

  • Author of a best-selling book on the topic of wellness

  • 200 hour certified yoga teacher

  • Founder of Akasha Yoga™

  • Sound therapy practitioner

  • 150 hour certified Human Design training

  • 150 hour certified Shinrin Yoku guide

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