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Cortney Martinelli is a corporate trainer, speaker, educator, Reiki Master, Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT), founder of Akasha Yoga™ and Embodied™ Reiki, and author of the best-selling books: Love, Reiki, Vibration and 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. 

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


In 2024, Cortney was selected as one of the four finalists among 38,000 nationwide nominees for Nexstar's national Remarkable Women contest. The mission of this contest is to honor women who have had an influence on social progress and quality of life within their community. Cortney was selected as the runner up in Ohio and highlighted by Fox8 News 


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, which is why people travel from all corners of the United States to attend her Reiki training.


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™

  • Tuning Forks practitioner

  • 150 hour certified Human Design training

  • 150 hour certified Shinrin Yoku guide

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