Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Garner.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve been a nurse since 2010, working mostly one on one home care, hospice, and in the surgical setting, where I realized I wanted to help people improve their health in a holistic way that was empowering and natural to them. At the time, I didn’t know exactly how that would look, but I knew I could find out and create something accessible and enjoyable.
Years later, I needed help. My relationships were drying up, and so was I. My inspiration to incorporate mindfulness into healing came from my own healing journey with Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist Tantra, Reiki, Somatic Experiencing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The results of the regimens and the body products I made became a lifestyle that is now the foundation of GreenBody Wellness. My goal was to make Self Care cool enough to survive the trends and inspire us to take charge of mental, emotional, spiritual AND sexual health. I’m big on sexual wellness, it often brushed over, like people are too embarrassed to talk about where they came from, but we’re gonna talk about it.
As a Black Woman, I’ve been on the search before for spiritual teachers and guides that reflect me, and it’s been a struggle. GreenBody is created to meet those needs for cultural identity and variety: all of our contributors and teachers come from within the African Diaspora. I’m just the first Healing Guide, but we have a variety of teachers and therapists that will contribute to the community and online resources.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
When I first started talking about Meditation and Mindfulness, it didn’t seem like anybody was interested and sure didn’t wanna pay for it. My workshop attendance was low and it took me 3 hours to make that flier. I only seemed to get attention when I talked about sex, so I did more of it even though I wrote down “meditation” for the agenda. People didn’t see the value in the Meditation until it became more popular.
I would get anxiety and start peeling my nails when it came time to record and had to learn that taking breaks was ok and that I’m not gonna be a one take wonder overnight. When I would apply for office spaces, the landlords would ask more questions than usual because they didn’t understand what was going on during my energy healing sessions, plus I didn’t get the place. At one point, I was juggling a lot of online clients from around the world and messing up the times. I would oversleep for East coast mornings, or fall asleep if it was someone in Asia.
GreenBody Wellness – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
GreenBody Wellness is a Holistic Health platform that offers instruction and support to make self-development an enjoyable, regular part of your life. My experience as a Healing Guide has taught me people spend a lot of time and money on information that will “better their life” but it doesn’t work if you’re not doing the work, so my job is to make it easier and more fun to “do the work.” I specialize in Energy Medicine using Eastern Chakra systems, Mindfulness Meditation, Tantric Buddhism, and Taoist Sexual Yoga for Men, and bodywork, so all that is part of the curriculum and content.
There’s no company like GreenBody that exists today. What makes us special is the value in what’s offered. We do Group Coaching, there’s a library of video resources for mental, emotional, sexual health, we sell all-natural body products like shea butter and black soap sourced from West Africa, we have teachers and Guides that represent the African Diaspora. It’s everything I needed to make healing and growth more doable on a consistent basis, like a lifestyle.
I’m grateful to have been working on this for the last three years with the same intention, helping people take better care of themselves and put action behind their dreams. It’s perfect timing when people have more space to go in, make goals, and get to know themselves more through the process. GreenBody will be the reason a lot of dreams got started in 2020 and flourished.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
My proudest moment was being unmotivated one day because I didn’t get a lot of views on my videos, and it started to feel like I was talking to the air. I mentioned how hard it used to be for me to make videos right? But one day, I checked my YouTube and saw my video on Male Sexuality got over 133K views!
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