19 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Hospedaje el Bosquecito, Banco de Costa Rica, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

19 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

  • Hospedaje el Bosquecito, Banco de Costa Rica, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Ecological Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect to your inner light, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) by connecting deeply with nature, learning about medicinal plants, local ecology, permaculture, and conservation. Frolic in the waves, hike a magical rainforest, paddle majestic mangrove tunnels, with Gypsea EcoYoga Teacher Training! Discover how to live your dharma by by unveiling your light within. Go zip-lining, surfing, whale watching and explore magnificent waterfalls on your days off!

Highlights

  • 200-hour RYT certification
  • Techniques, training, and practice sessions
  • Integrated daily asana and meditation practice
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers classes
  • 3 delicious home-cooked meals per day
  • River swim and meditation sessions
  • Eco hikes and waterfall adventures
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • 15 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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Hospedaje El Bosquecito is situated on a quiet section of the main road of Uvita. Located right beside a small creek and forest, guests have the pleasure of being up close to birds, toucans, monkeys, sloths, and iguanas. The sound of the water brings a tranquil atmosphere. Restaurants, banks, and other services are a short walk away.

Schedule

  • Morning meditation
  • Yoga class
  • Breakfast
  • Coursework
  • Lunch
  • Asana practice
  • Dinner

Curriculum

  • Techniques, training, and practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Practicum
  • This is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School 200-hour.
  • Eco hikes (medicinal plants, local wildlife, mangroves, beach, and primary rainforest)
  • River swim and meditation
  • visit to the bamboo forest
  • Waterfall adventures
  • Courtney Fletcher

    Chennai Yoga Mission International - Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Hatha Yoga)

    Yuva Yoga School Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    An ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa. Her heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for her students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.

Uvita is a small village in southern Costa Rica. It is notable for its location where the mountains most closely reach the Pacific Ocean, it is the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park. This tropical hamlet possesses great charm in an unspoiled and serene atmosphere. With palm trees swaying in the wind, providing shady relief from the intense Pacific sun, there is plenty of outdoor options in this tropical paradise.

Nearby places

  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) - 4 hours
  • Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) - 1 hour

Includes 3 meals per day Monday through Friday, and breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays. You will be served three home-cooked typical Costa Rican cuisine vegetarian meals daily by your host mama, Mari. Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated for, please let Gypsea Yoga know in advance.

  • Horseback riding
  • Paddle boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Surf lessons
  • Waterfall rapelling
  • Whale watching
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Zip lining
  • 3 home cooked meals per day Monday through Friday
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour RYT certification
  • breakfast only on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Curriculum
  • Local trips to waterfall, river, bamboo forest, and eco hikes
  • Yoga classes
  • Airport transfers
  • Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Weekend free time excursions

Arrival by airplane

Quepos La Managua Airport (XQP) is the closest airport to Uvita. You can also fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) and organize a shuttle from there. Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. Gypsea Yoga will arrange the airport transfer once they have a complete list of students.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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    Review by Hannah Mackay from United States

    GypSea Yoga, best remedy for the mind, body and soul!

    PROS Pros: I loved my Gypsea Yoga experience. The entire training has so much to offer - detailed yogic philosophy, hours to improve ones physical practice, great diet and the local animals! I left this training feeling complete, nourished, fit and extremely happy and at peace with myself. Courtney and Shelby are beautiful souls and were perfectly partnered to run this retreat... I took so much positive energy away from them. EPIC!

    2017-Aug-13 09:16:20

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    Review by Ruchi Patel from United States

    Thank you, GypSEA Yoga!

    CONS Cons: More time for asana workshops and detailed work on alignment, adjustments, and modifications for postures!

    PROS Pros: Thank you Courtney, Travis & GySEA Yoga for an incredible 200-Hour RYT Training! I learned a ton, and am so grateful to have chosen your program to deepen my practice and earn my certification. You are amazing!

    Organizer response: Hi Ruchi, Thank you so much for choosing Gypsea Yoga School! We're so pleased that you deepened your practice, and have noticed drastic improvement in your personal asana alignment! Regarding the following, "More time for asana workshops and detailed work on alignment, adjustments, and modifications for postures!", we can assure that the majority of our hours are spent in this area, per the Yoga Alliance requirements. This cohort was exceptionally inquisitive and spent much of this time questioning about alignment and modifications for various asanas. As with all of our students, we offer continuing education and support for whatever needs you have on your journey ahead. I'd be so happy to connect with you via video conference to expand upon alignment, adjustments and modifications for asanas. Many Blessings, Courtney

    2017-Aug-04 20:09:33

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    Review by Shannon Jaques from United States

    Finding my light!

    CONS Cons: Kinda shocked at not having hot water for the showers at first but I got over it.

    PROS Pros: I loved every single part of this amazing journey! Courtney and Travis have such an amazing presence and create the perfect atmosphere to shine as bright as you can. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me. This was a total game changer!

    Organizer response: Hi Shannon, Thanks so much for the review, and for choosing Gypsea Yoga School. Apologies for the water shock! Although the heat in our local often begs for a cool down, we will be providing hot water for our next cohort and all following. Many Blessings, Courtney

    2017-Jul-29 13:24:36

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    Review by Jacob O'neil from Costa Rica

    Uvita Magic

    CONS Cons: Not much!

    PROS Pros: The GypSEA yoga teacher training course was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Can't say enough good about Courtney as an inspiring teacher. The setting of Uvita, Costa Rica provided an adventurous and unique aspect to the course. It was as challenging as it was rewarding. I highly recommend the course to anyone thinking about deepening their knowledge of yoga or becoming an instructor.

    Organizer response: Hi Jacob, Thanks so much for the review, and for choosing Gypsea Yoga School. It was a pleasure to have you in our course! Many Blessings, Courtney

    2017-Apr-21 00:11:59

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    Review by Kimberly Williams from United States

    Yoga Teacher Training

    CONS Cons: Noseeums! Bugs that were unavoidable, but who cares...you were in the Bahamas!!!

    PROS Pros: Although I was so nervous about taking this course, the moment I met Courtney…I knew that everything was going to be just fine. Words can’t describe Courtney…she is just amazing!!! As for the course, she adds a good balance of asanas, philosophy, play time, and a few other things that you don’t realize are helping you develop to not only become a good yoga instructor, but to be a better person. I am blessed that I was able to spend two weeks in absolute paradise with an amazing instructor and four other students that I consider will be friends for life….What a tribe! If you are considering using Gypsea Yoga School….GO FOR IT!!! It will be the best decision you ever made!

    2017-Jul-10 20:18:58

  • Review by Carly
    10 out of 10

    ""Courtney is an inspiration in so many ways! Her enthusiasm for yoga and spirituality is contagious. I felt her passion for my entire YTT journey, in the most beautiful Island paradise. My YTT really set the foundation for the rest of my life. Courtney exposed us to so many yoga philosophies like Kundalini, The Yoga Sutras, and guided meditations and I can't wait to explore those techniques and my spirituality further. I grew so much as a yogi and as a human in two short weeks and I'm craving to do it all again! Gypsea yoga school will change your life.""

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Testimonials

  • Review by Anne Toni
    10 out of 10

    "Courtney is an amazing yogini - her love for the path of yoga, shines through and when coupled with her technical skills, her ability to explain clearly and demonstrate beautifully asanas and the ease with which she shares the history and spiritual aspects of yoga make her a joy to be with and a learning a great experience .... and fun."

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  • Review by Aimi
    10 out of 10

    "A few weeks ago I left to Costa Rica to deepen my yoga practice without knowing that I was also embarking on a deeper journey, within myself. In these past few weeks of digging in my mind & soul; I discovered things that I didn't even realize were still bottled up such as childhood trauma, loss of my sister, negative thought patterns, various fears, insecurities, my ego etc. I used to keep my feelings suppressed and believed that things will heal in time but have now learned that it's LOVE that heals, along with forgiveness & compassion for myself first and foremost."

    "I wasn't alone on this journey, I got to spend this time alongside some beautiful souls from all over the world; everyone on their own journey. We learned not only how to connect with our true selves but with each other as well and above all walked away with a better understanding that we are all one, interconnected. Here's to living more consciously and shining our light bright because we never know who's gloom is being illuminated. Thank you Courtney Fletcher for being THE best teacher and helping us find the courage to get in touch with ourselves. So excited and proud to say that I am now a certified yoga teacher and can not wait to start sharing the Healing art of yoga!"

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  • Review by Jennifer Hart from Florida
    10 out of 10

    "My Gypsea Yoga teacher training was beautiful, challenging (in a good way), supportive, inspiring & educational. I felt it was a good balance of learning the curriculum, plus getting to experience costa rica. Courtney was knowledgeable, compassionate & held the group together in a loving way as we went through the intensive program. We also had support from other teachers which helped greatly with the emotional, mental & spiritual shifts that happened. I enjoyed the theme of connecting to our inner child with play and with the local nonprofit afterschool program that Courtney founded. My fellow classmates were also amazing & supportive and I have cultivated meaningful friendships from the YTT as well as continuous support and guidance from Courtney. Loved my training so much and highly recommend! Excited for the future! Thank you Courtney & Gypsea Yoga School!!!"

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  • Review by Carolyn

    "My retreat with Courtney (Gypsea Yoga) was amazing and totally unique! Her connection to the people, culture, and environment where we stayed offered a personal and immersive chance to experience Uvita, Costa Rica. This experience was supported and enhanced by thoughtfully interwoven yoga and meditation activities that brought it all together throughout the trip."

    "If you are up for more than just a vacation and want to go soul to soul with a place full of deep and healing energy, this retreat is probably a good fit for you and Courtney makes a great guide for the adventure."

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  • Review by Jolie from Florida, USA

    "Courtney’s laughter always delights, her work ethic inspiring, her passion palpable. With love and grace, she goes beyond in helping her students excel. Highly recommend Courtney Fletcher and Gypsea Yoga on your journey of expansion, healing, and higher consciousness."

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  • Review by Kacie

    "You are surrounded by great vibes and beautiful people at Gypsea Yoga!"

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  • Review by Monica from Florida, USA

    "Courtney is the true essence of authenticity and love. She knows what makes her heart sing and follows the path of true love. Her spirit is playful, loving, supportive, grounded, and full of light. During my recent yoga training Courtney was one of my teachers and was exactly what I needed. She truly listened to."

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  • Review by Amy L. from California, USA

    "My rating is 10 out of 10 for the yoga and meditation practices, the daily workshops, all of Courtney's teachings and love over the course of the retreat, and the relaxing and inspiring natural setting in Uvita. Courtney teaches that our yoga practices are joyful, personal, and our very own. She led us through a variety of different types of yoga styles and meditation experiences, culminating with a workshop about creating a joyful home practice. "

    "I felt like I had learned so much from Courtney about my own journey and what I need for myself, that I actually created my own practice the day after the retreat ended. I'm exploring it daily knowing that I can change it anytime according to what I need and what is fun. The teachings, especially the meditation, provided me with a new perspective about creating space and more joy in my life and my heart. The day after the retreat ended I took a yoga class with another instructor and she said that whatever I had done at the retreat seemed to really make a wonderful difference in my practice. My experience with Courtney included some life-changing revelations that I needed, and I trust you will receive the insights that you need if you open your heart to Courtney and the Serenidad EcoYoga Retreat!"

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  • Review by Katy from Florida, USA

    "The class was great, you always fit my body’s issues to a T! Thanks for being such an amazing yoga teacher to me!"

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  • Review by Solaya from Florida, USA

    "Courtney Fletcher is a delight to be with and a spiritual yoga practitioner and teacher."

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  • Review by Michelle from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I am so thankful to be studying Ashtanga with Courtney!"

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We honor yoga as a path through which you become your most divine self. We find freedom through connection to nature, self-inquiry, love, art and play.

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