19 Days 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

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

Overview

Ecological Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training

  • 15 days with instruction
  • 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 child, 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, unleash your inner child with Gypsea EcoYoga Teacher Training! Discover how to live your dharma by connecting to your inner child. 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

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 18.

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: Spanish, English
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    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 SantamarĂ­a 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.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • 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 SantamarĂ­a 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.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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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.

      10 Value for money
      10 Accommodation & facilities
      10 Food
      10 Location
      10 Quality of activity
      10 Overall impression

      2017-Apr-21 00:11:59

    Testimonials

    • Review by Anne Toni

      "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

      "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 St. Augustine, Florida

      "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 Big Pine Key, 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 Palm Harbor, 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 Oakland, 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 Big Pine Key, 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 Big Pine Key, 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 Big Pine Key, Florida, USA

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

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