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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

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.

  • 15 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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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
  • Eco hikes (medicinal plants, local wildlife, mangroves, beach, and primary rainforest)
  • River swim and meditation
  • visit to the bamboo forest
  • Waterfall adventures
  • Courtney Fletcher

    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
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Whale watching
  • Zip lining
General
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will be served three home-cooked 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
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its 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
  • 18 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour RYT certification
  • 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.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Gypsea Yoga an inquiry.
  • 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
    10 out of 10

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

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Uvita de Osa, Costa Rica

Gypsea Yoga was founded by Courtney who practices Hatha, Kundalini, and Vinyasa yoga. Her international retreats and trainings are centered around building a connection to the natural world.

Speaks English

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21 days / 20 nights

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 400 USD for shared double room and 500 USD for private room per person. To benefit, book or reserve before November 30, 2016.

Departure:
Saturday February 18, 2017
(21 days / 20 nights)

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