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4 Days 25-Hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Florida

  • Gypsea Yoga, Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys, USA

4 Days 25-Hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Florida

  • Gypsea Yoga, Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys, USA

Florida Yoga Teacher Training

Join Gypsea Yoga in this wonderful paddle board teacher training in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. This course is specially designed for you to learn confidently yoga on a paddle board. Discover your potential and enjoy the wildlife that abounds in the scenic waters, from the great white heron to nurse sharks, sea turtles, and lots of brightly colored tropical fish!


  • Paddle board yoga classes
  • Learn about hand and body positions
  • Tides, wind speed, and safety teachings
  • Paddle board yoga business strategies
  • Savanasa and meditation practices
  • Paddle board in Looe Key reef
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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During this course, you will stay in a shared room. You may choose from one of the retreat guest house options at Gypsea Yoga. Each house is unique and near the sea.

During this course, you will learn the basics of paddle boarding techniques, how to facilitate and teach SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga classes, pranayama and asanas for paddle boarding, weather and water safety, and paddle board yoga business application.

You will also learn the correct paddle skills and turns, water safety, modification of yoga poses on the board, and how to teach beginner and advanced students, all while learning to teach paddle board yoga to individuals, couples, and group classes. Before you leave, you will teach your first SUP yoga class.

Day 1 - Learning paddle boarding


  • Equipment and transport
  • Hand positions
  • Body positions
  • strokes

Day 2 - Learn about the weather and safety


  • Maps and marine charts
  • Tides and tide charts
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Safety equipment
  • Shallow water safety
  • Recommended certifications

Day 3 - SUP yoga


  • Benefits of SUP yoga
  • How to modify
  • Basic sequences
  • Savasana
  • Meditation
  • Incorporating your environment
  • Business strategies


Attendants must be able to swim, have a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid certification, a 200-hour yoga teacher training certification or being in progress to complete it. The Itinerary will depend on weather and tidal conditions. Registered yoga teachers will be able to add 25 contact hours to their registration with Yoga Alliance.

As part of this course, you will have the chance to explore the Florida Keys nearshore habitats, sandy beaches, mangrove forests, and sea grass beds. Depending on the weather, you will also have the chance to head out to the crystal clear waters of Looe Key Reef.

  • 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.

This training will be held at Gypsea Yoga facilities in Florida Keys, USA. Gypsea Yoga is located right at the Florida Keys near the National Marine Sanctuary.

For this course, meal services will be available on request for an additional cost.

  • 1 Gypsea SUP yoga manual
  • 1 meditation session
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 25 Yoga Alliance approved contact hours
  • Full SUP yoga program
  • SUP yoga teacher certification upon completion
  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified reviews

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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 Kimberly Williams from United States

    Yoga Teacher Training

    CONS Cons: Noseeums! Bugs that were unavoidable, but who 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

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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

  • 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."", edited


  • 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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