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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

    Courtney is a Florida native with a degree in wildlife ecology and conservation with over eight years of experience guiding people through the beautiful habitats of the Florida Keys and also a certified registered yoga teacher trainer with Yoga Alliance. After 10 years as a competitive gymnast, a lower back surgery brought her athletic ability to a halt. Looking for a way to ease the pain and regain strength and flexibility, she discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice.

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
  • Review by Jolie from Big Pine Key, FL
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Monica from Palm Harbor, FL.
    10 out of 10

    "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, CA
    10 out of 10

    "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!" website, edited

  • Review by Katy from Big Pine Key, FL
    10 out of 10

    "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, FL
    10 out of 10

    "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, FL
    10 out of 10

    "So thankful to be studying Ashtanga with Courtney!"

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