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Join Gypsea Yoga in Uvita, home to Marino Ballena National Park, the first marine protected park in Central America! Wildlife abounds in the scenic waters of South Pacific Costa Rica, from numerous tropical birds to dolphins, Sea Turtles and LOTS of whale species! A Florida native with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, over 8 years of experience guiding people , and a certified registered Yoga Teacher Trainer with Yoga Alliance, Courtney Fletcher will lead you through all the coursework so that you can confidently teach yoga on a paddleboard.
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.
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.
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'll have the chance to explore South Pacific Costa Rica's nearshore habitats, sandy beaches, and mangrove forests.
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.
For this course, meal plans can be added as necessary.
Add-on massage, Reiki, Aroma Touch
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 additional, and available upon request.