4 Days 25-Hour SUP Yoga Teacher Training in Florida

  • Gypsea Yoga, Cudjoe Key, Florida Keys, USA


Florida Yoga Teacher Training

  • 3 days with instruction
  • 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


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: 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.


    • 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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    We honor yoga as a path through which you become your most divine self. We find freedom through connection to nature, self-inquiry, love, art and play.

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