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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 Katy

    "The class was great, you always fit my body’s ‘issues’ to a T! Thanks for being such an amazing yoga teacher to me!"

    Gypsea Yoga Website, edited

  • Review by Solaya

    "Courtney Fletcher is a delight to be with and a spiritual Yoga practitioner and teacher."

    Gypsea Yoga Website, edited

  • Review by Michelle

    "So thankful to be studying Ashtanga with Courtney!"

    Gypsea Yoga Website, edited

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