Advance your practice.

Awaken your truth

200 Hour YTT

Advance your practice.

Awaken your truth

200 Hour YTT

About the YTT Experience

Yoga teacher training

A Life-Changing Experience

This is a soul-rocking, life changing opportunity to dig deep, connect, paint, play, laugh, cry and love. Understand samadhi (universal oneness) and the integration of nature and divinity by learning about medicinal plants, local ecology, permaculture, and conservation. Frolic in the waves, hike a magical rainforest, paddle majestic mangrove tunnels, unleash your inner child! Go zip-lining, surfing, whale watching and explore magnificent waterfalls on your days off!

Our training is designed to help you connect with and nurture your inner child through play, art, movement and nature. We will explore ancient teachings with dance, painting, journaling, and acro yoga. Understand how food is grown on a permaculture farm, connect barefoot to the Earth and move with intention.

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Uvita, Costa Rica

A yoga paradise

Uvita is a small village on the southwest coast of Costa Rica. It is notable for being located where the mountains most closely reach the Pacific Ocean and is the closest village to Marino Ballena National Park (roughly a 40 minute walk, or 5 minute taxi ride). 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.

Uvita is the major stomping ground of Costa Rica’s whale and dolphin species. The nation’s most iconic and oft-spotted whale, the humpback, spends more than eight months a year in these waters – the longest humpback whale season in the world!

Why Choose GypSea Yoga School

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Heart.
Compassion

Unparalleled staff support

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Whale Tail.
Uvita

Unique location

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Light.
Your path

Self actualization

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Unity

Universal consciousness

I can't recommend training with GypSea Yoga School enough. I will always cherish my time in Costa Rica and I believe that any training / retreat with them will be an extremely good use of your time and hard-earned money.

Chrissy

These guys rock! Had an absolutely amazing experience with wonderful co-students in authentic jungle setting, yet comfortable accommodation and great vegan food. Thanks GypSea Yoga School for making this a great experience...

Kristine

GypSea Yoga is just amazing! The course itself was a journey into self discovery, self love and pushing limits. I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to deepen their own practice or wanting to venture into the teaching world.

Karolina

Early bird prices start at $2,999 USD

Apply today for upcoming trainings

200 Hour YTT Yoga Alliance Coursework

Our study focus is centered around the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. We will discuss each sutra thoroughly, breakdown common hatha and vinyasa asanas and work through sequencing and language for teaching classes. You will learn and practice many traditional pranayama and meditation techniques daily, immersed in the serenity of natural forests.

The textbooks and coursework fulfill the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training requirements.

TECHNIQUES, TRAINING & PRACTICE

75 Contact hours

Learn the language used to cue common asanas and how to sequence your own classes. By the end of the course you will feel ready to begin offering classes in your own unique style.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

15 Contact hours

Gain insight from a certified teacher with over 8 years of experience. Learn to apply methods for all ages and levels of experience to achieve the desired learning and healing for your future students.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

10 Contact hours

An overview of basic anatomy as it applies to common poses will be presented. You will learn about how yoga brings balance to each bodily system, and how they integrate for optimal health. We’ll also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.)

YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE & ETHICS

20 Contact hours

Dive into the major philosophical texts guiding modern yoga. Learn the concepts that make up the building blocks for full integration of mind, body an soul.

PRACTICUM

5 Contact hours

Practice teaching as the lead instructor and receive feedback from experienced teachers.

Required textbooks

The following three textbooks are required texts for the 200 YTT course.

Yoga Sutras of Pantajali
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Sri Swami Satchidananda

The key muscles of yoga
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Ray Long

Light on Yoga
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BKS Iyengar

200 Hour YTT course includes

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Investment

Room TypeOccupancyEarly Bird RateRegular Rate
Triple Shared Room3-4 people$2,999 USD$3,199 USD
Double Shared Room2 people$3199 USD$3,399 USD
Private Room1 person$3,399 USD$3,599 USD
Private Room w/ balcony1 person$3,499 USD$3,699 USD

*Early bird rate ends 30 days prior to start date
**Price does not include transportation to Uvita or text books.
***Email us about the cost of tuition only (if you already have a place to stay in Uvita).
****Prices include all coursework, excursions, meals (except Saturday & Sunday lunch and dinner) and accommodations.

200 Hour YTT Dates

Dates
April 26-May 12, 2020
May 24-June 8, 2020
June 21-July 7, 2020
July 19-August 4, 2020

You are surrounded by great vibes and beautiful people at GypSea Yoga School!

Kacie

If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys.

Ruchi

Highly recommend GypSea Yoga School on your journey of expansion, healing, and higher consciousness.

Jolie

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the GypSea Yoga School campus?

Hospedaje el Bosquecito

600 metros este del Banco de Costa Rica

Uvita de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 60504

How to I get to Hospedaje el Bosquecito?

For an additional cost (usually ~$30-$50), GypSea Yoga School organizes a shuttle to leave from SJO airport at 1:00pm, and it is about a 3.5 hour ride. The driver will meet you outside of Malinche restaurant with a GypSea Yoga School sign. The restaurant is located outside and to the right after baggage claim. You are welcome to come the night before, and find a hotel near SJO, then come back to SJO for the 1:00pm shuttle the next day.

Where can I get information on travel, hotels and sites before and after the course?

If you want to spend extra time in Costa Rica, you can contact the Uvita Information Center. Website: uvita.info, Phone: +50627438072, E-Mail: uvitainfocenter@gmail.com

Which books do I need?

Please bring with you (hard copy or digital copy is fine): Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translation & commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar, The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long.

What is the daily schedule?

Training runs from 6am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, and evenings are for study, practice, and homework. Saturdays and Sundays are off days, but there will be assigned homework, study, reflection and practice time. This is a 15 day intensive course and we must meet the required 200 hours for the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher designation.

How do I pay my balance?

$500 deposit is required to hold your spot. The remaining balance must be paid 30 days prior to arrival:

1. Bank Transfer, Zelle (gypseayogaschool@gmail.com), or TransferWise:

“GYPSEA YOGA SCHOOL LLC” at Bank of America 3200 Flagler Ave. Key West FL 33040, account number 898096669230, ACH (electronic) routing number: 063100277, routing number for wires: 026009593. SWIFT code: BOFAUS3N

2. Paypal “send to friends & family” to fletcher.courtney@gmail.com

What is near campus?

There are many restaurants, grocery stores, and laundry service all within walking distance, check out Trip Advisor for all the local spots. The beach is about a 40 minute walk from the hotel, and there are rivers and waterfalls about a 5 minutes walk. There is a local farmer’s market on Saturdays from 8am-12pm.

What are the prerequisites?

The prerequisite for this course is at least 1 year of consistent, steady yoga practice.

Meet your instructors

Courtney Fletcher

Lead Facilitator
RYT500, E-RYT 200, YACEP, REIKI

Hi, I’m Courtney, an ex-gymnast, spinally fused, 14-year yogi, Ashtangi, trained in India, with a gypSEA soul whose practice draws from hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. My heart-centered approach evokes an understanding of interconnectedness through a focus on self-love, nature and seva (service). The intention being for my students to discover the light within that ignites their path to inner peace, the connection which opens the heart to universal love.

After 10 years as a competitive gymnast, lower back surgery brought my athletic ability to a halt. Looking for a way to ease the pain and regain strength and flexibility, I discovered yoga and immediately fell in love with the practice, quickly learning its transformational power over the mind and path to freedom. Embarking on this journey meant a lifelong quest for self-knowledge, love, and humility. In 2010 I volunteered in India and earned my yoga teaching certification. My time in India inspired me to establish my own NGO, Kids’ Foundation for Uniting Nations which connects and inspires kids around the world to initiate positive change through service.

Instructors may vary by course date

200 YTT Sample Itinerary

Time of DayActivity
6:00 AMAsana & Pranayama Class
7:30 AMMeditation
8:00 AMBreakfast
9:00 AMYoga Sutras & Bhagavad Gita
10:00 AMAsana Workshop
12:00 PM (NOON)Lunch
1:00 PMLecture & Small Group Activities
(Teaching methodology, Anatomy, Physiology)
3:00 PMPractice Teaching
4:30 PMEvening Satsang
5:30 PMDinner

*Itinerary subject to change depending on scheduled excursions and weather