Gypsea Yoga

Gypsea Yoga honors yoga as a path through which you become your most divine self and connects you to nature, self-inquiry, love, art, and play.

Instructors 4

Courtney Fletcher

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.

Chennai Yoga Mission International - Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University (Hatha Yoga)

Yuva Yoga School Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

Tattvaa Yoga School Yoga Alliance RYT 300 (Ashtanga Yoga)

Amber Hagberg

I am just a girl, committed to following the guide, that resides in my heart space, my inner compass. I love to just go with the flow. I try not to hold onto any idea, habit, or routine too tightly but rather allow myself to just listen to what I need each day, in each moment. Moving to Costa Rica two years ago changed my life in ways I will never be the same. Moving to Colorado grounded me into my root chakra, allowing me to find roots of who I was and opening each day to who I am becoming. Moving to Costa Rica moved me into my heart chakra where I could live my truth and follow my dharma.

Shoshoni Yoga Ashram Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

Monica Pellegrino

Being a natural intuitive most of my life, I started my studies with natural, holistic, and healing therapies in 2010. I began the journey for my own passionate search in finding awareness and love for myself. It was serendipitous, and came to me in a part of my life when I needed it to show up the most. I had been sick with no explanation from doctors, woke up from a routine ENT procedure and had no use of my left arm. Then I lost my father to ALS. Becoming my own self love warrior is the most rewarding journey I have ever been on. I am blessed every day to share my story and passion.

Full Circle Wellness Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Kais Faddah

Experienced Doctor of Chiropractic in the management of injuries, soft tissue rehabilitation & subluxation correction. B.S. in Exercise Physiology & Human Biology, California State University, Fullerton 1988. Doctorate of Chiropractic, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic 1991. Chiropractic Sports Physician Certification 1997. Certified Wellness Practitioner, 2006; helping patients toward a healthier life by removing nerve interference to the spinal system, balancing nutritional deficiencies & hormonal imbalances, eliminating emotional stress patterns and helping patients detoxify their bodies.

Reviews 41

Kaitlin Johnson

from United States, August 2018

"Amazing Experience"

The property is really cool; be prepared to spot wildlife from your room or from the amazing jungle yoga platform. The food is delicious; Mari made a huge variety of meals over the course of three weeks, all of which were tasty and nourishing. Most importantly, the quality of instruction and support provided by the teachers is phenomenal. Courtney has poured her heart and soul into the curriculum design and development of the course, and it shows. You will leave not only ready to teach an asana class, but also with a solid foundational understanding of yogic philosophy and the 8 limbs of yoga. The other instructors were fantastic, too, each providing a different style of instruction, but harmonizing beautifully with the overall goal of the course. Also, Kais, the chiropractor, is amazing. Make an appointment with him- you won't regret it!

Dina Brereton

from United States, August 2018

"Magic happened here"

The whole experience far-surpassed my expectations. Courtney, Monica, Amber and all of the instructors were incredible. They were able to infuse their own funky styles and incredible personalities into every session, making them extremely fun as well as educational. The facilities were magical. Tucked into the jungle, every day was a nature-filled adventure with visits from monkeys, sloths, toucans and more. The rooms were cleaned 2x a week or more. Mari's cooking is the stuff dreams are made of. If I could clone her, I would. I never left the table hungry or unsatisfied with a meal. I hope she comes out with a cookbook someday. Julio's garden is beautiful and his love for it shines through when he teaches you about all the plants and what you can use them for.

Taking this class was the best thing I ever could have done for myself. I learned so much more than just yoga and left feeling like I had a family for life. I can't put into words just how incredible the experience was...especially considering it was so much more affordable than many other places. Also, knowing that my money was going towards Forjando Olas, a local community youth center, made me even happier knowing I was helping create a better educational experience for the amazing people in the community. Gypsea yoga is magic!!!

Lyn Ivanowicz

from United States, August 2018

"YogaMom"

Community of attendees, awesome food, cool yoga platform in the jungle, variety of activities, casual/interactive training

Carole Legault

from Canada, July 2018

"A life time gift for myself"

I enjoyed everything! The teachers, the curriculum, the venue, the food!

Katherine Breyer

from United States, July 2018

"Pure and utter gratitude "

What a life changing experience. Every bit of this program exceeded my expectations and there was genuine care and support from not only the other students but especially from each of the facilitators and volunteers. I was in constant awe and intrigue with all the time and thought put into each bit of the program. The daily class schedule flows well through asana, pranayama, philosophy, anatomy, practice teaching with hands on learning as well as group discussions. The host of the hostel makes hands down top knotch vegan food for every meal. The hostel, platform, and studio are all so beautiful tucked inside a jungle, with daily guests like sloth and monkeys playing around the trees outside. Such a beautiful program and experience. I would do this all over again! THANK YOU!!

Jen Bernard

from United States, June 2018

The instructors were great. Kalyani, Monica and Courtney were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes were so refreshing. Maris soup is SO delicious. Wildlife around the premises was amazing.

Lindsay Limoges

from Canada, June 2018

The teacher knowledge, food was amazing, responsive to needs, intense but thoughtful curriculum

Sam Oxley

from United States, June 2018

"Wonderful opportunity for growth and development"

The curriculum provided a complete and thorough education of Yoga. My personal Asana practice was deepened, I developed a new understanding and love for the the other limbs of yoga, and I was given ample experience with teaching and well as invaluable constructive criticism.

Costa Rica and Uvita are beautiful, the food was delicious, and the people were kind. I enjoyed being immersed in the jungle and being able to focus on the study of yoga while also still having plenty of amenities.

Lara O'keefe

from Canada, June 2018

"A Transformational Training In The Jungle "

In a nutshell, this experience was amazing. It was challenging and frustrating at times (be ready to go back to square one when it comes to some parts of your practice!) but totally worth it. I came into the training feeling nervous, unsure of myself and riddled with anxiety, and left with a heart filled with gratitude, joy and confidence that this was the best possible decision for both my mental and physical health. Thank you to Courtney, Monica and Kalyani for making the experience so wonderful and memorable!

Krystle Mcrae Edoin

from United States, June 2018

"Great experience ..exactly what I needed "

Instructors were humble and knowledge. It was an intense couple of weeks but loved the beach yoga, food, friendly environment (loved the dogs there as well) lol

Anonymous

from United States, March 2018

The instructors were wonderful and very giving. They were willing to dig deep emotionally with us and prepared to handle whatever came up for us. Each instructor was talented in a different way. And in the end - the learning and instructors are what you come for!

Krista Critchley

from Canada, March 2018

"Amazing experience "

Gypsea Yoga was everything and more I could have asked for in my yoga teacher training. Doing yoga everyday in the jungle surrounded by wildlife and nature, the facilitators and the friendships I made here were truly amazing. Thank you so much for this amazing journey!

Nikki Seward

from United States, March 2018

"Most definitely recommend"

I loved the location (in the magical jungle, just a hop, skip, and a jump away from waterfalls, beaches, and the town), Mari's vegan food was to die for, the program was well rounded in styles and teachers! Awesome value for a transformative experience!

Erica Leishman

from United States, February 2018

"Jungle, Beach, Sunshine = Yoga Heaven!"

The facilitators are all incredible - everyone comes from a different background and offers a unique set of experience and tools to share. The setting is beautiful in and of itself - the classes/ accommodation are more in the jungle setting, but also really close to several beaches, waterfalls and river. Mari's cooking is AMAZING! I was expecting very little variety in the food, but we had something unique almost every day. Gypsea Yoga School arms you with the tools and confidence to go out into the world and teach your heart out, and continue your learning. Thank you for such an incredible experience!

Ana Victoria Jimenez

from Mexico, February 2018

The classes

The workshops

The food

The teachers

The manual

The ceremonies

The graduation

The timing

The place

Michelle Rees

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Amazing teacher"

Really knowledgable and helpful

Sophie Player

from Spain, February 2018

Courtney is a wealth of knowledge and was a wonderful teacher. Taking this training in the jungle really sets a perfect environment to be entirely immersed in the experience and make the very most of the training and the personal journey.

Rosehuy Huysentruyt-closs

from Canada, February 2018

The instructors were passionate and knowledgeable.

Having a yoga platform in the middle of the jungle was divine

Anonymous

from Canada, February 2018

"Tough but rewarding "

Teachers were great, the area is beautiful and the experience was memorable

Anonymous

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Quiet tropical jungle retreat for yoga teacher training"

The quality of the teaching of yogic philosophy and the coaching of the ashtanga primary series was excellent. The personal journey was well worth the trip.

Lureta Thielen

from United States, November 2017

"Wind, Water, Air and Fire"

Courtney takes the student on a journey, she utilizes different teaching modalities , that are designed to challenge us to grow, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually . As we strive to become better human beings, and teachers , we have the opportunity to learn at a deeper level the ancient roots of yoga . Rewarding friendships are forged, as you share a common and unique experience with fellow participants. The yoga training is hosted in a magical and natural jungle setting as toucans, sloths and monkeys bear witness to your asanas. In cahoots with Courtney these jungle spirits work with her as she brings the divine love, joy and laughter into your learning experience. If you feel intuitively pulled towards attending this training...follow and honor your instinct. I highly recommend Gypsea Yoga School.

Anonymous

from Netherlands, November 2017

Courtney is a very experienced yoga teacher, she explains the asanas very well. There were many different expert guest teachers.

Stacey Lynn

from United States, November 2017

"Best experience of my life! "

Everything about Gypsea yoga school was amazing! The facility was beautiful! We saw tons of exotic animals and butterflies floated around the platform where we practiced yoga. I walked away with more knowledge and friends than I could have ever hoped for! Absolutely incredible

Hannah Mackay

from United States, August 2017

"GypSea Yoga, best remedy for the mind, body and soul!"

I loved my Gypsea Yoga experience. The entire training has so much to offer - detailed yogic philosophy, hours to improve ones physical practice, great diet and the local animals! I left this training feeling complete, nourished, fit and extremely happy and at peace with myself. Courtney and Shelby are beautiful souls and were perfectly partnered to run this retreat... I took so much positive energy away from them. EPIC!

Ruchi Patel

from United States, August 2017

"Thank you, GypSEA Yoga!"

Thank you Courtney, Travis & GySEA Yoga for an incredible 200-Hour RYT Training! I learned a ton, and am so grateful to have chosen your program to deepen my practice and earn my certification. You are amazing!

Shannon Jaques

from United States, July 2017

"Finding my light!"

I loved every single part of this amazing journey! Courtney and Travis have such an amazing presence and create the perfect atmosphere to shine as bright as you can. I cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for me. This was a total game changer!

Jacob O'neil

from Costa Rica, April 2017

"Uvita Magic"

The GypSEA yoga teacher training course was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Can't say enough good about Courtney as an inspiring teacher. The setting of Uvita, Costa Rica provided an adventurous and unique aspect to the course. It was as challenging as it was rewarding. I highly recommend the course to anyone thinking about deepening their knowledge of yoga or becoming an instructor.

Claudia Gabrielle Fortin

from Canada, August 2018

"Professional, thorough and enlightening training :-)"

Gypsea yoga school exceeded my expectations in so many ways, personally and professionally. The curriculum is very well designed, allowing us to learn so many things in a short period of time. The balance between practice, asana workshops, philosophy and teaching practice kept us moving making our days very enjoyable and allowed us not only to really understand what yoga is, but also to feel confident teaching it once we've graduated. I greatly enjoyed the fact that we began practicing teaching on day 1. Our teachers were so incredibly dedicated to make this training a success, plus they had complementary styles and specializations (yin, ashtanga, kids yoga, acro, sublte energy, etc.) which gave us the opportunity to learn about many differents aspects of yoga and discover our personal preferences. It is also a very powerful personal experience, since it is the perfect environment to refocus and discover your true self, through meditation and introspection, but also while taking the opportunity to exchange with supportive, open-minded and loving people, wether teachers of fellow students. My main advice for future Gypsea students: Please keep in mind that it is NOT a vacation. You spend long days learning and practicing and there is a lot of homework at night, which is a good thing. It shows it is a serious program that really prepares you to become a yoga teacher, so if you want to make the best out of it, make sure you're ready to work hard and fully invest yourself.

Lisanne Keijzer

from Costa Rica, July 2018

"Amazing journey! "

Het “thuis” gevoel, de uitjes en alles was zo interessant. Heel leerzaam, bijzonder om mee te maken en geweldig om vrienden voor het leven te maken.

Kimberly Williams

from United States, July 2017

"Yoga Teacher Training"

Although I was so nervous about taking this course, the moment I met Courtney…I knew that everything was going to be just fine. Words can’t describe Courtney…she is just amazing!!! As for the course, she adds a good balance of asanas, philosophy, play time, and a few other things that you don’t realize are helping you develop to not only become a good yoga instructor, but to be a better person. I am blessed that I was able to spend two weeks in absolute paradise with an amazing instructor and four other students that I consider will be friends for life….What a tribe! If you are considering using Gypsea Yoga School….GO FOR IT!!! It will be the best decision you ever made!

Testimonials 5

Brittany Berry

Gypsea Yoga website

“After teaching my class today I reflected back on 3 weeks ago.. coming to this yoga teacher training nervous on the first day to go up to the front of the class and explain a few poses with a group. I also never meditated before coming to this training...today I taught a 75 minute yoga class and took an entire class through a meditation that I was really proud of! I couldn’t have done any of this without you all and really appreciate every one of you, thank you so much!

Madison Ripley

Gypsea Yoga website

There are truly no words to describe how remarkable of an experience this yoga teacher training was. Uvita is an absolutely beautiful destination to begin with, never mind practicing on a platform in the middle of the jungle surrounded by beautiful greenery & sometimes even monkey visitors!

Courtney and her family have done an amazing job in integrating the community of Uvita into this program which makes it truly unique. Our group had the opportunity to visit local waterfalls and beaches, tour a fruit farm, hike into the rain forest, and enjoy fresh coconuts to re energize almost daily!

All three of our facilitators complemented each other so well with the knowledge they brought to the table during our training. We had the opportunity to participate in so many different workshops as well including prenatal, acro, and even kids yoga!

If you are even the slightest bit hesitant- book this training!! The experience has truly changed my life and I will forever be indebted to this program and the knowledge, light, and love it has given me!

Namaste!!!

Carolyn

Gypsea Yoga website

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.

Jolie Florida, USA

Gypsea Yoga website

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.

Kacie

Gypsea Yoga website

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